Counselling is available to those who request this service when making reservations at Fairhaven.
There are times when leaders are faced with crises or unresolved issues in their personal lives and ministries. The counsellors at Fairhaven assist leaders through times of crises or unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving. The goal of our pastoral counselling is to support the leaders in moving to a healthier space where their pain or unhelpful patterns do not interfere with effective living. Life, as God intended, is to be freed to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love others as ourselves (Mark 12: 28–31).
Counselling at Fairhaven encompasses marriage and family life, ministry setting and workplace, conflict, crisis, stress, burnout, depression, grief, loss, addictions, transition and soul-care.
While our counselling is mainly intended for those in career ministry, we do receive ‘lay leaders’ as space permits.
Sensitive to the breadth of faith traditions, we serve all Christian denominations, missions and parachurch organizations.
Tony Schnare is the current staff counsellor. With over twenty years of counselling and ministry experience, Tony is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a Certified Canadian Counsellor – Supervisor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists.