Nigel Magowan

Professional Manchester Hypnotherapist & NLP Master Practitioner

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Manchester based NLP Therapy, NLP Life Coaching, Stress Management and Advanced Hypnotherapy

What is NLP?

You could think of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as an owner's manual for the brain. It is the science of how the brain codes learning and experience. This coding affects all communication and behaviour. It affects how you learn and how you percieve the world around you. It is a key to reaching goals and achieving excellence.

The 'Neuro' part of NLP acknowledges the fundamental idea that all behaviour stems from our neurological processes of sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and feeling. We experience the world through our five senses, making sense of the information and then acting on it. The 'Linguistic' part of the title indicates that we use language and other non-verbal communication to order our thoughts and behaviour and to communicate with others. The 'Programming' refers to ways we can choose to organise our ideas, our sequences of repetitive behaviour and actions, to produce results. So NLP explores the relationship between how we think (Neuro), how we communicate (Linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour (Programming).

Although well grounded in psychological theory and research, NLP is first and foremost about action rather than theory. It deals with the structure of subjective experience, how we organise what we see, hear and feel and how we edit and filter the outside world through our senses. NLP is a model of communication that focuses on identifying and using patterns of thought that influence a person's behaviour as a means of improving the quality and effectiveness of their lives.

NLP is an effective proven vehicle for accelerated human change, radically altering the 'old way' of lengthy psychotherapy.

So what does that mean?

Well, it means that by knowing how your brain works you can change it so that is always working for you and improving your life and the lives of those around you.

Who uses this stuff?

People from all walks of life use NLP personally and professionally. Often called the "Psychology of excellence" NLP is used for a multitude of reasons. For example:

Individuals using NLP Life Coaching will find it easier to achieve their goals, overcome their problems and develop new skills, because they gain greater access to their internal resources.

Businesses can utilise NLP Coaching to greatly improve their sales and customer service as well as interpersonal management skills.

Educators can learn how each child learns best by studying the verbal and nonverbal language of a child. Education is communication of knowledge and experience through which one can retain the knowledge. NLP is used to strengthen communication skills of educators so that each student gains the most in the shortest amount of time.

Counsellors can help clients make lasting changes quickly and with lasting results. In a day and age when long drawn out therapies with limited results is the norm, NLP provides a fast and highly effective alternative.

Medical and Dental Professionals can eliminate patients' fears and anxieties about procedures. Along with the use of hypnosis to eliminate any possible pain the client may be anticipating.

Athletes can utilize NLP techniques to improve performance and concentration as well as mastering the skills they need to excel.

Actors & Performers can utilize NLP techniques in auditions and casting calls to get jobs. During performances NLP can assist in memorizing lines as well unifying the performer with the character or image they are presenting for a more powerful performance.

So, what are the personal benefits?

On the personal side, NLP Life Coaching will enable you to:

- Achieve your goals!
- Improve relationships and communication!
- Get out of a rut!
- Control you own internal mental states!
- Create powerful new internal states!
- Align your internal resources for maximum enjoyment!
- Communicate quickly and effectively!
- Make your life more fun than you could have ever imagined!

In short, you will find it easier to achieve your personal and professional goals, because you'll gain greater access to your internal resources, remove obstacles that have been holding you back as well as have more fun while doing it.


Booking is easy

I recommend booking a Free 30 minute Initial Consultation first. This gives us the chance to discuss your requirements further, answer any questions you might have and give you an estimate of the number of sessions you may require.

Most issues can be very quickly dealt with in around 3 to 4 one hour sessions, for more deep rooted or complex problems, possibly five or more may be required. However as we are all unique individuals, you decide when you have reached resolution. Treatment may be comprised of several individual 1 hour sessions or longer extended sessions. I am prepared to travel only for the extended sessions (travel time and costs are at your expense). (View Fees)

I usually see individual clients in a consulting room in my home and also at a local complementary health clinic, both located in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in South Manchester, close to junction 7 & 8 of the M60 and the end of the M56. But if you would prefer to see me elsewhere then do please let me know when booking your appointment.

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 ready to make the inner changes you need to improve your life, just or phone me on 0161 881 4333 to discuss ways in which I can help you.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

You may pay by cash, cheque (only with guarantee card), Debit Card, credit card or online.


