Counselling Services

Counselling provides the opportunity to explore the issues and challenges of today, or those from past experiences that are having a lingering effect on joy and well-being.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is also called therapy or psychotherapy. Counselling is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body). Therapy can help you to live the life you want—no matter what challenges you may be facing. Through therapy you can change self-destructive behaviours and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and gain or regain wellness in your life.
 
Counselling is individualized. You and your therapist will establish goals for your counselling and determine the steps you will take to get there. Counselling can take many forms and use a variety of strategies. Together, you and your therapist will find out what you are comfortable with and what works for you. For example, therapy can be like coaching and teaching to help you to address a specific problem. In other cases, therapy can assist you to identify and change undesirable life patterns. In therapy, you will gain greater self-awareness and learn new strategies, new ways of thinking, and new perspectives. Talking is an important part of therapy, however, therapy is not just about talking. The therapeutic process includes how you share your feelings and experiences, how you experience therapeutic activities, and how you relate to your therapist. This process is important and provides a unique and effective way to promote change in how you interact with others, yourself, and the world. 

As the client, you are in charge of your therapy. Therapy is a collaborative process where you and your therapist will work together. Your therapist may assign homework: tasks to practice, worksheets to complete, journaling, or a book to read. These activities help you apply or test what you’ve learned in session. These tasks are often helpful for initiating change in your life. If you don’t do your homework – don’t get discouraged. Discuss it with your therapist. Sometimes this is a sign that you want to move a little slower or the task wasn’t a good fit for you.

Depending on your specific needs, therapy may be short or long term. Therapy usually takes the form of regular sessions that are weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Some clients may return periodically to check-in with their therapist if they notice symptoms or patterns returning, or experience an unexpected life change.

Kells therapists provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address your concerns. Kells provides counselling services for children, teens, and adults in individual, couples, family, and group therapy. At Kells, counselling is provided by Registered Psychologists, Provisional Psychologists, and Interns.

What is Counselling for?

Counselling is effective for a wide range of concerns. Counselling provides the opportunity to explore the issues and challenges of today, or those from past experiences that are having a lingering effect on joy and well-being. Below is a list of common concerns that counselling can help with.

Common areas for Counselling:

  • Anxiety  
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating/ Body image
  • Addictions
  • Weight-management
  • Life changes
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Health concerns
  • Important decisions
  • Abuse/Sexual abuse    
  •  Trauma/PTSD
  • School/Work difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Behaviour concerns
  •  Developmental delays
  • Attachment
  • Career guidance
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life coaching

Is Counselling Right for me?

Counselling can be beneficial to anyone who feels stuck. You can call to talk with our Intake Manager for more information about Kells Counselling services. You can also take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Kells Intake Process: Taking the guess work out of picking a therapist

At Kells we recognize that finding a good fit with a therapist is important, but “shopping around” for a therapist can be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive! Our intake process matches you with an appropriate therapist after a brief phone or email conversation. This takes the guess-work out of finding the right therapist for you! We match you with a therapist that can address your needs, preferences, and schedule.  Our intake manager has over 10 years of experience matching clients with therapists. This helps you to have the best possible experience and helps you get into see a therapist when you want. 

CALL US: 780-430-4769  
FIND US: SUITE 302, 1207 - 91 Street SW
Edmonton Alberta T6X 1E9