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Kate O'Connell - Coaching and Counselling

About me

I am an experienced Counsellor and Coach, helping my clients to build confidence, overcome anxiety and low self-esteem and make changes at a deep level which are sustainable. Having originally trained as a psychotherapist, I am able to draw on a blend of psychological theories and a variety of techniques that are designed to maximise emotional resilience and well-being.

We all face difficulties at some time in our lives. Therapeutic coaching can be helpful when we are feeling stuck or unhappy and finding it hard to navigate areas where we are not living as fully as we would like.

I have been working in a therapeutic and coaching capacity since 1995 and aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to help you to identify blind spots and remove psychological blocks so that you can realise new possibilities and reach your goals.

I have a particular interest in women’s issues. I have supported women on their journey to build healthy relationships with themselves and their bodies; in their search to make sense of childhood experiences, and in their relationships with parents, partners, children, and work. I am passionate about helping women find ways of accessing both their strength and sensitivity in the workplace and at home.

Other areas I help with include:

  • Stress management
  • Self-care
  • Audition/performance anxiety/stage fright
  • Panic attacks
  • Coping with unemployment
  • Blocked creativity
  • Lack of confidence
  • Feelings of disempowerment
  • Relationship and dating
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships/desire for relationship
  • Dating difficulties
  • Online dating
  • Preparing for a date
  • Choosing wisely
  • Lack of confidence and low self-worth in relationships

Getting in touch...

If you have any questions about therapeutic coaching or how I can help you, then please call or text me on 07762 571057 or click here to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a psychotherapist at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies from 1992-5. At the same time I started working as the senior consultant at Drawing Down the Moon, an introduction agency for business, professional and creative people where I coached and supported clients during their membership. I then went on to complete an Executive Coaching Certificate from Henley Business School and a Facilitator Training in Voice Dialogue.

I have been working in a therapeutic and coaching capacity since 1995.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Panic Attacks

Anxiety

Perfectionism

Fees

Initial Consultation and Fees

Often a brief chat can help you decide whether you would like to come for an initial consultation.

The initial consultation is an opportunity to meet, ask questions, and determine whether we could work together.

Initial consultation - £45 for one hour

Individual sessions - £60 for one hour (5 sessions usually required)

There are excellent public transport links to my consulting room in Stroud Green which is 10 mins from Finsbury Park tube (Victoria and Piccadilly lines). Finsbury Park tube is 5 minutes from King’s Cross tube, 9 minutes from Oxford Circus tube, and 14 minutes from the Victoria tube.

For more information please don't hesitate to call or email

Further information

TESTIMONIALS

‘I had always relied on my intellect to get me through, to make sense of my life experiences and to solve everything in my head. Through coaching with Kate I felt safe enough for the first time to really notice what was going on in my body and how I was actually feeling underneath my thoughts. It feels like I’m finally waking up, not getting so caught up in my negative thinking and being much kinder and gentler to myself in the process.’
Martha, Lawyer

‘Before coaching I had real issues asserting myself. I hadn’t realised that expressing this side made me feel like a bully so I avoided it which had a negative impact on my personal and professional relationships. I now have a real understanding of where that comes from and now feel confident enough to express my opinions without fear of being hated. Coaching with Kate has been one of the most life-changing experiences and I can’t thank her enough.’
Andrew G, MBA student


Kate gave me a safe space to talk.Patient, compassionate, insightful and incredibly professional, within a short time I was able to action our learnings by being mindful of bad habits and challenge my way of thinking, I made and saw significant changes in my life. I was happier, more confident and less negative about the way I saw things which allowed me to be positive about my future and more proactive.Kate was a sounding board for my innermost fears and held up a mirror to my behaviour so I could recognise and stop the actions and thoughts that were holding me back . If you're feeling stuck in an an unhealthy rut of your own making I cannot recommend her enough. TL, Finance Director

‘It has been lovely to meet you and I think I can be frank with you to let you know what a relief it was to meet you last June and hear the words you spoke. You immediately ‘got’ my situation in a way that very few people are able and I felt an affinity with you that allowed me to share the true grit of what was going on in my personal life… your input into my life at this particular stage, has been pivotal.’
Louisa C, Advertising Director

‘Thank you again for all your support on this ‘dating journey’. I really appreciate your wisdom, candour and sense of humour. It’s made my foray into this realm a really happy one.’
JB, Creative Entrepreneur/Fundraiser

‘I came to see Kate because she had been highly recommended – at the time I felt completely stuck and at the mercy of a very harsh, judgmental side of myself which was sabotaging my career. Through Voice Dialogue I worked with my Inner Critic and now have a real insight into what was really going on during these ‘critic’ attacks. They still happen now if I’m particularly stressed but the way I relate to them is completely different and I don’t feel at their mercy in the way I used to. I feel much less constrained creatively so thank you Kate!’
Jess, Actor/Writer

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I have availability during the day and some evenings.

Kate O'Connell - Coaching and Counselling

Kate O'Connell - Coaching and Counselling