NLP History

NLP started in the early seventies from the collaboration of Dr John Grinder, an Assistant Professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Richard Bandler, a computer scientist and Gestalt therapist. Together they produced a linguistic model that identified the language patterns of a few gifted individuals such as the world-famous hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson, MD, Fritz Perls, of Gestalt therapy, anthropologist Gregory Bateson and Virginia Satir of family systems therapy. The synthesis of their findings, a blend of cognitive and behavioural science, resulted in the technology known as Neuro Linguistic Programming. In the 30+ years since it was first developed, NLP has grown, changed and expanded, and it continues to do so today. It has given rise to a trail of techniques that can be used both personally and professionally. They are used internationally in fields such as therapy, sports, business, sales, education and self development.

The Presuppositions of NLP

  1. The ability to change the process by which we experience reality is more often valuable than changing the content of our experience of reality.
  2. The meaning of the communication is the response you get.
  3. All distinctions human beings are able to make concerning our environment and our behavior can be usefully represented through the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory senses.
  4. The resources an individual needs in order to effect a change are already within them.
  5. The map is not the territory. In other words our perceptions of the world around us is not necessarily what is happening in reality.
  6. The positive worth of the individual is held constant, while the value and appropriateness of internal and/or external behavior is questioned.
  7. There is a positive intention motivating every behavior, and a context in which every behavior has value.
  8. Feedback vs. Failure - All results and behaviors are achievements, whether they are desired outcomes for a given task/context, or not.

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Psychotherapist, Advanced Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner

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

About Nigel Magowan

Nigel Magowan is a professional Psychotherapist, Advanced Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner and an EFT Practitioner. Nigel has trained with some of the best hypnotherapy and NLP trainers, including Paul McKenna, and by Dr Richard Bandler - the creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has received training in Contemporary Psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Ericksonian and traditional hypnotherapy, and combines all his skills and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to your exact needs. He uses a solution focused approach to the therapy which can bring about results in a much shorter time than traditional counselling or psychoanalysis. He has also received specialist training in treating IBS, controlling pain and in 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, Oldham, Rochdale, Sale, Stretford, Wilmslow, Withington and other towns in Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and the Greater Manchester and the North West area.

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

He is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, the Hypnotherapy Association; the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy; the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy; 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 General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, ANLP and Hypnotherapy Associations code of ethics, and has full Professional Indemnity Insurance.


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

NLP Coaching Diploma
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham

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

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

Certificate in Stress Management Techniques

Certificate in Hypnoesitherapy

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Continuing Professional Development
On-going training which keeps my skills fresh and at the cutting edge

Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Beeleaf Training, London

Professional Bodies

Member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Accredited Master Practitioner Member of ANLP International
Full Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
Full Member of the Hypnotherapy Association
Member of the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy
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






Please take some time to browse the other pages on this website:

What is Hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

What is NLP?

Questions and Answers about hypnosis, hypnotherapy, NLP and stress management

Services available at the Manchester office

Manchester based Life Coaching

Hypnosis MP3 Downloads

Prices for hypnotherapy and NLP treatments at the Manchester practice

Location of the hypnotherapy, NLP and stress management practice in Manchester

Links to sites related to hypnosis, hypnotherapy, NLP and Manchester


Clients' Comments

'A note to thank you for the work you did with me over the past weeks. I feel much more focused, more care free and have a healthy amount of realistic self belief. The last session in particular seemed to clear something much more fundamental than the eating thing.

I think you are a highly skilled and effective practitioner and I count myself as lucky to have come across you. Thank you again. '



'8yrs of prescribed anti-depressants never even scratched the surface of my condition. 4 sessions of NLP empowered me to be my 'true' self and gave me the ability to handle situations which (previously) filled me with anxiety due to low self esteem & a sub-zero confidence level.

My mind is finally a nice place to be thanks to NLP.'



'I saw you just over a year ago to quit smoking. I am no longer an ex-smoker, but a non smoker and have passed the 1 year mark successfully, so thank you for your help with that.'


'Thank you once again for your help with the eating. I feel more relaxed around food and can now make better decisions about what I eat.'


'Nigel's sessions, give a real insight into the powers of hypnotherapy and NLP. His sessions are both friendly & relaxed and have helped me greatly with confidence and agoraphobia problems, allowing me to enjoy parts of my life I once feared. He teaches as well as heals and helps you in self-hypnosis allowing you after your sessions to help yourself.

If you have fears or phobias then his sessions are a must.'


'A very positive experience in all ways. Many Thanks.
Would recommend it to everyone!'

Dr. B


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.


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Professional Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner & EFT Practitioner
22 Newport Road, Chorlton, Manchester, England, UK, M21 9NN
Telephone: 0161 881 4333 Fax: 0870 705 9059
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