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About me

Do you feel that your life is out of control? Perhaps you feel anxious or low in mood? Are you struggling to cope with a health condition or cancer diagnosis, causing you difficulties with pain, lack of sleep or fears for the future? Are you worried about how the Coronavirus may affect you, perhaps your a key worker or need to shield?

Hypnotherapy is a safe therapy. All that is required is to focus your attention on my suggestions taken from your words, in direct relation to your concerns. You may be asked to follow particular instructions or use your imagination, or think about something in particular.

You are in full control of your own mind throughout. You may be so deeply interested in what I say, or your mind may wander somewhere else for a short time, and that is perfectly fine.

There is no specific 'hypnotised feeling'. Some clients report feeling a profoundly heavy or light floaty feeling, others a feeling of relaxation or dissociation, whatever occurs is just fine.

Hypnosis empowers you to take back control of your life, feel more resilient, feel more in tune with your body and mind, and gives you the tools that will help you in your daily life. Self-hypnosis also enables you to continue that improvement.

I have a special interest in health-related issues.  
I am also a counsellor and retired nurse, and currently work at a centre which supports cancer patients and their families.
I have a particular interest in chronic health issues, cancer, pain management, pre and post operative concerns, needle/cannula phobia and other health-related phobias.
I do work with many other issues, in particular anxieties.

I am happy to chat to you by phone, or offer you a 20-minute Zoom session, to discuss how i can help you transform your life!

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-

Parts Therapy masterclass 2020

Inner Child therapy masterclass 2020

Regression masterclass 2020

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

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

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
  • Ericksonian hypnosis
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy
  • Time Line Therapy™


Fees - to discuss a personalised package for yourself, dependent on what problems you are facing, what you would like to achieve, and how you can change your life  and maintain those changes, please contact me by phone, email or via my website now!

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

Further information


  • A chance to get to know you
  • Explore the goals and the obstacles in achieving them
  • Take a brief medical history
  • Explain in more detail how hypnotherapy can help you
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Create a personalised plan for you

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Online working allows for more flexibility. I have availability both day and evening. I am happy to chat to you, or arrange a 15-minute zoom, to discuss further how I can help you


Linda McKenna Hypnotherapist & Counsellor

Linda McKenna Hypnotherapist & Counsellor