Dr Fenella Quinn

Dr Fenella Quinn


07793 495774

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About me

I am an HCPC * registered Counselling Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), with 14 years' experience working with adults, children and teenagers. I am also a supervisor of work with both adults and children and am eligible for British Psychological Society accredited supervisor status. I have worked in the NHS, the prison service, mental health settings, residential care and schools as well as privately.

For adults, I offer long and short term therapy for a variety of problems with living including anxiety and depression, identity, sexuality, anger management, relationship problems, low self-esteem, bereavement, adoption, abuse, trauma and health issues, including diagnoses of HIV and cancer. I have worked with people from many walks of life, including: head teachers, mums, students, business people, social workers, academics and explorers, media and medical professionals, military personnel, prisoners, school children, entrepreneurs and many more. I can work with couples who want to look at their relationship.

For children, I work with the variety of problems that children can experience, including: bereavement and loss, problems at school, bullying, autism spectrum conditions (ASC), anger management, attention problems, 'crazy lying', coping with chronic health conditions, trichotillomania, school refusal, anxiety and panic, low mood, low self esteem, eating difficulties, self harm, attachment difficulties including friendship problems, performance anxiety and more.

I am trained to risk assess and work therapeutically with children who sexually harm other children (AIM 2 and Good Lives Model). I am also trained in STORM self harm and suicide risk assessment and mitigation (training developed by Manchester University).

Younger children are very welcome, I can work with these clients using various play therapy techniques. I also work with older children (teenagers) in a more verbal way. NB I have enhanced CRB (DBS) clearance.

I enjoy supervising both trainee and qualified therapists coming from many different therapeutic schools and am particularly experienced in both direct and indirect supervision of work with children in an organizational context.

*I am registered as a Doctor of Counselling Psychology through the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Doctor of Counselling Psychology and have  been working therapeutically with adults and children for the past 14 years.

Currently I work in the residential child care sector as Principal Psychologist overseeing the therapeutic needs of children in 12 homes. Previously I have worked extensively in the NHS, as a neurodevelopmental lead, a looked after children senior psychologist and as a high intensity IAPT counsellor.  I have worked at various other organisations, including a school-based children's mental health service for seven years, a men's prison for two years, a bereavement service, MIND and SANE. I am a highly experienced play therapist and have also supervised play therapists since 2007.

In terms of therapeutic approaches, I have undertaken extensive training in the existential approach to psychotherapy, as well as in person centered, cognitive, psychodynamic and psychoanalytical  theory and practice.

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Adults : £70 per session, children: £60 per session

Supervision: £70 per session (negotiable for students)

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Friday daytimes, some evening slots

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an experienced supervisor of work with children and adults, and can help therapists think about their work with children from several different perspectives, including attachment, psychoanlaytical and psychodynamic theory, existential and cognitive theories.

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