The heart of our work is reflected in our vision: Making Wellness Possible. At Kells Counselling, we strive to help our clients achieve wellness. We believe that peace is possible for all our clients regardless of past experiences or present challenges.
The mission of Kells Counselling is to provide effective, outcome-oriented intervention services to our clients.
Kells Counselling is committed to honouring individual and cultural uniqueness. Everyone will be treated with the same level of respect and kindness. We strive to create an environment of professionalism, safety, and opportunity where individuals, families, and couples can make healthy choices for growth and build upon their strengths.
In 1992, Executive Director Janet Ryan established the Kids Support Group (KSG), which was based out of Janet’s home in Beaumont. The KSG mandate was to provide specialized counselling services for children and families.
In 1995, the KSG branched into two divisions: Kells Counselling and Crossroads Family Services. Kells continued to provide counselling services, while the Crossroads Family Services division began to provide general foster care. In 1999, the two divisions were legally split into two separate companies.
In 2001, the R.K. Ryan Building was constructed at 91 Street and Ellerslie Road in Edmonton, and Kells moved to its new home.
Kells Counselling was named for the Book of Kells, an illuminated Latin manuscript containing the four Gospels of the New Testament. Transcribed by Celtic monks around 800 AD, the Book of Kells’ message emphasizes restoration and healing—values that reflect the service heart of Kells Counselling. The Celtic knot is predominant in the Book of Kells and is the logo for Kells Counselling. Janet’s strong values and faith has formed the foundation of Kells Counselling.
Our logo is a Celtic knot, which is a complete loop with no start or finish. It is said to represent eternal values, such as faith, friendship, family, and love.
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Kells Counselling respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.