Talk, Explore and Resolve


To be the most trusted, respected professional counselling firm recognized by our clients for delivering excellence.


To serve our clients by providing the highest quality professional services, effective and affordable counselling that helps people face whatever life throws at them and to make the best of future opportunities.


We provide a completely confidential counselling service for people aged 15 and over and on any issue. We have a team of experienced counsellors with a range of therapies and skills to suit your needs. Our aim is to provide an affordable, safe and confidential environment for people to talk about their deepest personal issues and enable them to make changes in their lives and behavior that are right for them.

Our tried and tested process is designed to help you feel better and to improve your quality of living. We offer “one to one” counseling/therapy in, couples counseling, relationship counseling, group counselling, anger/stress management counselling, counseling before surgery, workplace counseling, alcohol addiction, depression counseling, children counselling, life coaching and Grow your confidence workshops. You are welcome to give us a try, our doors are open to all.

We understand that the relationship you have with us is paramount.

If you are looking for friendly professional support to help you through difficult times, Rita Cudjoe (Counsellor Afia) and the team at Open Door Counselling Services will provide you with a range of professional counseling from a modern Counselling Centre at Spintex.


Emergency Counselling

I’m in crisis NOW?

If you are worried about your safety and feel at risk of harming yourself please access help immediately.

When a crisis happens.

A crisis is something that happens out of the ordinary which causes physical and /or emotional shock. A person’s thoughts, feelings, values, habits and even behavior may change, temporarily or permanently.
People are often surprised by how much they are affected. A crisis may affect not only people directly and indirectly involved, but also those close to them – family, friends, and colleagues.

Our Offerings

Individual And Group Counseling

Our professional help normalize your experience and place it in context, bring objectivity, critical distance, and experience of dealing with problems of all kinds.

Depression Counseling

Ups & downs, low points in human life are inevitable. How others, our culture, and us respond to depression impacts upon us.

Children/Young People Counseling

Many children today face several stressors at home, school and with peers. At a time when their minds are growing and they are forming impressions of how the world is, it is very important to work on such stressors in order to prevent the formation of long standing emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Stress/Anger Management Counseling

Stress evolved, however, in the form of a fight or flight response as a reaction to physical threats on one’s life.

Alcohol Addiction Counseling

Our unwanted habit or addiction may temporarily protect us from anguish yet at the same time reinforce our sense of inadequacy. We may try to avoid our anguish, pain or deny our painful feelings, by paying a price for the effects of our unwanted habits or addictions.

Marriage Counseling

Strain can be placed on a relationship when stressful circumstances affect the couple as a whole, or even just one of the partners. Many couples struggle with communicating effectively and feeling that they are heard by their partners, as well as differences in parenting, political views, or expectations.

The director, Mrs. Rita Cudjoe popularly known as Counsellor Afia  is the managing director of Open Door Counselling Services (ODCS). A UK certified counsellor/therapist. She is a writer, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur who is mostly invited as a resource person to speak on TV, radio shows, schools, corporate organizations, seminars, churches, etc. She serves as a board member for two organizations in Ghana. She is a consultant for some international schools and some hospitals in Ghana. She is also a professional member of the American Counselling Association in the USA.  She has a rich 13years experience in professional counseling. She is a UK professionally trained counsellor/ Therapist and through her hard work, was awarded a distinction after her training.

She loves to help people and through that founded the noble women’s club in Ghana to assist the mental hospitals. She is married with children and mentors other young women.


 Every time I leave counsellor Afia’s soothing office, I am glowing with gratitude. I always remind myself of how lucky to have such a wonderful person/ resource in our midst. I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to find peace and joy in their relationship with self and others.

-Abena, Spintex

 I can’t say enough good things about the body scan and energy exercises. I am using these tools all the time, both at work and in my personal life. Counsellor Rita more blessing.

-David., Marketing Manager

I have been able to calm the inner turmoil and find strength to keep moving forward in a very difficult time in my life. You have helped me to learn that it is the negative and the positive experiences in life that shape the person that I am and that I don’t need to be afraid or ashamed of the negative. I am able to confront the negative self-talk and work through to a place of strength. I really appreciate your ability to listen deeply and to help me control the whirlwind that has been going through my mind throughout this trying time in my life. It is truly a lifeline.

-Michael T.

After our first session I found my nearly overwhelming inner turmoil reduced to a manageable level. Since then, I’ve found myself more able to say what I’m thinking, and I’m not self-censoring internally any more. For probably the first time ever, I feel like I’m growing as a person, and although it’s sometimes overwhelming and scary, I feel a sense of confidence and anticipation that makes it all worth it.

-Gifty Mensah

I am becoming more confident in my own skin, happier about the decisions I make, more positive about the future and my boundaries are stronger.

-Name Withheld, Manager in a bank

Thank You, Counsellor Afia. I really appreciated your gentle, grounded process which provided me with peace of mind, clarity and a new perspective on an issue that was troubling me. I was left with a feeling of energy and love.

-Johnson O, Akosombo

You are the first professional with whom I have developed the comfort level to “be myself”. You provide a safe, non-judgmental place for me to explore my ongoing feelings and thoughts. Thank you for that.

-Name Withheld, Lawyer, Tema

I noticed that I was really comfortable around you…I didn’t feel judged at all, and really felt like you knew what you were talking about. This enabled me to open up and be more honest than I ever had before with anyone else.

-S. P., Radio Host, (station withheld)

Simply put, Counsellor Afia has helped me. Her phone therapy option allowed me to receive counselling when I might not have otherwise. Counsellor Afia has a knack for knowing when to ask the right questions and an ability to uncover issues in a safe and comfortable way. I would recommend her to anyone who need some support.

-Name Withheld, politician

Our Values:

We believe that every human being is:

  • unique
  • valuable
  • destined to live fully

We will:

  • be non-judgmental - whatever the issue
  • respect age, gender, ethnicity and faith
  • provide the space that counselling gives
  • offer a response tailored to individual need