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Manchester based professional psychotherapist and wilderness therapist

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is the treatment of emotional and behavioural problems by psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth. A psychotherapist helps people understand their problems from a new perspective by offering an objective point of view and new ways of thinking about and responding to problems. Going through the therapy process changes people's feelings about themselves and their situations, and they become happier, more self-confident, and more effective in dealing with life's stresses.

Psychotherapy occurs within a structured setting between a trained psychotherapist and client(s). Psychotherapy may take place in individual, group, or family sessions.

Because sensitive topics are often discussed during psychotherapy, therapists are expected, and legally bound, to respect client confidentiality.

Most forms of psychotherapy use only spoken conversation (sometimes referred to as talk therapy), though some can also use various forms of communication and other approaches such as the written word, artwork, drama, narrative story, music, biofeedback, hypnosis and exercises.

Ethical therapists will maintain confidentiality, give clients clear information about policies, fees, and what they can realistically expect from therapy. They are up-front about their rationale and motivations and respond openly to any concerns their clients have. An ethical therapist will not exagerate their abilities or outcomes of the therapy process, so be very wary of any therapist who makes grand claims about themselves or their therapy, or offers guarantees of cure.

 

How Do I Know if I Would Benefit From Seeing a Psychotherapist?

We all experience painful feelings at one time or another in our lifes. Many feelings such as sadness, hopelessness, anxiety and stress naturally arise as part of living life. For instance, it is quite normal to feel stress or anxiety before an interview or exam. Where it becomes a problem is when these feelings overwhelm you so much that it becomes hard for you to function normally in your day to day life.

If you are tearful, have trouble sleeping or eating, are drinking or using drugs excessively, fighting a lot with your spouse or children, having trouble controlling your temper or getting along with other people, then you should seriously consider seeing a therapist.

Some problems are a reaction to stressful events in our life, such as losing a job or getting divorced. Other problems however, can be more chronic and exist even when we are not in a period of extreme stress. These may be patterns of bad relationships, low self esteem or confidence, negative outlook, trouble holding onto jobs, and habitual difficulty getting along with others. Psychotherapy can be very helpful with both short and long term problems.

 

 

Whats the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?

"Psychotherapy" and "counselling" are terms that are often used interchangeably. Technically speaking, "counsellor" means "advisor". It is a term that is used in conjunction with many types of advice giving. Just about anyone at all may claim to be a counsellor if they are in the role of giving advice. The term counselling may also properly be used to refer to what occurs in a relationship with a psychotherapist.

In the context of mental health, counselling is generally used to denote a treatment that offers a sympathetic listening ear, ventilation of feelings and suggestions and advice for dealing with a particular symptom or problematic situation. Psychotherapy on the other hand focuses more on gaining a deeper insight into chronic emotional and physical problems. It's focus is on helping the client change deeper thought processes and ways of being in the world. Cawley (1977) classifies counselling as Level 1 - Outer level, Relief and Support, and psychotherapy as Level 3 to 4 - Deeper level, Exploration and Change.

In actual practice there may be quite a bit of overlap between counselling and psychotherapy. Generally speaking, however, psychotherapy requires more training and skill than simple counselling. It is conducted by professionals trained to practice psychotherapy. While a psychotherapist is qualified to provide counselling, a counsellor may or may not possess the necessary training and skills to provide psychotherapy.

Cawley, R.H. (1977) 'The teaching of psychotherapy', Association of University Teachers of Psychiatry Newsletter January: 19-36.

 

Contemporary Psychotherapy

The word “con-tempo-rary” means literally “with time” or “moving in time”.

Contemporary Psychotherapy is a solution-focused integrative approach to psychotherapy that combines ideas from some of the most successful aspects of many forms of psychotherapy to produce an approach which continually evolves by including the latest advances in its own and other fields of knowledge. It is both highly effective and often much more rapid than more traditional forms of psychotherapy and counselling.

A number of the defining features of Contemporary Psychotherapy:

  • it is aware of and responds to current advances in its own and other fields of knowledge;
  • it is sensitive to current sociological, cultural and political issues;
  • it works with the full life trajectory - past, present and future - of the client;
  • it responds flexibly to different stages and cycles in the client’s progress;
  • it utilises the naturally occuring cycles and altered states of the human system;
  • it recognises the differing time requirements and time constraints affecting the treatment of each client.

 

Location

I practice from a consulting room in my home located in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in South Manchester, close to junction 7 & 8 of the M60 and near the end of the M56. Within easy travelling distance of areas in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

 

Booking a Consultation

I offer an Initial Consultation/Assessment Session. This gives us the chance to discuss your problems further, answer any questions you might have and give you an estimate of the number of sessions you may require.

My services can be combined and tailored to your individual or company needs, and range from one to one private therapy or coaching sessions through to group training and workshops.

When you are committed to making the inner changes you need, to achieve the life you want, simply phone me on 0161 881 4333 or to make an appointment now.

 


 

 

Nigel Magowan BSc(Hons) UKCP Reg. AccMCCP DABCH MCAHyp GHR SQHP MHA AMPM
Solution-Focused Integrative Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner and
Advanced Hypnotherapist

Nigel Magowan, Advanced Psychotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach

About Nigel Magowan

Nigel Magowan is a professional Registered Psychotherapist, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach, and an Advanced Hypnotherapist. Nigel has trained with some of the best psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and NLP trainers, including Paul McKenna, and by Dr Richard Bandler - the co-creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has also received training in both Ericksonian and traditional hypnotherapy, and combines all his skills and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to your exact needs.

