Eckert Centre provides a unique service of faith-based counselling in Calgary and for all Albertans through telepsychology. When unexpected hardships strike us, we may not know where to turn for help. We understand how overwhelming it can be to seek professional support and find a psychologist who will respect your spirtual beliefs - which is why we’re committed to guide you every step of the way. Our counsellors are trained to offer the extra depth and perspective you seek and will guide you throughout your journey to healing while respecting your faith. No matter what struggle you’re facing, we’ll help you bounce back stronger than ever.
Many of our clients are specifically seeking faith-based counseling from a Christian worldview and want their faith to be acknowledged in the counselling process. We offer tailored, evidenced-based services, drawing upon Christian beliefs and values, to promote emotionally healthy spirtuality, loving relationships, and greater clairity of God's purpose for your life. Christian counselling represents an integration of professional counselling methods with prayer, spiritual contemplation practices, and/or Biblical instruction. It recognizes the important role of one’s relationship with God in emotional healing. By strengthening your emotional and spiritual health in tandum, you will be able to create lasting change.
Many Canadians approach to life is influenced by their spiritual beliefs. So it makes sense that for many, their emotional issues can have a strong spiritual component, as well. For those whose lives are guided by religious principles, it is critical to healing that their counselling psychologist appreciates their faith in order to understand their background, boundaries and morals. This allows their counsellor to apply evidence-based counseling techniques that are aligned with their client's spirtual beliefs. Ignoring or misunderstanding this background can significantly hinder or undo the benefits of therapy. Our registered psychologists are specially trained to work with people who hold spirtual beliefs. Each client will achieve their personal and professional goals in a supportive and confidential environment where their religious beliefs will be honoured and integrated into the therapuetic process.
We understand that counselling can be overwhelming for first-timers. Rest assured, you’re not alone and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
- We’ll conduct an initial assessment where we determine your goals and offer personalized tools to address issues of the spirit, mind, and body.
- By incorporating faith with sound therapeutic models, we enable clients to heal hurts, forge stronger connections, restructure behaviours and hone their spiritual gifts of love, discernment, and service.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day."
"Be still, and know that I am God."