Welcome to Happy Hatching Mind
My name is Lyn O’Callaghan.
I know choosing an anonymous counsellor just from a few words and a photo on a screen can be unnerving and it may be difficult to feel like you are making an informed decision, so I want our initial consultation to be an opportunity for you to make sure I am the right person for you to work with and for me to make sure I have to experience and expertise to work with you. After this consultation, there is no requirement or expectation for you to book another session and I will always be guided by you, what you want and what you need.
I believe all difficulties we experience with regard to our mental health are episodes and not a way of life. I see my role as a counsellor being to help you to develop and build resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem, so you can master the art of living without living being a burden.
I am a Chrysalis trained counsellor and have completed the AIM Awards Level 3 in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills, AIM Awards Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and BA (Hons) in Childhood & Youth Studies. I have over 25 years’ experience of working with children 0-18 years, parents and adult individuals.
I use Person-Centered therapy techniques, as well as incorporate other approaches, such as hypnotherapy, CBT, mindfulness, and journaling, to ensure a truly tailored counselling experience for my client.
I offer face-to-face, walk & talk, email, instant messaging, telephone and video sessions, so you are able to feel comfortable with the medium and the sessions are as convenient for you as possible.
In all client work, I adhere to the National Counselling Society (NCS) Code of Ethics, which can be found online, and I have a full and clear enhanced DBS checks for both children and vulnerable adults.