About John Nolan
John is a friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate professional who’s been working in private practice as a coach, therapist and trainer since 1995. His background is in counselling, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), hypnosis and transactional analysis. This combination of therapy, coaching and education enables him to equip his clients to be well resourced and independent. His intention is to keep client sessions as light and fun as possible no matter how dark the subject.
He’s witty, knowledgeable and articulate and is invited as a regular expert guest on BBC radio. Alongside his own private practice he’s received a long service award for his role as a listener at Samaritans and has been on the training team for the volunteers.
He’s always enjoyed learning his skills from those acknowledged as the best in their field. For example, in 2014, John became one of the first hundred people globally to be trained in Havening (a cutting-edge trauma therapy) in London with Dr. Ronald Ruden, Dr Steven J Ruden, Paul McKenna and a host of other leading trainers.
John’s specialty is helping people overcome adversity so they can live a satisfying and meaningful life. His own experience with blindness has taught him that there’s always something skilful and creative you can do to help improve a difficult situation – however hopeless it seems. Mindfulness practice and meditation have helped John deal with information overload, and helped him see more clearly how to problem solve and reduce his own stress levels.