Nigel Magowan - BACP and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Nigel Magowan - BACP and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor

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22 Newport Road
Greater Manchester
M21 9NN

0161 881 4333

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22 Newport Road
Greater Manchester
M21 9NN

0161 881 4333

About me

I am an experienced and qualified therapist and have been in full-time private practice in South Manchester since 2002.  I am registered with both the BACP and UKCP, and am trained to offer Integrative Psychotherapy / Counselling, CBT, Life Coaching, NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, EMDR ,and Ecotherapy (Outdoor Nature-based therapy).  All treatment is carried out in a respectful, constructive, supportive and non-judgemental environment.

I use a flexible integrative approach, and offer both longer term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as shorter term therapies such as brief psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP and life coaching.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic disorder, depression, stress management, addictions, family issues, separation, divorce, bereavement, abuse, anger management, trauma, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, public speaking, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, insomnia and sleep disorders, relationships issues, eating disorders, bulimia, anorexia, fears and phobias, shame, IBS, pain control, and personal development.

You may have a specific issue you want to work on, or you may have chronic or life-long issues and are unsure of what exactly you need. So do please get in touch to discuss your requirements.  My training and experience has given me the flexibility and knowledge to help you work through many different psychological issues.

Online Therapy

I am also available for online psychotherapy / counselling sessions via Skype. This is useful if you are too far away to travel to work with me face-to-face, or if you have issues that make travelling difficult.

Ecotherapy / Outdoor Psychotherapy & Counselling

As well as indoor therapy, I also offers outdoor nature-based therapy and coaching in the form of one-to-one sessions, small groups, workshops and retreats, for individuals, organisations and corporate groups.
(My nature-based personal development incorporates ideas from a wide variety of subjects including Ecotherapy, Wilderness Therapy, Psychotherapy, NLP, Coaching, Counselling, Mindfulness, Meditation, Aikido, Bushcraft, Nature Awareness). For further information visit:

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in full-time practice since 2002.

UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist (UKCP Reg.)
Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP)

Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy,
Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy,
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy),
Intermediate Certificate in Contemporary Psychotherapy,
Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming,
Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming,
Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing,
Clinical Practice: Psychopathology in Pychotherapeutic Practice,
Human Development and Sexuality,
Wider Mind: Ericksonian Psychotherapy in Practice,
Certificate in Working Successfully with Addictions,
NLP Coaching Diploma,
Diploma in the Art and Science of NLP Coaching,
Certified Practitioner of NLP,
Certificate in Natural Awareness (Ecotherapy)
Certificate in Ethical Practice,
Certificate in Stress Management Techniques,
Diploma in Hypnotherapy,
The Angry Gestalt,
Masterclass on Panic Attacks and Anxiety
TA101 Certificate (Transactional Analysis)
Certificate in Treating Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills
Working with Shame
Safeguarding Training
Trauma and the Body
Accredited Supervisor Certificate

- I am an Approved Anxiety UK Therapist for Anxiety UK
- I also volunteer for a counselling service based in Stockport

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety Disorders
Social Anxiety
Social Phobia
Health Anxiety
Trauma / PTSD
Abandonment Issues
Somatic Issues
Sleep Disorders
Interview Anxiety
Exam Anxiety
Memory & Study Habits
Ecotherapy / Wilderness Therapy

Photos & videos

  • Inner Changes Consulting Room
  • Inner Changes Logo
  • Ecotherapy Workshop - Find a tree exercise
  • Reflection Time - Ecotherapy Workshop Wales
  • Base camp and camp fire - Ecotherapy workshop - North Wales
  • Nigel Magowan enjoying a morning coffee by the camp fire at his Ecotherapy Workshop in Wales
  • Starting an Ecotherapy exercise in North Wales



- Free Initial Consultation by Phone
I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation by telephone before meeting face-to-face for either long-term or short-term therapy sessions.

-Mid/Long-term Psychotherapy and Counselling
£50 per one hour session.

-Short-term/Brief Therapy/Life Coaching - Typically 6-12 sessions (Includes short-term Psychotherapy and Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP, EMDR, and Life Coaching)
£70 per one hour session.


-Smoking Cessation
£180 (1 x 90 minute session + 1 x 60 minute session, hypnotherapy CD and handouts)

-Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
£300 (5 x 60 minute sessions + 5 hypnotherapy CDs)

-Weight Management Programme
£470 (8 x 60 minute sessions + hypnotherapy CDs)

Private Medical Insurance

I am currently registered to provide psychotherapy/counselling with the following health insurance companies:

Insurers all have slightly different rules of cover, and it is important to contact your insurer directly to check what your policy covers. You will need to get written proof of authorisation before proceeding.


I offer a limited number of reduced rate places for those on low-income. Concessionary fees are on a sliding scale based on your income.

Further information

As a UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist and Registered Member of the BACP, I adhere to the strict ethical guidelines of my professional associations, which ensures the safety and well-being of my clients, as well as maintaining the on-going standard of my psychotherapy practice, supervision, and continuing professional development.

I am fully qualified, supervised, and registered to practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor.  I hold a recent enhanced DBS certificate (formerly called a CRB certificate), and have full professional indemnity insurance.

Also available UK wide for online therapy via Skype.

UKCP Registration No. 07158977
BACP Registration No. 099216

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M21 9NN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mon - Fri, 11am - 8:30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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