Linda O'Hern

Linda O’Hern, Clinical Lead, is a Certified Transactional Analyst, UKCP Registered, MSc qualified Psychotherapist. She attended UKCP accredited training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and is a Member of the UK and European Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA and EATA).

HOW SHE WORKS
Linda’s focus is on the emotional health of each client and staff member and their sense of well-being within the session. She encourages an impartial, non-judgmental and supportive environment in which to work. Linda feels passionately about encouraging individuals to recognise and own their potential by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Linda’s motivation for being a therapist is to facilitate greater psychological health and knowledge in adults so they are able to recognise and improve their impact on children by providing healthier environmental and social factors. She works to reduce the stigma attached to mental and emotional health issues, by finding ways of providing affordable and accessible therapy so more people are able to feel the benefits. She believes everyone has a personal responsibility for caring for their emotional and mental health; just like we choose to exercise to care for our physical health. Counselling and psychotherapy are ways in which we can exercise our brains and express feelings.
Linda believes offering opportunities to work in groups therapeutically or psycho-educationally reduces social isolation and allows us to recognise we are rarely on our own with our issues. She finds working in groups is particularly effective with regard to learning about how you interact and respond in relationship.

Our Team

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Tricia Seaton

Admin and Business Manager

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Natalie Copeland

Qualified Counsellor

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David Cross

Qualified Counsellor

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Pam Morris

Qualified Counsellor

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Yvette Pringle

Trainee Counsellor

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Therapy

Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you here.

This might include talking about life events, (past and present), emotions, relationships, environment, social settings, thought processes and patterns of behaviour.

The therapist will do their best to facilitate you to look at your issues and to identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping. Talking about these things may take time, and will not necessarily all be included in one session. BACP (2014)

Your relationship with your therapist is unique, she or he is there to listen and facilitate you in a way which is different from that of friends, neighbours or family members. Whatever you tell your therapist is confidential.

In line with UKCP and BACP Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice, all Psychotherapists and Counsellors receive regular clinical supervision to help keep the work safe; your identity remains protected at all times.

If you have any concerns about confidentiality, please speak to your counsellor.

Mediation

What is Mediation?
Mediation is a way of helping parties resolves disputes and disagreements through face to face meetings with a trained person who is independent, will not take sides and is experienced in helping people resolve problems.

What are the benefits of Mediation?

  • It puts the parties in control. The parties in dispute are assisted to find their own solutions rather than having ultimatums imposed on them (by a court for example).
  • It enables parties to find common ground so that a relationship can continue into the future.
  • Parties discover what each other’s concerns and interests are.
  • It can help to prevent or dispel anti-social behaviour through common understanding.
  • It helps to reduce bitterness and can help to prevent unnecessary and expensive legal proceedings.


How does Mediation work?
You may be referred to us by your local Council, Housing Association or employer, or you may contact us directly. Please ensure all parties have consented to participate in the mediation process.

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Initial Meeting:
We nearly always begin with a private and individual information session which lasts for about an hour. The Mediator can then help you choose what you'd like to do next.

Mediation Sessions:
You may agree to meet with the other party and the Mediator. If you decide to go ahead with a joint meeting, the Mediator will ensure that things are discussed in a safe, productive and fair way.
Intake sessions generally last 1 hour per individual party. Joint group sessions generally last 2 hours. If the Mediator is working with a family, it is likely more than one intake and joint group meeting will be required.

What is expected of me?
You should be prepared to discuss your wishes, ideas and needs for the future at the mediation sessions and be ready to listen as well as talk.

Helping things to work:
If all goes well and a joint agreement is reached, we will help you to get it to work once you leave mediation. We also offer back up sessions in case they are needed at a later stage.

Questions Answered:

Do I have to come to Mediation?
Mediation is voluntary, but we recommend it as a non-confrontational way of resolving matters.

What if I am unable to speak to the other party in the dispute?
That is why the Mediator is there. They will ensure that you have space to be heard fairly, and that all sessions feel safe and productive.

Will the Mediator visit me at home?
We always meet with clients in a neutral venue, either at our office or in a place close to where you live.

Is it confidential?
Yes, mediation is entirely confidential.

What will be discussed?
The Mediator will listen to what you want to discuss and deal with the problems that matter to you.

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Contact

Tel: 01522 535555
Email: atconcepts@outlook.com
Address : BG Futures Building,
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdale Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY