Adam Carvalho, our coach:

I am a coach registered with the International Coaching Federation and I am also training as a BACP accredited integrative therapist.

I had a decade and a half working as an associate and latterly a partner at Farrer & Co in the litigation team, with an emphasis on high value, complex and often multi-jurisdictional private wealth disputes, before joining with Annmarie at the Carvalho Consultancy.

I have a busy practice working as a coach with a number of junior solicitors, junior partners and barristers. 

My approach is informed by my knowledge and experience of the world of modern legal practice, and an interest and training in psychological principles. 

Each client is different; some might be quite focused on one goal while others wish to explore multiple interrelated issues. The sessions I have often focus on issues which are: 

– ‘transactional’ – such as planning for promotion or improving work/life balance;

– structural – such as looking at the client’s position within a team or considering the dynamics within a group; and/or

– more psychological – dealing with anxiety and stress, fears about competency, issues around billing and/or time recording, feelings of dread around certain clients, cases or colleagues and/or deeper questions about, for example, meaning and value.     

My approach is a calm and collegiate one mixed (where possible) with a healthy dose of humour. The aim is to work together at understanding the relevant issues and often to explore the options which are realistically available and to make choices which feel right in the particular circumstances.

Adam Carvalho