Why Counseling?

Counseling is a collaborative effort between the Counselor and the client. It helps to identify goals and help come up with solutions. It seeks to improve communication and skills to cope with emotional problems. it helps strengthen self-esteem, promote behavior change and help with mental health.

FGAG is happy to offer our community the services of our counseling center. The center is here to help you and your family navigate through the different seasons of life. From pre-marital counseling to grief counseling, we are here to help you in your time of need. We cover all the topics mentioned below.

If you require further details or would like to schedule an appointment, please fill out the form below and our Counseling Center staff will get in touch with you.

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
Proverbs 15:22

Types of Counseling


Individual Counseling is a one-on-one, non-judgmental and confidential Counseling in all areas. The client is helped to explore issues and gain insights into the roots/cause of their problems. This is done in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.


Adolescents are passing through a special, significant, and a serious time of life. Understanding the salient facts of adolescent psychology is extremely important. This Counseling will help teen-agers develop self-control. The teen can accept the fact that with adulthood freedom comes adult responsibility.


The sessions will help the individuals see beyond their immediate lives together. Questionnaires will be worked out as individuals and together and areas such as; expectations, finances, hobbies, sex, extended families, communication, conflicts, raising children, profession, spirituality, etc.. will be explored.


The family is an important unit and we aspire after the Counseling that families will be knit together in the Love of God. The Centre will help bring in the strengths and weaknesses of the spouses to enhance, build, better and strive towards a lasting relationship.


Later adulthood brings in a lot of problems and challenges. This needs to be addressed with much love, acceptance, and understanding. The elderly need to find a place in the system and help cope with aging. At the Counseling Centre, the elderly will be helped to deal with depression and they will feel important and wanted.


Life has a share of joy and sorrow, but for some, it is hard to cope with grief, whether it is a loss of a loved one or a loss in business or a loss due to a broken relationship. The Centre is equipped to guide and provide mental, emotional, and spiritual support to cope in this situation.

Dr. Sheba Thangiah

After being in ministry for over 30 years, I realized that I was carrying a desire deep within me for families, especially in the area of counseling. Today as I meet with people experiencing different challenges, I reach out to them with a greater sense of love and compassion. As I see love and forgiveness demonstrated in individuals and families, giving way to repentance and reconciliation, it gives me great joy to know that we are indeed serving a living God whose specialty is in transformation.

Master of Divinity in Pastoral Theology and Counseling, SAIACS
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, CCC, Vellore
Certificate in Mediation, Options Inc.
Doctorate in Ministry / Counseling, SAIACS

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