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Linda McKenna Counsellor & Hypnotherapist Reg.MBACP

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M45
07412987126 07412987126

About me

Do you feel that the current situation and its effect on your daily life is making it difficult for you to think about anything else? Perhaps you notice that your body feels tight or tense, or that it’s hard to sleep at night, as it feels so difficult to switch off?

Do you have a new or ongoing health problem that you can’t stop thinking about, that is perhaps causing you to feel more worried or vulnerable?


I offer an empathic, non-judgemental, confidential and safe space for you to talk freely about the problems that are troubling you, working together at your pace, to help support you in coping better day to day, and perhaps building up coping strategies for the future if this is appropriate for you, thereby enabling you to feel more resilient, more relaxed, and feel that you are able to smile again.

I have a special interest in health-related issues (I am a retired nurse), and work at a centre which supports cancer patients and their families, however, I do work with many other concerns, in particular anxiety, whether health-related or for some other reason. I work integratively, enabling a more flexible, immediate response to clients' concerns.

TELEPHONE - 07412 987126  
EMAIL - empowerment@lmctherapyservices.co.uk

I am happy to talk to you or offer you a 15-minute Zoom session, to see if you feel I'm the right therapist for you.
If you're happy to go ahead, I will offer you the next available appointment.  Online working allows for increased flexibility, and I will endeavour to match your needs.

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 -

Rewind Technique workshop 2020

Working with Suicide Risk online 2020

Working with Shame study day 2019

Exploring Endings workshop 2019

Understanding Gender Variation and the issues Trans people face study day 2019

Mindful Relating An introduction to Hakomi and Loving Presence study day              Mindful Compassion masterclass 2018                                                                        Mindful Therapy study weekend 2018

Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship study day 2017

Sleep workshop 2017

Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders 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


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

  • Health anxieties
  • Chronic health condition issues

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Please contact me for further information on my fees

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Further information

Professional Memberships:

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

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Working online increases flexible working. I have availability both during the day and evening. I am happy to chat to you or arrange a 15-minute zoom session

Types of client

Older adults


Linda McKenna  Counsellor & Hypnotherapist  Reg.MBACP

Linda McKenna Counsellor & Hypnotherapist Reg.MBACP