About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 23 years experience in helping people with: abuse, anxiety, Asperger's, bereavement, cultural issues, depression, gender and sexual diversity, personal development, relationship difficulties etc. I see individuals and couples. Approved Counsellor and Psychotherapist for AVIVA Healthcare. Provider number 6000072206. I am also registered and approved by WPA and WPA Protocol.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons (1982)
Post Grad Cert. Education (1984) Distinction
Diploma in Counselling (1996)
Cert Supervision (1997)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (2001) Distinction
Master of Philosophy (2005)
I am an accredited member of the BACP and UKRC.
I am also a member of Pink Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I am experienced in helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Member of Pink Therapy.


Additional information

£60.00 per hour for individuals and £70 for organisations.
£90.00 per 1.5 hours for couples.
Reduced fee of £40.00 for those who are counselling students, unemployed or on low income.


Day and evening appointments available.

Further information

I see individuals, couples and young people 14+

As well as one-to-one counselling, I provide Skype, FaceTime, telephone and email counselling.

I also provide supervision at a reduced rate, £40.00 per hour, for counselling and hypnotherapy trainees.

I am an approved counsellor and psychotherapist for AVIVA Healthcare. I am also registered with WPA and WPA Protocol.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Mona McKinlay MBACP (Accred) PG Dip Couns; Dip Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy, Cert Supervision, BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor offers supervision to qualified counsellors and those in training.

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Mona McKinlay

Mona McKinlay