Pain Management

Pain Relief using Psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR, NLP and Hypnotherapy

The use of hypnosis in pain control can be very successful and can provide relief or control for acute and chronic pain.

Have you ever cut yourself without realising it until some time later? And it was only when you actually noticed the cut that it started to feel painful. Up until that moment, your mind had successfully ignored the pain signals from your body. This is actually something that we are all naturally able to do.

Before chloroform was discovered, a doctor named James Esdale, discovered that hypnosis could be used to produce anaesthesia. From 1845 using only hypnosis he successfully performed many operations, including amputations.


What is pain?

Manchester Pain Control | Pain Relief | Pain Management | Clinical Hypnotherapy | Autogenics | EMDR| Relaxation | NLP | Stress Management | Pain Hypnotherapy Manchester | Pain Hypnosis Manchester | Pain Hypnotherapy | Pain EMDR | Back Pain | Chronic PainPain is your bodies warning mechanism and it lets you know something is wrong and that your attention is needed. It alerts you very quickly to situations that could potentially be very harmful to you, such as touching something hot. It also reminds us when we have an existing injury, to take care and not do anything which may make the injury worse.It is therefore extremely important not to turn off or reduce the pain without first identifying and treating the underlying cause. Therefore it is essential that you have consulted with your doctor before making an appointment.

There are of course types of pain that will continue long after you’ve done everything you can to deal with the underlying causes. Chronic pain such as arthritis and back pain are common examples of this.



How can you control pain?

Pain control can work in three ways.

1. Relaxation

When people are in pain, their muscles tense which can exacerbate the pain.

2. Sensory Alteration

The signals sent by our body are actually interpreted and perceived as pain within in our mind. There are many techniques that we can use to change that interpretation, so that our resulting perception of the pain is also altered to the point where the pain can be turned off or reduced.

3. Distraction

Your mind simply focuses on something else, either external to you or sensations in some other part of your body, reducing the attention you’re paying to the pain. Its just like when you cut yourself without realising it and you don’t actually feel any pain until you become aware of the cut some time later. Up until that moment, your mind had successfully been distracted.


What can it be used for?

These techniques can be used as a safe, natural alternative to anaesthetic for surgery or for controlling more chronic pain such as arthritic joint pain.

Here are just a few examples:

Arthritic joint pain
Back pain
Degenerative illnesses and complaints
Medical & minor surgical procedures 


The Treatment

You will be taught various ways to control and perceive the pain, and you will be expected to practice these regularly between sessions. The treatment is highly tailored to each persons requirements, so the exact form of treatment and number of sessions will vary from person to person.

The treatment may combine several different forms of therapy such as Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Counselling, Relaxation, EMDR, Autogenic Training and HypnoHealing.

I’m sure you can imagine the amazing benefits of combining these powerful techniques, allowing you to quickly and easily change the way your mind interprets and responds to the pain, so that you can find yourself easily reducing the pain you currently have.

I am a professional fully qualified and experienced Advanced Hypnotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, and a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner. I combine all my skills and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to your needs. So that I can help you to change in the most effortless ways possible.

Each session lasts 1 hour (see the consultation fees page for prices and discounts.)

When you are ready to make the inner changes you need to control your pain, simply phone me on 0161 881 4333 or Click here to email to make an appointmentnow.

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Consultation Fees

You may pay by cash, cheque, Debit Card, credit card or online.


Cost when paying per session:

See the consultation fees page for prices and discounts.

Cost when paying in advance:
Special offer Save 20%, when you pay for all your sessions in advance.
When paying in advance any unused sessions are refunded if you decide to end the treatment.

Booking is easy

Before booking it is very important that you get your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or doctor.

I practice from a consulting room in my home in Chorlton-cum-Hardy inSouth Manchesterclose to junction 6 & 7 of the M60 and near the end of the M56.

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

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

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


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 Manchester Psychotherapy, NLP, EMDR and Counselling

Nigel Magowan


Nigel Magowan
UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, BACP Registered Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Ecotherapist, GHR Accredited Supervisor and Advanced Hypnotherapist




Member of the Society of NLP   Member of the Hypnotherapy Association

Wellcome Trust – Pain: Science, medicine, history, culture


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 ~ Worsley ~ Bury ~ Bolton ~ Little Lever ~ Northenden ~ Withington ~ Whalley Range ~ Carrington ~ Victoria Park ~ Old Trafford ~ Cheetham Hill ~ Tameside ~ Denton ~ Reddish ~ Wigan ~ 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 ~ Sale ~ Sale Moor ~ Timperley ~ Warburton ~ West Timperley.

Stockport: Adswood ~ Bramhall ~ Bredbury ~ Cheadle ~ Cheadle Hulme ~ 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.

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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