Carrie O'Connor MBACP
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.
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 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
Training, qualifications & experience
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
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Acc)
Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MNHS)
I have also completed a one year voluntary placement at Guildford College, 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I charge £55 per 60 minute session. Reduced fees are always considered based on your personal circumstances, so please ask.
I have availability weekdays between 9.15am and 6.30pm and Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
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.
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