Terms of Counseling
There are several expectations which require commitment from non-Bethel members, which we are asking you to consider before requesting our counseling care. Bethel counselors require the commitments (detailed below) for all counseling provided. After you have considered the requirements below and are prepared to commit to them, you can request counseling through a web link which will be provided by the Counseling Director. Please also note that while we are eager to provide counseling to those in need, there may be a waiting period before counseling begins as the need is great and we have a limited number of counselors.
Ministry Costs and Other Charges
Donations: Bethel Church does not charge a fee for counseling sessions. However, there are costs involved in maintaining this ministry, and counselees who are able and willing to express their thanks and help to maintain the ministry are invited to make a donation to Counseling Ministry.
Resource Charge: During the counseling process, homework assignments will require the use of resources, such as books or pamphlets. These materials have an associated cost which the counselee is expected to reimburse. For everyone’s convenience this is typically a one-time resource charge. The resource charge is assessed on the following basis:
• Bethel Members: no charge
• Bethel Regular Attenders: $25
• Non-Bethel Affiliated: $50
This charge is expected to be paid prior to the beginning of counseling, which can be paid by check or cash. The cost associated with each resource will be deducted from the resource charge.
Late Cancellation Charge: Counselees are expected to attend each scheduled appointment, however if the counselee finds it necessary to cancel a counseling session, he should do so either by text, telephone or e-mail to the counselor as soon as possible to avoid the late cancellation charge being invoked. In this regard a $25 late cancellation charge will be assessed for a “no-show” or late cancellation. Provided appointments are cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time, this charge will not be assessed. Emergency situations will be excluded from this charge.
For Counselees Who Are Members Of Another Church
Bethel Counselor Commitments