Welcome

Welcome to LMPC (Little Mountain Pastoral Counselling), thanks for showing an interest.

We’re living in challenging times in this season of Covid. Times not always easy to navigate and times that perhaps cause issues to arise that are hard to ignore or escape. That would be normal and understandable. Sometimes having someone to talk to and who will listen can release the pressure and make room for new perspectives.

I’m offering a Counselling service from my home after many years of walking alongside people from all strands of life as Pastor of a local church. I love encouraging people, am not easily shocked, don’t like religious stuff, and hope you’ll enjoy browsing this website. If I can help in any way don’t be shy to be in touch.

When you share a burden you halve the load

When you halve the load you stand up taller

When you stand up taller you breathe more easily

When you breathe more easily you look around

When you look around you see the view

When you see the view you discover a way forward

And when you discover a way forward, HOPE ARISES!

     John Cox – Just the Other Day

Welcome and Intro Video

John B and W

Almost every person experiences seasons in their life when challenges arise that are unexpected or unforeseen. Sometimes those moments catch us unaware and leave us feeling disoriented, full of questions and empty of explanations. Because we haven’t been here before it can be a lonely and even frightening journey.

Pastoral counselling embraces an understanding of what it means to be fully alive to include paying attention to our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. While there’s much mystery in these areas it is possible to be proactive and creative in exploring how these aspects of what ‘being human’ means. Usually our challenges have valid and authentic roots. It’s never weak to have needs, admit struggles, or to ask for help. In fact, asking for help is a sign of integrity and maturity.

LMPC offers a safe environment where you can ‘be yourself’ without fear of rejection, shame, or judgement. No matter how bad our situation there’s always hope for the future. We don’t have to live as victims of our past or our circumstances. Sometimes it feels we are powerless and imprisoned by relationships or situations beyond our control. That’s when having someone to talk to and walk alongside us can provide the breathing room and encouragement we need for hope to rise up. We can be empowered to make choices that give us healthy boundaries, learn how to let go of excess baggage, and begin to dream again.

At the bottom of this page are testimonials from people from all walks of life that I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside.

Here’s a link for my blog Googling for God: https://googleforgod.ca/

When I met John I was very impressed by his wisdom, kindness, firm gentleness, understanding and patience. It seems like all the crap and sludge in my past life had settled to the bottom of the bottle, if I don’t shake it too much all was kind of OK. John could sense that I was troubled. He invited me to chat with him, and soon we were getting to the very core of the matter, abandonment issues throughout my life being the main focus. John invited me to express my anger and and question everything. We ended up shaking the bottle of sludge, very painfully going back in my life and recalling the past; oh so necessary. In all that there came a sense of relief,  I made peace with God, and my relationship with my children was renewed. I have now lived in freedom from my past, not forgetting, but learning from it. There is healing from the past damage of life’s storms.

Finding Freedom

I was struggling in my life, making many bad decisions.  I didn’t realize it but I was depressed and discouraged with life.  More than that I was struggling in my marriage.  I was hooked on pornography and was unwittingly destroying my marriage.  My wife and I decided to go to John for counselling.  He helped us to get our marriage back on track, and he helped me with my porn addiction.  He is a good mediator between husband and wife.  I found John to be very caring and discrete.  I would recommend him to anyone who finds them self in a bad situation and is serious about turning their life around.

Addiction and Marriage