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Shedding Light on Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services: The Meaning Behind Our Name

Welcome to Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services Ltd., where we believe in guiding individuals towards their inner radiance and resilience to help our clients shine their brightest.

You might be wondering why we chose the name Solasta for our psychology practice in Calgary.

Let us illuminate the significance behind our name.

Solasta, derived from the Scottish Gaelic word "solus" meaning light, luminous, shining, or bright, perfectly encapsulates our core philosophy. In a world often clouded by darkness and uncertainty, we strive to be a beacon of light for those seeking clarity and healing. Our name reflects our commitment to helping individuals navigate through their challenges and emerge stronger and more empowered.

When Scott and Gillian were married in 2001, the sun became an important theme. Gillian’s mother mentioned in her speech that Gillian had responded to the immense and uncontrollable challenges in her life by being positive, and sunshiny! This is still true today. Throughout Gillian and Scott’s ups and downs, they have chosen to be honest about the challenges that they have faced while trying to be optimistic about the future. The word “Solasta” represented their Scottish heritage and their desire to focus on helping others create positive change in their lives, even in the face of significant challenges.


We believe in creating a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their thoughts and emotions without judgment. Our therapists and psychologists in Calgary are here to walk alongside our clients on their journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Solasta conveys a sense of positivity and hope, which we hope resonates with individuals seeking support during difficult times. It reflects our belief in the inherent resilience of the human spirit and our commitment to empowering individuals to overcome their challenges and thrive.

Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services is more than just a name—it's a reflection of our values, mission, and commitment to helping others. With our unique blend of compassion, expertise, and dedication, we are here to guide you on your journey towards healing and transformation.

Welcome to Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, where we can help you shine your brightest!


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