Linda McKenna Counsellor & Hypnotherapist Reg.MBACP

Linda McKenna  Counsellor & Hypnotherapist  Reg.MBACP

Greater Manchester


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About me

Counselling can help with a range of issues, for example, anxiety and panic, low mood/depression, low self esteem, relationship problems, health anxieties and chronic health problems, work-related stress, bereavement and loss, to name but a few areas. By talking about your problems, you are able to see the issues more clearly, feel lighter inside, and more able to manage your life. Even when you are unable to change a particular situation, you are able to choose the way you cope with it.

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 fully ensure confidentiality.

I originally qualified as a person-centred therapist, (working in an equal way with the 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) however, through further study and experience, today I work more inclusively as an integrative therapist, bringing in person-centredness, but also utilising other counselling theories and tools in my practice, for example, cognitive behavioural therapy (exploring behavioural change), or mindfulness concepts(being in the moment, bringing more awareness to ourselves), but only where this would be helpful to the client.

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 extensive nursing background. Initially, 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 about how counselling could help, 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 -

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

Mindful Relating An introduction to Hakomi and Loving Presence study day 2019                                                           Mindful Compassion masterclass 2018                                                                                                             Mindful Therapy study weekend 2018                                                                                                               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
  • Chronic health condition issues


£40 for a 60-minute session, payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session, or alternatively by BACS transfer prior to, or 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
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Mondays 19.00-20.30 Tuesdays 19.00 - 20.30 Wednesdays 19.00 - 20.30 Fridays 12.00 - 17.30 Saturdays 10.00 - 13.00

Types of client

Older adults