Generalised Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Nigel is an experienced Manchester Psychotherapist who combines psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR, IFS, Somatic therapy, NLP, Life Coaching, Mindfulness and Hypno-psychotherapy to help clients with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and related anxiety issues.

Online Generalised Anxiety Disorder Treatment is available via Zoom.

To book an appointment with him, or to make an enquiry, call 07463 542368 or Click here to email

What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the Anxiety Disorders and is characterised by persistent and excessive worry or anxiety about events or activities which may or may not happen.  Someone experiencing panic and anxiety is feeling the effects of the ‘fight or flight’ response. The fight or flight response is our bodies natural response to a perceived threat. When it is activated, hormones are released into the body to enable us to either deal with or escape from the dangerous situation.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder Treatment Manchester | Man having anxiety attack | Anxiety Counsellor | Anxiety Psychotherapist | Anxiety NLP Manchester | EMDRThe effects of the fight or flight response include an increase in our heart rate to pump blood faster to the lungs, muscles and brain. We breath more rapidly to increase our oxygen levels, our muscles tense ready for action and many functions not necessary for fighting or escaping, such as digestion or reproduction, slow or stop.

Your mind reacts in a very similar way to the thoughts about a situation and the situation itself. Therefore by simply thinking, worrying or ‘what if’-ing about something that worries you, you are actually activating the fight or flight response in much the same way as if you were actually experiencing it in reality.

There are many reasons why people develop generalised anxiety disorder, so the cause is often complex and unclear.  A combination of life experiences, environmental factors,  following a major life stress or a build up of stress. Major life stress can include the death of a loved one, moving home, loss of employment, relationship problems, financial problems, a physical illness, birth of a child etc.

When you are ready to make the inner changes you need, simply phone me on 07463 542368 or Click here to email to make an appointment now.

Symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

People with generalised anxiety disorder can experience quite a number of different symptoms as a result of their anxiety. 

Symptoms of an anxiety disorder may include:

Breathing difficulties Excessive perspiration Tingling feeling
Tightening of the throat Light-headedness Hyperventilation
Frequent need to urinate Muscle Tension Diarrhoea
Chest pain Sweating hands Sleeping difficulties
Headaches Neck pain Unexplained rashes
Dissociative symptoms Depersonalisation Aching jaw
Extreme exhaustion Lack of concentration Feeling detached from body
Nausea and/or vomiting Digestive problems Loss of feelings and/or libido
Pounding heart Trembling Short term memory loss
Fear of embarrassment Ice cold feeling Hot prickly feeling
Choking sensation Intense heat Indigestion
Pins and needles Fear of losing control Fear of making a fool of self
Fear of going insane Fear of having a heart attack Fear of dying
Churning/burning stomach Muscle pain Sensitivity to light/sound

PLEASE NOTE: If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms then get them checked out by a doctor right away. Some of the above symptoms can have a physical rather than psychological cause, so it is important for you to check them with your doctor

When you are ready to make the inner changes you need, simply phone me on 07463 542368 or Click here to email to make an appointment now.

The Generalised Anxiety Disorder Treatment in Manchester

The generalised anxiety disorder treatment (GAD) available at the Manchester counselling and psychotherapy practice is highly individualised to your unique requirements. So the exact form of treatment and number of sessions will vary from person to person. However, for specific anxieties, you could be feeling better in as little as 6 to 12 sessions. For more deep-rooted, chronic or complex generalised anxiety, longer-term counselling & psychotherapy will be required.

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The overall aim of this process is to help you to experience a deep permanent change in how you think, feel and react. So that you no longer feel anxious, which then allows you to feel comfortable and at ease, and even enjoy situations which used to cause your generalised anxiety and fear.  The treatment is not just about giving you tips and coping strategies to manage your generalised anxiety disorder, it is about helping you to change so that you no longer feel as anxious. During the process, we will address whatever issues need to be dealt with to enable you to overcome your anxiety. The treatment process itself is sensitive, respectful, non-judgemental, and is carried out at a pace that you are comfortable with.

The approach is integrative, and treatment combines elements of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Self Relations Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT, EMDR, Gestalt Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, mindfulness and life coaching.

I’m sure you can imagine the amazing benefits of combining these powerful processes, allowing you to quickly and easily change the thoughts and behaviours you currently have so you can just find yourself changing in beneficial ways.

Examples of just a few of the commonly dealt with issues:

  • Changing limiting beliefs and building powerful empowering beliefs.
  • Changing your perceptions of others, and what you think they think of you.
  • Change what you feel about yourself and your abilities.
  • Building your self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence.
  • Disassembling of the negative feedback loops, and self-reinforcing and self-sustaining aspects of the anxiety.
  • Emotional state management.
  • Learning to relax/ground/centre yourself so you can stay more in the moment.
  • Positively changing your perceptions of past events and future worries.

I am an accredited and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, EMDR Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I believe there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment as we are all unique human beings. I, therefore, combine all my skills and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to meet your personal needs. 

Don’t see exactly what you are looking for? Then do please get in touch to discuss your requirements. My extensive training and years of experience have given me the flexibility and knowledge to help you deal with many psychological issues.

All treatment is carried out in a completely confidential, highly constructive, relaxed, supportive and non-judgemental environment.

Each session lasts 1 hour, and sessions are usually held weekly.

When you are committed to making the inner changes you need to control your anxiety, simply phone me on 07463 542368 or Click here to email to make an appointment now.


Consultation Fees

Session fees are paid at the time of booking.

You may pay by cash, cheque, Debit Card, credit card or online.

Cost when paying per session:

See the consultation fees page for session prices and discounts.

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NOTE: Before booking it is very important that you get your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or doctor, as many of the symptoms of anxiety may also be symptoms of more serious conditions.

I recommend booking an Initial Consultation/Assessment Session first. This gives us the chance to begin to explore your issues and your requirements further, give you honest answers to any questions you might have, give you a realistic estimate of the number of sessions you may require and begin the process of change.

I practice from a consulting room in Manchester City Centre near Piccadilly Gardens and the Northern Quarter.

When you are committed to making the inner changes you need, simply phone me on 07463 542368 or Click here to email to make an appointment now.

If you can’t travel to me then I am available for online therapy and coaching via Skype.

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I offer online scheduling for appointments in Manchester

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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 therapy, counselling or coaching sessions) through to bespoke group training, workshops, and outdoor activities and retreats.


Nigel Magowan, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR, IFS, DBT, NLP Master Practitioner, CBT, Life Coach

Nigel Magowan


UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

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UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Ecotherapist, Accredited Supervisor and Clinical Hypnotherapist offers help with Generalised Anxiety Disorder treatment in Manchester.


Therapy Services

Integrative Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Trauma-Informed Therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
AF-EMDR (Attachment-Focused EMDR)
Somatic Therapy
Clinical Supervision
DBT Skills
Life Coaching
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Ericksonian Hypno-psychotherapy
Online Therapy via Zoom / Skype
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Open Public Workshops
Corporate Workshops and Training
Closed Group Ecotherapy Workshops
Ecotherapy / Nature-based Therapy
Outdoor Nature-therapy Retreats

Contact Details

Nigel Magowan
UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist
Registered Member of the BACP
EMDR Therapist
UKCP Approved Clinical Supervisor
Accredited Therapist Member of Anxiety UK

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Nigel Magowan t/as
Inner Changes Psychotherapy
Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
M1 2AP
Phone: 07463 542368 (Manchester City Centre)

Opening hours:
11am – 7:30pm, Monday – Friday

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