Our Story

Christian Counselling Ottawa, (Ottawa Christian Counselling Service Association — OCCSA), was founded by Roger and Diane Moyer in 1978.

Roger and Diane’s vision was to build a professional ministry that would stand in the gap between professional psychotherapy services offered in a secular context, and the ministry limitations of local churches. Over the years, the need for professional counselling services integrating the uniqueness of the Christian community became ever more apparent, and the scope of the ministry far exceeded the original vision. Services include individual, couple and family sessions, group sessions, workshops and community education seminars and consultation services for clergy and other Christian ministry leaders.

In 2002, OCCSA adopted a bilingual trade name (Christian Counselling Ottawa/ Counselling Chrétien Ottawa). In 2013, we have adopted a new logo which links to our slogan, ‘Bringing peace to hearts and homes since 1978.’