TDTA Tirunelveli Diocese

Counselling Department


We are in a troubled world either due to physical, mental or spiritual strains, generated by situations, our fellowmen or by ourselves. Our limited knowledge does not lead us out of our turmoil. Hence we need someone who can share our burden. Jesus said “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). He developed His selected Disciples with due knowledge to lessen the burden of the people by guiding them with due counsel.

Over the past decade the churches in Tirunelveli came across in their minis-try a multitude of people suffering mental agony and depression due to self and socially inflicted causes that drove them to the wall and in some cases made them lose their hope and come closer to the end of their lives.

Burdened by the suffering of these people, Rt. Rev. S. Jeyapaul David, the then Bishop at Tirunelveli started a counseling team of well trained counse-lors with in 2008.

Since then the seed has grown into a virtuous tree, reaching thousands of depressed masses guiding them to a blessed life. Today our efforts cover a range of counseling services including Marriage Counseling, De-Addiction, Family Counseling, Suicide Prevention, Matrimonial alliances and so forth.

Our Vision

‘I have come that they may have life; and that life abundantly’ is the declaration of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. As His disciples we are geared up to take up the challenges of the people upon our shoulders. Our vision is to guide such people towards discovering their true potential, find solutions to their problems with life, find peace and joy, and help their lives blossom and make it meaningful and fruitful. Our


Create well organized, equipped and trained counseling teams to cater to the needy through counseling in-house, visits or online. Give patient and empathetic hearing to people’s problems and offer a lasting solution including them and those concerned. Offer collective healing through camps, institutions and churches. Provide centralized media counseling through phone, mail, fax, internet, on-stage events and road shows. Offer Pre-marital and post-marital counseling, solutions to family and feudal issues. Offer educational and career counseling to needy students.

Started in 2008, the Department of Counseling under the patronage of our beloved Bishop Rt. Rev. J.J. Christudas and the able Directorship of Rev. Stephen Muller has involved itself in the following areas of activity.

  • Personal Counseling
  • Pre-marital Counseling Training
  • Young Couples’ Camp
  • Students’ Counseling for school and college students
  • Alcohol de-addiction program
  • Everyday lunch to people with mental disabilities
  • DVD Ministry
  • “Nal Aalosagar (True Counselor)” Magazine Ministry
  • Marriage Information Programme
  • Hospital Ministry
  • Juvenile Home Ministry
  • “Kudumba Sangamam” – Cultural Event for Families
  • Old-age Home Ministry
  • AIDS Awareness Programme
  • Family Get-togethers

and more.

For further Details Please contact :

Rev.V. Stephen Muller,
Director & Secretary,
Tirunelveli Diocesan Department of Counselling,
Centenary Hall Campus,
Palayamkottai. 627002.
Phone:0462-2581282; Mobile:94867-01282.