Fiona MacKenzie

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Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Coach MBACP EMCC NCPS(Accred)
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Manchester M3 & Liverpool L2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome. I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, Transactional Analysis Counsellor & Developmental and Executive Coach, working with adults, young adults, couples and groups.    I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your thoughts and feelings, to help you move beyond your perceived limitations and realise your full potential.

Counselling & Psychotherapy     For all of us there are times in our lives when we feel confused, distressed or unable to cope.  Therapy offers the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and our emotional distress and through the process of therapy we can discover what holds us back, enabling us to change old patterns and find new ways of approaching and overcoming difficulties.  This leads to better solutions, it enables us to be better grounded and take more control of our lives, improving confidence and self-esteem.   Issues I work with, but are not exclusive to, include:  

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationships and family issues
  • Life transitions 
  •  OCD
  • Perfectionism
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-harm
  • Addictions

My therapeutic approach is integrative, mainly drawing on Transactional Analysis, alongside Gestalt, Attachment Theory, Existential, Psychodynamic and CBT models.  

Please contact me to arrange a free initial appointment to discuss therapy further.

Coaching concentrates on personal and professional development. Sometimes, just finding a way through difficult life events can seem impossible, and the feelings we experience can seem overwhelming and very confusing.  We can find ourselves stuck in defeating patterns of behaviour or in relationships which feel unhealthy.   We may be struggling to realise goals or move forward with projects.
The benefits of life coaching are far-reaching.   Whether one is seeking guidance in career advancement or personal development or simply looking for support in navigating through challenges – engaging in a partnership with a coach can be an invaluable investment towards living a fulfilling and purposeful life.   Issues I work with include:

  • Improving self-esteem and confidence
  • Setting and achieving clear goals
  • Procrastination 
  • Life transitions
  • Feeling stuck
  • Managing overwhelm
  • Overcoming anxiety
  • Improving relationships
  • Burnout recovery
  • Finding a purpose and pursuing it
  • Navigating your 20s & 30s

Please contact me to arrange a free Discovery Call (by phone or via Zoom) to discuss coaching further .

Consultations
Consultations are are available Monday-Saturday with daytime and evening appointments available.  You can elect to have appointments either in person or online.  Appointments are 50 minutes in duration and can be time-limited (6-12 weeks) or open-ended arrangements. Couples therapy sessions are 60 minutes and family therapy is 90 minutes.   Coaching appointments vary from 60 to 90 minutes.  

My consulting rooms are:

  • Milton Hall, Deansgate, Manchester
  • The Therapy Rooms, Castle Street, Liverpool
  • The Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool
  • Hilltop Therapy Rooms, Watergate Street, Chester

FEES                                                                                                                    Counselling & Psychotherapy                                                                        Individual In-person £65.00                                                                          Individual  Online £65.00                                                                                  Couples in-person £85.00

Coaching                                                                                                                        Fees for coaching will be discussed in the Discovery Call

I have reduced rates available for coaching and therapy online.   Please contact for details. 

What to Expect at the First Appointment:  The initial consultation gives us the opportunity to explore the issues you wish to bring to therapy or coaching, what you hope to gain from it and for me to answer any questions you wish to ask.  It also allows me to explain a little bit more about how I work, the models I use, the process of therapy and coaching and my recommendations for our work together.  There is certainly no obligation to continue beyond this initial appointment.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Professional Membership

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
  • Certificate in Solution Focussed Short-Term Counselling
  • Accredited Senior Practitioner in Coaching (in training)
  • Registered Member of BACP (MBACP)
  • Professional Member of EMCC (European Mentoring & Professional Coaching Council) Currently in Accredited Senior Practitioner training
  • Accredited Member of NCPS 
  • Member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • Member of ITAA (International Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • Member of the Professional Standards Authority for health professionals

Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate Counsellor at the University of Liverpool 
  • 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

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 - £80.00
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees  (per consultation)

Counselling & Psychotherapy £65.00 per session in-person and online

Couples Therapy  £80.00 per session in-person

Coaching - fees to be discussed in the Discovery Call

I have a limited amount of reduced-fee consultations for therapy and coaching 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have appointments from Monday - Friday from 8.00am to 8.00pm and Saturday from 8.00am to 1.30pm  

Milton Hall, 244 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4BQ

34 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 0NR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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