Responding to trauma and abuse/misuse of power within the church
Our centre is physically separate and operates independently within the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. It is available to those who have experienced trauma, abuse/ misuse of power within the church, whether emotional, spiritual, physical or sexual in nature (current or in the past). Indeed sometimes bullying or critical incidents can have a significant impact on individuals and groups and this is what Bethel wishes to support and respond to. The centre is purposefully established to support people in the Uniting church (VIC/TAS) whether ministers, congregation members (whether still connected to the church or not), or elders. This can be conducted via face-to-face sessions, video link, telephone support or site visits. See the links below for more detailed information.
For information and professional counselling contact the Bethel Centre:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Call – (03) 9859 8700.