Therapy for healthy minds
Carrie O'Connor MBACP
My private therapy practice in Bookham, Surrey was established in 2013; offering counselling, coaching and training to individuals and businesses. Alongside my general practice, I also offer specialist support to people experiencing problems with addictive or compulsive behaviours. Prior to training as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I spent 18 years in the corporate world, including 10 years as a business director.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), hold a Senior Coaching Qualification, accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and am currently studying for a MSc in Addiction Psychology.
"It's the relationship that heals." Irvin Yalom
Whatever your reasons for coming to counselling, my role is to support you without judgement and to provide a safe environment in which you can begin to explore your thoughts and feelings. Healing happens within the therapeutic alliance that we will form together. I have considerable experience of working with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, problem behaviours and personal growth.
Counselling is £55 per hour
"The question is not why the addiction, but why the pain." Dr Gabor Mate
If you are struggling to control certain substances or behaviours I would like you to know that there is help available. I am passionate about supporting people to recover from addictive or compulsive behaviours. I provide a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment with therapeutic interventions supported by the most up-to-date research.
Addiction support is £55 per hour
Coaching brings all of the depth and exploration of counselling work and combines it with a more directional, forward focus. As a coach, I work with individuals and businesses to clarify their goals and then challenge and support them to achieve them. My style is informal, creative and dynamic; focussing to ignite thinking and overcome obstacles.
Alongside my coaching work with businesses I have developed a suite of training programmes aimed at teams. These include:
Good mental-health matters
Communication for grown-ups
Be brave and be yourself
Addiction in the workplace
Bespoke packages are also available on request.
For more information on any of my services please feel free to contact me via email or phone. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sessions are available via Zoom/Skype/Telephone or Face-to-Face at my therapy practice in Bookham (KT23 4PF)