Fiona McKinney

CPsychol, DCPsych, AFBPsS, HCPC

Fiona McKinney is a chartered psychologist (BPsS), counselling psychologist (HCPC) and psychotherapist (UKCP). She has a DCPsych Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, an Ad. Dip. Addiction Counselling and BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling. She is clinical director of Clinic Les Alpes rehab in Switzerland.

Fiona has 20 years’ experience in the mental health and addiction field, is a chartered psychologist who received her BSc in Psychology and Counselling from the University of Surrey, her post-graduate training in addiction from Clouds House, and her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych) from the Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University. She has been involved in private sector, residential treatment centres, both as a clinician and a supervisor, and is also a chair and examiner on the examination panel at the Metanoia Institute for the DCPsych clinical viva exams.

She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, Division of Counselling Psychology, a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council in the United Kingdom.

Fiona has an in-depth understanding of addiction and the evidence-based value of the Minnesota model and 12 steps in addition to her relational and integrative approach to addiction treatment as a counselling psychology and integrative psychotherapist. While she brings her experience and understanding of addiction as a complex and multi-faceted condition involving each patient’s unique heredity, early development and contextual experience, her approach sees the relationship patients develop in treatment with their therapists and peers as a central vehicle of therapeutic change. This together with effective, evidence-based treatment pathways, provides a comprehensive program creating a gentle, relational and effective environment in which patients and their families are helped to access their motivation to change and recover for the long term.