Testimonials from Group Counselling Training with Andrew Olsen

Andrew Olsen offers Group Counselling Training, it is a highly unique experience in several ways by welcoming Counsellors, Pastors, Therapist or lay people interested in deep wellness and richer relationships where everyone will contribute and experience the group as both a client and as a counsellor. Everyone will have the opportunity to counsel and be counseled, to learn equally. The teaching and learning curriculum content is delivered completely live – to find out more about Andrew Olsen’s Group Counselling Training click here. Here is what some people have to say about their experience:


Dear Andrew,

Thank you for so much! For showing kindness, care and for pushing me to be real and truthful!! It has been one of the best things I have done to help dig deep and really deal with the pain from the past. But also find God again!! And for that I am eternally grateful. And I am looking forward to what God has installed for the future!! Thanks again.


Have you ever sat through a sermon, attended a lecture or completed a course where you wished so-and-so was there to hear what was being said? This is one of those situations, but the ‘so-and-so’ is every adult I can think of! I know one couple who have done it twice, at least two other people who enrolled in both the morning and night groups so they got a double dose, and everyone in my group seems really enthusiastic about how it has helped them. From drug addicts to doctors of psychology no one will go away untouched.

How can I summarise the benefits I have received from this course? Imagine that my behavior is like a tree, with every leaf being a certain through or action. I often find myself perplexed when I think about the leaves that have grown on my tree – where did that come from? Why did I respond like that? That’s not what I expected! I love it when complex systems have become so much more understandable because I’ve been enlightened to some important principles. This course has given me some keys to trace back from the leaves through the branches, through the limbs, through the trunk down to the roots. This course is not psychology with a Christian component, it unearths the incredibly profound spiritual truths that operate in our roots. Yes, the leaves at the top of the tree tell us about the soil deep down at the roots if only we know what we are looking for. How exciting, how terrifying! How rich are God’s mercies, His grace, His love.

I have a renewed appreciation for the pain, the anguish, and the suffering that we mortals both endure and perpetrate on others. I am also much more aware of the ‘pain covering’ strategies which we develop in ignorance, or perhaps defiance, of the healing God wants us to know. $500 is nothing compared to the revelations I have received about the human condition, I will never view human behavior, or God’s redemptive work, the same again. I highly recommend this course to you.


Q – What was the most significant effective result of this format of counselling training?

A – Truth

Q – What was the most significant result of this facilitator/s model / approach / style?

A – Freedom

Q – What was the most significant aspect that you felt limited the potential of the whole experience?

A – Mans nature

Q – Does this training provide enough; a) Biblical b) Theoretical c) Practical Knowledge to be useful to you personally and professionally? Please comment on each of these aspects:

A – I think there was an excellent balance of the three aspects mentioned

Q – What would take this training to the next level, or b e the natural next step for a follow-up group?

A – More time is the only thing which would enhance the experience. Deeper trust and connections enabling increased vulnerability and sharing. I can’t think of any formalised structure which would help enable this.

Q – Please comment on;a) Site b) Refreshmentsc) Facilitator/sd) Administration

A – Facilitator A+

Q – What would you want to say to people considering signing up to this course in the future?

A – Make time, beg borrow or steal the money and do it.