Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Seeking clients for January through April 2024. Applications open October 2023

The Centre for Wellbeing in Education is pleased to offer no-cost individual counselling to members of the public for the Winter 2024 (January through April) term. Therapy is offered by graduate students in the Werklund School of Education's counselling psychology program under the supervision of experienced registered psychologists. All services are provided with consideration of the practice standards set by the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).

Interested clients age 14+ are encouraged to submit an application.

How can counselling help?

Our personalized counselling services provide support for a range of common school, career, personal and relational stressors and new life situations, including:

  • bullying
  • depression and anxiety
  • body dissatisfaction
  • fear of failure
  • negative self-talk
  • changing schools
  • discrimination
  • relationship difficulties or breakup
  • economic insecurity
  • changing/losing friends

Special Considerations:

The Centre for Wellbeing in Education has the dual purpose of serving the community and training graduate students. As a result, all counselling sessions are video recorded, and sessions are conducted in rooms that allow for direct supervision via one-way mirrors and audio links to ensure you receive the highest quality care and support. Please note that currently only in-person services are offered.

As a training facility that offers short-term interventions, the clinic is not able to respond to the needs of individuals with the following symptom presentation: high suicidality or risk of violence, crisis situations requiring urgent intervention, eating disorders, severe substance use, active psychosis or mania, or involved in litigation.

Program Details

Our dedicated student counselors address a wide range of issues commonly faced by individuals in the Calgary community. They provide a non-judgmental and confidential space for reflection and support as you navigate life's challenges.

Your wellbeing is our utmost concern. Every case is thoughtfully screened for suicide risk, severity, and suitability. We want to ensure that you receive the assistance that best meets your needs.

We value social justice and its integral role in fostering a harmonious community. We are committed to promoting inclusivity, equality, and understanding in all aspects of our work, ensuring that our services are accessible and beneficial to the diverse populace.

Our commitment is to stand by you throughout your journey, offering understanding and encouragement at every step.

All services are provided with consideration of the practice standards set by the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).

  • 14+
  • Please note that in the case of young adults, we require consent from parents or guardians with legal custody.
  • In-person only (Education Tower, Centre for Wellbeing in Education) 
  • Winter term (January – April)
  • Up to 10 sessions

The sessions are facilitated by master’s students in Counselling Psychology, under the supervision of a Supervising Psychologist, who is an experienced Registered Psychologist. The students will share information about client participation, use of strategies, and progress with the Supervising Psychologist, as needed. This program provides an opportunity for the next generation of counsellors to hone their skills and support the community in a mutually beneficial way.