Kelvin Block Counselling Services is a private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We work with individuals and couples who want more clarity, direction and hope as they pursue their relational goals.
The scope of our counselling services:
Grief & Loss
Life Transitions and concerns
I am Kelvin Block, and I provide a safe place where people will be listened to and heard.
Together, my clients and I explore what is going on in their given situation. I help them find greater clarity by identifying and articulating what it is they really want. By having this understanding, the clients discover their choices and can choose directions — this ability to take action gives them hope.
Once a direction is chosen, I help my clients discover effective relational tools, develop needed relational skills, and identify the steps they can take to make their situation and/or relationships better.
Click on the 'book an appointment' tab to begin your journey greater understanding and self-awareness.
Kelvin & Lorinda Block
I have been a pastor for over 25 years, 14 of which I was head of the pastoral care and counselling departments in two different churches. I have been married 27 years to my wife Lorinda.
Our journey has not been without grief and loss. We have four wonderful children, but early in our marriage, we experienced the loss of a stillbirth as well as a miscarriage. We also had to work through the process of accepting and adjusting to having a special needs child which also meant developing new dreams for both our child and ourselves.
I understand the challenges and stresses of working in a highly demanding, high growth work scenario. I also know how hard it is to be a husband and father who not only provides the basics of life, but is emotionally present and richly enjoying his family during each stage of life.
I have a Masters of Divinity – counselling focus and a one year Counselling Internship Certificate from Providence College and Seminar as well as a Bachelor of Religious Education from Briercrest College and Seminary.
Please note, I provide counselling but I am not a registered psychologist or psychiatrist. If I am unable to meet your unique needs, I may be able to refer you to an appropriate health professional.
I have a love for people and try to bring joy wherever I go. Over the past 20 years the majority of my time has been spent running our home and raising our four great children along with a few home businesses and volunteering.
Outside of the home I have been employed as a receptionist; retail shoe sales and assistant manager; caregiver for seniors; and assistant in an HR department.
I have also been involved in the leadership of a number of volunteer groups including women's groups for young mothers; planning teams for couple's retreats and women's retreats; and leading anxiety support groups to name a few.
I have a passion for music, enjoy teaching piano, as well as playing keys and singing in a band.
”We liked Kelvin right away. He is warm and kind and you can tell he is knowledgeable and passionate about working with couples. He listens well with a non judgmental attitude that makes opening up to him easy. We loved how he shared personal experiences about some of the mistakes he has made and what worked for him. It really made us feel comfortable knowing that no couple is perfect. And also gave us tools to try if we experience similar things.”
"We found the study materials covered many areas of marriage that we would never of discussed otherwise, and the questions Kelvin would ask provided an opportunity for us to share our own expectations and view point on many key topics.
Kelvin provided an open discussion forum for us, and was very patient, listened very carefully, and then would respond. We felt like he was very real with us, sharing some of his own relevant experience.
After each session, we'd always have things to walk away and discuss with each other, and at the end of our counseling he also provided additional reading and resources for us to continue with.
We would definitely recommend Kelvin to any couple who is looking for pre-marital counseling!
”We would recommend Kelvin to any couple wanting to do a marriage prep course or marriage counselling . It truly made a difference starting out our lives together with some extra advice, tools, insight, and knowledge.”
Matt & Amy
#145 - 251 Midpark Blvd. SE, Calgary, Alberta
Monday & Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday mornings by appointment