The City University in Canada, Virtual Counselling Clinic offers free professional counselling sessions remotely to clients – adults, youth, children (6+), couples, and families – 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. Starting October 1, 2020, until March 31, 2021, appointments will be available Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm.
Mood (i.e. depression) and anxiety disorders, simple trauma, grief and loss, behavioural challenges, parenting issues, relationship/attachment issues, addictions, or education/career related concerns.
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 behaviour 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.
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: 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.