Counselling Services

Short-Term Counselling, Crisis Walk-in and Phone Support

The WOCRC provides short-term counselling services (6-8 sessions), crisis walk-in, phone support, and information and referrals to all members of our diverse community. The areas we serve include: Kanata, West Carleton and Goulbourn. 

Our Counselling Services Team provides free, confidential and non-judgmental services in both French and English to children, youth and adults. We are LGBTQ+ positive and strive to create a safe place for all, regardless of gender, race, age, ability, sexual orientation. 

Whether coping with a difficult situation, looking for emotional support, or enquiring about community services and resources, our counsellors will work collaboratively with you in addressing your unique needs.   

Depending on your needs, our experienced counsellors can assist with a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Traumatic stress: violence against women, family stressors, assault, grief and loss, onset of illness, etc.
  • Life transitions: separation/divorce, job loss, relationships, parenting, retirement, etc.
  • Mental wellness: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal ideation, anger, stress, addictions, etc.
  • Practical supports: housing and shelters, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Essential Health and Social Supports, energy assistance programs, bus tickets, baby cupboard, advocacy, etc.

During the hours below, our counsellors will be available for crisis calls, crisis walk-ins (if you feel you are in crisis you can come to the centre in person and meet with one of our counsellors), scheduling appointments, and general inquiries:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (last walk-in is at 11:30 a.m.)
Tuesday-Friday*: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (last walk-in is at 3:30 p.m.)
*No walk-in hours on Wednesdays

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 613-591-3686 and ask to speak to a counsellor.

Limitations of Counselling

The WOCRC does not offer couples or family counselling. The WOCRC is, however, committed to working to help couples and families, by assessing individual needs of family members and making appropriate recommendations/referrals. 

Please be aware that research and clinical experience show that when there is ongoing abuse in a relationship, couples counselling is not only ineffective but potentially dangerous. We encourage women and their children who have experienced abuse to access our Violence Against Women services for support and assistance.