Our approach

‘There should be a healthy tension between the life we have settled for and the desires that still call us’

John O’Donahue (*)

Keriva is supported by St Columbs Anglican Church Hawthorn Victoria. Keriva's goal is to enable its clients to deal with the life issues they are facing. We seek to provide counselling and psychological services by professional practitioners with experience and understanding of the Christian faith.

Keriva has been providing this service since 1986 to a diverse and varied clientele. Central to Keriva’s philosophy is the uniqueness, value and worth of all people and will not discriminate on any grounds.

Also central to Keriva’s philosophy is to not turn anyone away on financial grounds. Fees are set on a sliding scale to accommodate this.

As 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 as well as those with issues that relate to their faith journey. This is specialisation is available to and applies to those of all denominations and includes both counselling and supervision.

All our counsellors are subject to professional standards audits.