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Understanding High-Functioning Depression

High-Functioning Depression

High-functioning depression is something many people don’t talk about, but it’s real and affects lots of individuals. When someone has high-functioning depression, they may look fine on the outside but are struggling on the inside. They usually keep doing their daily tasks like work, school, and social activities, even though they feel very sad and […]

The Power of Group Therapy and Support Groups in Mental Health Recovery

Group Therapy

Mental health recovery is often a multifaceted process, involving various treatment approaches and therapeutic interventions. While individual counselling services, such as those offered by Virtuous Circle Counselling, serve as pivotal components in mental health care, incorporating group therapy and support groups can prove beneficial for many individuals dealing with various mental health issues. The combination […]

Embracing Personal Growth Through Individual Counselling: Enhancing Self-Improvement and Well-Being

Counselling

Embarking on the path of personal growth and self-improvement is essential for cultivating overall well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction. By engaging in self-exploration and self-development, individuals can enhance their self-esteem, create meaningful connections, and navigate challenges with increased resilience. However, the journey of self-discovery is often complex and riddled with obstacles, as individuals confront deeply […]

Combating Mental Health Stigma: Education, Awareness, and Counselling Services

Counselling

Mental health stigma remains a pervasive issue in society, even as the understanding of mental disorders and the value of counselling services continue to grow. Stigma often stems from misconceptions, fear, and a lack of education about mental health. Despite progress in recent years, it’s crucial that we continue the conversation about mental health stigma, […]

Supporting First Responders’ Mental Health: How Counselling Services Make a Difference

First Responder

First responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical personnel, face unique mental health challenges due to the high-stress nature of their work. Exposure to critical incidents, traumatic events, and life-threatening situations can lead to emotional and psychological stress, which in turn increases the risk of developing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), […]

Strengthen Your Relationship: Rebuild Trust through Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling

Trust is the foundation of every healthy and lasting relationship, but various factors and challenges can sometimes cause it to erode. When trust is damaged, both partners may feel unsure about how to rebuild it and regain a sense of security and closeness. That’s where couples counselling comes into play, providing a safe environment and […]

Strengthening Relationships with Couples Counselling: Benefits, Process, and Tips for Success

Counseling Couple

Relationships form an integral part of an individual’s life, profoundly influencing their overall well-being, personal growth, and happiness. A healthy and thriving relationship can serve as a powerful source of support and a strong foundation for both partners to grow together. However, maintaining a successful relationship is not always a smooth journey. Couples often face […]

Supporting Adolescents Through Life’s Challenges: The Impact of Adolescent Counselling

Counselling

The adolescent years are marked by significant physical, emotional, and social changes, making this stage of life a challenging and sometimes overwhelming period of transition. As adolescents encounter various hurdles — from academic pressure and family dynamics to friendship conflicts and self-discovery — professional counselling can provide valuable guidance and support. Adolescent counselling is an […]

Navigating Relationship Challenges: The Power of Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling

Navigating the complexities of romantic relationships can be challenging, as obstacles of communication, trust, and personal growth often arise. Couples may sometimes feel stuck, unable to resolve conflicts and foster a deeper connection with one another. In such situations, couples counselling can be a valuable resource for gaining insight, addressing conflicts, and nurturing healthy, fulfilling […]

Managing Workplace Stress: Tips, Strategies, and the Role of Occupational Therapy

workplace stress

Workplace stress is a common problem that affects individuals across various professional fields. Elevated stress levels can lead to decreased productivity, lower job satisfaction, and even adverse effects on one’s mental and physical health. In today’s fast-paced work environment, adopting effective stress management techniques is crucial for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Virtuous Circle Counselling […]

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.