He has also received specialist training in Ethical Practice, Working Successfully with Addictions, Treating IBS, Controlling Pain, and using the latest Stress Management techniques.

He has his own busy Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching and NLP practice in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, South Manchester, near junction 7 & 8 of the M60 and the end of the M56. Within easy traveling distance of Altrincham, Ashton, Bolton, Buxton, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Gatley, Glossop, Hyde, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Manchester City Centre, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Sale, Stretford, Wilmslow, Withington and other towns in Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and the Greater Manchester area.

He specialises in helping people with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, public speaking anxiety, driving anxiety, public speaking and performance anxiety, generalised anxiety, stress management, IBS, smoking cessation, weight loss, pain control, confidence and self esteem, insomnia, fears, phobias, and study and sport performance enhancement.

He is a member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, General Hypnotherapy Register, the Hypnotherapy Association; the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy; the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP); the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners; the UK Register of IBS Therapists; the National Register of Practitioners in Smoking Cessation

He practices according to the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy, General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, ANLP and Hypnotherapy Associations code of ethics, and has full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Qualifications & Training

Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Comparative Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London

The Intermediate Certificate in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Paul McKenna Training, London
Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna, Michael Breen

Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing
Atkinson-Ball College of Hypnotherapy and Hypnohealing, Liverpool


Certificate in Working Successfully with Addictions
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London London

NLP Coaching Diploma
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham

Diploma in the Art and Science of NLP Coaching
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham

Certified Practitioner of NLP
The
Washington School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis, Manchester
Shaun Brookhouse

Certificate in Ethical Practice
Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London London


Certificate in Stress Management Techniques

Certificate in Hypnoesitherapy


Diploma in Hypnotherapy


Continuing Professional Development
Current and on-going training and supervision, keeping my skills fresh and at the cutting edge

Monthly clinical supervision sessions (2 hours per month)
with a UKCP registered NLP psychotherapist and supervisor


Professional Bodies

Member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
Member of the Hypnotherapy Association
Member of the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy
Member of the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Member of the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners
Member of the National Phobics Society
Member of the UK Register of IBS Therapists
Associate Member of the National Register of Practitioners in Smoking Cessation

 

 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Member of the Society of NLP Member of the Hypnotherapy Association


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 ~ Swinton ~ Pendlebury ~ Worsley ~ Walkden ~ Cadishead ~ Bury ~ Bolton ~ Farnworth ~ Little Lever ~ Kearsley ~ Wardley ~ Monton ~ Orrel ~ Barton ~ Boothstown ~ Dumplington ~ Baguley ~ Benchill ~ Burnage ~ Blackley ~ Beswick ~ Clayton ~ Crumpsall ~ Levenshulme ~ Longsight ~ Northenden ~ Rusholme ~ Sharston ~ Withington ~ Woodhouse Park ~ Wythenshawe ~ Westhoughton ~ Blackrod ~ Kearsley ~ Horwich ~ Prestwich ~ Ramsbottom ~ Radcliffe ~ Tottington ~ Whitefield ~ Whalley Range ~ Carrington ~ Victoria Park ~ Old Trafford ~ Cheetham Hill ~ Tamesdie ~ Ashton under Lyme ~ Denton ~ Reddish ~ Stalybridge ~ Hyde ~ Oldham ~ Royton ~ Saddleworth ~ Rochdale ~ Heywood ~ Littleborough ~ Castleton ~ Milnrow ~ Middleton ~ Wardle ~ Wigan ~ Ashton-in-Makerfield ~ Golborne ~ Billinge ~ Winstanley ~ Leigh ~ 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 ~ Oldfield Brow ~ Partington ~ Sale ~ Sale Moor ~ Timperley ~ Warburton ~ West Timperley.

Stockport: Adswood ~ Bramhall ~ Bredbury ~ Brinnington ~ Cheadle ~ Cheadle Hulme ~ Compstall ~ Davenport ~ 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.

 

If you are looking for a psychotherapist in the UK outside of the above areas try clicking a link below to search the General Hypnotherapy Register:

Bath | Birmingham | Bradford | Brighton | Bristol | Cambridge | Canterbury | Carlisle | Chester | Chichester | Coventry | Derby | Dundee | Durham | Exeter | Gloucester | Hereford | Kingston-upon-Hull | Lancaster | Leeds | Leicester | Lichfield | Lincoln | London | Newcastle upon Tyne | Norwich | Nottingham | Oxford | Peterborough | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston | Ripon | Salford | Salisbury | Sheffield | Southampton | St Albans | Stoke-on-Trent | Sunderland | Truro | Wakefield | Wells | Westminster | Winchester | Wolverhampton | Worcester | York

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Nigel Magowan
Ecotherapist,
Integrative Psychotherapist,
NLP Master Practitioner, Coach, Advanced Hypnotherapist and Accredited Supervisor

 

  

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Ecotherapist, Integrative Psychotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Coach, Stress Management Consultant, Advanced Hypnotherapist and Accredited Supervisor

Inner Changes, 22 Newport Road, Chorlton, Manchester, England, UK, M21 9NN
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Telephone: 0161 881 4333 Fax: 0871 996 9779

Nigel Magowan is also a consultant at the prestigious On Harley Street Clinic, 1 Harley Street, London, England, United Kingdom W1G 9QD
Telephone: 0207 183 4548

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