Calgary is known for creating an environment of support within its vibrant community. This extends into counselling in Calgary services but is prevalent among all of its citizens. The members in this community provide an inherent sense of belonging, where the citizens don’t hesitate to quickly lend a helpful hand to their neighbour.
The people of Calgary banded together after the massive flooding of Alberta in 2013 by delivering meals, providing refuge, and bailing water; and they rolled up their sleeves again after the late-summer snow storm in 2014 now referred to as Snowtember. Disaster can either bring people together or tear them apart. The City of Calgary is proof that there is nothing stronger than people united and that a community is truly our greatest source of power.
Virtuous Circle Counselling understands that it can initially be difficult to seek out support for personal matters. Feelings of negativity during stressful life events are normal but becoming overwhelmed with these feelings can leave you confused and exhausted, unwell and generally unhappy. Braving the initial contact and requesting help is the first step in taking your mental well-being into your own hands.
Be assured that we are here to support and build trust with you, in a safe and non-judgmental environment that will encourage feelings of self-compassion. As the citizens of Calgary know, we are better at dealing with adversity when we have a strong support system to help us through it and that is exactly what you will find through Virtuous Circle Counselling.
There are multiple benefits associated with seeking a therapist in Calgary for counselling and therapy, each of which may be beneficial to an individual at a different stage or period of their life. At the end of the day, it’s really all about self-improvement, achieved through the following benefits:
The ability to deal with life’s stressors in a manner that is positive, constructive and healthy can make a world of difference in a person’s quality of life. A counsellor can assist you in the creation of healthy coping mechanisms.
Lingering issues from the past that are not addressed can severely impact day-to-day living. Prior traumas can be the root-cause of certain issues in your present life. Working with a counsellor can help you assess what these traumas may be and provide you with techniques to help you move forward.
Feeling lonely and isolated can make people feel even more overwhelmed if they’re going through a difficult time. Knowing that you have someone in your corner that wants to help you find a solution can make a big difference.
During therapy you will be asked to create some goals that you believe will be beneficial to you. A counsellor can assist you on your journey towards reaching these goals and help you set a precedent for what you want your life to be like.
The relationships we have with other people are tied with our quality of life, it is important that we choose to be in relationships that are positive and mutually beneficial. Working with a counsellor can help you to assess which relationships are right for you.
While counselling services are not covered by your Alberta Health Care plan it may be covered by Blue Cross or extended healthcare plans. It’s also important to remember that your mental well-being is an investment in yourself.
Most counsellors will offer a brief in-person or phone interview so you can assess if they will be a good fit for you before your first session.
The advice that works for one person may not work for another, our counsellors will endeavour to understand your personal situation and help you explore options that will assist you in finding the answers that will work best for you.
A typical therapy session can last between 40 and 60 minutes but may run longer, the length of your session will depend upon the mental health service being provided. Your counsellor will be able to assist you in determining the appropriate length of your therapy session.