Offering Free Professional Counselling Sessions Remotely
The City University in Canada, Virtual Counselling Clinic offers no cost professional counselling sessions remotely to clients living across Alberta via a secured video conferencing platform. Services are provided by Master of Counselling Internship Students in the final year of their graduate degree, and are under the direction of a Registered Psychologist.
Hours of Operation: Appointments are available October 1 – March 31, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost to Clients: Counselling Sessions are free
Clients Served: Adults, Youth, Children (6+), Couples, and Families
Problems Addressed: Mood (i.e. depression) and anxiety disorders, simple trauma, grief and loss, behavioral challenges, parenting issues, relationship/attachment issues, addictions, or education/career related concerns.
Intervention Modalities: The Intern Counsellors are trained to help clients through the use of many different types of intervention. Some of the interventions that may be used include: cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic approaches, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, exposure based therapies, and trauma informed practices. Couples and family systems therapy may also be provided.
Technology Requirements: Clients will need access to a private (passworded) and reliable internet connection and a laptop/smart phone/tablet that can facilitate video calls (like FaceTime or Skype, only more secure).
How to Request an Appointment: Self-referral. Clients are asked to please go to the Clinic website www.cityuclinic.ca and click on the “request an appointment” button. Your request will be reviewed within 72 hours. The Clinical Director or your Intern Counsellor will contact you to review your request and/or book an appointment.
Clinic Contact Information:
Phone: 780 918 8290