Counselling Services in Calgary

Sometimes, on the pathway of life, you may encounter challenges or obstacles that interfere with your enjoyment of the journey. At times like this, it can be very helpful to work with a psychologist – a travel companion – who can help you discover new ways of looking at things, new skills to manage situations and new resources that can add to the richness of your experience.

Individual or couple therapy can be a gift you give yourself. I would welcome your call if you would like to speak with me about how I might be able to help.

Counselling Resources and Links

In my practice as a Registered Psychologist in Calgary, I encourage clients to be actively involved in their therapy. There are many helpful resources (e.g., books, audio and internet resources) that clients can access that can complement the therapy process. Some clients like to get a head start on their therapy by doing some reading before their first session. Information gained from books and other resources can help people begin to understand the issues they might be experiencing and can also provide practical exercises or strategies to direct the changes they wish to make. Clients who are actively involved in the therapy process usually have a more positive outcome.

Below, you will find three types of resources:

  • suggested reading material (both print and internet) that will provide useful information about a variety of issues
  • information about some of my colleagues
  • information about the practice of psychology (e.g., The Code of Ethics for Psychologists, information on becoming a registered psychologist and maintaining licensing as a professional psychologist)

If you have any questions about any of these counselling resources, please contact me to ask about them.

Reading Materials

Book List

Canadian Psychological Association Fact Sheets

The Canadian Psychological Association has developed some very helpful Fact Sheets on a number of different topics (e.g., depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationships). This information can help you decide if you or someone you care about has a psychological problem. For each topic, there is a description of that issue, together with interventions that have been effective in treating that problem. Click here to access these Fact Sheets.

Counselling Colleagues

Over the years of practicing psychology in Calgary, I have built up a strong network of talented colleagues with whom I regularly consult and to whom I refer clients. I am pleased to introduce some of my colleagues here. Scroll over their names to learn more about them.

Dr. Lynn Sloane
Dr. Roslyn Mendelson
Calgary Counselling Solutions

Calgary Counselling SolutionsI belong to a collective of therapists, Calgary Counselling Solutions, which includes colleagues Sharon Carlton, Terry Penner, Charles Coleman and our associate, Anne-Marie Bergen. Click on our logo to learn more about our collective.

Information About the Practice of Psychology

Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists

The four principles of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists are as follows:

  • Principle I: Respect for the Dignity of Persons
  • Principle II: Responsible Caring
  • Principle III: Integrity in Relationships
  • Principle IV: Responsibility to Society

Click here if you wish to view the complete Code of Ethics for Psychologists.

Guidelines for Non-Discriminatory Practice

These guidelines were developed by the Canadian Psychological Association to encourage non-discriminatory practice among psychologists in their therapeutic work with clients. Click here if you would like to read more about these guidelines.

College of Alberta Psychologists (C.A.P.)

To practice as a psychologist in Alberta, an individual must meet the academic and practical requirements for registering with the College of Alberta Psychologists. On their web site, you can read about the criteria to become a Registered Psychologist and you will find a registry of psychologists in good standing. Click here to access the registry.