Our Story

Daya Counselling Centre was founded to serve the personal and emotional counselling needs of individuals, couples, and families in our community; helping people to reach their full potential.

Prior to June, 2008 Daya Counselling Centre was known as London Interfaith Counselling Centre (LICC). Incorporated in 1985, it was born out of the need identified by a number of key church leaders in London. LICC was envisioned to provide access to affordable, quality counselling to those in our community who otherwise could not afford this service. Counselling would be provided in the context of honoring the spiritual – understanding and respecting the unique ways in which each person defines this term.

Our first home was in the lower level of Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church. In 1999, LICC moved to our current location in the Skill Centre at 141 Dundas Street. Growing to meet the ever-emerging counselling needs in our community, LICC became Daya Counselling Centre in 2008.

The new name, “Daya,” comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and means compassion.
We are proud to continue to honor the original vision of our founders as we meet the needs of our community today.