Virtuous Circle Counselling


Counselling South East Calgary

Calgary South East Counselling Services

Virtuous Circle Counselling is a local clinic that offers a broad range of therapeutic services and counselling in South East Calgary. Our early focus is on building a supportive, caring and safe relationship with our clients so they feel welcomed, heard and understood. Clients are able to work with their therapist to understand themselves better, build healthy relationships and improve the quality of their lives through the use of effective counselling. We are proud to be available to all residents in the following areas of the city and beyond:

  1. Acadia
  2. Douglasdale;
  3. Riverbend;
  4. Chinook Centre;
  5. Lake Bonavista;
  6. McKenzie Towne;
  7. Cranston;
  8. New Brighton;
  9. Bridlewood;
  10. Copperfield; 
  11. Auburn Bay; amongst other south locations.


Our team is composed of award winning counsellors, therapists and psychologists that will help to guide you towards living the life that you want. Our counsellors are trained in a variety of different therapeutic approaches including but not limited to family systems, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness therapies, behavioural approaches, narrative and psychodynamic counselling.

From a qualitative standpoint, Virtuous Circle Counselling offers a warm and interactive environment where you not only receive therapy, but participate in the treatment process. Rather than applying hypothetical treatment theories to your needs, our team of experts creates an environment where information exchange is encouraged and solutions are created alongside you.

Professional Counselling in Southeast Calgary

Counselling is one of the best ways to cope with emotional or life problems. The client-therapist relationship is a significant aspect of the therapeutic experience. It also profoundly informs the quality of care that you receive. At Virtuous Circle Counselling the client-therapist relationship is an ally in creating lasting change. 

We believe that great therapy should be accessible. Our mental health clinic is welcoming, and professional and we have the best team of registered psychologists and counsellors in Calgary. With years of combined counselling experience, our qualified team will help you feel comfortable so that you may effectively work towards your goals. 

Our offers and policies are designed to suit your needs; we provide multiple payment options to make therapy more accessible for you and offer flexible hours to help minimize disruptions in your busy schedules.

The Best Therapists In SE Calgary

Couples, individual, family and children’s counselling services are available for those searching for a therapist in SE Calgary. Virtuous Circle provides counselling sessions 7 days a week. Evening appointments are available as well as other flexible scheduling arrangements such as online counselling. We offer short-term and long-term counselling services depending on the needs of our clients and specialize in the following:

  1. Anxiety therapy;
  2. Depression counselling;
  3. Anger management;
  4. Trauma therapy; and
  5. Couples counselling.


Our clinic is committed to providing personalized and respectful service to those who are struggling with mental health issues. We also offer an extensive list of other specialty services such as sports psychology, occupational therapy, grief counselling, ADHD counselling and so much more.

In addition to our diversified counselling options, we employ a variety of different therapy approaches in order to create an individualized treatment program as we find that clients often benefit from a multi-dimensional strategy. Listed below are just some of the incredibly effective models of therapy used by our team:

1. EMDR Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that has been proven to be effective for the treatment of trauma. It involves making side-to-side eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation while recalling distressing memories. This type of therapy helps the brain to reprocess traumatic memories so that they no longer cause emotional distress.

2. CBT Therapy

CBT Therapy is short for cognitive-behavioural therapy and can help with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. In this type of therapy, you will be taught skills to address your thoughts and behaviours that may be causing you distress.

3. DBT Therapy

DBT Therapy is another form of cognitive-behavioural therapy that can be especially helpful for people with borderline personality disorder or with anger management concerns. This type of therapy focuses on four main areas: distress tolerance skills; emotion regulation skills; interpersonal effectiveness skills; and mindfulness skills.

4. Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness Therapy takes an approach similar to CBT but instead teaches people how to become more aware of their emotions and thoughts without judgement or criticism of themselves or others.

5. Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It involves gradual exposure to feared situations over time until there is no longer a reaction to them. 

This may involve having a flashback during therapy but this is normal and will lessen over time with more sessions. PE has been shown to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with PTSD such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and flashbacks/intrusive thoughts.

We don’t believe that there is a one size fits all approach to good mental health so we make sure that when working with clients we offer a flexible plan tailored to their unique needs. We are not here to judge — instead we are compassionate and here to support you every step of the way as you find a healthier balance in your life. 

Our southeast location is easy to access and can be found in the North Campus Business Centre on Quarry Park Boulevard SE. Contact us today to learn more about how Virtuous Circle Counselling can help you.

Counselling FAQ

Counselling offers a space to talk through your challenges and find out what is really happening. It can help you learn more about yourself, discover how you cope in stressful situations, and how your feelings influence how you interact with the world.

Counselling can be an important component of a range of mental health treatments, including medication. After all, medications help most with managing symptoms and behaviours but people who are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety may find that their medications alone do not adequately improve their quality of life. In such cases, people can benefit a great deal from counselling. All medications work better in combination with behavioural therapy or talk therapy.

Both psychologists and counsellors facilitate change in the mental health of their clients. A psychologist is a licensed professional that deals specifically with mental health. They are typically trained in psychotherapy, which involves all aspects of the human mind including psychopathology and behavioural trends. Psychologists will look at how a person’s family experiences, genetics, and social issues like prejudice or discrimination have shaped them. Psychologists approach therapy using cognitive behavioural methods, which are typically based on science backed psychology teachings.

Book Your Appointment Online

We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

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.