Counselling Services

Minister's Helpline

Credential holder care is also facilitated to help ministers in full-time ministry needing professional counselling.

In cooperation with Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, eleven other denominations and PAOC District offices have commissioned Focus on The Family to establish an all-Canadian counselling helpline. This is private, confidential, anonymous counselling and referrals for ministers and their families.

By dialing 1-888-5CLERGY (525-3749) the minister or member of the minister’s family will be connected by a trained intake counsellor to a professional Christian counsellor at Focus on the Family offices in Langley, British Columbia.

Absolute confidentiality is guaranteed.

The cost of this service is covered jointly by the district offices and International Office of PAOC. The counselling calls are absolutely free to the caller.

District Approved Counsellors

The names that appear on this Network of approved counsellors have been recommended to us by the respective PAOC District Superintendents as persons to whom they would be comfortable having referrals made. The approved counsellors have presented to us that they are born-again believers and have training, experience and certification as professional Christian counsellors.

As much as possible, we have endeavoured to adhere to a minimum requirement of a Master’s level degree to qualify for inclusion in the network. Each is trained in crisis intervention, equipped to identify problems with insight and objectivity, and are skilled in making appropriate referrals for ongoing counselling where deemed necessary. However, the inclusion of any name on the network list of counsellors in no way indicates our endorsement or guarantee of quality of service.

  • Alberta & Northwest Territories

    Clarence, Rev. Simon & Rev. Ruth
    Clarence Counselling Centre
    1348 Oakland Crescent, Devon, Alberta T9G 2E5
    780 289-6112

  • Alberta & Northwest Territories

    Clarke, Dr. Kelly
    #1270, 10665-Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S9
    780 604 0684

  • Alberta & Northwest Territories

    Johnson, Randy
    Master's Counselling Services Inc.
    Suite 203, 8180 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B8
    403-253-7135
    Fax 403-252-1291

  • Alberta & Northwest Territories

    Muth, Carissa
    Carissa Muth Psychological and Counselling Services
    211 - 317 37 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6P6
    587-228-6568

  • Alberta & Northwest Territories

    Sheh, Simon
    Dr. Simon Sheh & Associates
    #154, Meadowlark Health Centre, 156th Street and 87th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5R 5W9
    780-429-4761, ext. 237

  • Alberta & Northwest Territories

    Willson, Stan
    Suite 200 - 6732 75th Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 6T9
    780-434-5429

  • British Columbia & Yukon

    Clergy Care-focus on the Family Canada
    TOLL FREE NUMBER 1-866-952-2608

    For a list of BC/Yukon District Approved Counsellors, please visit our website:

  • Eastern Ontario

    Shalem Clergy Care Network
    Durham Clinic
    3165 Lambs Road, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5
    1-866-347-0041

  • Maritimes

    Archway Counselling Association
    883 Prince St, Truro NS B2N 1H2
    902-893-3991

  • Maritimes

    New Dawn Counselling and Psychotherapy
    Atlantic Business Acres, 2 Bluewater Rd, Suite 245, Bedford NS B4B 1G7
    902-225-7292

  • Maritimes

    Pastor's Inn Ministries
    107 Squires St, Woodstock NB E7M 2S4
    506-425-0439

  • Maritimes

    Touchstone Counselling Group
    23 High St, Moncton NB E1C 6B4
    506-857-3007

  • Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario

    Moore, Mark
    Rivendell House
    656 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0X3
    204-231-2224

  • Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario

    Quehe, Loretta
    Loretta Quehe Counseling Services
    Suite 5 - 723 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB R7A 0K8
    204-761-7575

  • Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario

    Sellick, Dr. Todd
    7th Floor - 177 Lombard Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W4
    204-943-1377

  • Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario

    Stupak, Dr. Ken
    Pentecostal Campus Ministries
    University Center, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
    204-474-8389

  • Saskatchewan

    Christian Counseling Services
    617 - 3rd Avenue N, Saskatoon, SK S7H 2P8
    306-244-9890

  • Saskatchewan

    Manley, David
    Box 8, Consul, SK S0N 0P0
    306-299-2180

  • Saskatchewan

    Marcoux, Dr. Gene
    Saskatoon District Health
    4th Floor, 715 Queen Street , Saskatoon, SK S7K 4X4
    306-655-8877

