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Christian Counselling

The purpose of our counselling programme is to consider carefully how we step into troubled lives with Godly wisdom and gentleness. We have called this Biblical Counselling, not because it is a trademark that needs defending or protecting, but rather to signal an openness on our part to listen to other voices in the world of Christian counselling that share a common concern with us to be biblical, grace filled, and Christ-centred in our care for others.


We work in partnership with New Zealand Biblical Counsellors Association (NZBCA). NZBCA is an association that supports biblical counsellors in New Zealand by providing initial training to anyone interested in counselling biblically.

They encourage their members to pursue formal training in Biblical Counselling. The NZBCA offer support through supervision and resources. They also provide continuing education to sharpen skills, knowledge, and personal growth.


A one-year (fulltime) Certificate in Biblical Counselling and a two-year (fulltime) Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counselling are now available at Grace Theological College.

For more information about the NZBCA you can visit their website:

Counselling Papers at GTC - 2023

BC7630: Marriage and Family Counselling


When: Thursday 7pm-9pm

Where: GTC Campus (and online)

BC7501: Introduction to Pastoral Counselling


When: Tuesday 7pm-9pm

Where: GTC Campus (and online)



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Peter has been with Grace Theological College since 1995.

He is the head of our Counselling Department, has taught counselling for many years, and along with his wife Margaret offer counselling help to local churches members.

Dr Peter Reynolds

James is the CEO of New Zealand Biblical Counsellors Association.

Prior to leaving South Africa, James lectured in Biblical Counselling at the International College of Bible and Missions for about 3 years. 

Dr James Glanville

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