Counselling Designations

Our counsellors are recognized by the designation Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).  When you see the RCC designation, you will know that the counsellor: 

1. is accountable for ethical practices under our standards of practice and code of ethics.

2. holds a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent education.

3. has satisfied the clinical experience and supervision requirements that are part of our criteria for membership.

4. has submitted a clear criminal record check.

Choosing a Counsellor

When choosing a counsellor consider:

  • What counsellor designations are covered under your extended health plan.
  • The counsellor’s level of education and training
  • How long have they been practicing as a counsellor.
  • If there is a complaints process through their professional associations
  • If they practice under a code of ethics that is available for you to read.
  • If they have had formal complaints filed against them.
  • Their hourly fee
  • Their availability and if it works with your schedule.
  • Those recommended by a friend or colleague.
  • If they offer phone support or crisis intervention between sessions.

Finally, listen to your intuition when you conduct your interview and trust your first impressions.

If you would like to find a Registered Clinical Counsellor in your area, please proceed to our search tool: