Counselling basic course

Dear Reader, who is interested in counselling!

We would like to draw your attention to our counselling course starting every September, which includes both theoretical and practical modules. The theoretical modules take place once every eight weeks. The times of the practical modules you can choose from is announced in advance.

The course helps the personal counselling by providing Biblical and psychological knowledge. The participants are going to acquire the basics of how to lead a conversation, learn about some effective counselling methods, and will get help in identifying which area of counselling to apply in the given situation, based on the many faceted problems. By the end of the course both the knowledge and competency levels of the students will increase, hence their counselling service can become more effective.

Not only do we find faith based problems in our churches, but also in our lifestyles, our relationships, or sometimes psychological issues. That is why it is important to train counsellors and to provide opportunities for them to improve their existing knowledge in this area. The things learnt can be used to solve the psyche-related problems we see in our neighbourhood. During our course, the personality of our students can also improve, and if necessary, their soul can get healed. We are excited to see you there!

Ms. Márta Reimer, Managing Director in charge of Eleos-Education Nonprofit Ltd.,
Dean of the German Therapeutic Counselling Foundation

Basic seminar #1.

Introduction to the service of counselling. Effective counselling. Biblical anthropology: „who is the man?” Sin, forgiveness of sins, redemption, salvation and healing. The spiritual gifts required for counselling. The many-faceted nature of the problems. The forms of counselling e.g. comforting, admonition, etc.

Basic seminar #2.

The personality, conduct, competency, limits and self-perception of the counsellor. Principles of communication. The basics of supporting conversation: empathy, unconditional acceptance and congruence. Non-directivity. The different forms of counselling and communication relating to them. The compulsive helper (the altruistic helper) How to lead a conversation in practice. Visiting the sick and families. Losses and mourning.

Basic seminar#3.

The unity of the personality. The uniqueness of man. Health of the psyche – disorders of the psyche. The ideological background of individual psychology, the applicability of its methods, its developmental psychology and theory of the personality. The lifestyle, the components of the self-reflection. Neuroses. The relationship of counselling, psychology and psychotherapy.

Basic seminar # 4.

Our pasts, family roots, behaviour patterns, catch phrase and the impact of the family atmosphere in our life. Family history, family types, parental upbringing and attitudes. To live in peace with our parents. The family as a system. Counselling of families. Family counselling in a nut shell.

Basic seminar #5.

Character structures in our faith life, marriages and everyday life. Temperament? Temper type? Character? Personality types. Introduction into the Riemann type personality structure. The basic types of distress/anxiety.

Basic seminar #6.

Sin, problem, illness. The life style from the aspect of discernment and identification. The gift of self-identification. Impulses and practical support in starting and establishing the counselling service. The counselling service as an integral part of church life. Suicide. Application in everyday life.

After seminars #2 and 3, practice in small groups.

Practical modules:

Group supervision (2 days).

The participants of the course bring a case study from their own life. The counsellor can get stuck in the counselling process because of their own involvement and being drawn into the situation, therefore they need supervision. The person who brings the case will be able to see themselves and the problems they have brought from the point of view of the supervisor and that of the group, and it can help them to move on as they assist that person in need of help.

Bible drama (1 day)

Experimental studying God’s Word where there is an opportunity to deepen our knowledge of God and self. This way we shape our counselling attitude with a new method and participation.

One-on-one supervision (1 hour)

Provides an opportunity to discuss particular counselling cases. The participant of the course brings the case.

Self-reflection (3 hours)

It reveals the unconscious way of thinking and acting based on prior patterns and the false final cause. This so-called life-map helps reconsider the way of thinking and release the person to change their behaviour.

Final thesis:

Wording of life style elements. Summary of own counselling practice.

Notes, excerpts from books and recordings will only be forwarded to those who participate in the course.

The dates of the theoretical courses in the academic year of 2020/21

  • 2020. September 11-12. (2 Day) (9:00-17:00)
  • 2020. November 13-14. (2 Day) (9:00-17:00)
  • 2021. January 7. (1 Day) (15:00-19:00)
  • 2021. January 8-9. (2 Day) (9:00-17:00)
  • 2021. March 11. (1 Day) (15:00-19:00)
  • 2021. March 12-13. (2 Day) (9:00-17:00)
  • 2021. May 6. (1 Day) (14:00-19:00)
  • 2021. May 7-8. (2 Day) (9:00-17:00)

You can get more information from the coordinators. Please send your registration to them by July. 31st

Ms. Ildikó Appel
Mobile #: +36-30-474 8982
Email: eleoskepzes [at] (link sends e-mail)

Mrs. Timea Boncz-Ősz 
Mobile #: +36-20-770 5394

Email: eleostovabbkepzes [at]