Ruah Counselling Centre
RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We continue to accept requests and to provide counselling services for individuals, couples and families. Counselling is provided by telephone sessions.
We are in the process of exploring other options for counselling and will update our website when we have determined which options are most appropriate.
Our office is closed to the public. Please call our main office at 579-0168 to leave a message. Staff will respond to your message as soon as possible.
Since this situation is evolving, please call 579-0168 for any updates or changes in our delivery of services. There will be an update regarding our Fall Group Programs, Workshops and Presentations at a later date.
Our thoughts are with all our clients and their families and with the broader community during this difficult time.
Take care and stay safe.
Ruah Counselling Centre, a spiritually motivated not-for-profit agency, provides individual, couple and family counselling as well as psycho-educational groups. Our services seek to support interdependence between individuals, relationships, communities and our environments. We provide individual, couple and family counselling in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, stress, anger, worklife challenges, life transitions, parenting and interpersonal relationships.
Our psychosocial groups are based on the following five pillars:
- Relationship Building
Our services are client-focussed and goal-oriented. We provide professional counselling services in an environment which supports client autonomy and well-being.
Life in all its fullness, for individuals, families and communities.
Ruah Counselling Centre believes in the intrinsic core values of each person, embracing their spirit as they strive to reach full potential. The Centre provides services through a client-centred approach that promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
We believe that each person deserves to be treated with honesty, respect, dignity and in accordance with ethical professional standards.
We commit to serving with unconditional positive regard, recognizing the equal value of all persons.
We strive to enhance and further develop community linkages and partnerships with a view to being more responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities.
We strive to provide evidence-based programs, designed to respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities. Programs are provided by competent professional staff.
We embrace the importance of inclusive, timely, and affordable services.
What does 'Ruah' mean?
The word “Ruah” is a Hebrew word that means “Spirit”. Ruah Counselling Centre believes in the intrinsic value of each person and in the need for steady attention to the quality of life we are creating for ourselves and our relationships.
Counselling can be an act of hope as we respond to the stirring within our lives to make changes to deepen self-awareness and relationships in a spirit of continual growth and development as people. Often, during one’s life stages, counselling may be needed to deal with serious life challenges and can require facing painful life experiences and issues that require exploring physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and/or social dimensions.
Ruah Board Members
Fr. David Louch
Msgr. Cecil Critch
Director and Ex-officio Board Member
Contact Ruah Counselling Centre
Tel: (709) 579-0168
Fax: (709) 579-2799
Amelia O'Dea, MSW, RSW
M.Ed. (Couns. Psych.) , CCC
Elizabeth Belbin, MSW, RSW