Welcome to Affordable Therapy Concepts

Welcome to Affordable Therapy Concepts

About Us

Linda is here to facilitate individuals, couples and groups to come to terms with different situations and make changes they might have chosen or had imposed.

Everyone that chooses Linda to facilitate them through change is encouraged to take responsibility for their choices and decisions with regard to the way ahead so they empower themselves to find meaning and purpose to their therapy. This is achieved by offering open communication, clear contracting, boundaries, ethical practice and professionalism.

Linda O’Hern is a Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer, Counsellor and Mediator in Lincoln. She is guided by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) and United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) Codes of Ethics.

Whether you’re looking for personal or couples’ psychotherapeutic or counselling sessions, group therapy, psycho-educational classes or mediation, she offers a professional and sensitive service in a safe and confidential environment. If you feel that you need someone to talk to about any personal issue, social problem or learning and development need, she is happy to help. To ensure that I provide the highest standard of service to clients, I attend Clinical Supervision and Continuing Professional Development training.

I can assist in a wide range of situations and can help you to resolve most issues with: 

  • Personal psychotherapy or counselling.
  • Couples’ counselling
  • Group Therapy
  • Psycho-educational Groups
  • Divorce Support Groups
  • Parenting Groups
  • Eating Issue Groups
  • Mediation
  • Personal Development Groups
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Clinical Supervision


What is worry?
Everyone feels worried at some point. You may be worried about things that may or may not happen. For example, being in an accident or sitting an exam.

The problem with worrying.
Feeling worried is normal, however it can be hard to manage and the more you worry the worse it gets. Your body reacts chemically to the fear that worrying creates and a sudden rush of adrenaline (the chemical your body releases when you’re scared) can lead to butterflies in the stomach, a headache or feeling sick. 

How to deal with worry.
Talking therapy can help you come to a better understanding of your worries. It can support you in doing something about them and find a way to cope. Being unable to cope with worry can increase your sense of helplessness, reduce your confidence, heighten your sense of vulnerability and fears about feeling unable to cope.


What is depression?
Depression is more than feeling unhappy or sad for a few days; it can last for weeks or months. Depression creates low spirit; resulting in everything feeling harder to do and less worthwhile. Depression at its worst can be life threatening.

How to tell if you’re depressed.
Depression affects people in different ways, with symptoms including; lasting feelings of sadness and hopelessness or losing interest in things you used to enjoy.

How to deal with depression.
Talking treatments are a way to help you through your darkest days. Talking allows you to express your feelings. It allows you to share your stress and create solutions to your problems.


What is self-esteem?
Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself.
When your self-esteem is low, it is likely you will see yourself and life negatively. You may feel ignored and regard people as the enemy.

The importance of high self-esteem.
Many factors can lower self-esteem; losing a job, a relationship breakup, body image.
If your self-esteem is low it’s important to rebuild it. When your self-esteem is high the world will feel like a good place full of friends, pleasures and opportunities. When you feel happy people will respond to it, reinforcing your self-esteem.

A helping hand.
Communication enables you to release your tensions and talk about your feelings. It is a way to clear your mind of things big or small. It can help you build your self-esteem through reducing stress, setting challenges or finding ways of enjoying yourself. Please feel free to come and talk individually or consider joining a group.


What is stress?
Stress is something we all encounter; it is the feeling of being under pressure. A little bit of pressure can be a good thing; it can be motivating and improve our performance. Too much pressure can lead to stress. It can cause symptoms such as; lack of sleep and appetite or difficulty concentrating. Prolonged pressure is unhealthy for the body and mind.

How to tell if you’re stressed.
Stress affects people in different ways. There are many physical symptoms of stress; nervousness, nail biting, restlessness, difficulty sleeping and lack of appetite or over eating. As well as behavioural changes there are also emotional symptoms such as; anger, depression and anxiety.

How to deal with stress.
Talking therapy can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours enabling you to find self-help strategies for coping.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

People attend counselling and psychotherapy sessions for many reasons. Perhaps you are dealing with grief or the breakdown of a relationship. Maybe you recognise the need to break unhealthy patterns of behaviour, or you feel angry or upset all the time and are unable to understand the reasoning behind these feelings. You may be unable to understand the emotions you are experiencing so it could be that you feel unhappy, anxious or dissatisfied and want to make a change.


Our aim is to help you identify the issues that are affecting your life in a negative way, and work with you to resolve these problems. Often our clients feel a great weight is lifted from their shoulders once the roots of a problem have been identified and we can work together to resolve any negative emotions or behaviour.


“We run groups of up to 10 people where you can learn new strategies and start to understand the deeper rooted reasons which may be stopping you make long term desired changes. These groups can also help you to realise you are rarely alone in experiencing difficulties with making change that has been a major part of your life for a long time. They offer the opportunity to learn about and have some gentle therapeutic input to increase your awareness so you can choose how to start resolving the issue and make change. We offer groups that consider eating issues, chronic fatigue, parenting, personal and professional development.

We are open to offering other groups, so please ask if you are experiencing difficulty with something you feel others may value learning from too because if we have appropriate knowledge, resolution may not be that far away. Some ideas we are considering are self-esteem, anxiety and anger management groups.

Meet like minded people, that can offer substantial support and encouragement to consider eating issues and body image from a different perspective. No diet needed or included.

CHRONIC FATIGUE GROUPS (including those experiencing ME, Fibromyalgia and PTSD)
Interested in how others manage no energy, constant tiredness and physical pain yet continue to find motivation to live a full life. Then this group is probably for you.

Three six-week courses for parents to consider and explore the emotional and psychological development needs of their children at various stages of growth; birth to 2 years, 2 to 12 years or teenagers aged 13 to 17 in a healthy and open environment.

A friendly environment for discussing ways to work towards your personal goals and make changes which may be proving difficult without support whether that involves learning to assert yourself or manage your aggression. Ideal for students, those seeking new career opportunities and anyone who wants to seek insight into their value system, who and what they are.

Workshops with a range of titles, presenters that are suitable for different types of caring professionals; social workers, nurses, teachers etc.

What happens if I call you to seek therapy?

Step 1
Call 01522 535555 or email atconcepts@outlook.com

Step 2
Providing appointments are available to suit your needs Linda will contact you within 24 hours of your enquiryIf for any reason she is unable to meet the 24 hour deadline for instance over a weekend she will contact you as soon as she possibly can.

Step 3
Fees for your assessment and continued therapy sessions with be discussed during the enquiry process and can be reviewed during the therapy process to meet your changing circumstances.

Step 4
An assessment is an informal chat, taking up to an hour. It’s about discussing what you hope to get from therapy and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. It will also include sharing information about the process of therapy.

Step 5
Finally, you will start your therapy on the date arranged. Please note there is a requirement to give 24 hours’ notice of cancellation of pre-arranged appointments. Please do not arrive before your appointment time. You will need to press the buzzer to gain access to the building.