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CBT for Depression in Manchester
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
NHS Independent Provider
(Number 8GM17)


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Professional Manchester Psychotherapist, Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner

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Nigel is an experienced Manchester Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner who has many years of experience of successfully working with depression and anxiety related issues.

With clinics in Manchester and Harley Street, London.
This therapy is also available
worldwide online via Skype

To book an appointment with him, or to make an enquiry, call 0161 881 4333 or


What is Depression?

Depression is a disorder that involves the body, mood and thoughts, and can affect the way you feel about yourself, the way you eat and sleep, and the way you think about things. It is quite normal for most people to feel a little down or pessimistic from time to time. However depression is more than just a passing mood, so consider how frequently it happens, how severe is it when it happens, and how long it last each time. It is important to realise that depression is not a sign of weakness and that it is not easy for the depressed person to just 'pull themselves together' and get better by themselves. Without any form of treatment the symptoms can often go on for months or years.


Symptoms of Depression

Depression may affect both the mind and body, so symptoms fall into three main categories, physical, behavioural and emotional.

It is very important for you to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so that a full medical assessment can be made. Do not self diagnose.

This list below is not complete, and most people with depression will not experience all of these symptoms. The symptoms, or intensity of the symptoms may also vary over time.

Some Common Symptoms of Depression may include:

Persistant Sadness Anxiousness 'Empty' mood
Sense of hopelessnesss Pessimism Feelings of Guilt
Sense of worthlessness Sense of helplessness Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
Decreased energy Feeling fatigued Poor concentration
Poor memory Difficulty making decisions Insomnia
Change in appetite Weight loss or gain Thoughts of death, suicide
Restlessness Irritability Inexplicable Aches and pains
Inappropriate behaviour Digestive disorders Headaches
Racing thought Poor judgement Defeated

PLEASE NOTE: If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms then get them checked out by a doctor right away, it is important for you to discuss your symptoms with your doctor.

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The Treatment

The treatment is available at the Manchester practice and is highly tailored to each persons requirements, so the exact form of treatment and number of sessions will vary from person to person. However significant improvements can often be made in as little as 6 to 12 sessions, for more deep rooted or very complex problems, more will be required.

The treatment uses an integrative approach and combines elements of Solution-Focused Integrative Psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP),Self-Relations Psychotherapy, CBT, Counselling, Hypno-Psychotherapy and Coaching, which are each individually recognised as successful ways of changing peoples thoughts, behaviours and perceptions and I'm sure you can imagine the amazing benefits of combining these powerful approaches, allowing you to easily change the thoughts and behaviours you currently have so you just find yourself changing in beneficial ways.  

I am a professional fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist, Advanced Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner. I was trained by some of the best trainers and combine all my skills and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to your exact needs.

Each session lasts up to 1 hour (see the consultation fees page for session prices and discounts.) Extended sessions are also available.

When you are committed to make the inner changes you need to manage your depression, simply phone me on 0161 881 4333 or to make an appointment now.

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When considering the rest of your life, what value do you place on your well-being?


Booking is easy

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 depression 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.

When you are ready to make the inner changes you need, simply phone me on 0161 881 4333 or to make an appointment now.

Please consider joining the email mailing list to be kept up to date with upcoming events.

I offer online scheduling for CBT in Manchester

I practice from a consulting room in my home in Chorlton in South Manchester, close to junction 7 & 8 of the M60 and the end of the M56.

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

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Consultation Fees

Session fees are paid at the time of booking.
You may pay by cash, Debit Card, credit card or online. I no longer accept cheques.

Payments accepted at the Manchester  Psychotherapy Practice

Cost when paying per session:

See the consultation fees page for session prices and discounts.

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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, Integrative Psychotherapy, Counselling and CBT in Manchester

Nigel Magowan
Solution-Focused Integrative Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Ecotherapist, Accredited Supervisor and
Advanced Hypnotherapist

About Nigel Magowan

Nigel Magowan is a professional and experienced Solution-Focused Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Life Coach, a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, an Advanced Hypnotherapist and Ecotherapist. Nigel has trained with some of the best trainers. He combines all his training, skills and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to your exact needs. He uses an integrative solution focused approach to his work which can bring about results in a much shorter time. He has also received additional specialist training in working with addictions, anger management, treating IBS, insomnia and sleep disorders, controlling pain, stress management techniques, and ecotherapy. Nigel is also a fully trained and GHR accredited supervisor and offers supervision to complementary therapists.

