Psychotherapy and Counselling Services in Manchester

Services Available

Long-term and Brief Psychotherapy ~ Counselling ~ EMDR ~ CBT ~ DBT Skills ~ NLP ~ Life Coaching ~ Stress Management ~ Ecotherapy ~ Clinical Supervision

For many people, the most successful solution will often involve a combination of therapeutic approaches.  As an integrative psychotherapist I flexibly adjust my approach to suit your current stage in the therapy process and the particular part of the problem we are working on at the time.

Brief Therapies (Short-term psychotherapy and counselling, EMDR, CBT, NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy)

(The entire treatment typically lasts anywhere between 6 to 16 weekly sessions)

Brief therapy is highly focused on finding specific solutions to very specific problems and tends to be much more outcome-focused.  For very specific issues, brief therapy can be much better value financially due to its highly focused approach and shorter overall treatment duration.  However, if you have life-long or long-term chronic problems or multiple complex issues then longer-term psychotherapy and counselling may be a better choice (see below).  The higher fee for the brief therapies reflects the relatively short duration of the entire treatment process, especially when compared to the length of time (sometimes many months to years) usually needed for some longer-term psychotherapy and counselling.

Mid to long-term Psychotherapy and Counselling Sessions

(Typically requires a commitment to anything from six months to several years of regular weekly sessions)

Particularly suitable for life-long or long-term chronic problems, or multiple complex issues.  Results in much broader and deeper insights and personal change and growth, but does require a much longer-term commitment to the therapy process.  The range of benefits that people gain from longer-term psychotherapy and counselling often go way beyond the initial problem that first brought them to therapy.

Contemporary Psychotherapy and Counselling

Psychotherapy is the treatment of emotional and behavioural problems by psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.  Due to its adaptable nature Contemporary Psychotherapy is suitable for use both as a brief therapy and also as longer term psychotherapy.

Contemporary Psychotherapy is an Integrative Outcome Oriented approach that organically facilitates recovery, growth and healing. It is an approach to psychotherapy that integrates concepts from some of the most successful aspects of many forms of psychotherapy and counselling to produce an approach which can be both highly effective and brief.

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CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a widely used talking therapy originally designed to treat depression. It focuses on changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions and behaviours by developing personal coping strategies that target current problems. It is now used for a wide variety of mental health conditions.

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a well researched psychological therapy originally used to treat PTSD. It has also been found to be effective in the treatment of other conditions that involve psychological trauma, such as anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, developmental trauma, somatic disorders, and pain management.

It is not considered to be a talking therapy as it processes past distressing memories, current triggers and future concerns using sets of eye movements (or alternating bilateral stimulation such as taps or auditory tones).

NLP, Life Coaching and Executive Coaching

NLP Coaching will enable you to:

– Achieve your goals!
– Improve relationships and communication!
– Control you own internal mental states!
– Create powerful new internal states!
– Align your internal resources for maximum enjoyment!
– Communicate quickly and effectively!
– Make your life more fun than you could have ever imagined!

In short, you will find it easier to achieve your personal and professional goals, because you’ll gain greater access to your internal resources as well as have more fun while doing it.

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When you are ready to make the inner changes you need, to achieve the life you want, just phone me on 0161 881 4333 or CLICK HERE to contact me to make an appointment now.

Stress Management

Stress Management techniques to both individuals and small groups. My services can be tailored to your companies specific needs, from group training in Stress Management Techniques through to working on a one to one basis with an individual employees issues.

Services offered:

– Stress Management Techniques Workshop.

– Stress Management Using Self Hypnosis Workshop.

– One to one stress management sessions.

Nature-Based Therapies

I am very interested in taking therapy out of the consulting room and using our natural environment as a way to powerfully stimulate our awareness and promote change. Research has shown that this can be a remarkably effective method of personal change. It uses all the benefits of counselling, psychotherapy and coaching combined with outdoor activities. Suitable for anyone, but particularly effective for those who love nature and the great outdoors. May also be successfully combined with my standard sessions held in my consulting room.

I offer a number of nature-based therapies, ranging from walking therapy through to weekend workshops held in beautiful woodland in North Wales.

Interested? Please get in touch by simply phoning me on 0161 881 4333 or Click here to email to make an enquiry.


Public and Corporate workshops are available.

Look out for upcoming workshops on topics such as stress, weight loss, self-development, interview skills, communication skills, NLP, self-hypnosis, nature-based therapy etc.

Enquire about bespoke corporate workshops.

Clinical Supervision

I am an Accredited Clinical Supervisor and am able to offer supervision to psychotherapist and counsellors.

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

New address:

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

Payment accepted by debit/credit card, direct bank transfer, PayPal, cash or medical health insurance.

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