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Fiona MacKenzie Psychotherapist, Counsellor, MBACP, UKATA

Manchester M3 & Altrincham WA15
0161 327 2175 07935 228216
Manchester M3 & Altrincham WA15

About me

Welcome. I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, young adults, couples and families on a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, confidence and fulfilling your potential, addictions, OCD, suicidal thoughts, anger management, relationship issues, issues around career and addictions.  I offer face-to-face and online/video call consultations in Manchester City Centre, Hale Village and Rodney Street in Liverpool.

Provision of Counselling and Psychotherapy during COVID-19

I am continuing to offer consultations online via varoius platforms such as Zoom, and by telephone.  I am highly experienced in providing therapy in this way. 

Consultations over this difficult time do not need to be on a regular basis and can simply be a one-off appointment.

Reduced rates are available for keyworkers.

When we have problems in our life, it is not always easy to ask for the help we need and most of us would like to be able to cope with life's events and changes easily, but it is not always possible. It can help to talk to a caring professional. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and professional environment in which to explore your world.

Therapy can offer us the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves, our emotional distress and to facilitate change, a new perspective and realise our full potential.

Consultation are are available Monday-Saturday with daytime and evening appointments available. One-to-one individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes in duration and I offer both time-limited (6-12 weeks) and open-ended consultations. Couples therapy sessions are 60 minutes and family therapy is 90 minutes. My consulting rooms are:

  • Milton Hall, Deansgate, Manchester
  • Royal Exchange Building, St Ann's Square, Manchester
  • Rodney Street, Liverpool

Initial consultation £50.00

Subsequent consultations £50.00

Couples therapy £60.00                                                                       

Online/Video call consultation £40.00

I have some availability for reduced fees.  Please contact me for details.

The initial consultation is gives us the opportunity to explore the issues you wish to bring to counselling, what you hope to gain from it and it also allows me to explain a little bit more about how I work, the models I use, the process of therapy and my recommendations.  There is certainly no obligation to continue beyond this initial appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualification and Professional Membership

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
  • Registered Member of BACP
  • Member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • Member of ITAA (International Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners)
  • Member of the Professional Standards Authority for health professionals

Professional Experience

  • Associate Counsellor at the University of Liverpool (current position)
  • Counsellor Age Concern

Recent CPD
Working with Anxiety,
The Berne Institute
After the Affair, The Tavistock Institute
Counselling Teenagers, The Northern Guild
Working with Divorce and Separation, The Tavistock Institute
The Drama of Being an Adolescent, The Gestalt Centre
Attachment and Loss, The Bowlby Centre

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


Fees  (per consultation)

Individual Therapy: £50.00

Couples Therapy:  £60.00

Family Therapy from £60.00

Online/Video Call consultations: £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Milton Hall
244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 4BQ

Hilltop Centre
217 Ashley Road
Hale Village
WA15 9SZ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday-Saturday 8.00am - 8.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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