Carmen O’Connor

Psychotherapist and Counsellor
MA Integrative Psychotherapy, BA (hons) Psychology & Criminology, Cert Counselling, Cert Clinical Supervision, UKCP

Carmen is a highly experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 10 years’ experience. She is trained in a range of therapies including psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness and more. Carmen works collaboratively, tailoring her approach to your unique circumstances and needs. She can help you understand the root of problems from new perspectives and show you effective strategies which will enable you to successfully navigate the difficulties you face.

Carmen O’Connor, Counselling, CBT therapy, life coach and psychotherapist London. MA Integrative Psychotherapy, BA (hons) Psychology & Criminology, Cert Counselling, Cert Clinical Supervision, UKCP.

With Carmen you can learn practical skills which will empower you with the confidence to successfully manage problems, enjoy better relationships and develop a personalised toolkit for achieving and sustaining positive changes in your life and work. “In our work together, I’ll guide you through practical steps to overcome challenges and achieve your desired outcomes. By integrating various therapeutic approaches tailored to your unique needs, we’ll work on building resilience and coping strategies to navigate the difficulties you face.” You can expect to gain a better understanding of yourself, develop effective communication skills, and cultivate a sense of empowerment as you learn practical skills to effectively manage stress, anxiety, and other difficult emotions. Ultimately, your collaboration will empower you to feel more self-confident, foster healthier relationships, and equip you with a personalised toolkit for positive life transformation.

Carmen helps individual address a wide range of issues including:

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol/Substance Misuse
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Anger Issues
  • Bi-Polar Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Career Issues
  • CFS / ME
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Depersonalisation/Derealisation
  • Fertility
  • Gambling
  • General Health Issues/Anxiety
  • Neurodiversity
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical Pain Management
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems,
  • Sleep Issues
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • Stress Management

Clinical Experience

Carmen has worked in a range of settings including; private practice, London Universities such as UCL, the NHS, Criminal Justice System and the charity sector. She has delivered a range of psycho-educational workshops and lectures on: stress management, work-life balance, emotional regulation, perfectionism and self-development, working with neurodiversity, building self care and resilience, mental health crisis response and management. She is an experienced Mental Health First Aid Trainer empowering others to know how to respond effectively when someone is experiencing poor mental health. Prior to becoming a therapist Carmen worked as a special needs mental health support worker for children. She also worked for several years acting in the film and theatre industry.

Qualifications & Training

Carmen holds an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, BA (hons) Psychology & Criminology, Cert Counselling, Cert in Clinical Supervision. She holds additional training and qualifications in: Stress and Anxiety, Coaching Skills, Workplace interpersonal skills, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Autism, Supporting Families dealing with Autism, Self-Care and Wellbeing, Trauma, Unconscious Bias, Sexual Violence, Disability, Transgender Awareness, Cultural Awareness, Safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Carmen holds professional recognition and accreditation with the UK’s recognised governing bodies: UKCP.


Carmen’s Fees

£130 per Individual Therapy session

Fees are charged on a per session basis.
a standard session lasts 50 minutes.

Paying via Insurance

Carmen is a registered provider of counselling and psychotherapy for Healthcare Insurance companies including: Allianz & BUPA Global (not BUPA UK).

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Quality Standards

Our hand-selected therapists have trained in the UK’s most respected institutions. They hold a minimum of 8 and up to 30 years clinical experience within the NHS, private and/or charitable sectors. They are registered with: