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.


[email protected]  OR 07557 533704


I very much look forward to hearing from you!