Don’t see exactly what you are looking for, then do please get in touch to discuss your requirements. My training and years of experience at my Manchester Psychotherapy & Counselling practice has given me the depth of knowledge and flexible skills to help you work through many psychological issues.
Would I Benefit From Seeing a Psychotherapist or Counsellor?
We all experience painful feelings at one time or another in our lifes. Many feelings such as sadness, hopelessness, doubts, anxiety, and stress naturally arise as part of the daily ebb and flow of living our lives. However some problems are much more persistent or intense, and just don’t seem to go away. These are just some of the many issues that a counsellor or psychotherapist can help you with.
When Should I See a Psychotherapist or Counsellor?
You should consider seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist when your thoughts, feelings or behaviours overwhelm you so much that it becomes hard for you to function normally in your day to day life. Or when they are having a detrimental effect on your relationships or the quality of your life.
If you are stressed, tearful, have trouble sleeping or eating, lack confidence, have poor concentration, lack direction, have low energy and motivation, are drinking or using drugs excessively, have persistent low mood, having trouble controlling your temper, or getting along with other people, then you should seriously consider psychotherapy or counselling.
About Nigel Magowan
I am a UKCP Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP Reg.), a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and an Accredited Contemporary Psychotherapist (AccMCCP). Where appropriate I can integrate Psychotherapy / Counselling with NLP, Life Coaching, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Ecotherapy. I am qualified to offer both brief therapy (short-term, usually between 8-12 sessions) and life coaching, as well as mid to longer term psychotherapy and counselling. I’ve been in full-time private practice since 2002 and have completed literally thousands of client sessions at my Manchester psychotherapy and counselling practice over the years.
I believe everyone is unique and therefore there can be no ‘one size fits all’ approach. I therefore integrate all my training, skills and experience to produce a treatment that is highly flexible and unique to you and your personal needs. I have received additional specialist training in working with addictions, anger management, panic and anxiety, trauma, insomnia and sleep disorders, treating IBS, managing pain, stress management techniques, and nature-based therapies (Ecotherapy), human development and sexuality, psychopathology, teaching mindfulness, and ethical practice.
I am an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist, and also a fully trained and accredited GHR supervisor and am currently able to offer supervision to complementary therapists. All treatment at the Manchester psychotherapy and counselling practice is carried out privately on a one-to-one basis, in a highly constructive, relaxed, supportive and non-judgemental environment. Treatment is usually comprised of 60 minute sessions, held at regular weekly intervals.
When you are ready to make the inner changes you need, to achieve the life you want, simply click the button on the left, or phone me on 0161 881 4333 or email me to make an appointment now at the Manchester psychotherapy and counselling practice.
Please book an Initial Consultation session first.
Where possible I prefer that people make their own enquiries, and book their own treatment as this shows that they are interested in and committed to their own therapy. Please do not book appointments or make enquiries on behalf of someone else unless you are their legal guardian, or you have discussed it with them first and you have their express consent to do so.
How can I be sure that you are the right therapist for me?
I understand that it is absolutely essential that you feel comfortable with your therapist. Which is why I offer an Initial Consultation Session with no obligation to continue.
This gives us the chance to meet face-to-face, take a detailed case history and discuss your problems, desired outcomes and the treatment process, in much more detail. Giving you the opportunity to ask any questions, before making up your mind about continuing with the treatment.You will get honest answers to any questions you might have and a realistic estimate of the number of sessions you may require. Also this initial session gives me the chance to determine if I can help you. If I don’t believe that I can help, I will not waste your time, and may refer you on to someone with more relevant experience. Likewise if you do not seem
If you would prefer to have a brief chat before booking the Initial Consultation session then please call me on 0161 881 4333.
I am currently registered to provide psychotherapy/counselling with the following private health insurance companies:
Allianz Worldwide Care: Contact your insurer.
Aviva: Self referral, or through your GP or a consultant.
Cigna: Contact your insurer.
PruHealth: Referral can only be made through a consultant psychiatrist.
WPA Health Insurance: Self referral, or through your GP or a consultant.
Healthcare RM: Self referral, or through your GP or a consultant.
Insurers all have slightly different rules of cover, and it is important to contact your insurer directly to check what your policy covers. You will need to get written proof of authorisation or authorisation code before proceeding.
Most insurers will usually only pay for short-term time-limited treatment for acute issues.
Individuals (self referring for private treatment)
General Practitioners (GP)
Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
Private Medical Insurance
Wellbeing in the Workplace Plans
How many psychotherapy / counselling sessions will I need?
As everyone is unique this can be a very difficult question to answer without speaking with you in much more depth first.
Psychotherapy and counselling will require a regular and on-going commitment of your time, with sessions usually taking place on a weekly basis. As personal change is often a gradual and accumulative process, it could take anywhere from just a few weeks, to a year or more, depending on the type and complexity of the issues you want to work on, your resources, and whether you want to focus on time-limited short-term therapy, or more open ended longer-term psychotherapy.
For time-limited short-term therapy dealing with a very specific issue, you will usually need to budget for around 8 to 12 sessions.
For more deep rooted, life-long, chronic, multiple or complex issues, longer term psychotherapy and counselling lasting from a few months to a year or more would usually be more suitable.
After our initial consultation I will have a much better sense of you, the issues you want to work on, your expected outcomes, and what you are prepared to commit to in terms of time, energy, and finances. I will then be in a much better position to give you an estimate of the possible duration of the treatment, what might be achievable within your budget, energy, and time constraints, and whether short or longer term therapy may be most appropriate.
Manchester Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice Location
I practice from a consulting room in my home, on a quiet residential street, in Chorlton in South Manchester, close to junction 6 & 7 of the M60, and the end of the M56. Within very easy travelling distance of Didsbury, Withington, Sale, Whalley Range, Firswood, Streford, Old Trafford, Urmston, Fallowfield, Stockport, Worsley, Gatley, Cheadle and Altrincham.
Manchester Counselling and Psychotherapy Corporate Work
My services can also be combined and tailored to your group or corporate needs, and range from EAP (Employee Assistance Programme – one to one psychotherapy, counselling or life coaching sessions) through to bespoke group training, workshops, and outdoor activities and retreats.
Clients come to the Manchester psychotherapy, counselling, NLP, life coaching and clinical hypnotherapy practice from all over the North West of England and Wales.