Ottawa Counselling & Mediation

About Us

Richard Haney has been providing counselling, hypnotherapy, and mediation services since 1979. Our private practice opened in Ottawa in 1983. For more than 30 years, Richard has been providing professional counselling and mediation services to clients in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. Please visit his qualifications page or read his bio to learn more about Richard’s training in professional counselling, family mediation, and family financial mediation.

Ottawa Counselling Services has two convenient locations to better serve clients across the region. Our two locations are conveniently located on Bank St., in Old Ottawa South, and near Hunt Club West and Highway # 416, in Nepean. Both locations are warm, calming, and inviting settings to better facilitate and enhance healing, recovery, and empowerment for our clients.

We offer our counselling and mediation services to clients throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region, including Gatineau, Nepean, Kanata, Barrhaven, Manotick, Orleans, Carleton Place, and Almonte. We are able to offer some professional counselling services to clients throughout Ontario, Canada, and around the world, by phone, over the internet, or by fax. Please get in touch with Richard at (613) 726-3636 to discuss these extended services in further detail.

Richard is available at the Bank Street office on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Richard is available at the Nepean office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m.

Clients usually book appointments one week ahead of time, but emergency appointments can be booked immediately – please call Richard at (613) 726-3636 for more information.

Richard has a Ph.D. in Counselling Therapy, with a double major in Counselling and Mediation, earned in 1991. He also has a Master’s Degree in Counselling, earned in 1981 from Antioch University at Harvard University. Richard is trained in Jungian Analytic Counselling and Ericksonian Hypnosis. He has further training in Regression Hypnotherapy and is familiar with a variety of modalities and hypnotherapy techniques. Richard has keen knowledge of the Ontario Courts and has successfully completed more than 2,000 comprehensive mediations in his professional career.

In addition the qualifications and bio page, please feel free to read through our e-pamphlets on various topics related to counselling, mediation, and hypnotherapy. There you will get a good sense of Richard’s perspective and experience regarding themes such as communication, conflict resolution, divorce, anger, humility, spirituality, and much more.


  • Richard is an awesome empathic therapist who brings years of experience and training into service for his clients. I have always been a full participant in my sessions with Richard, who always and easily provided an excellent environment of care and concern for my wellbeing. My issues were presented to Richard as complicated and sensitive, and he welcomed my trust in his supportive efforts to bring me into reconciliation with myself and my challenges. I’ve accumulated over 30 hrs. in session with Richard over the last several months, and I am a changed person now from when I began. My daily life experiences are much more readily understood by me, my growing accomplishments are more fortunate and complete, and my future plans and wants/needs are much closer to being achieved now than ever before. As a matter of fact, my sessions have brought such clarity and positive change to me personally, my wife and I have just last week begun couple sessions work with Richard, and we are already enjoying results from our combined efforts. I highly recommend Richard as a deeply caring, progressive, and positively cheerful therapist!

About Us

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    Professional Counselling

    Richard earned his Ph.D. in Counselling Therapy (with a double major in Counselling and Mediation) in 1991. He had previously earned his Master’s Degree in Counselling from Antioch University at Harvard University in 1981.

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    Comprehensive Global Family Mediation

    Richard’s experience spans the social services, business, government and education. He has worked in the field of Counselling for 35 years and in private practice as a Counsellor and as a Comprehensive Family Mediator – Arbitrator for the past 20 years. Richard has successfully completed over 2,000 comprehensive mediations.

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    Family Financial Mediation

    In the last two decades Richard has acted on his own behalf in the Ontario Courts on almost all of the issues of family law and thus he has a keen sense and knowledge of the dynamics of the legal system and also of the thoughts and feelings of the clientele in relation to separation and divorce.

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