Nigel Magowan

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BACP & UKCP Registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor
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Manchester, M1 2AP
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About me

I am an experienced and qualified therapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002.  I am registered with both the BACP and UKCP, and am trained to offer Integrative Psychotherapy / Counselling, CBT, EMDR, Somatic therapy, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), DBR, Life Coaching, NLP, Hypno-psychotherapy, and Ecotherapy (Outdoor Nature-based therapy). I am also a qualified clinical supervisor. All our work together 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, CBT, EMDR, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP and life coaching.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic disorder, trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, childhood trauma, grief, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, stress, addictions, family issues, separation, divorce, abuse, anger management, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, relationships issues, eating disorders, fears and phobias, shame, IBS, pain management, and personal development.

I have very strong experience of working with trauma, particularly complex trauma / Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), childhood trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, attachment trauma and related issues.

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

Ecotherapy / Outdoor Psychotherapy & Counselling

As well as indoor therapy, I also offer 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). 

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,
Dr Laurel Parnell’s Master Class in Attachment­-Focused EMDR
Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy,
Personality Disorders Certification Training: Advanced Diagnosis,
Treatment & Management
Treating Personality Disorders: Advances from Brain Science and
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Borderline Personality Disorder and Traumatic Attachment: Trauma-Informed BPD Treatment Techniques for Dysregulated Emotional and Autonomic States
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden, Ph.D.: Body Oriented Therapy Techniques for Trauma and Attachment
Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals
DBT Skills with Marsha Linehan
Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, Step by Step Master the body orientated approach to trauma and stress disorders
Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma
Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Intensive Trauma Treatment Course with Bessel van der Kolk
Working with Complex Trauma on the Second Stage of Trauma Recovery
EMDR Certificate - Completion of 7-day EMDR Europe Accredited Training,
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy),
Certificate in Supervision,
Working with Complex Trauma on the First Stage of Trauma Recovery,
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 Psychotherapeutic Practice,
Human Development and Sexuality,
Wider Mind: Ericksonian Hypno-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
GHR Accredited Supervisor Certificate

- I am an Approved Anxiety UK Therapist for Anxiety UK

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety Disorders
Trauma / PTSD /Complex Trauma / Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Social Anxiety
Social Phobia
Health Anxiety
Attachment Issues
Abandonment Issues
Somatic Issues
Sleep Disorders
Interview Anxiety
Exam Anxiety
Memory & Study Habits
Ecotherapy / Wilderness Therapy

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£70.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • WPA

Additional information

Where possible I prefer that people make their own enquiries, and book their own treatment as this shows that they are interested in and committed to their own therapy.


-Mid/Long-term Psychotherapy and Counselling
£70 per one hour session.

-Short-term/Brief Therapy/Life Coaching - Typically 6-18 sessions (Includes short-term Psychotherapy and Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP, EMDR, and Life Coaching)
£80 per one hour session.

-Clinical Supervision
£50 per one hour session
£75 per one and a half hour session

Private Medical Insurance

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

  • Aviva: Through your GP or a consultant.
  • PruHealth: Referral can only be made through a consultant psychiatrist.
  • WPA Health Insurance: Referrals must come through your GP.
  • AXA Health: Through your GP or a consultant.

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon - Fri, 11am - 7:00pm

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 ongoing 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 an enhanced DBS certificate (formerly called a CRB certificate) and have full professional indemnity insurance.

Also available UK-wide for online therapy via Zoom.

UKCP Registration No. 07158977
BACP Registration No. 099216

Inner Changes Psychotherapy, Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor and offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Nigel Magowan
Nigel Magowan