Theory and Practice of Pastoral Counselling

The unit Theory and Practice of Pastoral Counselling aims to introduce students to various pastoral counselling models and theories with the aim of enhancing their understanding of effective methods for engaging with and assisting people in pastoral contexts.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. appraise and critique the concepts and theories of pastoral care and counselling as a distinctive professional activity from other modes of counselling practice
  2. appraise, assess and critique information pertaining to various pastoral counselling models
  3. formulate an advanced theological conclusion regarding an anthropological model of the human person, with reference to a Christian typology
  4. analyse human ‘limit’ experiences (e.g., suffering; sin; forgiveness; meaning, etc.) as experienced in pastoral care and counselling relationships
  5. select a counselling model for use in pastoral care and develop the skills associated with the model so as to enhance the framework for pastoral counselling.
Find a Course
Back to top