Hope & Healing Sanctuary Counselling Services
Life can be complex, chaotic, and overwhelming. It can leave you feeling exhausted, burnt out, and hopeless. We often feel pressure to have it all together, making us feel very alone in our experiences. We move through life on autopilot, and stress and anxiety become our default feeling. When something happens, like a significant loss or stress and burnout, we must hurry up and return to "normal." I have a special interest in the first responder population and anyone who experiences stress, anxiety, and all variations of grief. You may feel debilitated, hopeless, and alone.
It doesn't have to be this way. As someone suddenly widowed at 30 years old and a former police officer, I am intimately aware of how our experiences and views of the world can impact our overall well-being. Healing begins with feeling heard and understood. I aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental space, like a sanctuary, perhaps.
Individual 18 years of age and over - both in person and virtual. Virtual counselling services are available to anyone in the Province of Alberta. All online sessions are done on a secure platform.
TYPES OF THERAPY:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Trauma Informed Therapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Introductory Session - $50
50 Minute Session - $200
75 Minute Session - $250
Open Path Bookings - Please Inquire
Most insurance companies mandate which professionals are approved to provide therapeutic counselling services.
As a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#11247245) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, I am committed to providing quality services to the client.
Canadian certification is a national service that identifies to the public those counsellors who CCPA recognizes as qualified to provide counselling services in Canada. Obtaining the status of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) includes recognition of standards of professional preparation, continuing education, and a formal code of ethics.
You may be able to claim services through Blue Cross, Manulife, Sun Life (Public Service HCP), Canada Life, Green Shield Canada, and Desjardins Insurance.
Insurance companies that have a “Health Spending Account” and other policies or EAPs, may also cover a portion of counselling services depending on the exact policy you hold. I encourage you to call your provider prior to booking your appointment to be sure.
This is information about me that you might need when you call your insurance company:
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association: CCPA
- Designation: “CCC” or Canadian Certified Counsellor
- Membership #11247245
I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- If yes, which mental health professionals are covered and what is required to submit a claim?
- How much coverage does my plan include?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Unfortunately, at this time I am not able to offer direct billing but will provide a receipt with certification details for you to submit at your own convenience.
The fee for this session is non-refundable, however, if the client decides to move forward with counselling services, this fee will go towards the payment of their next session.
Subsequent therapy sessions are typically 60 minutes. It includes 50 minutes of direct counselling time and 10 minutes of indirect therapy time (e.g., notes, phone calls).
Please note, client-requested or third party consultations with other professionals may result in additional fees and paper work required.
I believe counselling has come a long way in terms of accepting virtual sessions as effective and meaningful counselling sessions.
In addition, with online counselling, there is no commuting to and from sessions, you can receive counselling from the comfort of your own home, and, there is more availability and flexibility for scheduling.
Are You Looking For Grief Support?
Learn More About Grief Counselling or The Grief Recovery Method
Did you know that there are more than forty life events that can lead to feelings of grief and despair? While many people think that death and divorce are the only reasons to take part in grief counselling, several situations can lead to someone seeking grief support. Because there are varying levels and intensities of grief, the recovery process may look different for everyone. Some individuals may need counselling with a registered and trained psychologist, while others thrive under The Grief Recovery Method. Contact me to see if The Grief Recovery Method is right for you. If you require additional support, I can recommend you to a therapist that specializes in grief counselling in Calgary.
Grief Recovery vs. Grief Counselling
Grief Support By Meg Roberts
An Alternative to Grief Counselling
There are several different methods and approaches for working through grief and overcoming loss, but the Grief Recovery Method is the only evidence-based program in the world. Grief Recovery Specialists are certified under the Grief Recovery Institute, and although some are therapists, it’s not a requirement.
As a Grief Recovery Specialist and a life coach in Calgary, and having been through what I’ve been through, I find The Grief Recovery Handbook to be an invaluable tool when helping clients recover from a loss.
I have complete confidence that The Grief Recovery Method can help you expand your understanding of grief, identify limiting emotions and behaviours, renew your sense of hope and purpose in life.
If you’re seeking grief counselling in Calgary, consider all the alternatives, including The Grief Recovery Method.
What People Say
Only trained mental health professionals can offer grief counselling. Meg Roberts is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
“Love yourself and know that you are deserving, you are powerful, and you are loved beyond measure.” ~ Meg