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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Therapy Services

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

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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

Inner Changes Psychotherapy and Counselling
22 Newport Road
Manchester M21 9NN


Phone: 0161 881 4333 (Manchester)

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

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