A Holding Place, M.Ed., (Counselling Psychology)

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Helen MacKinnon

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

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 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.




Kim Oldford-Walters

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

Kim brings to A Holding Place her diverse counselling experience which includes individualized service for anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, stress, self-esteem, separation and divorce, sexual identity and work place issues. Kim also enjoys working with couples and has training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  Kim also has extensive experience in the facilitation of psycho-educational groups for adults and youth. Kim endorses a holistic approach to well being (mind, body and spirit) and also endeavours to work collaboratively with clients to discover and foster their personal strengths.



Janis Campbell

B.Mus, M.Ed (Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

Janis Campbell works with individuals and couples using a person-centered, holistic and strengths-based approach.  She has worked successfully with clients experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, stress, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, communication skills, career and life transitions.  Janis has also co-facilitated groups on separations and divorce, anger management and the Makeyouthink program for youth.  Janis has completed training in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson.  Janis believes that every client is unique and focuses on their own strengths and goals in session.  Janis has brought her counselling and artistic backgrounds together in her practice and uses creative approaches in her work.



Tracy Duffy

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

With a diverse range of work experience, Tracy believes in working with people from both a strengths- based and client- centered perspective.  Having gained vast experience in a variety of setting, Tracy is a skilled counsellor, facilitator and educator, with training in mediation, conflict coaching, crisis intervention and various counselling methodologies.  Special areas include: working with children (under 12yrs), incorporating play therapy methods to assist on issues of stress, grief and anxiety.  Working with adults, she has successfully assisted clients in dealing with grief/loss issues, crisis intervention, life transitions, self- esteem/assertiveness, anxiety/stress, and conflict management/communication work. With proven skill in both individual and group work, she has also developed and facilitated a broad range of groups on the topics of: stress management, assertive communication, compassion fatigue, play therapy and self-esteem. Tracy approaches all challenges with positive energy, and looks forward to sharing many insights in therapeutic work as a collaborative process with clients.

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St Johns NL