Lou O'Connell

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EMCC, BSc(Hons) Mental Health Nursing, PgDip APPCP
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Solihull, West Midlands, B90
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner Level. Expertise in stress management, mental health, well-being and Adult ADHD.

I offer personalised coaching and mentoring packages to help you build the foundations of sustainable good mental health, designed around my Path to Mental Wealth System:

Know Yourself: Practice self-awareness by reflecting on your thoughts, feelings, and triggers. 

Manage Your Emotions: Develop emotional regulation skills to help you navigate difficult emotions constructively

Build Your Routine: Create a balanced routine that incorporates activities that nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Embrace Discipline: Discipline is the bridge between intention and action. Set realistic goals related to your well-being and hold yourself accountable. 

Connect With Self and Others: Nurture your connection with yourself and others. Strong connections provide support and belonging.

If you want to know more, please get in touch and we can organise a free 30 minute connection call. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a highly experienced, trauma-informed, mental health, positive psychology and ADHD coach, mentor and trainer. EMCC Accredited at Senior Practitioner Level. 

I have a demonstrated history of over 30 years working and volunteering across different sectors, including; 

  • Higher Education
  • The British Armed Forces
  • The NHS
  • Various Charities
  • The training & coaching industry. 

Strong professional focus on stress management, mental/emotional health/wellbeing and Adult ADHD.

  • PgDip Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
  • ADHD Works Coach Level 1
  • ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider
  • HeartMath® Stress and Well-Being Assessment Provider
  • Licenced HeartMath® Coach
  • LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator
  • First Aid For Mental Health Instructor
  • ILM Practitioner Coach
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Dx Practitioner
  • Meditation Teacher Diploma
  • Level 7 Diploma in Specialist Welfare Work
  • ILM Level 7 Award in Leadership and Management
  • CMI Level 5 Award in Management Coaching and Mentoring
  • Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) Practitioner
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis (TA) 101
  • Reiki Master/Teacher
  • Group and Individual Sound Healing Practitioner

Member organisations

European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.

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£100.00 - £275.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I provide coaching packages of varying lengths from one-off sessions to 12 weeks. Each is priced differently depending on what is included. You can see an example of my pricing on my website. Don't hesitate to contact me for more details. 

When I work

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I do have more availability, however, times can vary. So if you do not see a time that suits you please get in touch. 

Further information

I currently offer 1: 1 coaching.

Group coaching will be coming soon.

Coaching is online. All clients get access to my coaching platform which is a confidential space with holds: details of your session, session notes, zoom links, worksheets, whiteboards and space for journaling.  

Clients Feedback

Lou’s style of coaching has allowed me to explore my own options whilst introducing a level of stretch and challenge that works for me. The regular prompts and action plans helped me be accountable in taking steps forward. Lou’s calm, experienced approach enabled me the space to think through my goals and reach a point of clarity which I hadn’t had before. Our sessions are enjoyable and valuable and I would highly recommend Lou. (JW) 

Lou introduced me to Heartmath and to the benefits of coherent breathing, listening to my inner self and taking time to focus on stopping for a bit- finding the joy again. Having had a bit of a personal ‘crash’ I needed to effectively rebalance myself. Lou’s calm, sensible, reasoned advice was what I needed to put things into perspective and to let go of unnecessary worries and tensions.
Lou listens carefully, helps to find practical, sensible solutions. She helped me to find a different way of thinking about myself, that was simple to implement and easy to adopt. She is sensitive, yet direct; she is kind, yet identifies where improvements can be made; she is empathetic, yet able to communicate some challenging realities. All of these attributes helped me to rebalance, refocus and get back on track, feeling more confident about myself and with my self-esteem growing. Using the Heartmath monitor and innerbalance app to focus my breathing and commit to the time each day was something that I really benefited from, alongside the sessions with Lou. Together they helped me to find some calm again, regain balance, implement boundaries, take charge of my time and a focus on things that give me joy. (JB) Head Teacher

Solihull, West Midlands, B90

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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