Carrie O'Connor

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MBACP (Accred) MSc
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Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23
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About me


Whatever your reason 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.

Specialist Addictive/Compulsive behaviour support

If you are struggling to control certain substances or behaviour 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.

About me

My private therapy practice in Bookham, Surrey was established in 2013, offering counselling, coaching and training to individuals and businesses. Alongside my general practise, 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 an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), hold a Senior Coaching Qualification, accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University

Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Pro Dip PC)

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

European Mentoring and Coaching Council Senior Practitioner in Coaching Qualification.

Fundamentals of Working with Couples 2 day workshop accredited by COSRT

Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accred)

Voluntary counselling placements:

WDP (Westminster Drug Project) Counsellor - 18 months. Counselling service users with alcohol/drug use disorders

Guildford College - Counsellor - 12 months. Counselling students aged 16-21years.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 18 years in the corporate world working in recruitment and training. As a director of a global FTSE 250 company, I was involved in leadership development and coaching and mentoring programmes, especially within Education.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £60 per 60 minute session. Reduced fees are always considered based on your personal circumstances, so please ask.

When I work

I have availability weekdays between 9am and 6.30pm and Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Further information

I am especially interested in working with chronic anxiety and depression, addiction and compulsive behaviours, life-changing events, relationship issues and personal growth. My style of counselling is Integrative which means I can draw upon a range of techniques to help best support you. I am also a trained Hypnotherapist and so can incorporate deep relaxation/meditation and mindfulness into sessions that some clients find very helpful.

For more information on all my specialisms and experience please visit my website:

Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Carrie O'Connor
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