Nigel holds a recent enhanced CRB certificate.

Since 2002 he has had his own busy full-time Psychotherapy, Counselling, Life Coaching, NLP and Hypnotherapy practice in Chorlton, South Manchester, and Harley Street, London. Within easy traveling distance of Altrincham, Ashton, Bolton, Buxton, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Gatley, Glossop, Hyde, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Manchester City Centre, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Sale, Stockport, Stretford, Wilmslow, Withington and other towns in Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and the Greater Manchester and the North West area.

He specialises in helping people with anxiety, panic attacks, stress management, addictions, IBS, anger, depression, pain control, confidence and self esteem, insomnia and sleep disorders, public speaking and performance anxiety, fears, phobias, eating disorders, study, and sport performance enhancement.

He is a a UKCP Candidate in Training; a full member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy; a senior member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, a full member of the Hypnotherapy Association; an Approved Anxiety UK Therapist; a Professional Member of the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP); the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners; the UK Register of IBS Therapists

He practices according to the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy, General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, ANLP and Hypnotherapy Associations code of ethics, and has full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Qualifications and Training

Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London

Comparative Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Intermediate Certificate in Contemporary Psychotherapy
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

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

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

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

NLP Coaching Diploma
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham

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

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

Certificate in Ethical Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Certificate in Stress Management Techniques

Certificate in Hypnoesitherapy

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

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

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

The Angry Gestalt
Manchester Gestalt Centre, Manchester

TA101 (Transactional Analysis)
Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, Manchester


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

Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Monthly clinical supervision sessions (2 hours per month)
with a UKCP registered NLP psychotherapist and supervisor

Professional Bodies

Full Member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy (MCCP)
Accredited Master Practitioner Member of ANLP International
UKCP Candidate in Training
Member of Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors (CAPO)

Senior Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
Full Member of the Hypnotherapy Association
Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Member of the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy
Member of the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners
Accredited Therapist Member of Anxiety UK
Member of the UK Register of IBS Therapists



Please take some time to browse the other pages on this website:

Some of the conditions that respond well to psychotherapy, counselling and NLP which can be treated at the Manchester office

Questions and Answers about psychotherapy, counselling, NLP and stress management

Services available at the Manchester Counselling office

Psychotherapy in Manchester for Anxiety Disorders

Using Counselling in Manchester for Stress Management

Using Counselling and NLP to quickly overcome Fears and Phobias

Manchester Life Coaching

Prices for psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT and NLP treatments at the Manchester practice

Location of the psychotherapy, CBT, NLP and stress management practice in Manchester

Links to sites related to psychotherapy, counselling, NLP and Manchester


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Member of the Society of NLP   Member of the Hypnotherapy Association

Clients come to me from all over the North West of England, see below for a list of areas covered:

Greater Manchester: Chorlton ~ Didsbury ~ Fallowfield ~ Flixton ~ Eccles ~ Irlam ~ Salford ~ Swinton ~ Pendlebury ~ Worsley ~ Walkden ~ Cadishead ~ Bury ~ Bolton ~ Farnworth ~ Little Lever ~ Kearsley ~ Wardley ~ Monton ~ Orrel ~ Barton ~ Boothstown ~ Dumplington ~ Baguley ~ Benchill ~ Burnage ~ Blackley ~ Beswick ~ Clayton ~ Crumpsall ~ Levenshulme ~ Longsight ~ Northenden ~ Rusholme ~ Sharston ~ Withington ~ Woodhouse Park ~ Wythenshawe ~ Westhoughton ~ Blackrod ~ Kearsley ~ Horwich ~ Prestwich ~ Ramsbottom ~ Radcliffe ~ Tottington ~ Whitefield ~ Whalley Range ~ Carrington ~ Victoria Park ~ Old Trafford ~ Cheetham Hill ~ Tamesdie ~ Ashton under Lyme ~ Denton ~ Reddish ~ Stalybridge ~ Hyde ~ Oldham ~ Royton ~ Saddleworth ~ Rochdale ~ Heywood ~ Littleborough ~ Castleton ~ Milnrow ~ Middleton ~ Wardle ~ Wigan ~ Ashton-in-Makerfield ~ Golborne ~ Billinge ~ Winstanley ~ Leigh ~ Standish.

