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Welcome

You have not found your way here by accident.

From time to time we will all experience difficulties in our lives. You might be looking for help for yourself, a loved one or a relationship. Perhaps you are dealing with a major life transition, searching to understand patterns that keep appearing in your life, or solve a challenge you are experiencing. Maybe you are working toward a goal you have envisioned for your future or trying to make sense of your past. You might driven to search for deeper discoveries about who you are, why you do the things you do and how to cultivate meaning and purpose of your life.

Listening Inward, Going Beyond

Counselling can be an enlightening experience for those seeking self-improvement and personal growth. It can also be used to assist you to overcome emotional and psychological difficulties and learn a repertoire of constructive ways to deal with life’s challenges. It’s a space where you can get support for difficult life transitions or concerns within careers, relationships or family life.

Choosing a therapist for yourself or your relationship is a very personal choice. I encourage you to find not only a good psychologist, but someone who is a good fit for you. To find out whether we would work well together, I invite you to explore this website and to feel free to contact me with any questions.

The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.
— Marion Milne
Tracy Sutton, MSc Registered Psychologist

I am honoured and privileged to walk along with clients as they undertake this rewarding and challenging process of self-discovery. I combine an experienced clinical approach with a caring and safe environment. I welcome clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. Age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, relationship status and family situation are never barriers to working with me. I have been told that because of my open spirit and kind, gentle nature, clients trust that I can help without judgment. Accompanying clients on their personal journeys and hearing their life stories is an honour and a privilege. Knowing that you have been heard and understood is often a first significant step towards change.

Education/Professional Registration

In addition to my private counselling practice, I have worked for several years at the University of Calgary’s Student Wellness and Alberta Health Services.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology.
  • Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologist specializing in individual and couples counselling with adults.
  • Certified Hakomi Therapist.
  • Committed to ongoing Professional Development. Training includes but not limited to: Emotional Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Palliative Care, Dealing with Grief, Gottman Couples Therapy, Solution Focused and Cognitive Therapies, Therapeutic Writing and Photography.

Experience

In addition to my private counselling practice, I have worked for several years at the University of Calgary’s Student Wellness and Alberta Health Services.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
Therapeutic Approach

In my counselling practice, I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach in which I combine elements of several treatment methods to address your presenting concerns. In particular, we will work to access and honour your own inner resources and resiliencies in addition to adding to your current understandings and skillset. By using this creative and integrated approach to therapy, I am able to tailor my treatment approach to best suit your needs. I also focus on connecting with you as an individual and building a strong therapeutic relationship based on respect and collaboration.

Presenting Concerns

I work with a wide range of clients and a variety of presenting issues including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Interpersonal or Relationship Issues
  • Couples Counselling
  • Career Challenges
  • Chronic/Critical Health Challenges
  • Transpersonal/Spiritual Callings and/or Quests
  • Seniors Issues
  • Creative Stalls/Artistic Performance Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Burnout
  • Trauma
  • Addiction and Self Management
“We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.” – William Author Ward

Connect

403-800-0844
tracy@spiralwaycounselling.com

I will make every effort to respond to phone enquiries within a 24 hour time frame.

I check email less frequently and may take several days to get your message and respond. Please note that email in general is not considered to be confidential, as there is always the potential for it to be intercepted by third parties. Phoning me is the best way to ensure your privacy.

Office location - 2016 12 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2J 1J7

Transit information – Located a few blocks from the Lions Park C-Train station and have service from bus #404.

Parking – Ample free parking is available on the street or behind the building.

"If we do not change the direction we are going, we are likely to end up where we are headed." – Chinese Proverb