Virtuous Circle Counselling


Counselling South West Calgary

Counselling In South West Calgary | Effective Therapy For Individuals & Couples

If you’re experiencing stress, anxiety and depression, and it’s affecting the way you feel physically and emotionally, then finding a qualified counsellor may be helpful. Virtuous Circle Counselling has a team of accomplished counsellors in three different Calgary locations, including our main office in South West Calgary. Our South West Clinic serves residents in the following areas of the city and beyond:

  1. Altadore
  2. Marda Loop
  3. Eau Claire
  4. Richmond
  5. Bankview
  6. Capitol Hill
  7. Elbow Park
  8. Mount Royal
  9. Beltline
  10. Bankview
  11. Downtown Core

More and more people are discovering that counselling can make a real difference in their lives. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, relationship problems or trauma, counselling can help you move from feeling stuck to feeling like yourself again.

Virtuous Circle Counselling can help you manage your difficulties and build on your strengths to regain a sense of emotional wellness. Our experienced therapists will work with you to uncover the cause of your issues, and present you with evidence-based treatment plans customized to your needs.

Counselling with Virtuous Circle  can assist you in achieving stability and balance, giving you the resources and energy you need to re-engage in life and build positive relationships again. It is our goal to provide an environment that supports positive change, growth and healing. For the convenience of our clients that prefer in-person counselling, we have a location at 4838 Richard Rd SW Suite 300, Calgary, AB (just minutes from Mount Royal University).

To find out more about our counselling services in South West Calgary, call (587) 856-8369.

In Person Counselling & Therapy In SW Calgary

It can be a challenge to find an effective therapy program. Some mental health practices only offer their clients one location, no options for online counselling, and limited hours for in person counselling.  

Virtuous Circle Counselling is comprised of experienced therapists who have specialized training in a variety of methods. We have three different locations throughout the city, but our flagship counselling clinic is in SW Calgary. Virtuous Circle also offers options for online counselling, and stays open until 8:00PM – because our team is dedicated to ensure clients have accessible counselling options.

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we believe that each of us has the ability to cope with life’s challenges and make the desired changes. We will work with you to help address your stress and find healthy solutions to some of life’s most difficult issues. Our therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and specialize in helping people move towards their goals. There are multiple benefits to participating in therapy, below we have listed just some of the reasons you should invest in your future self:

  1. Counselling can help you reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It also improves self-esteem, relationships, and learning and performance at school or work.
  2. Counselling can help you manage difficult situations (such as separation/divorce, health problems, unemployment, death of a loved one) so that life feels less heavy.
  3. Counselling can help you feel empowered to take steps towards your future. It gives you tools for managing change and dealing with difficult emotions so that they don’t become overwhelming again.
  4. Counselling will bring balance back to your life by helping you understand the cause of your distress, leading to fewer symptoms and more effective coping strategies.


The Virtuous Circle team integrates a multi-disciplinary approach, offering evidence-based and supportive therapy that allows you to let go of the past and focus on the future.

There are many situations in life that can affect our mental health and well-being. It is normal to feel stressed from time to time, but if you feel the stress is unmanageable, interferes with your ability to function, impacts your sense of well-being – you may want to consider counselling.

Help is just a few clicks away. Choose one of our experienced therapists today.

Virtuous Circle Counselling: Therapy Services In Southwest Calgary

Virtuous Circle​ provides a holistic approach to therapy services that focuses on creating a warm, safe, and encouraging environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. Our team of therapists respect the entire journey of life and strive to support individuals in creating meaningful change. 

As a therapist-owned practice, we operate on a ‘whole person’ model, meaning that we take into account all aspects of who you are–your physical health, work, family life and relationships with others. Our goal is for you to leave every session feeling less stressed about the challenges you’re facing and more empowered to make desired changes. 

Our team knows that getting access to quality therapy is not always easy, and encompasses a lot of factors including cost, location, stigma, and how you feel about going to therapy. We want to make sure we provide our clients with access to a qualified professional when they are looking for mental health services and need it the most. 

We provide individual counselling services for adults, teens, couples and families. If you, or someone you love is looking for therapy services in Southwest Calgary, know that our qualified and professional counsellors work with people experiencing all types of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma (including PTSD), career challenges, discipline, anger management, and other hurdles in life. Our convenient location is just minutes off of Crowchild Trail and is Calgary transit accessible with a public parkade nearby. 

Click here to book your first appointment at Suite 300, 4838 Richard Road SW.

Counselling FAQ

Therapy is covered by Alberta Health Care if it is provided in a medical setting, such as a hospital, primary health care clinic, or if you are referred to a psychiatrist. Outside of AHS you can also pay out of pocket or use your extended health benefits for private counselling. This will give you more flexibility in choosing a therapist of your choice and possibly have shorter wait times.

Finding a good therapist is a tough job, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t find the right therapist on your first try. Try not to settle for someone who seems good enough at first but doesn’t seem to be meeting your needs in the long-term. It’s better to keep looking until you find someone who addresses all of your concerns and makes you feel heard and understood.

Yes you can. Our clinic is actually a self referral private counselling clinic. You do not need to speak with your general practitioner, if you have done some research and have found a therapist you think will be a good fit for you, you can make an appointment directly with us.

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.