Manchester based professional psychotherapist and wilderness therapist
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
occurs within a structured setting between a trained psychotherapist and client(s).
Psychotherapy may take place in individual, group, or family sessions.
topics are often discussed during psychotherapy, therapists are expected, and
legally bound, to respect client confidentiality.
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.
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.
Do I Know if I Would Benefit From Seeing a Psychotherapist?
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.
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.
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.
the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?
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.
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.
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.
R.H. (1977) 'The teaching of psychotherapy', Association of University Teachers
of Psychiatry Newsletter January: 19-36.
word con-tempo-rary means literally with time or moving
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.
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;
is sensitive to current sociological, cultural and political issues;
works with the full life trajectory - past, present and future - of the client;
responds flexibly to different stages and cycles in the clients progress;
utilises the naturally occuring cycles and altered states of the human system;
recognises the differing time requirements and time constraints affecting the
treatment of each client.
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.
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.
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
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.
Magowan BSc(Hons) UKCP Reg. AccMCCP DABCH MCAHyp GHR SQHP MHA AMPM
Integrative Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner and
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.
has also received specialist training in Ethical Practice, Working Successfully
with Addictions, Treating IBS, Controlling Pain, and using the
latest Stress Management techniques.
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.
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
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);
NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners;
UK Register of IBS Therapists; the National Register of Practitioners in Smoking
practices according to the Community
for Contemporary Psychotherapy, General
Hypnotherapy Standards Council,
ANLP and Hypnotherapy Associations code of ethics, and has full Professional Indemnity
Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna, Michael Breen
in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing
of Hypnotherapy and Hypnohealing, Liverpool
in Working Successfully with Addictions
for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London London
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham
Diploma in the Art and Science of NLP Coaching
Certified Practitioner of NLP
School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis, Manchester
in Ethical Practice
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London London
in Stress Management Techniques
Certificate in Hypnoesitherapy
and on-going training and supervision, keeping my skills fresh and at the cutting
clinical supervision sessions (2 hours per month)
with a UKCP
registered NLP psychotherapist and supervisor
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
free to contact me if you have any questions.
come to me from all over the North West of England, see below for a list of areas
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.
Trafford: Davyhulme ~ Firswood ~ Flixton ~ Gorse Hill ~ Lostock ~ Old Trafford
~ Stretford ~ Trafford Park ~ Urmston.
Trafford: Altrincham ~ Ashton-on-Mersey ~ Bowdon ~ Broadheath ~ Brooklands
~ Carrington ~ Dunham Massey ~ Hale ~ Hale Barns ~ Oldfield Brow ~ Partington
~ Sale ~ Sale Moor ~ Timperley ~ Warburton ~ West Timperley.
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.
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.
~ Lancashire ~ Merseyside ~ Derbyshire ~ Staffordshire ~ Peak District ~ North
Wales ~ North West.
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:
| 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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