Psychotherapy & Counselling in Manchester

About Manchester Psychotherapist and Counsellor Nigel Magowan

Nigel Magowan

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Registered Member of the BACP, NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach, Ecotherapist & Clinical Hypnotherapist

Manchester Psychotherapist / Counsellor

UKCP Logo | UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in Manchester | Psychotherapy ManchesterNigel Magowan is a mental health professional who has trained to a high standard. He is a well regarded and experienced Manchester Psychotherapist /Counsellor, who integrates psychotherapy with clinical hypnotherapy, NLP, and Life Coaching. He is a UKCP Registered psychotherapist, and a Registered Member of the BACP. He is qualified to offer mid to long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as brief therapies such as short-term psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy, life coaching, NLP and ecotherapy.


BACP Registered Counsellor - BACP Registered Member Manchester 099216 logoHe uses a flexible integrative approach to his work.  His psychotherapy training was with the UKCP accredited Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in London. He has also received additional specialist training in working with addictions, anxiety and panic attacks, anger management, shame, treating IBS, treating insomnia, managing pain, stress management techniques, teaching mindfulness, and ecotherapy. Nigel is also a fully trained and GHR accredited supervisor and is able to offer supervision to complementary therapists such as hypnotherapists, NLP practitioners and life coaches.

Since 2002 he has run his own busy full-time private practice in Chorlton, South Manchester. In the past he also had his own private therapy practice on Harley Street.  As well as his private practice he also volunteers his time as a psychotherapist and counsellor for charities in the Greater Manchester and Stockport area.

He has done literally thousands of client sessions over the years.  He helps people with a whole variety of cognitive, behavioural and emotional issues.  Frequently working with anxiety, panic attacks, stress management, addictions, anger, bereavement, IBS, confidence and self esteem, guilt, insomnia, public speaking and performance anxiety, depression and low mood, OCD, fears, phobias, trauma, abuse, smoking cessation, eating disorders, pain management, relationships, career/work related issues, shame,and study techniques.

Ecotherapy / Wilderness Therapy

In his nature-based therapy and coaching, he combines his psychotherapy skills and experience with Ecotherapy, Life Coaching, hypnotherapy and NLP. As well as drawing and integrating ideas, approaches and techniques from a wide variety of sources such as Nature-Awareness, Mindfulness, Meditation, Aikido, Bushcraft, Tracking, and Shamanism.

He runs outdoor nature-based therapy workshops and retreats for individuals, organisations and corporate groups.  He is also available for one-to-one ecotherapy sessions.


He has presented his research into the effectiveness of Ecotherapy (an outdoor nature-based therapy), as a treatment for sufferers of anxiety disorders, at the annual UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) research conference, held at Regent College in London in June 2013.

Professional Membership

manchester psychotherapist | psychotherapy manchester | Counsellor | nlp Manchester | UKCP Registered PsychotherapistIt is important that any counsellor or psychotherapist you choose is safe, reputable and has undergone extensive and thorough training and personal development as a therapist, and that they have regular on-going supervision of their work.  Psychotherapy training should take a minimum of 4 years to complete, and include supervised practice, as well as personal development.  Therapists who are members of reputable professional bodies such as the UKCP or BACP have had to meet these very strict training and entry requirements.

Nigel is a full UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP Reg.); an accredited member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy(AccMCCP);  a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP); a Senior Qualified member of the General Hypnotherapy Register(SQHP, GHR); a professional member of the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP); an Accredited Therapist Member of Anxiety UK; the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners; the UK Register of IBS Therapists

As a accredited member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy (CCP), he abides by their code of ethics as defined by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

He holds a recent Enhanced DBS certificate (formerly called a CRB certificate) and has full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Qualifications, Training and CPD

Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London

Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Comparative Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Intermediate Certificate in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Accredited Supervisor Certificate
Accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists(NCP) and the General Hypnotherapy Register(GHR)
Mindworks Therapy Training, Nottingham

Clinical Practice: Psychopathology in Pychotherapeutic Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Human Development and Sexuality
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Wider Mind: Ericksonian Psychotherapy in Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Certificate in Working Successfully with Addictions
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Certificate in Ethical Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Paul McKenna Training, London
Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna, Michael Breen

NLP Coaching Diploma
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham

Diploma in the Art and Science of NLP Coaching
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham

Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing
Atkinson-Ball College of Hypnotherapy and Hypnohealing, Liverpool

Certified Practitioner of NLP
The Washington School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis, Manchester
Shaun Brookhouse

Certificate in Stress Management Techniques
The Mindtech Association

Masterclass on Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders’
Beacon Training Enterprise

Working with Shame
Manchester Gestalt Centre, Manchester

Teaching Clients Mindfulness Skills
Stanton Psychological Services

Attachment Theory into the future: A Workshop with Sir Richard Bowlby

Treating Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
London College of Clinical Hypnosis

Certificate in Natural Awareness Therapy (Ecotherapy)
Pathfinder UK ~ School of Natural Awareness & Tracking, Devon

The Angry Gestalt
Manchester Gestalt Centre, Manchester

TA101 (Transactional Analysis)
Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, Manchester

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Professional Body Membership

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP Reg.)
Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP)
Accredited Member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy (AccMCCP)
Accredited Master Practitioner Member of ANLP International (AMPM)
Member of Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors (CAPO)
Senior Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
Member of the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners
Approved Therapist Member of Anxiety UK
Member of the UK Register of IBS Therapists


On-Going Supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Current and on-going training and supervision, keeping my skills fresh and at the cutting edge.

Monthly clinical peer supervision sessions (2 hours per month)
with a UKCP registered psychotherapist

Monthly clinical supervision sessions (1.5 hours per month)
with a BACP registered counsellor and supervisor

Bi-monthly group supervision sessions (1 hour)

Manchester Psychotherapist

Nigel Magowan is a UKCP registered Manchester psychotherapist who is based in Chorlton, South Manchester within short travelling distance of Didsbury, Altrincham, Stockport, Heaton Moor, Walkden, Worsley,Trafford,Eccles, Salford, North West, Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

For a Manchester Psychotherapist or Counsellor call 0161 881 4333.

Therapy Services

Integrative Psychotherapy
Life Coaching
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Clinical Supervision
Online Therapy via Skype
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Open Public Workshops
Corporate Workshops and Training
Closed Group Ecotherapy Workshops
Ecotherapy / Nature-based Therapy
Outdoor Nature-therapy Retreats

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Contact Details

Nigel Magowan
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Member of the BACP
Accredited Therapist Member of Anxiety UK

Inner Changes Psychotherapy and Counselling
22 Newport Road
Manchester M21 9NN


Phone: 0161 881 4333 (Manchester)

Opening hours:
11am - 8:30pm, Monday - Friday

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