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Individual Counselling

woman getting therapy - individual counselling

By even landing on this site it suggests that you are looking for something better in your life. It takes strength to look to a better future.  Many people are aware of services like marriage counselling and couples counselling but sometimes the idea of individual counselling doesn't even come to mind.  When should someone seek out therapy or counselling?


When to seek personal psychological counselling?


  • Difficulty dealing with stress

  • Lack of joy or fulfillment

  • Difficulty sleeping or lack of concentration

  • Family problems

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • Self-doubt and low self-esteem

  • Major Life transition (separation, divorce, illness, disability, death)

  • Anger and irritability

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties​

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Women's Issues

  • LGBTQ Related Issues

Reach out to find the right counselling type for you.  Some types of therapy have overlap.  For example, sometimes individual counselling can also be a part of marriage counselling.  Individual counselling services can be done through the computer if you prefer... or if you've been searching for a physical location "near me" then you can join us in person.  Let us know what you are most comfortable with.



For lots of people, many different types of therapy can offer a safe place for the disclosure of emotions and experience that may be difficult to express. The goal of Individual Counselling is healing, self-awareness, acceptance, growth and personal development.  If you are looking for lgbt counselling, ptsd counselling, online counselling, or any other type of individual counselling then the talented and caring team at our psychology clinic in Calgary is the answer!

Individual Counselling FAQs

What is Individual Counselling?

Individual counselling is one form of therapy where a skilled and educated therapist meets with you one-on-one to explore your experiences and your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a safe and confidential space. The goal of individual counselling is to help you gain insight and new perspectives into your challenges, develop adaptive coping skills, and make positive lasting changes in your life.

How long does Individual Counselling take?

The length of individual counselling varies based on your needs and goals that you want to achieve. Some people may only need a small amount of sessions to address a specific issue, while other people may require more extensive treatment over a longer period of time. Your therapist will work with you to figure out a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.

What types of issues can Individual Counselling help with?

Individual counseling can help with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, and addiction. It can also be helpful for those facing major life transitions, ie., divorce or retirement. Most everyone benefits from having a neutral party listen to their experiences and help gain new perspectives.

What can I expect during an Individual Counselling session?

During an individual counselling session, you can expect to have an open and honest conversation with your therapist about your concerns. Your therapist will ask additional questions to gain a better understanding of your situation. Your therapist may recommend resources such as books, articles, or videos for you to look at in between sessions. Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long and are held on a regular basis, usually weekly or bi-weekly or monthly.

How do I know if Individual Counselling is right for me?

Individual counselling can be a very beneficial form of therapy for anyone who is looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing. If you are struggling with a certain issue or are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, individual counselling could be a good option for you to look into. It is important to find yourself a therapist who you feel comfortable talking to and who has significant experience in treating your specific concerns.

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