About Us

Ruah Counselling Centre

Ruah Counselling Centre, a non-profit community counselling agency, provides individual, couple and family counselling, as well as psycho-educational and supportive groups, to those 16 years of age and older. 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, suicide loss, stress, anger, worklife challenges, life transitions, parenting and interpersonal relationships.

Our psychosocial groups are based on the following five pillars:

  1. Parenting 
  2. Relationship Building
  3. Wellness
  4. Youth
  5. Spirituality

Our services are client-focused and goal-oriented. We provide professional counselling services in an environment which supports client autonomy and well-being.

Our Logo

The symbol in our logo is an abstracted person with arms raised in hope, relationship and celebration. It is a gender free representation inclusive of people from all walks of life.

Our Vision

Life in all its fullness, for individuals, families and communities.

Our Mission

Ruah Counselling Centre believes in the intrinsic value of each person, embracing their spirit as they strive to reach full potential. The Centre provides services through a person-centered approach that promotes the mental health and 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 serve with unconditional positive regard, recognizing the equal value of all persons.


We meet people where they are in their lives and help them to identify their strengths and to feel empowered to improve their wellbeing.


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 embrace the importance of inclusive, timely, and affordable services for those who need them.


We strive to do what is necessary to ensure the future of Ruah Counselling Centre.

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.