A page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and brief responses ...
What does Keriva mean?
Keriva means to draw alongside or near someone in order to care for them. It is an ancient word of semitic origins found, in various forms, in Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac.
What are Keriva's ethical codes?
Keriva's counsellors are required to abide by the Code of Ethics set by the Psychotherapists and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) which may be found here. The code of ethics of the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA) is a complementary code we subscribe to and it may be found here.
Is Keriva for Christians only?
No. Our emphasis is that clients of all faiths and world-views are each given the same level of respect, acceptance and service appropriate to the highest standards of professional service within the counselling industry.
Keriva is uniquely placed within the Christian Church it is able to offer a specialised service to Clergy, Missionaries, Chaplains and other pastoral and church workers in counselling and supervision and to work with those whose issues relate to their faith journey.
Do you run Marriage Preparation and Enrichment courses?
Yes. We run individual sessions with couples by appointment using both the Prepare Course and Enrich Course as a starting point. The benefits of this approach over running a course with numerous couples in it is we can tailor the times and the course to suit each couple.
Do you offer professional supervision?
Yes. We offer professional supervision for counsellors, chaplains, clergy and others in the caring professions.