Kevan Owen

Counselling and Psychotherapy
at the Bell Surgery, Chorlton, Manchester.
Tel:07717 289373

Coherence Counselling

Are you feeling stuck in some area of your life? 

Are you experiencing anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties or emotional stress? 

Are you looking for a clear resolution?

Whatever difficulty you  may be experiencing at present my aim is to work with you to resolve inner conflicts quickly and efficiently so that you can soon feel better and start enjoying life again.

The problems and issues for which people have sought help are many and varied:

Anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, addictions, compulsions, emotional eating, phobias, irritable bowel, and post-traumatic stress to name just a few.

I always record outcomes with every person who comes to see me so that the therapy is kept on track and progress maintained. 

My approach is holistic and integrative. Always I am guided by the particular needs and wishes of my clients. Because every person is a unique individual I do not restrict myself to any single modal of therapy. Rather I draw on a number of different types of effective therapy for which I have extensively trained. Some of these are outlined below.

Human Givens Therapy

Human Givens Therapy is a form of Brief Solution-Oriented Counselling and Psychotherapy focusing on the human needs and resources that form the basis of emotional health and clear thinking. At its heart is the recognition that emotional health is dependent upon the ability to meet basic emotional needs which act as nutrition for the mind.


​Originally developed by psychologist Joe Griffin and psychotherapist Ivan Tyrrell in the 1990's, the Human Givens Approach has a well-documented evidence base. The Human Givens Institute Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


​The Human Givens approach to counselling emphasis the importance of the therapist - client relationship and of identifying clear therapeutic objectives which can then be addressed pragmatically. It combines psychological knowledge with proven therapeutic techniques to relieve emotional distress quickly. It also utilities relaxation and guided imagery.


It was over ten years ago in 2007 that I began to use these principles in my private therapy practice in Chorlton, having in the previous three years undertaken the rigorous training and completed the Human Givens Diploma. The knowledge and experience gained has been invaluable. Combining sound psychological principles with proven therapeutic techniques the Human Givens approach relieves emotional distress quickly.

Coherence Therapy

Coherence Therapy is a method of dispelling long-lasting problems and symptoms at their roots in far fewer sessions than conventional in-depth therapies requires.


It was developed by psychotherapists Bruce Ecker, LMFT and Laurel Hulley, MA in the 1990’s and grew out of their detailed observation of the processes that lead to deep and profound change.


The name Coherence Therapy reflects the guiding principle of the approach which is the complete coherence of the unconscious knowings, meanings and feelings that often underlie pervasive symptoms. 


In traditional psychotherapy symptoms have often been viewed as irrational, i.e. something to counteract or correct. Coherence therapy goes beyond this one-sided position to connect with the emotional knowledge, often acquired during periods of high emotion, that fuels present day difficulties.  When this knowledge is fully integrated and owned alongside more recent experience it opens the way to deep and lasting change. 


This transformative process observed in the therapy room is paralleled by the discovery by neuro-scientists in 1997-2000 of memory reconsolidation, which can be described as the brains own rules for change.


Contact details

Kevan Owen PG.Dip

Human Givens Psychological Therapist (HGI)

Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR) 

The Bell Surgery, 453 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 8AU.

Tel: 07717 289373

Send me an email

Therapy available in person or via Skype

Kevan J Owen PG.Dip

Human Givens Psychotherapist (HGI)

Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR)

at the Bell Surgery

453 Barlow Moor Road

Chorlton Manchester M21 8AU

and online via Skype

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