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Counselling Services and What to Expect

In-Person Counselling

I offer a warm and comfortable environment for you to care for your grief.  What you can expect in your first appointment of 1.5 hours. First, we review your understanding of my policies, processes, fees and clarify any questions you may have.

The main portion of the session I learn about the concerns that bring you to me, we discuss and set goal(s) to care for aspects of your grief or loss that are raised by you as currently problematic, I suggest possible treatment (traditional, holistic and energy based) options as to how to ease/improve your grief. This is based on the information you have shared with me. The final 15 mins is review of your session experience, review and agreement on a flexible treatment plan, arrange home-practice activities-discuss next session structure, schedule your next appointment. Payment will be done through the Janeapp in which you will have already entered demographic information and provided a credit card number. All sessions will charge your credit card after the session has been completed.

Subsequent sessions are 75 mins in length. Review home-practice activities, any new issues wishing to be addressed, check on progress to preferred goal or outcome, review session set home-practice and self-care activities and conclude with payment.

Online Counselling

Online service is offered to Adult Albertans 18 years of age and older.  Sessions are structured the same as In-person for first session and subsequent session length. Please note rate for first session fee is higher than subsequent sessions due to the extended length (see Fees page for current rates)

Walk and Talk Counselling

I had offered this new service to meet the needs of clients during the pandemic.  I continue to offer Walk and Talk counselling as a form of counselling while walking in the outdoors in public spaces instead of traditional office setting. Walk and Talk sessions can be available intermittently or regularly. Some people feel uncomfortable with face to face contact and find walk and talk helpful as the counsellor walks alongside them and there are plenty of things in the environment to focus on.

My sessions are currently held through the summer months June-Sept and are held in Fish Creek Park near my office location. Walking in nature is proven to regulate our nervous system and have a natural soothing effect. Walk and Talk counselling for grief is a wonderful way to teach us to honor our grief and to let go of pain, tension and guilt with the natural flow and movement of being in the elements.

If this is of interest to you and you are curious then your are welcome to click the book appointment button or email with your questions.


Support/Therapy Group  Onsite and Online (coming soon)

I offer a 6 week Holistic Grief Care Program-‘Mindful Ways to Care for Your Grief’ Class.  This is a non-traditional support group where not a lot of talking will occur.  This group is an experiential way to offer grief care by connecting our mind, body and spirit through a variety of mindfulness, holistic and meditative practices.

Onsite classes restricted due to Covid-19 however an Online class is being developed. if you are interested in online please send an email with your interest to attend. I will be in touch within 2 business days.

Mindful Ways to Care for Your Grief (Therapeutic)

This unique 6 week class offers a variety of trauma- sensitive mindfulness and meditation practices including meditation, music, writing, guided imagery, yoga and more. This class is designed with your unique grief experience in mind and to help ease the difficulties that grief is having on your body, mind, spirit and life.  This program is Not a traditional talk therapy only support group. This class offers you choice to explore a variety of activities in how to care for your grief. You can register for an online class coming soon April 2022

Have your own mat, blanket, pillows for comfort. You can use a chair if unable to get on floor.   Appropriate for age 18 and older.  Instructor: Elizabeth Hides MSW, RSW, CT, CMMT a Registered Social Worker, Certified Thanatologist, Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher and Life Coach.

Cost: $169.00 (6 weeks)

Class Time: 6pm to 7:45pm(1.75 hr)

Class Dates:  April 28th, May 5 , 12, (no class 19th), 26, Jun 2, & 9th Thursday Eves

Registration Close: 5 business days before class start date

Location: Healthy Directions -Online Class

About Me

Vision:  to see people live well in all areas of their lives no matter what kind of challenges they experience.

Mission:  to assist individuals, couples, and families, in identifying problem areas after a death, loss, or life change, and to provide a variety of strategies to help them achieve their preferred outcome.