Karen Nolan: Transactional analysis Psychotherapist, Wigan, WN3
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Karen Nolan

Transactional analysis psychotherapist
Online , Wigan WN3
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About Me

Experienced, empathic and professional psychotherapist currently working online. I offer individual, group and couples therapy, specialising in anxiety,  childhood trauma, self-esteem and relationship issues. 


Continue reading to find out more about my approach  and how therapy can help. 



If you've found your way here,  you may be feeling that life is difficult at the moment and your usual coping strategies aren't working . You may be looking for some additional support, a different perspective and wondering if therapy will help.  


Psychotherapy with me can support you to:

- Navigate life transitions, endings and new beginnings. 

- Process difficult feelings and traumatic events. 

- Explore your identity and develop a stronger sense of self. 

- Manage anxiety, depression and low mood, 

- Better understand yourself and others.  

- Enhance your relationships. 

- Feel more confident and resourceful. 

- Gain clarity. 


Sometimes, we get very stuck in our own heads, overwhelmed by our thoughts, feelings of doubt and self-criticism. Our problems can feel insurmountable, it can be hard to make sense of things and we may feel lost or defeated.  Therapy is a space where thoughts and emotions can be expressed and shared, you can tell your story, I will listen and together we will work through your difficulties, consider what got you here, process feelings, explore options and find a way for you to move towards your goals. 


My Approach 

I work with Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is a method of psychotherapy that emphasises personal growth and starts from the premise that: 

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

I find TA is particularly good for exploring how you became the way you are, for thinking about how your childhood experiences and family relationships. In therapy often we are making connections between the struggles we experience in the present and events in our past.  For example, you may notice the same negative or destructive patterns keep repeating. Together, we can identify these patterns, spot how you might be sabotaging your own success and understand why, so that you can break free of the past and begin to make the changes you want for yourself.    


I offer a monthly dream sharing group for, current and past individual therapy clients, who are interested in exploring their dreams in the company of others.  I have a monthly TA Psychotherapy Group beginning in September, please enquire for details. 


How I will work with you 

We’ll start with an initial free consultation to find out more about your current situation, reasons for starting therapy and what you want to achieve.  

After the consultation, if we decide to work together, the focus and the number of sessions will be determined by you and what you want to achieve. I offer both longterm, open-ended therapy and shorter solution focussed work.        


My role is to accompany and support you on your journey. I will listen and encourage you to reflect on your experiences. I may offer insights and reflections

My aim is that you will experience a stronger sense of self, greater autonomy and choice, so that you feel more resourceful and equipped to make confident decisions about your future.


I enjoy working creatively with art, reflective writing, stories and metaphor. If this is something that interests you, we can explore how this might be incorporated into your therapy.  


I  offer individual, group and couples therapy. To find out more, please visit my website www.karennolan.co.uk 



My work as a psychotherapist began in 2015 volunteering in a busy therapy centre. I started a private practice in 2017 where I see both short and long term clients. I have special interests in creativity, workplace wellbeing, stress  and ADHD.  Before training in Transactional Analysis, I had a successful career as a senior manager working for public sector, not for profit and commercial organisations.  I was a helpline volunteer with Samaritans for several years and a  volunteer therapist with Frontline 19. 


Ethical Practice 

I’m a registered member of BACP and trainee member of UKCP. I adhere to their code of ethics and professional standards. 


Next Step

If you are ready to start therapy,  please contact me to enquire about availability and arrange a free telephone or Zoom consultation. 


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KN Psychotherapy
Greater Manchester


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Burnout/Work-Related Stress
Childhood difficulties
Complex PTSD
Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

On video

Client groups



I offer a free Zoom consultation lasting 40 minutes. 

Current fees are:

Individual Therapy £55 per 50 minute session. 

Couples Therapy please contact me for details. 

Group Therapy, Wellbeing, Dream Sharing and Personal Development Groups  please contact me for information about fees and availability. 

Training and qualifications

Level 7 Diploma in Advanced Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. 

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. 

Other professional training includes: 

Certificate in Attachment Theory and Practice. 

ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills Training  

Bereavement and Loss

Foundation Course in Art Therapy  

Foundation Course in Group Analysis 



Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy TRAINEE: UK Council for Psychotherapy