Coaching and Personal Consultancy

Carrie O'Connor

About me

Prior to re-training as a psychotherapist and coach I spent nearly 20 years working as a director of a global recruitment firm. In my corporate life I managed multi-million pound budgets and hundreds of staff, and loved the responsibility and fast-pace. Initially within the construction and property sector and then latterly specialising in education where I  was responsible for building a successful recruitment and training brand working with school governors, sponsors and government organisations recruiting and coaching Headteachers and Senior school leaders. Now, as a therapist and coach I work with individuals from all walks of life to help transform their lives for the better, drawing on all of my experience to best facilitate change and growth.


I hold a Senior Practitioner in Coaching Advanced Post-graduate Diploma, accredited by the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council); an Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, accredited by the National Counselling Society; am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and hold a BA (Hons) degree.


My style is informal, relaxed, friendly, supportive and challenging. I love to work creatively with clients and often bring different tools and techniques into sessions to help ignite thinking. I also believe  humour has real value in coaching , nothing is better to diffuse tension and ease awkwardness when trying something new.


From my own experiences and interests I am, perhaps best suited to working with people within the following professions (although this is most certainly not an exhaustive list):


Business, Education, Medical, Mental Health, Sales, Recruitment, Parenting, Creative industries, Construction and Engineering, Health and Well-being, Leisure and Tourism, Food, Environmental and Charity sector.


If you would like to chat further about coaching or how we might work together please contact me via email or phone.  OR 07557 533704


I very much look forward to hearing from you!