Helen MacKinnon

Helen MacKinnon 

Certified Counsellor
B.A.(Psychology), M.Ed.(Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

Individual, Couple & Family Counselling
Ages: Adults, Seniors

Helen has a wide range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with a variety of issues including anger, anxiety, aging-related issues, stress, grief, loss, relationship problems, self-esteem, life transitions, and separation & divorce.

She is trained in EMDR therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She has facilitated mediation services as well as psycho-educational groups related to positive parenting, setting healthy boundaries, and support groups for separated and divorced individuals. 

Helen takes a holistic approach when working with clients and is open to include one’s spiritual beliefs and values in the counselling process.

Helen MacKinnon


B.A. Major-Psychology, Minor-Sociology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS
Specialized courses in Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL


Certified Counsellor – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, #4097
Certified Member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN)  #17-6192

Professional Membership

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Member of EMDR Canada
Member of EMDR International Association
Member of ICEEFT - Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy


EMDR Level One and Two completed 2010
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship completed 2011
Gottman Training for Couples Level One and Two completed 2018


Email: help@aholdingplace.ca 
Tel: (709) 738-0432