Barbara Nolan, BA (Hons),Dip C, MBACP (Registered).
Finding the right counsellor can be an overwhelming experience. As a qualified, registered and experienced counsellor, of Adults,Youths and Children I appreciate how isolating it can be to be struggling with anxieties. It's very important to me to offer a safe and non judgemental environment, where you can talk, be listened to and heard. I firmly hold the belief that when given the right support in which to explore any issues, each of us have the best resources within us to grow, change and move forward. The hardest part is taking those initial steps and finding a Counsellor who you feel you can trust. I hope to offer a place where it feels safe and you feel able to be yourself and allay some of those fears.
A bit about me.
Experienced and fully qualified. I have worked with adults and children for many years in various settings, charities and schools, dealing with a wide range of difficulties and issues.I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their ethical codes and practice.I have a strong commitment to continued professional development.
Work with Adults
I have a lot of experience working closely with and supporting many adults, having worked in various agency and charity settings, as well as in private practice over the past few years.Working therapeutically, I have supported many clients, working together with an emphasis on helping them to increase their own self esteem and assisting in empowering them to improve their own ability to deal with difficulties in their lives including difficulties and issues such as:
- anxiety and depression,
- self esteem and confidence
- loss and bereavement,
- anger and anger management
- relationship difficulties,
- Infertility and miscarriage,
- rape, abuse and domestic violence.
Work with Youths and Children
With over 20 years valuable experience working with children, teens and youths in groups and individually. I am currently working with Place2Be, a children’s charity based in schools. I provide emotional and therapeutic support in primary and secondary schools and private practice, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play. Helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including:
- bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma. Helping them to increase confidence and self esteem particularly when experiencing anxiety relating to issues such as relationships, loss and bullying.
Agencies worked with
PLace2Be working within primary and secondary schools.
I believe that there is always something new to learn and make a commitment to on-going professional development in different areas and undertake regular clinical supervision.
I am available for evenings and during office hours, I work with clients of all ages on an individual basis dealing with a wide range of issues. The length of time clients work with me varies according to the needs of each person and includes both longer term therapeutic work as well as short term solution focused counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Counselling : Children and Youths Level 4
Counselling Skills - Level 3,
Counselling Concepts - Level 2,
BA Hons Degree
Relationships Counselling Training
Working with Domestic Violence
Level 4 Certificate in Children’s and Youth Counselling (school based)
Child Sexual Exploitation
RASA Parents Protect Training
RASA Rape and Sexual Violence
Neuroscience Training understanding Attachment, Trauma and Abuse.
Place to Be Attachment Theory and Practice.
Working with Metaphor in therapeutic play.
Working with narratives (with children).
Fully enhanced CRB / DBS certification.
I committed to ongoing professional training in all relevant areas.
I have experience working in various Charities/ Agencies and independently with face to face counselling supporting vulnerable and isolated adults who feel they have nowhere to turn. I work within Schools with children and youths dealing with a variety of issues, supporting them in raising their confidence and self esteem. I have managed counselling services within these agencies and continue to work within them and out in the community in schools.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
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I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation as I feel it's important for a person to feel comfortable before deciding to commit to a counselling relationship.
Thereafter there is a charge of :
£30 per session, for individual counselling.
£45 for couples.
Reduced rates offered where blocks of sessions booked ( 6 or more).
Concessions available for students and those not in employment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during office hours, evenings and Saturday mornings by appointment.
Types of client