North Trafford: Davyhulme ~ Firswood ~ Flixton ~ Gorse Hill ~ Lostock ~ Old Trafford ~ Stretford ~ Trafford Park ~ Urmston.

South Trafford: Altrincham ~ Ashton-on-Mersey ~ Bowdon ~ Broadheath ~ Brooklands ~ Carrington ~ Dunham Massey ~ Hale ~ Hale Barns ~ Oldfield Brow ~ Partington ~ Sale ~ Sale Moor ~ Timperley ~ Warburton ~ West Timperley.

Stockport: Adswood ~ Bramhall ~ Bredbury ~ Brinnington ~ Cheadle ~ Cheadle Hulme ~ Compstall ~ Davenport ~ Edgeley ~ Gatley ~ Heaton Moor ~ Heaton Norris ~ Heaton Chapel ~ Heaton Mersey ~ Hazel Grove ~ Heald Green ~ Heavily ~ High Lane ~ Marple ~ Offerton ~ Poynton ~ Reddish ~ Romiley.

Cheshire: Alderley Edge ~ Adlington ~ Ashley ~ Bucklow Hill ~ Handforth Dean ~ High Legh ~ Knutsford ~ Mere ~ Mobberley ~ Ollerton ~ Plumley ~ Tatton ~ Pickmere ~ Wilmslow ~ Warburton ~ Woodford ~ Lymm ~ Dunham ~ Massey ~ Chester ~ Crewe ~ Northwich ~ Daresbury ~ Warington ~ Winsford ~ Widnes ~ Wirral ~ Nantwich ~ Sandbach ~ Middlewich ~ Congleton ~ Alsager ~ Macclesfield ~ Prestbury ~ Goostrey ~ Pickmere ~ Mottram St.Andrew ~ Mobberley ~ Chelford ~ Tytherington ~ Bollington ~ Alsager ~ Tarporley ~ Davenham ~ Great Appleton Thorn ~ Budworth ~ Little Budworth ~ Frodsham ~ Holmes Chape ~ High Legh ~ Disley ~ Grappenhall ~ Appleton ~ Croft ~ Thelwall ~ Penketh ~ Glazebury ~ Winwick ~ Culcheth ~ Saint Helens ~ Over Peover ~ Lower Peover ~ Church Lawton ~ Cranage ~ Stockton Heath.

Cumbria ~ Lancashire ~ Merseyside ~ Derbyshire ~ Staffordshire ~ Peak District ~ North Wales ~ North West.

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Nigel Magowan,  Manchester based psychotherapist, counsellor, CBT, NLP practitioner and life coach | Depression
Nigel Magowan
Integrative Psychotherapist,
NLP Master Practitioner, Coach and Advanced Hypnotherapist

I offer online scheduling for Depression in Manchester


"Depression up 'by half a million' – The number of people living with depression in England has increased by nearly half a million in three years, according to an analysis of NHS data.
Depression up 'by half a million'
BBC News Health Section, Published: 17 October 2012


"One in 10 workers has taken time off for depressionOne in 10 workers has taken time off because of depression, a poll of 7,000 people in seven European countries has found.
One in 10 workers has taken time off for depression
BBC News Health Section, Published: 1 October 2012


"Country walks can help reduce depression and raise self-esteem according to research published today, leading to calls for "ecotherapy" to become a recognised treatment for people with mental health problems. Ecotherapy: the green agenda for mental health is the first study looking at how "green" exercise specifically affects those suffering from depression.
According to Mind, England and Wales's leading mental health charity, it produced "startling" results proving the need for ecotherapy to be considered a proper treatment option."
Country walks 'can help reduce depression'
The Independant, Nicola Boden, Published: Monday, 14 May 2007


"Just five minutes of exercise in a "green space" such as a park can boost mental health, researchers claim. There is growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts well-being. In the latest analysis, UK researchers looked at evidence from 1,250 people in 10 studies and found fast improvements in mood and self-esteem."
'Green' exercise quickly 'boosts mental health'
BBC News Website, Published: Saturday, 1 May 2010 00:01 UK


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