Individuals & Couples

We’re here to guide you in finding the answers that work for your life and support you as you explore yourself, how you relate to others and the world around you. Individuals and couples counselling covers a number of concerns including:

  • Bereavement and grief

  • Job loss and termination

  • Victim of crime

  • Eating disorders

  • Separation and divorce

  • Anxiety and panic

  • Health issues

  • Stress and trauma

  • Depression

  • Personal growth

  • Workplace conflict

  • Addictions

  • Gender issues

  • Sexuality and intimacy

  • Couple and marital relations

  • Pastoral counselling

  • Elder abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Domestic abuse

  • Self-esteem

  • Anger

  • Family issues


Parents & Families

Find the tools your family needs to improve your relationships and get through life’s ups and downs, together. Our counsellors know how to work with children so they feel safe to speak-up and express their feelings. Get to the root of issues and learn how to have effective and open communication. Family counselling covers concerns including:

  • Domestic abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Elder abuse

  • Family relations

  • Victim of crime

  • Attention deficit disorder

  • Child behavior problems

  • Parent-child conflict

  • Bullying

  • Parenting

  • Separation and divorce

  • Physical and sexual abuse of children



Youth

Learn to use your strengths to build stronger, healthier relationships. If you can’t tell your parents or you’re concerned about how to pay for the sessions, don’t worry, we can figure it out. Youth counselling covers concerns including:

  • Depression

  • Bullying

  • Parenting

  • Child behaviour problems

  • Eating disorders

  • Attention deficit disorder

  • Parent-child conflict

  • Family relations

  • Separation/divorce

  • Victim of crime

 

Group Counselling Programs

We know from our research that people who take both one-on-one counselling as well as group counselling have better, longer lasting results than people who just take one-on-one counselling. Our group counselling covers a number of problems. You need to talk with a counsellor before registering in any group program to make sure it’s a good fit for you (except Marriage Preparation).



Adult Programs

Depression

Break Loose from Depression

This 14-week program for adults expands on the skills you learn in individual counselling. You will learn to control worry and rumination, how to practice self-care, and how to use mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Get the tools you need to defy depression.


Eating Disorders

Overcoming Eating Disorders

Learn how to challenge your thoughts around food and your body. This 14-week program builds confidence around body image, reinforces self-esteem and teaches you healthy coping strategies.


Eating Disorders: A Workshop for Family and Friends

Eating disorders can affect anyone, at any stage in life. Learn how to cope and support a loved one who is suffering with an eating disorder. This workshop is designed for family, friends, and loved ones, of individuals with an eating disorder. You do not need to meet with a counsellor individually to register for this workshop.  

Domestic Abuse

Programs for Women

You are not Alone

Connect and grow with other women who have experience abuse in a relationship through shared experience in a safe space in this 14-week program. You’ll learn personal empowerment, communication skills and how to build a safety plan for you and your family.

Responsible Choices for Women

Understand and learn to change your aggressive behaviour in this 14-week group program. Through interactive discussions you’ll learn healthy ways to express your emotions, the importance of self-care and how to maintain change.


Programs for Men

Turn for the Better

This 14-week program is for men who have experienced abuse in a relationship. You will connect and grow with other men through this shared experience and you’ll learn coping skills, how to become personally empowered and how to manage stress.

Responsible Choices for Men

Change your life and relationships for the better with this 14-week program. Through facilitated group discussion, you’ll work on developing healthy feelings and emotions, empathy and maintaining change in your life.


Self-Esteem

Building Esteem

Learn to love yourself. This 12-week program will help you to change your thoughts and adopt a healthier, more positive self-awareness. Develop your personal strengths, learn how to have healthy relationships, and discover how to set boundaries.

Women and Self-Esteem (women only group)

Create a positive, stronger sense of self in the 12-week program. Through group discussions with other women, you’ll learn to challenge your negative self-thoughts, build your personal strengths and introduce assertiveness and boundaries into your relationships.


Children and Youth Programs

Before entering a group program, the child or youth and their parent/family has to have a one-on-one session with their counsellor to see which program is the best fit. Once in the group program, at least one parent has to take a simultaneous program to learn how to support the changes their child is making. However, we encourage both parents to participate.

Responsible Choices for Children

Ages 5-16

Children can experience all the emotions adults do, but sometimes they don’t know how to handle them. In this 10 week program, children and their parents will attend separate groups. Children will learn about big emotions, how to problem solve, and how to deal with peer pressure. Parents will develop positive parenting skills, learn how to manage stress and communicate as a family.

Self-Esteem for Adolescents

This 12-week program will give teens the tools to create a positive, stronger sense of self and make healthy choices. Teens will learn how to challenge negative thoughts, build confidence and develop good relationships.

Children of Divorce

Ages 4-16

Reduce the trauma from divorce or separation in children. Both children and parents participate in this 10-week program. Each of the parents is in a separate parenting group taking place at the same time as the children’s groups. Parents will learn to improve communication with their child, set healthy boundaries and develop a functional co-parenting relationship. Children will be able to share their feelings and learn coping skills.


Couples Programs

Marriage Preparation Workshop

Deepen your relationship and learn effective communication strategies. The workshop has a non-refundable $299 fee per couple. Please check in advance with your officiate to ensure that this workshop meets the requirement of the person marrying you and your partner. Same sex couples are welcome.

We cover topics including:

  • Marriage expectations

  • Communication

  • Conflict resolution

  • Personality

  • Financial management

  • Sex and Intimacy

  • Goals and dreams

You can register directly for this workshop by picking one of the dates below. All dates are in Friday and Saturday pairs. You don’t need one-on-one counselling first.

If you have any questions, please email marriageprep@calgarycounselling.com or call 403.691.5902.