Linda is a warm-hearted and practical individual with broad life experiences that she brings to counselling. Sometimes clients simply want an independent ear, someone who doesn’t judge them and someone who can provide practical suggestions to deal with complex problems. On other occasions, clients are looking for considerable guidance on what to do.
Linda has found over many years of counselling that collaboration on goal setting produces the best outcomes. The client is the best person to know their situation and the lives of the people around them. Linda brings a variety of approaches to her work depending on the needs of the individual.
Linda has a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Psychology and Australian Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies and a Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy. She also has a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) completing a thesis on discrimination. She is a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc.
Linda has specialist training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Narrative Therapy as well as training and experience in delivering several trauma-focused modalities.
Linda has an interest in seeing adult clients with the following challenges:
- Past trauma
- Dissociation challenges
- Attachment difficulties
- Depression and sadness
- Work and life stressors and transition adjustment
Linda has worked for many years with a diverse client group, including people with disabilities, Aboriginal Australians, people with traumatic life experiences and families experiencing conflict and breakdown. Linda has worked in the not-for-profit sector, and the health sector throughout her career, as well as in private practice. Linda has worked both at the grass-roots level and in senior management positions with a clear focus on achieving the best outcomes for service users. Linda has a deep commitment to social justice.
Linda is available for telehealth consultations only.
Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Linda.