Linda McKenna Counsellor & Hypnotherapist Reg.MBACP

Linda McKenna  Counsellor & Hypnotherapist  Reg.MBACP

Greater Manchester


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Greater Manchester


About me

Have you sometimes found that it is hard to share a problem with a friend or family member, as you don't wish to worry or upset them, or maybe you feel that they might not understand, or judge you in some way?

Perhaps you would prefer to discuss your problem with someone impartial in a confidential setting,  where you feel safe to explore this further without judgement, a person who can empathise with your situation, enable you to further understand what is happening to you, and empower you to manage your problem. These are some of the reasons why a person may choose to come to counselling.

I am a caring, ethical, professional counsellor and hypnotherapist. I have a purpose-designed therapy room in Whitefield, to enable clients to feel comfortable, as well as to ensure confidentiality.

I am a qualified, experienced, person-centred therapist, meaning that I work in an equal way with my client to explore their problem further in an empathic, congruent, and non-judgemental way, in order to build a trusting relationship between client and counsellor, the client bringing to the sessions whatever is relevant to them to work with.

I also integrate other therapeutic tools into my counselling practice, for example, cognitive behavioural therapy, exploring behavioural change, or mindfulness concepts. It's about what will help you the most with your problem?

I currently work as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist at a Cancer Support Centre, and do have a special interest in health-related issues, due to my nursing background. Prior to this, I worked at a Bereavement and Loss Agency.

TELEPHONE - 07412 987126  

If I am not available at the time you contact me, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
If you wish to ask me any questions, then please feel free to do so.
If you're happy to go ahead, I will offer you the next available appointment, or an alternative if this is not suitable.
I try to accommodate all clients' needs as best I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Hypno-Psychotherapy 2012 National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling 2011
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2009
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts 2008

Continuing Professional Development in Counselling -

Sleep workshop 2017                                                                                                 Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders study day 2017                                       Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship study day 2017
Working with Health Anxieties online training course 2017
Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery study day 2016
Understanding Trauma and Attachment in a Therapeutic Context study weekend 2016
Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice study day 2016
Cognitive Reprogramming study day 2015
Understand and Working with Cancer study day 2015
Working with Metaphors through Dramatherapy study day 2015
Teaching Clients Mindfulness Skills study day 2015
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Professional Development Day 2015
Meeting Pain, Illness and Stress with Compassion study weekend 2014
Positive Therapy study day 2014
Suicide, Prevention, Risk Assessment and Intervention study day 2014
The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups study day 2014
Working with Loss and Bereavement in Therapeutic Work study day 2014
Mindfulness in Relation to Person-Centred Practice study day 2013
Living beyond Breast Cancer study day 2013
CBT:Intensive 3-Day Introductory Course 2012
Working with the Inner Child day workshop 2012
Psychological Wellbeing in Cancer Care study day 2011
Resolving Unfinished Grief Issues study day 2011
Traumatic Grief in the Family day workshop 2011
Self Harm day workshop 2010
Trauma, Abuse & Neglect workshop 2010
Transactional Analysis 101 course (2 days) 2010
Gerald Egan The Skilled Helper: An Evolving Framework study day 2009

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Health anxieties


£35 for a 60-minute session, payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session

Further information

Professional Memberships:

BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
GHR -   General Hypnotherapy Register

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M45

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesdays 18.30 - 20.00 Wednesdays 18.30 - 20.00 Fridays 09.00 - 17.30 Saturdays 10.00 - 13.30

Types of client

Older adults