Step 4 – Direct or Confront the Counselee

IRBC’s model makes a distinction between directing and confronting in the counseling process. While some counselees require humble and gentle confrontation, others need only to be positively guided into the green pastures of God’s truth. Still others need firm rebuking. Knowing when and how to do both is important when counseling.



1) Provide Perspective

2) Collect Data

3) Identify / Prioritize Problems

4) Direct or Confront the Counselee

5) Establish Directives / Secure Commitment

6) Provide Hope

7) Assign and Evaluate Homework