Circle of Security Parenting Group

We offer a unique way to support you in meeting your childrens’ needs, helping them grow, and giving them all that you can.

A parenting group that benefits both parent and child

As a practice, our approach is to serve your family unit, viewing your family itself as the client. It is our belief that providing families with holistic, wrap-around support leads to healthier, happier families.  We can also appreciate the difficulties of parenting, particularly during this time, and how overwhelming it must be to feel like you need to do it all.

This is why we have chosen to offer the Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) group - a way for you to learn about meeting your child’s emotional needs, while still attending to your own, that alleviates the pressure of being a “perfect parent.”

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The benefits of our COSP parenting group

COSP provides you with a path to develop healthy, secure attachment between your children you, their parents / caregivers.  Based on collective and extensive professional experience and research, we believe that secure attachment plays a very important role in children growing up to become well-adjusted, empathetic adults, which sets them up for a lifetime of success.

Some of the founding principles that underlie the Circle of Security models of intervention include:

  • Learning and therapeutic change occur from within a secure base relationship.
  • Lasting change in the attachment relationship comes from caregivers’ developing specific relationship capacities, rather than learning techniques to manage behaviour.
  • All caregivers want what is best for their children.

How we offer our COSP parenting group

Our parenting groups are facilitated by Vanessa Fahie and Heather Forsey and are provided in an online platform for the time being.  A 60 minute Intake Session is necessary for us to understand the challenges that your family members may be facing, and to explore related therapy topics with you individually.

Each of the Circle of Security Parenting Group sessions is delivered via Zoom (ideally on a computer, not mobile device) each week on Tuesdays from 6pm - 7:45pm.  There will be 9 sessions offered to complete each parenting group.  You may optionally add a private “check-in” session mid-way for an additional $40 fee, which will be 30 minutes online with either Vanessa or Heather.

For single caregivers, the fee is $75+GST and for couple caregivers the fee is $110+GST together.

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For information on the next Circle of Security Parenting Group, contact Vanessa Fahie directly:

The email option will lead you to our General Inquiries form, which will reach Vanessa if you mention the Circle of Security Group in your message.

We offer multiple ways to meet, for sessions or Coffee & Chat introduction meetings.  Meet us in person (at our Calgary office in Bowness), by phone, or through video chat (Zoom / Skype / Google Hangouts / FaceTime). Learn more about our COVID-19 Policies