About Us

Virtuous Circle Counselling Values

Values are what guide us through our days. They also help choose the appropriate course of action when faced with challenging situations or stressors. Our values support how we feel and what we do and speak to the type of workplace we wish to create here at Virtuous Circle Counselling. Everyone has different values but a common value that attracts people to this industry is kindness.

Virtuous Circle Counselling supports diverse communities to foster inclusivity and acceptance. Each of our stories and experiences have shaped us in a variety of ways. We will work hard to provide you with a safe and compassionate environment to sort through your issues and we will provide the practical tools necessary for you to take back to your daily life and relationships.

Counselling is extremely important. It is a means to direct positive changes in one’s life as it relates to coping with emotions, relationships or other significant life areas. Upholding the belief that people need guidance to assist them in finding solutions and moving forward, we believe that counselling should be recognized as a form of prevention. Through therapy, one can confront and heal from past wounds, attitudes and behaviours. Addressing one’s hardships and finding solutions is empowering because it contributes to greater self-awareness and personal responsibility.

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“If you let cloudy water settle, it becomes clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also be clear”

Jack Kornfield

Our Mission at Virtuous Circle Counselling

The counselling services offered by Virtuous Circle Counselling provide an avenue for someone who is feeling overwhelmed or needing direction to immediately begin to regain a sense of control. Understanding that life is often stressful, confusing and scary regardless of how many opportunities we have. Our mission is about enhancing people’s overall lives and helping them move toward their vision and goals in the areas of education, career, family and relationships.
We understand that some individuals, couples, and families experience life challenges and circumstances that interfere with their ability to gain a sense of wellbeing. Together, we work towards creating an environment in which one can learn how to gain a sense of balance and stability as well as find greater meaning when facing life’s challenges. Listed below are some of the services offered by our team at Virtuous Circle Counselling:
Anxiety can be challenging and very disruptive. If you have anxiety, you already know this first hand. Chances are, you’ve also learned through experience that your anxiety is a little harder to master. At Virtuous Circle Counselling in Calgary we use a collaborative approach with clients centred on new ways of thinking and effective coping strategies for anxiety. This gives people with anxiety the tools they need to step back from anxiety so they can live their lives fully.
Depression treatment can help you cope with symptoms like sadness, hopelessness and despair. What’s more, research shows successful depression treatment can prevent relapse. Major depressive disorder is an illness that affects how you think, feel, and behave. It’s common and treatable — yet it also may be the cause of much of the pain in your life. With effective treatment and self-help coping strategies, you can move forward and find renewed purpose in life.
There are so many reasons why people suffer from anger issues. Lack of boundaries, childhood trauma, and a lack of social support are just some of the reasons that cause someone to feel out of control. Where it can become problematic is when you get stuck in these intense feelings and can’t get out of this downward spiral. Getting help for your anger issues is a great thing. If you’ve been suffering with raw and intense emotions that seem to get in the way of everything, it might be time to consider anger management counselling.
Virtuous Circle Counselling offers therapeutic counseling to people who have been impacted by trauma. The objective of this counselling is to create a mental space wherein the affected individual can acknowledge their trauma condition, accept its existence, and deal with it effectively by creating new coping strategies. People suffering from trauma can seek guidance from trained counsellors to help them cope up with post traumatic syndromes.
PTSD can affect many areas of one’s life and we feel that it’s important to work with  therapists that are familiar with the disorder. PTSD is not discussed as much as it should and this can cause a lot of guilt and shame for people who suffer from it. The symptoms of PTSD are heightened awareness, sensitivity, difficulty coping, nightmares, flashbacks, re-experiencing what happened, feeling detached or estranged, depression and irritability.
Adolescent counselling may include support to parents and youth with knowledge and skills on dealing with adolescents, understanding the adolescent behaviour and emotions and behavioural problems, and handling the social and communication skills of the young person.
Occupational therapy is a proven treatment option for many people with mental and physical challenges. Occupational therapy can help you fulfill daily life tasks, prevent loss of independence, and maximize quality of life. Occupational therapy is not just for individuals who require assistance, but also for those that want to reduce the risk of future health concerns. A therapist can help you find ways to live as independently as possible.

The Virtuous Circle Approach

The team at Virtuous Circle Counselling is built of caring, compassionate and professional counsellors and therapists who provide services to help you feel better. By having conversations that are honest, supportive and authentic we will work with you on your journey of self-awareness to reach your optimal level of health. Counselling is an investment for you, your family, and your relationships. Whether you are just beginning or considering professional help, you have come to the right place. Our years of experience has given us the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients and issues. If you’re looking to change your life for the better, therapy is an effective way to help you overcome issues from the past, solve dilemmas present or future, and make the changes necessary to create a positive future. It’s time to get going on improving yourself. Book with Virtuous Circle Counselling today and tell us about your goals for counselling.