In our confused culture, with multitudes of mixed messages, the universal desire for intimacy can lead to much pain.
‘The Search for Sexual Sanity’ will develop both the theory and the practice of counselling others on issues of sexual abuse, sexual addiction, pornography and homosexuality. Designed for anyone who would like to develop understanding, discernment and application whilst working within a Biblical framework, the course will also examine the complexities of marriage counselling.
Returning after a sell-out 2012 course, Richard Winter is Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Covenant Theological Seminary’s Master’s degree in Counselling in St Louis, Missouri. He teaches pastoral counselling to Master of Divinity students and prepares the Master of Counselling students to become Licensed Professional Counsellors in a three-year programme. He also has a psychotherapy/counselling practice.
Before moving to Covenant, Richard served as staff and director of the English L’Abri Fellowship for 14 years. Prior to working at L’Abri he worked as a medical doctor and psychiatrist in Bristol and was a member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists. For the last few years he has led the counselling track at the European Leadership Forum in Hungary. His long term interest has been researching and teaching at the interface between psychology, medicine, and theology.
Richard is the author of When Darkness Falls: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression (IVP 2012). Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism (IVP 2005); and Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder (IVP 2002). Richard is married and loves to spend time with his four children, their spouses and seven grandchildren on each side of the Atlantic.
''Richard Winter carries with him a wealth of experience in counselling, both as a practitioner and as a teacher. All this is under girded by a passion for theology and worldview thinking. I cannot recommend this course too highly.''
Andrew Fellows, Director of English L'Abri
OUR VENUE - DOWNING COLLEGE
With beautiful neo-classical buildings, set amidst 20 acres of spacious and peaceful gardens, Downing College is located perfectly; the historic Cambridge centre is just a short walk from the main gates, and the Cambridge Rail Station is less than a mile away.
Based here, course participants can enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer – majestic colleges and chapels, a lively market square, punting on the river, the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the historic Round Church.
‘Excellent – challenging, stimulating and encouraging’.
‘Very rich, informative and thought provoking’.
‘Well worth the time and money’.
STANDARD NON-RESIDENTIAL: £370 - Non-residential rate includes all teaching sessions, packed lunches, evening meals and refreshments.
STANDARD RESIDENTIAL: £640 - Residential rates include accommodation in Downing college, all teaching sessions, continental breakfasts, packed lunches, evening meals and refreshments.
Special rates for full-time students - Student non-residential: £165.
We regret that all student residential places have now been filled. The non-residential option is still open for booking, and if accommodation is required we ask that you arrange this independently. www.hostelbookers.com or www.expresscambridge.co.uk are examples of websites which offer low cost accommodation in Cambridge.
Further discounts are available to workers with UCCF and similar student bodies, and Christian Heritage staff - please contact us on courseschristianheritage.org.uk or 01223 311602 if you think you might be eligible. A small number of scholarships may also be available - please contact us to enquire into eligibility and availability.