B.Sci (Hons), M. Psych (Clinical)
Works with: Adolescents, young adults & adults
Linda has had over four decades of experience working as a psychologist in the public sector in education. She has worked with adults and adolescents. She is also competent in working with clients from different multicultural backgrounds.
Linda is very mindful of providing a safe, supportive, trusting and non-judgemental therapeutic environment to enable the client to feel comfortable to “start where the client is at”. Linda advocates a collaborative approach with clients to facilitate self-awareness, self-determined decisions and changes to improve the quality of their psychological wellbeing as well as relationships with significant others. It is hoped that through therapy, the client is able to untangle roadblocks to achieve self-compassion, awareness of one’s inner treasures and strengths to manage the many challenges that are common to all humanity in life’s journey.
Linda has had long standing experience in working with a range of psychological and emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem, understanding the “inner critic”, emotional regulation (e.g. anger issues), grief and loss, complex trauma, work stress, family difficulties and/or relationship issues.
Linda employs diverse evidence-based therapy modalities such as mindfulness-based approaches with focus on mindful self-compassion and contemplative practices. Other interventions included cognitive behavioural therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, schemas therapy, dialectic behaviour therapy and attachment-based therapies. She enjoys integrating both eastern and western approaches in her counselling to promote compassion, empathy and kindness to one’s self and others to live a “rich and meaningful” life.