Client Testimonials

Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Manchester

Client Testimonials

According to strict ethical guidelines set by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I cannot 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 therapist’s 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 are likely to give a positive report.
  • The client’s best interests should always be the therapist’s focus. The client is not there to enhance the therapist’s credibility or ego.
  • Asking clients to write testimonials to enhance a therapist’s 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

Nigel Magowan BSc(Hons) UKCP Reg. MBACP AccMCCP DABCH
UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner,  Hypno-psychotherapist, Ecotherapist, and Accredited Supervisor

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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

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