About me

Coronavirus Update: I am continuing to work with clients as normal via online video sessions using Zoom or Skype.

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, DBT Skills, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Life Coaching, NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, 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, bereavement, depression, Personality Disorders, stress, addictions, family issues, separation, divorce, abuse, anger management, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, insomnia and sleep disorders, relationships issues, eating disorders, fears and phobias, shame, IBS, pain management, and personal development.

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.

Online Therapy

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

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). For further information visit: http://www.ecotherapy.eu/

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,
Personality Disorders Certification Training: Advanced Diagnosis,
Treatment & Management,
Treating Personality Disorders: Advances from Brain Science and
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised 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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

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£60.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • 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
£60 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:

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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Mon - Fri, 11am - 8:00pm

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 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 Zoom or Skype.

UKCP Registration No. 07158977
BACP Registration No. 099216

Inner Changes Psychotherapy
Spaces, Peter House
Oxford Street
M1 5AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Street level access, disabled lift, disabled toilets

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Nigel Magowan

Nigel Magowan