Re-connect with life and soul.


Feminine Fortress Counselling helps women create more peace, purpose, and meaning in life by learning how to tend to difficult emotions, regulate their nervous system, and connect with their internal source of wisdom.

A Little Bit About Me:

My name is Kirstin McKinnon, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). Before becoming an RCC, I worked for 17 years in the nursing field, both as a Registered Nurse and as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

To me, counselling should feel like a receptive, judgement-free conversation between two equals.

My Three-Phase Model of Care:

Phase I: Create emotional balance & Identify unhelpful patterns.

Phase II:  Create new patterns & Connect with Soul.

Phase III: Create meaning and purpose & Develop a greater sense of self.

Creating healthier patterns:

We all develop automatic mental, emotional, and behavioural patterns. They often become our “automatic pilot” mode.

We develop patterns based on our lived experience, such as patterns of anxiety, depression, or self-criticism. These patterns get “programmed” into our nervous system. We can either get stuck in certain emotional patterns, or they can be triggered by events. The good news is, we can create new patterns of response by regulating our autonomic nervous system, our emotions, and our thoughts, and by re-connecting with our internal source of wisdom.

Tending to the heart, mind, body and soul.

Dissolve unhelpful behavioural and emotional patterns, develop a stronger sense of self, and engage in life in a more meaningful way.