If you’ve arrived here, you may feeling anxious, finding life difficult and wondering if psychotherapy might help.

At times, life can feel overwhelming and this is especially true during times of transition.  Beginning a new job or leaving an old one, starting a university course, moving to a new city, coming to terms with bereavement, divorce or the loss of an important relationship can create feelings of sadness, anxiety and loneliness.  Major life changes involve disruption to familiar routines and support structures. You may feel isolated from friends and notice that your usual coping strategies are no longer working for you.

Perhaps you are troubled by memories of painful events in your past.

You might be doubting yourself or experiencing a loss of confidence.

Possibly, you feel anxious, alone and in need of support.

Maybe you’re ready to make some changes and are unsure how or where to begin.

I hope that by reading this you will decide therapy can help you and that you contact me to arrange a free consultation.

Some of the reasons you might decide to start therapy with me

  • You’re finding it difficult to cope with pressures at home, work or university.
  • Your confidence has been undermined and you feel held back from achieving your goals in life.
  • You find it difficult to set and maintain healthy boundaries in your work, study or personal life.
  • You are struggling with a loss, career setback or relationship break-up and need help to work through this.
  • Anxiety and low self-esteem are stopping you from socialising and forming new relationships.
  • You notice the same unhelpful or negative patterns keep repeating and would like to change this.
  • You find yourself procrastinating and struggle to make progress with important assignments, creative work or career decisions.
  • You feel stressed, overwhelmed or burned out and you want help to step back, re-assess and rebuild.
  • Painful experiences in your past are preventing you from enjoying your life in the present.

Karen Nolan, KN Psychotherapy and Wellbeing

An experienced psychotherapist based in Greater Manchester,  I work online with people from across the UK. I provide individual, group and couples therapy. I use an approach called transactional analysis and offer a safe, confidential and respectful space, where you will be heard, accepted and supported to achieve the changes that you want for yourself.

All of us experience difficult or stressful periods in our lives and relationships, times when we may question ourselves, feel lost, insecure or uncertain.  Relationship breakdowns, career setbacks, professional disagreements, illness, disappointments and losses can chip away at our self-esteem. Our resilience and confidence in our ability to cope may be eroded and we may feel stuck, confused and overwhelmed. Our motivation and sense of wellbeing can be depleted.

If any if this is happening to you, then you may be feeling sad, depressed, anxious and confused. You may notice that you've lost interest in things you used to enjoy and are no longer taking care of yourself. You may feel lonely and at the same time reluctant to meet up with friends and family. Colleagues and loved ones may be noticing that you seem unusually irritable, short-tempered or withdrawn.

Therapy with me can help you explore what's happening in your life, make connections between past and present, gain new perspectives and find a way forward.


Journey Together

If any of this sounds like what you’re experiencing right now, then starting to think about how you might sort things out, although it feels daunting, can bring a huge sense of relief. Psychotherapy offers a scaffold to support you as you take those first steps and begin to imagine how your life might be, if your current difficulties were eased.

As your therapist, I will be there to accompany you on your journey, supporting you to process your feelings, gain clarity, explore possibilities and discover new ways of being.

I am an ethical psychotherapist, a registered member of BACP (the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and a trainee member of UKCP (the UK Council for Psychotherapy). If you would like to talk to me about beginning therapy, please get in touch to arrange a confidential online consultation or continue exploring the site to find out more about me and how I work.