Person centred and strengths based, Linda works alongside her clients in a trauma informed and secure way. Building a strong therapeutic alliance, while co -assessing needs, Linda provides compassionate support, understandable psycho education and active co-regulation at a safe pace to enable effective trauma processing.
Sharing innovative self -regulation and accessible focused psychological growth strategies with a strong grounding in holistic neuroscience, Linda supports people towards freedom with both integration and awareness.
Along with her Bachelor Degree in Social Work from the University of Qld (1994) and her post graduate qualifications in Childhood and Youth Studies from Southern Cross University (2014), Linda has undertaken significant specialist training in interpersonal trauma and in supporting people with complex and developmental trauma over the past 15 years. This includes Certification in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health with Dr Sarah McKay and The Neuroscience Academy (2022), and recent training in Psychoneuroimmunology (2023) (AASW).
Linda has extensive training & experience working with children, young people and adults who have been sexually abused and assaulted, along with problematic and harmful sexualised behaviour in children. Linda also has many years experience counselling women and children who have lived with domestic and family violence.
Linda has training and experience in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and Somatic Trauma Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation practices, Polyvagel Theory, Trauma Focused CBT, Narrative Therapy and Expressive Arts.
Linda also holds a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Brisbane Holistic Health Centre (1998) and understands the vital connection of mind and body for optimum health and wellbeing.
Linda has also trained for many years in Yoga and Martial Arts, including Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Shaolin Kung Fu and Karate. Linda holds a Third Dan (degree) in Arjuken Shotokan Karate and is a past multiple State and National Martial Arts title holder.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, LINDA'S BOOKS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A REFERRAL OR BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST, YOU ARE WELCOME TO CALL, TEXT or EMAIL LINDA DIRECTLY TO DISCUSS.
Face to face sessions are held in Linda's comfortable office space in Lismore.
Telephone counselling and On -line counselling using the zoom platform is also available and privacy is assured. Please call, text or email for options and availability.
Support to access Victims Services funded counselling is available if required.