Linda McKenna Hypnotherapist & Counsellor

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M45 07412 987126 07412 987126
Manchester, Greater Manchester, M45
07412 987126 07412 987126

About me

Welcome to my page.

I love hypnotherapy for its' flexibility, ensuring that the client receives a tailor-made, professional service, where the clients' needs are focussed upon 100%. Hypnotherapy is a safe therapy, that enables the client to focus their attention on the suggestions made by the hypnotherapist by relaxing the body and mind. The client is in full control of their own mind, and it is impossible to be 'stuck' in hypnosis.

Hypnosis empowers the client to take back control of their lives, and learning self-hypnosis enables the client to continue that improvement.

I have a special interest in health-related issues.
Does going to the dentist or hospital make you anxious?
Do you have a fear of needles?
Perhaps you have a chronic health condition, which affects your quality of life?
Are you struggling to cope with a cancer diagnosis?
Does chronic pain rule your life?

For further information, please check out my website at

I am also a qualified counsellor, and work at a Cancer Support Centre as both hypnotherapist and counsellor. My original career was that of a Registered Nurse, including work as a Pain Link Nurse, hence my particular interest in the issues above.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dual Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Hypno-Psychotherapy 2012

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

Management of Pain in Adults Certificate 2007

Continuing Professional Development in Hypnotherapy-

The Anxious Patient study day 2019                                                                                     Weight Management workshop 2019                                                                                 Working with Depression with Hypnotherapy study day 2018                                             Working with the Inner Child study day 2017
Using Hypnosis with Cancer Patients study day 2016
Overcoming Fears and Phobias study day 2016
Workshop in Cognitive Reprogramming for Weight Loss 2016
Cognitive Reprogramming study day 2015
Science of Self-Hypnosis study day 2015
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Anxiety & Panic study day 2015
Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Hypnotherapy study weekend 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology study day 2014
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Pain & IBS study day 2013


General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member organisations


The General Hypnotherapy Register

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with


Pain management - reducing and managing chronic pain, so improving quality of life.

Working with Cancer - anxiety around diagnosis/prognosis/increase in personal control over the disease/better quality of living/reduction in treatment side effects, for example nausea/body image issues, for example loss of hair, loss of a breast, living with a stoma.

Working with Chronic Illness - improved quality of living, coping with secondary issues, improvement in mood, sleep etc.

Working with Health Anxieties - alleviating misinterpreted worries about your health

Fatigue reduction

Specific health-related fears, for example, a visit to the dentist/pre-operative anxiety/pre-procedural anxiety/attending hospital/fear of needles or cannulation.

Emotional eating - exploring the relationship between thoughts, feelings and food

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


£50 per session (approximately 1.5 hours)

Fees payable at the end of each session by BACS, cash or cheque

From 23rd March 2020, I am offering hypnotherapy online, payable by BACS

Further information


  • A chance to get to know you
  • Explore the issue/s that you would like assistance with
  • Take a brief medical history
  • Explain in more detail what hypnotherapy consists of
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Explain about our work together

Greater Manchester

Type of session

Face to face support
Online support
Telephone support

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Yes

No steps


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


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