Linda McKenna

Counsellor Reg. MBACP Hypnotherapist IEMT OldPain2Go Practitioner
Manchester, Greater Manchester, M45
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About me


Are you finding life challenging right now? Do you feel tense? Is your sleep  interrupted? Do you feel that your thoughts are unhelpful and it's hard to pull away from that downward spiral? Perhaps you are finding it difficult to live with a chronic health condition? Or maybe you've been diagnosed with cancer and find it hard to talk about how your feeling?

I offer an empathic, confidential 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,  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 as I am a retired nurse, and currently work at a centre with cancer patients and their families, however, I do work with many other concerns, in particular anxiety, whether health-related or for some other reason.

Through training and experience, I work in a more flexible integrative way, so that I can effectively respond to clients' concerns.

TELEPHONE - 07412 987126  

I am happy to chat to you by phone or offer you a 20-minute Zoom session to discuss how we can work together.

Online working allows for increased flexibility, and I will endeavour to match your needs. I will be returning to face-to-face counselling as well in the summer.

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 -

Breathworks Mindfulness Champions Online Training 4-week course 2021

The Mind-Body Connection - exploring the relationships between emotions, exercise and eating workshop 2021

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide 4-part workshop 2020/21

IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) Practitioner Training 2020

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


From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees - Single session £45 online/telephone

                                  £50 face to face

Fees payable by BACS transfer


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I have availability both during the day and evening by online/phone and some face to face appointments

I am happy to chat to you or arrange a 15-minute zoom session.

Further information

Professional Memberships:

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

Greater Manchester

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Online platforms