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F I O N A  M A C K E N Z I E

Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Coach  MBACP EMCC UKATA
In-Person and Online Appointments


My name is Fiona and I am an integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and coach with many years’ experience in private practice, higher education and charitable institutions. 

My extensive experience includes over a decade working with diverse populations, ranging from children to older adults, working with a wide range of issues.   I have honed my skills in various therapeutic modalities, including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic and CBT models (you can read a brief outline of these here). 

Through my practice, I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy and therapeutic coaching in helping individuals navigate emotional challenges and achieve personal growth. My commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that I stay abreast of the latest research and best practices in the field.  This knowledge enables me to offer therapeutic interventions that are effective and tailored to each client's unique needs.

People seek talking therapies and coaching for many different reasons, as life presents all of us with challenges, and there can be times in our lives when we feel confused, distressed or unable to cope. 

  • Maybe you have realised that something needs to change.

  • Maybe your past is holding you back.

  • Perhaps you’re going through a crisis or life transition.

  • Perhaps self-doubt, anxiety & negative thoughts get in the way of achieving goals or moving forward with your life. 

  • Perhaps day-to-day life has become challenging and overwhelming.

  • Maybe you have not identified a specific issue, but you experience feelings of emptiness, sadness or low-mood.

  • Perhaps you are struggling with a lack of direction or feeling stuck in your life. 


Talking therapies and therapeutic coaching offer the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves, our emotional distress or what is holding us back, enabling us to change old patterns and find new ways of approaching and overcoming obstacles and difficulties.  This leads to better solutions, it enables us to be better grounded and take more control of our lives, improving confidence and self-esteem. 


I offer a space where we can explore what’s happening and why.  

It is a space where you can feel acknowledged, listened to and supported, a space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings, to help you move beyond your perceived limitations and realise your full potential.  I place great emphasis on giving space for clients to bring issues at their own pace and explore what is nourishing and what is less satisfying in their lives.


I understand starting therapy can be a daunting prospect.  A good way to begin is for us to make contact with an initial complimentary session,  where we can explore the issues you would like to work on and what you hope to gain from working with me.  We can also discuss the different approaches and which would be best for you. 

Contact me to book a free introductory appointment available by telephone or Zoom.


I see individuals for short-term (6-12 weeks) and long-term (open-ended) counselling and psychotherapy.  Coaching arrangements vary and will be discussed on the Discovery Call/initial session.  Appointments can be online and in-person.  I offer an initial 20-minute complimentary session via Zoom or telephone. My therapy rooms are in Deansgate in Manchester, Castle Street in Liverpool and Watergate Street in Chester. 


  • Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling 

  • Advanced Accredited Senior Practitioner in Coaching (in training)

  • Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching 

  • Certificate in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) 


  • MBACP Registered Member (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) 

  • EMCC Professional Member (European Mentoring & Professional Coaching Council) 

  • NCPS Accredited Member (National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society)

  • UKATA Member (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)

  • ITAA Member (International Association for Transactional Analysis) 


“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny,
but in ourselves.”

— William Shakespeare

Psychotherapy & Counsellng



With all the changes and uncertainties in the world and in our lives, our feelings of anxiety, worry and stress can increase and feel overwhelming.

Sometimes, we just want someone to talk to, to help us work things out. Counselling & Psychotherapy can be the way forward.

For some, the cause of our difficulties may not be so obvious, we may experience low mood, sadness, depression or feeling stuck; and these feelings can be troublesome to explain or understand.  Our difficulties can be related to a crisis or family problems, sometimes they are related to past issues of trauma and unconscious processes.  At other times, general day-to-day life can just feel hard or we may have an underlying feeling that there should be more to life.  We may find ourselves limited by negative thoughts, anxiety and panic which prevents living our lives to the full.  Talking therapies offers you a chance to explore your thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on your behaviour and mood   Therapy offers the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves, our emotional distress and help us navigate life’s complexities. and through the process of therapy we can discover what holds us back, enabling us to change old patterns and find new ways of approaching and overcoming difficulties.  This leads to better solutions, it enables us to be better grounded and take more control of our lives, improving confidence and self-esteem. 

Some of the areas I work with, but not excluded to, inlcude:

  • Depression

  • Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

  • Low Confidence & Self-Esteem

  • Relationship Issues/Divorce/Break-up

  • Trauma & Historical Trauma

  • Life Stage Changes 

  • Grief, Loss & Bereavement

  • Panic attacks 

  • Neurodiversity

  • Self Harm

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Body Dysmorphia

  • Eating Disorder & Disordered Eating 

  • Addiction

  • OCD

  • Anger &  Irritability 

It's All About Your Life



My work as a therapeutic coach is to concentrate on personal and professional development.  We can find ourselves stuck in patterns of behaviour or in professional or personal relationships which feel unhealthy.  We can often find ourselves struggling to realise goals or make any significant progression in our work or personal lives.

Do you find yourself stuck in old patterns of behaviour or your thoughts get stuck in a loop?   It can be hard to make changes by ourselves because we’re so used to doing the same old things and thinking the same old thoughts.

How can working with me help?

Firstly, coaching offers a way of changing your perspective, letting go of old, unproductive ways of thinking and behaving and increasing self-awareness and personal growth, providing clarity and direction.  This new-found self-awareness will boost confidence as you navigate through important decision-making  and goal-setting. 

Secondly, coaching will improve relationships; working together to gain insights into how you interact with others and learn effective communication skills. This can lead to healthier relationships both personally and professionally.

Lastly, therapeutic coaching fosters personal growth, supporting you in developing new skills or habits that align with your goals which  overcome obstacles that may have held you back in the past.

The benefits of coaching are far-reaching. From providing clarity around the issues to promoting personal growth to enhancing motivation and accountability - it has the potential to transform lives in profound ways.  Whether one is seeking guidance in career advancement or personal development or simply looking for support in navigating through challenges - engaging in therapeutic coaching with me can be an invaluable investment towards living a fulfilling and purposeful life. 

Coaching can be valuable for:

  • Setting and achieving clear goals

  • Improving self-esteem and confidence

  • Life transitions

  • Feeling stuck

  • Managing overwhelm

  • Overcoming anxiety

  • Improving relationships

  • Burnout recovery

  • Life review

  • Finding purpose and pursuing it

  • Emotional triggers derailing life & work

  • Improving communications & learning communications skills

you can't solve a problem with the same mindset that created it

Albert Einstein










Introductory Appointment


20 minutes




Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling


50 minutes




Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling

Online (Zoom)

50 minutes







TBC on Discovery call





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