What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor?
Counsellors and therapists that are members of professional associations indicate this by a letter designation following their name, such as:
- RCC - Registered Clinical Counsellor
- R. Psych - Registered Psychologist
- RSW - Registered Social Worker
- CCC - Certified Canadian Counsellor
Members of professional associations have met the academic, clinical competence, and professional requirements for membership, and have voluntarily committed themselves to practice according to the ethical code of conduct and best practice guidelines of their association.
Receiving services from a counsellor that is a member of a professional association means that you, as a consumer of health services, have a means of recourse should the services you receive be unethical or unprofessional in any way. See the BCACC web site for information about the BC Association Of Clinical Counsellors - www.bc-counsellors.org.