Karen Nolan

Karen Nolan

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07810 645625

Contact Karen

Therapist - Wigan

Wigan WN3
07810 645625
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Based in Greater Manchester and working online and by telephone at present.  I have availability Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for daytime and evening appointments.

About me and my therapy practice

I’m a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Greater Manchester. I offer a safe, confidential space where clients feel accepted and supported to achieve the changes they want for themselves.

We all experience difficult periods in our lives. External pressures can build up, affecting our confidence and wellbeing. Counselling can help us explore what’s happening and find a way forward. 

Sometimes the struggles we experience in the present may relate to something painful in our past. For example, we may notice the same negative or destructive patterns keep repeating. Therapy can help us make sense of this and better understand ourselves, so that we can make new decisions about how we want to be in the future.

If you start therapy, the focus, content and number of sessions is determined by you and what you want to achieve. This is something we talk through at the initial session and review as we go along.   My aim is that when you are ready to end therapy you feel more resourceful, have in place some good self-care strategies and a plan for what is next. 

My experience as a psychotherapist includes private practice and voluntary work. I have a Level 7 Diploma in Advanced Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I trained to work from an integrative perspective, drawing on different therapeutic techniques, tailoring my approach to suit my clients.  

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their professional standards and code of ethics. I am working towards accreditation.

Practice description

I have a busy private practice specialising in anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I have extensive experience working with childhood trauma and interests in ADHD and OCD.          

work with clients from a variety of backgrounds - professionals, academics, students and retired people. I am committed to anti-discriminatory practice. 

Concessions: I offer a small number of concessionary spaces to full time students and people on reduced income. Please ask ask about this. 

My first session

I offer an initial 40 minute telephone consultation free of charge. This is an opportunity to tell me more about yourself and to ask any questions about therapy and how I work. 

The therapeutic relationship is a very personal one and it is important that you find a therapist who is right for you. The initial consultation helps you to decide if you would like to work with me or not. If you decide to go ahead there is some admin and paperwork to complete before we start working together.

Usually I see clients once a week for 50 minutes. The first few sessions are most often about building the relationship, getting a better understanding of where you’re at right now and exploring in more detail you want from therapy. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited