Starting the Journey
COUNSELLING SESSIONS ARE:
- 1 hour in length (homework is provided between sessions).
- Sessions are convenient and confidential FaceTime, Skype or Google Meet, as well as, by phone.
When COVID 19 is cleared, appointments will continue online unless clients prefer an alternative. There is an additional cost for in-home or in-person sessions.
HOURS: First appointment at 9am, last appointment at 6pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
If your situation is an emergency, please call the Distress Centre at
403-266-4357 or 911.
TYPES OF SESSIONS:
Sessions are structured for individuals, couples and families in various combinations as requested and required.
Individual sessions may, at some point, include other people such as relatives, if necessary.
Couple counselling may include seeing the couple the first time together, and then individually, then back together again.
Family sessions may include all members of the family together and/or it may include various combinations at different times.
Homework between sessions is a key component to accomplishing your goals and making your counselling experience more effective.
THE NUMBER OF SESSIONS:
Number and Type of Goals
The number of sessions depends on several factors e.g. the type of problem, willingness to change, availability to attend regular sessions, and several other variables.
Sessions are usually weekly and range from 6-8 weeks.
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Relationship issues including:
- Rejuvenating relationships
- Enhancing communication
- Conflict crisis and abuse
- Negotiate and compromise
- Expectations and assumptions
- Values and beliefs
- Talking and listening most effectively
- Enhancing affection, intimacy and friendship
- Empathy and commitment
- Roles and responsibilities
- Dealing with ex’s
- Premarital counselling
Family communication issues
- Life transitions such as retirement or “empty nest”
- Personal Growth such as changing careers, setting goals
- Loss, death and dying
- Blended families
Anger and Stress management
- Tools for expressing anger in a healthy way
- Dealing with difficult people/situations
- Letting go of the past
- Roadblocks to change
- Tools to manage and reduce stress
- Healthy conflict
- Role of anxiety, depression
- What constitutes abuse and how to make changes
- Divorce issues and children of separation or divorce
- Impact on children regarding parent conflict/anger/abuse
- Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem
- Age and stage development
- Negotiation and compromise
Launching teen/young adults
- Tools for parenting teens
- What teens need to accomplish
- Communication between parents and teens
- Living away from home
- Emotional regulation
- Motivation for change
- Domestic Violence Individual Program
- Making changes