The Christian Counselling Support Association (CCSA) was established in November 2014.
The association adopted “Trellis Counselling” as its trading name. This name reflects upon John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches” and points towards the association’s intent: to provide support for the Vine’s ‘branches’ in light of the Word of God.
The board and association membership is derived entirely of members of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA).
The foundation of the Association is the Bible, the Word of God as the only rule of life and death, as confessed in the doctrinal standards of the FRCA, namely the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession of Faith and the Canons of Dort.
The aim of the Association is to arrange and assist in providing (as a priority to members of the FRCA):
- A bank of information and resources focussed on providing background in areas of importance to modern Christian living including facilitation of training/information sessions addressing such topics;
- Direction and support in areas relating to self, human relationships and coping with demands of living with a view to promoting positive Christian well being;
- Professional support and counselling to people who carry (or care for those who carry) difficulties and troubles, relating to self, human relationships, demands of living and/or mental illness in an endeavour to be healed from a state of ill being;
Where possible, this aim is carried out within the context of and the support of the official (and unofficial) structures of the FRCA.