Client Testimonials

Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Manchester

Client Testimonials

According to strict ethical guidelines set by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I am not allowed to include client testimonials in any of my advertising, including my websites.

Why I don’t have client testimonials

A few of the many reasons why testimonials are considered unethical, misleading and unhelpful:

  • Testimonials are very difficult to verify, and can easily be altered or faked.
  • Testimonials can give an unrealistic view of a therapists abilities as they are not necessarily randomly selected. Those testimonials that give a glowing report may be selected for display whilst negative ones are quietly discarded.
  • Testimonials may not be requested from every client, but only from those who will give a positive report.
  • The clients best interests should always be the therapists focus. The client is not there to enhance the therapists credibility or ego.
  • Asking clients to write testimonials to enhance a therapists credibility could put them in an awkward position. The client may feel pressured to write something positive.
  • Confidentiality is crucial for psychotherapy and counselling to be effective. Testimonials may potentially jeopardise that.



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Nigel Magowan

UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Ecotherapist, and GHR Accredited Supervisor

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Integrative Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Trauma-Informed Therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
Somatic Therapy
Clinical Supervision
DBT Skills
Life Coaching
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Ericksonian Hypno-psychotherapy
Online Therapy via Skype / Hangouts
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
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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
Peter House
Oxford Street
M1 5AN
Phone: 07463 542368 or 0161 881 4333 (Manchester)

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

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