What Is Pastoral Counseling?

Pastoral counseling is a specialized ministry typically offered by an ordained minister of pastoral care, who has had advanced clinical training, has attended seminary and/or specializes in providing Pastoral counseling. Pastoral counseling involves Biblical counseling and Christian counseling but Christian counseling is not always Pastoral counseling. Read more...

We at A New Beginning, Pastoral Counseling, LLC tie together scripture, prayer and Christian theology with appropriate clinical practices to aid an individual(s), couple(s) and/or family (s) in dealing with specific issues.

From the the time of Moses all the way through the Bible counselors have played an important role in being the conduit or vessel between God and the hurting or troubled person(s). It is our belief at A New Beginning: Pastoral Counseling, LLC that there is a huge need for good quality pastoral counseling now more than ever and this need is growing. Some of the areas in which we minister and/or counsel are; addiction, adultery, anger, anxiety, deliverance, depression, forgiveness, self worth, direction, spiritual conflict, personal (intrapersonal and interpersonal) conflict, premarital and marriage.

At “A New Beginning Pastoral counseling” Rev. M. Derek Sill is first and foremost a Biblical counselor which is also a Christian counselor. Pastoral counseling here at a A New Beginning Pastoral Counseling is done by Derek Sill who is an Ordained Minister of Pastoral care and specializes in Pastoral counseling. Our goal is prayerfully arriving at healing, then transformation via the power of God-His indwelling Holy Spirit, coupled with the responsible actions of the counselee.

We do believe that Jesus Christ can heal you and/or set you free. We are dedicated in assisting you to live a loving, joyful, peaceful life through the power of Jesus Christ. Whether you need counseling or deliverance or both we are here for you.

What We Offer & Locations Served

We offer Biblically based Pastoral Christian counseling and/or deliverance ministry in a confidential private setting. We can serve you by meeting with you in one of office locations across the upstate of SC or online via the internet. We are based out of Greenville SC. Read more...
  • Addiction(s) -chemical and behavioral
  • Adultery
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Baggage from prior relationships
  • Communication issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Dealing with the past
  • Deliverance
  • Demonization
  • Depression
  • Drug abuse
  • Family counseling
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habitual sin(s)
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Lust (sexual and other)
  • Marriage counseling
  • Nightmares
  • Obsessive/compulsive thoughts and/or behavior
  • Premarital counseling
  • Pornography
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self knowledge
  • Soul Ties (ungodly bonds)
  • Strongholds
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Uncontrollable thoughts/behavior

What To Expect

Rates and Insurance Information

The amounts below are based on combined annual gross household income

Less than $39,999 ……………………………………………………… $55 per session

$40,000-$74,999……………………………………………………………$75 per session

$75,000 + ………………………………………………………………… $95 per session

We are a private non-denominational Christian counseling ministry and are not subsidized by any churches or outside organizations therefore we do charge for our service. We do not accept insurance.

Each session is approximately 50 minutes in length and payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash or check.

In addition to the counseling session fee, there is a one-time fee of $45, payable at the first session, for the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) Temperament Assessment. The A.P.S. is an important clinical tool that provides an analysis of your God-given, inborn temperament and is used Derek when counseling.

A New Beginning: Pastoral Counseling, LLC reserves the right to adjust fees annually as well as in client circumstances of unexpected or extreme financial hardship) *Fees effective 5/21/2017.


Each client determines the limits of confidentiality, and such limits are honored. Accordingly, records will not be released to anyone outside of A New Beginning: Pastoral Counseling unless a signed release is obtained. It is the policy of A New Beginning: Pastoral Counseling that any information you share with the us will be carefully guarded and ethically cannot be disclosed without your written consent. The following exceptions are to be adhered to by all healthcare professionals, as well as professional counselors, according to state law.

It is required by law that all counselors have a duty to warn the appropriate authorities if a client intends to take harmful, dangerous, or criminal actions against himself/herself or someone around him/her.

Professional counselors are also mandated to report any incidences of “reasonable suspected child abuse” (physical or sexual), elder abuse, or suicide attempts.

