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MBACP Psychotherapist Individual and Group Psychotherapy

About me


I’m an experienced, BACP registered psychotherapist working online with groups and individuals. 


I offer Transactional Analysis (TA) a method of psychotherapy that values and recognises the potential for change and growth in every individual. TA encourages us to be more present and aware of our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It starts from three core beliefs:

  • You’re OK.
  • You have the ability to think and problem solve.
  • Change is possible.

TA offers some very practical models for understanding ourselves, enhancing communication and deepening our relationship with ourselves and others. You can learn more about TA on my website www.karennolan.co.uk

I have undertaken further training in group work. My approach to group therapy is informed by TA and Group Analytic principles. 

How can therapy help? 

Psychotherapy can help with:

  •  improving your relationships with others,
  •  reducing anxiety and depression, 
  • improving confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem,
  • exploring aspects of identity, diversity, community and belonging, 
  • overcoming feelings of guilt, shame, anger, frustration or loneliness,
  • coping in the aftermath of painful or traumatic events,
  • addressing career difficulties and work related stress.

You will find TA therapy with me beneficial if you:

  • Wish  to learn more about yourself and your ways of being. 
  • Notice the same destructive patterns repeating in your work, personal life or studies and are wondering how to change this. 
  • Are curious about how past experiences might be affecting your choices                    and relationships in the present. 

Ethical Practice

I am a BACP registered member and work in accordance with their professional standards.

Individual Therapy 

Individual therapy with me can be both short-term and long-term.  Usually I see clients for 50 minute’s weekly or every two weeks.  All sessions are currently online or by telephone.  if you require longer sessions  or twice weekly appointments,  please ask as this can usually be accommodated. 

Please contact me to enquire about current availability and waiting lists.  

Next Step

If you’re ready to take the next step,  get in touch to arrange a free online consultation.

The consultation lasts around 40 minutes and is an opportunity to tell me more about yourself, your reasons for starting therapy and for us to talk about how we might work together. I will also answer any questions you have about therapy and my approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

Formal Qualifications: 

  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Additional Qualifications and Training 

  • Certificate in Attachment Theory and Practice.
  • Art Therapy Foundation Course.
  • Diploma in NLP
  • Foundation Course in Group Analysis. .
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
  • Bereavement and Loss.


I began working as a psychotherapist in March 2015, initially volunteering as a trainee therapist in a busy low cost therapy clinic. Here, I gained experience working with bereavement, loss, anxiety, family conflict, childhood trauma and PTSD.

I started my private practice, KN Psychotherapy and Wellbeing in January 2017. Since then, I have enhanced my experience in supporting clients with childhood trauma, ADHD, stress and burnout. I have undertaken further training in Attachment Theory and Practice and Group Skills. In September 2022, I begin the Qualifying Course in Group Analysis. 

I work with loss, relationship issues and persistent and enduring anxiety and depression..

I attend regular supervision and CPD.

Currently a BACP registered member, I am working towards full accreditation with both BACP and UKCP.

My professional background is in human resource management, organisational and community development. I have worked at not for profit, public sector, charitable and commercial organisations including assistant director level roles.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In my psychotherapy practice I have special interests in childhood trauma,  complex PTSD,  anxiety and ADHD.

I work from an attachment informed perspective and specialise in working with adults who experienced sexual, physical or psychological abuse or neglect during childhood. 

I have a background in human resource management and experience of workplace mediation, dispute resolution and change implementation. I have successfully supported many people through workplace difficulties such as bullying, grievance, redundancy and retirement as well as return to work following long-term illness, injury or unemployment. 

A longtime area of specialism is work-related stress and burnout. Previously, I managed in-house health and safety and HR services for a number of large publc sector organisations and have experience implementing well-being programmes and supporting return to work.  

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM and NEBOSH certificate in occupational safety and health. I am particularly interested in the impact factors such as environment, social support and creativity have on our psychological wellbeing.

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

Individual psychotherapy online is £55 per 50 minute session.  

Please enquire about current fees for group and in-person therapy. . 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening appointments are popular and fill up quickly , so please contact me for current availability. 

Wigan, Manchester, WN3

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Currently working online and by telephone.

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