Our expert therapist, Jason O’Callaghan
Jason O’Callaghan is a trained psychologist.
He holds a honors degree is Psychology and a Masters degree in Applied Psychology from Trinity College Dublin.
For his Masters research he was named in the 2012 Trinity College Roll of Honor after he developed a stress reduction program for cancer patients.
He is the only known practicing hypnotherapist in Ireland to hold a Masters in Psychology from Trinity College. He is also one of only three known hypnotists in Ireland to have an Honors degree in Psychology accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
He is also one of only three hypnotherapists in Ireland trained in America as a Certified Instructor by the world famous National Guild of Hypnotists.
He is also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) receiving his training from The Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP).
He holds qualifications in Counselling from National University of Ireland in Maynooth and is a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).
He also holds a Higher National Diploma in Media and worked for ten years interviewing world leaders, celebrities and international businessmen as part of his role as a journalist for Ireland’s biggest newspaper The Sunday Independent.
Trinity Honor for D4 Clinic therapist
Trinity College Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast and Minister Frances Fitzgerald presenting Jason O’Callaghan from the D4 Clinic with his parchment as he was named in the 2012 Dean of Students Roll of Honor for his voluntary work helping to reduce stress is cancer patients as part of his research for a Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Trinity College.
What experience does Jason O’Callaghan have?
Since leaving a career spanning over ten years in the national media where he developed his interviewing skills Jason has been a research assistant in AMNCH (Tallaght Hospital) Psychology department, supervised by the Head of Psychology. During his Honors Degree and Masters training in Trinity College he specialized within the field of psycho-oncology and has developed a humour therapy programe to reduce stress in cancer patients. This programme has been rolled out across Ireland with Jason running courses in cancer centers in Dublin, Bray, Wicklow, Mullingar, Monaghan and Laois. He has also presented his findings in stress reduction to a number of conferences for the Irish Cancer Society. For this work he was named in the 2012 Trinity College Roll of honors list. He is a fully trained Samaritans volunteer and worked with the organization for two years. He has also done voluntary work within both St Patrick’s University Hospital and Peamount Hospital.
What type of clients does he deal with now?
Jason now sees clients of all ages and backgrounds. These include a wide variety of issues from stopping smoking, stress reduction, weight loss, phobias, building confidence plus many more day to day issues.