TWO TYPES OF COUNSELING
We offer two types of counseling:
• informal counseling that arises in the course of a nonofficial visit (commonly called kitchen table counseling, though in our case, this counseling has often been requested in a barn, on a tractor, or in a moving boat on rough seas, as island fishermen head out to distant fishing sites), and
• formal counseling: methodical, structured, and often intensive, this type of counseling happens on site or via distance work (by phone, email, or letter) over time or in a “weekend intensive” (arranged retreat location or in our ministry setting in Waterbury, VT)
What we try not to do: offer unsolicited advice. If someone wants help, they need to ask for it; otherwise, we assume that families and individuals are seeking fellowship only.