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Group Counselling

Please note: All services are currently being offered via Zoom or phone until further notice.

What is Group Counselling?

Engaging in group counselling takes a lot of courage and provides you with the opportunity to discover much about yourself. Group counselling can be a powerful and valuable venue for change and growth. Before joining a group, you will meet a group facilitator one-on-one to discuss what to expect, group content, and whether or not the group is a right fit for you at this time. 

 

Fall 2020 Group Counselling Offerings
**All groups take place via Zoom unless otherwise stated

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Therapy Group.

Who? This group is for anyone with symptoms of OCD. You do not need a formal diagnosis.

What? This group is called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Therapy Group. We will define the different types of OCD and explore/practice tools such as self-care, mindfulness, challenging distorted thinking, and exposure and response prevention.

When? Every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00pm for 8 weeks. The first session starts September 23, 2020.

Where? The meeting will have a recurring zoom link that will be sent before group starts.

Why? During this pandemic, many people are experiencing increased worry. Tanya and Carly have a special interest and specialized training in OCD. There are many strategies that can help OCD and they thought it would be great to share these. Group counselling is also a great way to connect with others so you do not feel alone, and to share ideas with others too.

How? Clients can be added right to the group by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Tanya and Carly will contact the clients before group to give a warm welcome and to answer any questions.

Finding Emotional Balance

Who?  This group is for anyone who wants to be more in control of their emotions and reactions and to building better relationships.

What?  This groups is called “Finding Your Balance: Learn to Balance your Emotional Reactions for a Happier, Healthier Life”. We will explore skills that will help you with mindfulness, managing big emotions, shifting problem behaviours, and building healthier relationships. 

When?  Every Tuesday from 1:30-3:00pm for 9 weeks. The first session starts September 22, 2020. 
 

Where?  The meeting will have a recurring Zoom link that will be sent to all group members before group starts. 
 

Why?  During this Pandemic, and life in general, many people are experiencing bigger than normal mood swings and challenges in their relationships. The knowledge and skills discussed in this group will empower you to manage those emotions in a healthy way that benefits your relationship to yourself and others. Connecting in a group counselling setting allows for a sense of community and an understanding that you are not going through these things alone. 
 

How?  Client’s will be added right to the group by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Brianne and Lindsay will contact the clients before group to give them a warm welcome and answer any questions. 

U-Turn: Navigating Living Back with Your Family

Who?  If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, then this group is for you…Do you find yourself thrown back into your family home as a result of the pandemic? You’re an adult, why can’t your family see it? Why is  life at home so stressful and frustrating? Would it be helpful to connect with others going through the same thing?

What?   This group offers:

  • a safe & supportive place to vent, share and learn
  • concrete strategies to navigate your unexpected living situation
  • interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • realistic ways to cultivate autonomy and “adultness”

When?  Every Thursday from 1:30pm- 3pm for 10 weeks. Starting Sept. 24, 2020 until Nov 26th..

Where?  The meeting will have a reoccurring zoom link that will be sent before group starts.

Why?  During this pandemic, many students have found themselves taking an unexpected “u-turn” back to living with their parents. This can present many challenges which impact independence, well-being, and personal success. Many of our individual clients have been having a difficult time managing this transition, so we thought it would be great to create a shared space to learn from one another. Group counselling is a great way to connect with others so you don’t feel so alone.

How?  To register for the group, email counselling.services@uleth.ca or call 403-317-2845. Once registered, the group facilitators (Jen & Whitney) will contact you personally to give a warm welcome and answer any questions about group.

Connecting with Self & Others Group

Who? This group for people curious about better understanding themselves and who they are in relation to all types of relationships.

What? Connecting with Self and Others is a process group for members to practice speaking up, challenging others, receiving compassion, showing empathy, naming feelings, and experiencing deeper connection. This is a space for members to explore personal goals while reconnecting with the wisdom, strength, and resilience of both participants and yourself. 
 

When? Every Thursday from 5-6:30 pm for 10 weeks. The first session starts September 24, 2020.

Where? The meeting will have a recurring zoom link that will be sent before group starts.

Why? Process groups are supported by research for a wide range of concerns from attachment, depression, anxiety, stress to just about any aspect of mental health.  The reason why group works is because the group setting mirrors issues of the real world - just with more safety, support, and feedback.

 

How? Clients can be added to the group by their counsellor or by the intake worker. Kaylee will contact the clients before group to give a warm welcome and to answer any questions.

Book Club

Who? This group is for anyone who enjoys literary thought and discussion and learning about self and others, in a safe and supportive environment.

What? In this book club we will be reading “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown. It is up to you to purchase the book. We suggest an electronic book from Chapters or Amazon.

When? Every Friday from 10:30am-12pm for 8 weeks. The first session Sept 25th.

Where? The book club will meet virtually via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a zoom link.

How? Every week we will discuss a chapter, with the last week being a wrap up. Every session may look a bit different—we will have general discussion and some guided discussions. Some sessions we may email you some questions to ponder.

Why? We thought it would be fun to try a group in a book club format. It is up to you how personal you want to get in discussions, we will discuss confidentiality and group guidelines during the first session.