Please note that , A New Beginning: Pastoral Counseling, LLC operates as a Pastoral counseling ministry. We do not diagnose mental, emotional or physical disorders nor do we treat those disorders. We will refer the treatment of such to the appropriate licensed professional. Read more...

Neither A New Beginning: Pastoral Counseling, LLC nor Rev. M. Derek Sill are licensed by the State of South Carolina as a “licensed marital or family therapist”, “licensed marriage and family therapist,” “marital or family therapist,” “marriage or family counselor,” “licensed professional counselor,” “professional counselor,” or “licensed counselor,” nor do we hold ourselves out to the public or advertise ourselves to do any of the above.

We are a private non-denominational Christian counseling ministry and are not subsidized by any churches or outside organizations therefore we do charge for our service. We do not accept insurance.

Deliverance / Spiritual Warfare

Do you have a part of your life that you just can’t get any victory in? You just keep hitting the same wall. Is there a sin in your life you can’t stop? You have prayed and prayed and still no victory? You may be in bondage and need deliverance. Read more...

This bondage may be demonic in nature and could be causing things such as: negative, obsessive/compulsive thoughts leading to irrational behavior , chronic fear, despair, anger, self pity, depression and/or habitual sin(s).

Unclean or demonic spirits are not caught like a common cold. They typically need a doorway into our lives. These doorways are typically opened by us regarding things we do such as drug and/or alcohol abuse, pornography, sexual immorality, idolatry, deception, anger/rage, violence, un-forgiveness, the occult, astrology, divination, abortion, spiritualism, necromancy, transcendental meditation, witchcraft, genealogical/familial issues, etc…. Demonic spirits may also come into our lives via another doorway such as things that were done to us which may include; trauma, ungodly control over us from others via guilt, fear, manipulation, bullying and/or domination. Ungodly soul ties which can be formed here too are also open doors to the demonic. Once these unclean spirits have a place in our lives they defile, torment and enslave. Their goal is to steal, kill and destroy. Note the progression.

For the record, we do not believe a Christian can be demon possessed. We do believe in demonic oppression and this is mostly what we deal with. Many times people are delivered from demonic torment when they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, but sometimes they are not. They receive a new spirit at the time of salvation (2 Corinthians 5:17) but many times their soul (mind, will and emotions) are still the same as it was before salvation just like our bodies stay the same. The soul is typically where the battle is fought. Some may have been delivered and chose to go back via a free act of their will and open up those doors again. This is why many times, anger, addictions, depression, pornography, etc.. can remain after salvation and this is when deliverance may be needed. More on this in our Spirit, soul and body section.

In the event that you or someone you love is in bondage Jesus Christ came to set the captives free. You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. He who Jesus sets free is free indeed.

The deliverance process is done over several sessions. Our approach is not theatrical but simply exercises the power and authority that Jesus Christ has given us. As followers of Christ, we are being obedient in doing what He told us to do. Mark 16:17, Luke 10:19

Deliverance is an element of spiritual warfare. We will learn the other aspects of spiritual warfare in our counseling sessions too. You can fight from victory and not for victory. We are here to help you appropriate this victory “in Him”, Jesus Christ. Our main requirement is that the counselee wants to be well. John 5:6

Remember Jesus Christ came so we can have life and have it abundantly. The devil came to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10 ) Note the progression here.. First he is a thief. This thievery is often our joy or our quality of life. Next his goal is to kill. This can be our spiritual advancement which can also have a huge impact on our soul (mind, will and emotions). Then he wants to destroy. This can actually affect our (physical) body too. This can be done even to Christians when we buy into his lies and say “oh well, this is just how it is”. Demonization has strange ways of affecting our lives. Most often in paralyzing, blocking and/or making us ineffective for The Kingdom of God and/or His call on our lives.

We do not believe there is a demon behind every emotional, mental and/or behavioral issue. A New Beginning: Pastoral counseling offers both deliverance ministry as well as Christian counseling. Sometimes both are needed and sometimes only one. We have learned that if there is any dark spiritual element involved, counseling is a waste time and and money until the demonic is addressed.

If you would like to be set free and start on your new beginning call or email us today.