At Christian Counselling Ottawa (CCO) we are committed to providing professional and accessible counselling and psychotherapy to assist people in effectively managing life's challenges.
Professional Therapist/Counsellors: Our therapist/counsellors provide individual, couple, family and group counselling according to their areas of expertise. Each therapist/counsellor holds a Master’s degree in a counselling related discipline, and each is eligible for membership in one or more professional counselling associations. CCO therapists are registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Supervision and Oversight: Christian Counselling Ottawa has a service agreement for the supervision of our qualified counsellors/therapists by Dr. J. Robert Groves, PhD, a licensed psychologist (CPO Certificate #805), who has over 40 years of experience in diagnosis, treatment and supervision of psychological services.
While our counsellor/therapists are qualified in their own right, Dr Groves’ supervision ensures the availability of competent psychological services if and when required, delivers additional case review and oversight to ensure delivery of quality professional counsellor/ psychotherapist services and provides ongoing mentoring and professional development for the therapists/counsellors.
Clients are asked to sign an informed consent form which allows the sharing of clinical information required for the supervision/consultation process with the Supervising psychologist, Dr J. R. Groves.
Our services are available to all: While our therapist/counsellors are capable of integrating the principles of Christian faith with their ever present psychotherapeutic practice standards, the level of integration is entirely dependent on the client’s personal views and wishes. We serve people of all faiths as well as those whose views do not include a faith or faith related perspective.
Geographic Accessibility: From a geographic accessibility perspective, we provide quality services from our main office on Glencoe Street, our divisional offices conveniently located in the eastern, western and southern parts of Ottawa as well as from divisional offices located in Pembroke and Williamsburg. Due to COVID-19, our in-person sessions are limited and occur at our main office.
Physical Accessibility: Our main office and most divisional offices are fully accessible for the mobility impaired. Our accessibility policy and service delivery are compliant with AODA.
Financial Accessibility: Financial accessibility relates to affordability. As a committed not-for-profit service provider and recognized charity, we seek to provide high quality services at minimum cost. We use a sliding scale based on gross household income and the number of people living on that income to determine client fees. When assigning fees, we reserve the right to request proof of household income.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and a modest fundraising capacity, we are often able to offer limited subsidies to individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford even the modest fees we charge for sessions.
CCO offers therapy services for adults, couples, families, adolescents and children which are covered by most insurance programs and some EAP providers. Please inquire at Intake regarding your Plan eligibility.