Orla Cahill

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London, SW12 8AB
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About me

One of the greatest needs being experienced by my clients at the moment is the need to feel valued, both extrinsically and intrinsically.  I help my clients personally and professionally to remember how valued they are and to overcome low self-esteem, low self-worth and low confidence levels.  I do this by helping my clients to understand what will make them happy, what is important to them and by supporting them in making and achieving their goals, there is always a plan at the heart of success.

This pandemic has a lot of negatives, we are losing loved ones, we are losing jobs and sometimes it seems like we are losing our grip on things.  What if we use this time to work on ourselves,  this will pass and there will be a future, what will life look like after this is all over if we manage to build up our confidence and our self worth.  More to the point what will life look like if we don't!!

I am a career coach supporting career changes, returning to work, confidence in the workplace, resilience at work, anxiety at work, work-life balance and Self Care.

I am local to Balham and while I have a website which is a window into my practice a significant amount of my clients are recommended to me from current and past clients.

I have a particular infinity with parents who have SEN children as my own son is on the spectrum and I find we all at some time or another travel the same road with these beautiful children.

I am a goal-orientated coach who supports my clients to recognise opportunities to broaden their perspective and challenges clients to take the small steps that will change their lives and help them attain that life they are capable of having and deserve to have.

Call me for a free consultation and let's see what life could be like.

Accredited by the Coaching Acadamy.  Member of the Association for Coaching.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Personal Performance Coaching Diploma with the Coaching Acadamy
  • Graduated with Merit
  • Associate Member of CIPD
  • Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science Hons
  • National University of Ireland Galway
  • Earth Science - Geology

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

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Other areas of coaching I deal with

Returning to work after Maternity Leave.

Returning to work after a long absence.

Imposter Syndrome Coaching

Resilience in the workplace

Confidence Coaching

Superwoman syndrome Coaching


Additional information

The initial consultation call including mini coaching session is free of charge.

Each programme of coaching is tailored specifically to each individual.

When I work

I am available Monday to Friday and will occasionally be available out of hours when needed

Further information

What my Clients are saying!

Nadia BALHAM  recommends Orla Cahill Transformational Coach and Expert CV Writer.

Over lunch one day I complained to Orla that I felt stuck in a rut with my freelance career. I'd been working steadily but doing the same bits and pieces for years and was ready for a new challenge, but was too tired/lazy/nervous to actually do anything about it.
She gave me the kick up the **** I needed to freshen up my CV, finally finish my website (after three years!) and to simply make a few calls. It worked. I am spending most of this summer doing the job of my dreams in Ibiza!
Thank you Orla, you absolute wonder woman you, for being the most relentlessly positive person I know.

Agata STREATHAM recommends Orla Cahill Transformational Coach and Expert CV Writer.

I’ve been on a 9-year maternity leave… My CV was older than my child. I didn’t want to go back to what I was doing before. I had no clue what I’m looking for. I was embarrassed about the fact I cannot figure out all of the above just by myself. I guess that was actually the reason I stayed out of work for so long. Here is a little advise – if you’re like me don’t think twice and accept the fact there is a specialist in this world for every task. Orla can help you identify your destination and help you get on track to reach that final station of your journey. You will learn a lot about yourself during the sessions and tasks which I’ve found very interesting. Bonus – she is a very nice person and she does care! PS – I am working full time. Before I met Orla, I didn’t even know such a position existed.

Anne MITCHAM  recommends Orla Cahill Transformational Coach and Expert CV Writer.

How can I find the words to do justice to working with Orla. It's been totally life-changing. I've been to many therapists /life coach's over the years, and Orla has helped me in 8 sessions more than anyone before. She has this amazing ability to support you gently while challenging you out of your comfort zone. It's like having a non-judgemental mum on the sideline as your cheerleader.

I've always wanted to pursue a career in music, and everyone one else has said you've left that to late but not Orla she has me started on my journey. I don't know where it could end up, but I'm going to enjoy the ride. That's the main thing for me right now.

Orla has helped me to see the positive aspects of the life I have, by helping me achieve a better life-work balance.

I can recommend her also for confidence coaching, which for me was a huge part of overcoming my fears. She also doesn't encourage you to keep buying more sessions she knows when her work is done while other therapists will keep you going for years!!! I can't recommend Orla more highly. If you're stuck in a rut and on the fence about going for sessions just book one I guarantee you won't regret it.

It's time for you to start living the life you deserve and getting help for this is the best way forward.

Thank you Orla so much for all your kind words and help.

I'm also happy to email or talk to anyone to give a spoken reference.

80 Alderbrook Road, Balham, London, SW12 8AB

Type of session

In person

Key details

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Orla Cahill
Orla Cahill