  • Saskatchewan

    Peckham, Gary
    Box 714, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5S2
    306-922-3202

  • Saskatchewan

    Schnare, Tony
    IWS Counselling & Consulting
    Box 249, Caronport, SK S0H 0S0
    306-756-3313

  • Saskatchewan

    The Caring Place
    2146 Robinson Street, Regina, SK S4T 2P7
    306-347-2272

  • Western Ontario

    Carrol, Mr. Richard (Rick)
    Family Life Ministries
    Brantford
    519-732-5882

  • Western Ontario

    Cirella, Rev. Irene
    York and Bay Counselling Centre
    Suite 205 - 151 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8R 3L4
    289-337-5363

  • Western Ontario

    Degraaf, Mr. Dick
    Dick Degraaf - Private Counselling
    Kitchener, ON
    519-570-1894

  • Western Ontario

    Dikih, Mr. Peter
    Dikih Counselling and Leadership Support Services
    Thorndale
    519-461-1221

  • Western Ontario

    Douglass, Rev. Paul
    Paul Douglass Counselling
    850 Airport Road, Timmins, ON P4N 7N5
    705-268-2500

  • Western Ontario

    Durski, Dr. Marta
    Durski Counselling
    Oakville
    905-849-4242

  • Western Ontario

    Emmerson, Rev. Judy
    Emmerson Counselling Services
    Waterdown, ON
    905-867-8980

  • Western Ontario

    Gervais, Ms. Elaine
    Elaine Gervais - Private Counselling
    Smooth Rock Falls
    705-338-2163

  • Western Ontario

    Goertz, Dr. Marion
    Marion Goertz - Marriage Family and Sex Therapist
    #221 - 45 Sheppard Avenue E, Toronto, ON M2N 5W9
    416-218-6722

  • Western Ontario

    Gorski, Ms. B. Adriana
    Affinity Counselling
    Sudbury
    705-525-0505

  • Western Ontario

    Hofman, Dr. Wendy H.
    Veritas Counselling Centre Inc.
    Suite 422 - 760 Brant Street, Burlington ON L7R 4B8
    905-330-0493

  • Western Ontario

    Kahtava, Mr. Tim
    Northshore Family Centre
    1496 Wellington Street E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2R1
    705-945-6101

  • Western Ontario

    Kingwell, Rev. Murray
    Family Life Ministries & Kingwell Retreat Centre
    268 Johnson Road, Brantford, ON N3T 5M1
    519-732-5882
    519-732-5882

  • Western Ontario

    Maxwell, Mr. Brian
    Brian Maxwell Counselling
    17 Brunel Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 1P1
    705-789-3171

  • Western Ontario

    Nicolson, Mr. Ellis
    Ellis Nicolson and Associates
    Mississauga
    416-358-0290

  • Western Ontario

    Noble, Dr. Cheryl
    Dr. Cheryl Noble & Associates
    8A Centre Street, Markham, ON L3P 2N8
    905-201-1859

  • Western Ontario

    Olson, Dr. Elaine
    EO Insights Counselling Services
    Ilderton
    519-666-3665

  • Western Ontario

    Schurmann, Mr. John
    Schurmann Counselling and Life Coaching
    199 Snowdon Circle, Markham, ON L3P 7S7
    905-944-1711

  • Western Ontario

    Skidmore, Dr. Elizabeth (Libby)
    Elizabeth Skidmore - Private Counselling
    2nd Floor, 13 Russell Street, Leamington, ON N8H 1T7
    519-326-7100

  • Western Ontario

    Smiciklas, Mr. Bob
    Family Life Counselling
    Suite 330 - 33 Princess Street, Leamington, ON N8H 5C5
    519-980-4996

  • Western Ontario

    Smith-Grant, Dr. Maureen
    Emmaus Counselling Centre
    127 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 3G9
    519-621-6310 x128

  • Western Ontario

    Sukhdeo, Rev. George
    Emerge Christian Counselling Ltd.
    Brampton
    416-460-4134

  • Western Ontario

    Vandermolen, Mrs. Kristin
    Bayridge Counselling Centre
    Burlington and throughout southern Ontario
    905-319-1488