Barbara Nolan

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MBACP/NCS Accred Counsellor Adults Couples/Youth/ Supervisor
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Southport, Merseyside, PR9
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About me

Hi I'm Barbara I hope I can help. I'm an experienced, qualified Counsellor and Therapeutic Supervisor working with Adults, Couples, Teens and Children. I appreciate how isolating it can be to be struggling with things and feeling there's nobody to talk to. I offer a safe and non judgemental environment, where you can talk and feel heard. 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, Couples Teens 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 Individuals and Couples

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,
  • trauma,
  • addiction,
  • isolation,
  • rape, abuse and domestic violence.

Work with Youths and Children

With valuable experience working with children and teens in groups and individually. I have worked with Place2Be, a children’s charity based in schools and in private practice providing emotional and therapeutic support 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 face to face or online daytime and evenings, 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 counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Counselling Diploma : Children and Youths Level 4
  • Level 6 CPCAB Clinical Supervision
  • Counselling Skills - Level 3,
  • Counselling Concepts - Level 2,
  • BA Hons Degree

Additional Training:-

Safeguarding Training

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.
Attachment Theory and Practice.
Working with Metaphor in therapeutic play.
Working with narratives (with children).

Relationships Counselling Training

Working with Domestic Violence BACP Training

Working with General Anxiety and Trauma

Online  Counselling training

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 working with them and out in the community in schools.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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 £40.00 individual session 

£50.00 couples session

Reduced rates offered where blocks of sessions booked ( 6 or more).

Concessions available for students and those not in employment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available during office hours, some early evenings and Saturday mornings ( by special appointment) 

Southport, Merseyside, PR9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

A qualified Person Centred Supervisor I see Supervision as a supportive and collaborative process for those working with Adults Couples and Youths.

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