How To Find The Best Counsellor For You

how to find the best counsellor for you

If you have never been to a counsellor or therapist, you may not even know where to begin looking for one that’s right for you. Do you choose based on cost? Location? Specialization? There are a lot of factors to consider, and it’s not a decision to take lightly. It’s like finding the best of anything in Calgary – it will likely take a bit of time and research.

However, finding the best counsellor for you is part of the process, and when done correctly it shouldn’t cause any additional stress. Whether you’re looking for help with chronic mental conditions, struggling with grief or depression, or simply trying to enhance your personal relationships, the right therapist is out there. So, how can you make sure you find them?


Free Therapy Consultations

Here at Your Counselling, we have a free 15-minute consultation available for all potential new clients. This is a no-pressure, no-obligation phone call where you can get a better understanding of our approaches, our people, and how we operate. In turn, we gain a bit of insight into your specific needs and circumstances.

In our opinion, this consultation is an important part of the therapy process, because it helps us ensure that we are the right fit for you. After all, counselling should never feel forced or uncomfortable – you should feel welcomed and at ease. You can ask any questions you may have about what to expect, and make an informed decision about whether you would like to proceed.


Finding a Good Therapist in Calgary

So, what does “finding a good therapist” really mean? It’s about more than credentials and past experience (even though those are important, of course). It’s about finding a counsellor that you can trust and feel comfortable with. Depending on your own unique personality and situation, this could mean a number of different things.

Our group of therapists, in addition to being a diverse group themselves, have a diverse range of expertise and approaches to match our clients. We specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DRT), and other proven methodologies. With these approaches, we are confident that you will find someone with whom you create a strong connection and path to healing.


Referrals for Therapy in Calgary

Even though we do our best to suit everyone, the simple fact is that it’s never quite that cut-and-dry. There are many factors to consider, and some people won’t feel the connection with our group – and that’s okay!

If we feel like we’re not the right fit, we’ll use what we’ve learned during the consultation to make recommendations and even referrals for other agencies that will suit you better. After all, the hallmark of a good therapist is doing what’s best for you, even if they are not the ones to do it. Through our professional connections, we can help you find a place that ‘checks all the boxes’ and gives you the best possible results. When done right, this can turn into a long and fruitful relationship with a counsellor you trust, and ultimately, deliver hope and healing where you need it most.

That’s not too bad for a free 15-minute meeting! 

You can book yours today through the online form – simply choose the 15-minute consultation option. Together, we can make sure you’re excited about your counselling and your future!

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