Linda | Holistic Coach, Bsc Applied Psychology
Online Holistic Health Coach Christchurch
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Online Holistic Health Coach Christchurch
Are you looking for therapy and coaching?
I'm Linda, a Dutch qualified Applied Psychologist and Holistic Health coach with a special interest in eating and body image difficulties.
- Are you ready to rebuild your relationship with your body and food?
- Do you want to overcome the out-of-control and shameful feelings around food?
- Are you so over hating your body and obsession about your weight?
It is my mission to help people ditch diet culture and food guilt & heal their food, body and exercise relationship.
Is this you now?
- You think constantly about and plan what you eat
- You do not feel in control around (particular) food
- You’ve tried almost every kind of diet and none have ‘worked’
- You feel uncomfortable in your own skin
- You tell yourself that once your body changes, you will be happier
- You are overwhelmed by negative self-talk and anxiety
- You want to stop thinking about food all the time but you don’t know how
And is this what you desire?
- Eating ‘normally’ without dieting and with total self-trust around all food
- No longer obsessed with food and weight loss – able to focus on bigger, better things in life
- Feeling comfortable, confident, and at home in your body – no matter what it looks like
- Feeling confident and happy again
I hold an Applied Psychology degree and I have spent the majority of my career on supporting children, youth and adults in the area of emotional health and well-being.
I love self- development, travelling, mountain biking, full-body workouts, Yin Yoga, tennis and sharing my humour!
What will you achieve from my help?
- Be able to eat foods with moderation, without restricting, binging or emotional eating
- Silence your inner mean voice and respect and love yourself again
- No more stress or guilt around food
- Moving your body because it feels good, not because you have to
- Believe that your body is good exactly as it is in the here and now
- Get out of the all-or-nothing thinking trap
We will do this by focusing on the emotional factors behind your habits and together work on building a healthier mindset and lifestyle.
Our conversations will go beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as relationships, career, and movement.
I will empower you to take charge of your health and provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.
I’m there for you every step of the way!
Find out more & start your journey by scheduling an initial FREE 20-min discovery call.
Online sessions from the comfort of your home. It's for anyone who has limited access to support, time constraints or other obstacles. Online sessions are also very effective for those who are anxious about seeing a professional.
Qualifications and registrationsI hold an Applied Psychology degree and I have spent the majority of my career on supporting children, youth and adults in the area of emotional health and well-being.
- Body image
- Eating disorders
- Disordered eating
- Emotional eating
- Binge eating
- (Chronic) dieting
- Intuitive eating coaching
- Food freedom
Discount for blocks of 8 and 12 online sessions - save up to $300 off the cost of support & FREE 20-minute initial discovery call.
In our free discovery call, we’ll discuss which package option is the best fit for you.
Children/youth between the age of 5 and 25, I can access funding for the first 2-4 sessions.
Low income earners may be eligible for WINZ to cover counselling sessions costs. You do not need to be currently on a WINZ benefit to qualify for the counselling subsidy. WINZ can subsidise up to 40 payments per year at $70.04 each week. Just ask me and request your doctor to complete the WINZ Disability Certificate - Counselling Form.
Package 1:4 therapy/coaching sessions via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $150 per session
Package 2:8 therapy/coaching sessions via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $135 per session (saving $180)
Package 3:12 therapy/coaching sessions via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $125 per session (saving $300)
All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and include VAT. Payment plans are available.
All packages include ongoing email/text support between sessions for any questions or concerns that come up in between our sessions.
Reviews Online Holistic Health Coach ChristchurchBelow you will find reviews about Online Holistic Health Coach Christchurch - Linda
Based on 8 reviews
The main positive change I have noticed is in my mental health and attitude towards my body. Being stripped back to the basics to learn healthy and sustainable habits and allowing myself freedom from food rules has been the largest positive change. Learning to love myself and my body, and realizing that my self-worth isn't determined by how healthy I eat or how much exercise I do, has been the most wonderful gift I could have given myself for my mental health.
I loved the strategies we worked together to create. As someone who had done quite a lot of research into binge and emotional eating and had tried strategies at home already, I found working with Linda far more successful. Linda was open to the strategies I had tried and was able to rework them in a way that had a more positive effect.
I feel like we unpacked areas of myself and my influences that I wasn't aware of. For example, you helped me realize that I don't process my emotions, and that, to me, was a huge eye-opener in how I tick. That realization has helped me move forward massively.
I won't forget any of the vital lessons and recommendations - I will continue to practice and keep them as a part of my life.
Yes! It is hard to put into words the feeling that comes from opening up about what I was going through for a long time and never talking about it. With your service, talking to someone who had experienced the same things firsthand was hugely beneficial. Feeling understood and empathized with was massive for me. As I said above, I tried to help myself a lot with many strategies and intuitive eating practice before using your services. And although we worked on strategies within your service, at the end of the day, having someone tell me that when I have a bad day, it's actually okay, and that I am allowed to forgive myself, was so important for me!
Linda never made me feel ashamed of what I have been through and she always validated my feelings. Linda is understanding and compassionate. She is passionate about what she teaches and she shows that she truly cares. She is always an email away and tries to comfort others as much as she can. Once again, thanks so much!
We loved that Linda allowed us to create our journey of what we needed to be supported with and we appreciated that she’s cultural sensitive!
Linda has helped us to think differently and enabled us to be more accepting of what we look like and how we view our relationship with food and our body. We now accept ourselves from the in- and outside and realise that happiness is greater than anything!
I was so sick of having my life literally revolve around food. Every thought was constantly consumed by food, how many calories I was eating and then subsequently burning through exercise, what I “should” be eating and avoiding (really, the list could go on forever).
Linda helped me through a process of being so fearful of all foods to being able to genuinely enjoy everything. Linda helped me feel more comfortable with who I was. That I am not what I eat, that food isn’t just for nourishment, but also something you can use to connect with people et cetera. I had always thought that food had no real purpose.
I also learnt that there are NO rules around food. I am now free with food with no judgement and total trust in my body. I now know that I am more than my weight. My body will go through changes, but the type of person I am will stay with me forever.
This work I was doing for myself will help my children in the future. I can also teach them how to listen to their bodies and nourish them. Working with Linda was truly a life changer!
Linda has helped me to understand why I sometimes turn to food for comfort and now that I have that awareness, I can make different choices.
The process has been really freeing for me. It is a great feeling to have no restrictions on the types of food I eat. I now eat delicious food at nearly every meal (but sometimes life gets in the way!).
I have been getting mentally stronger around food and the way I see myself. My self-talk is much kinder than it used to be as I no longer berate myself for my food choices. I have also noticed that I have more energy all throughout the day and generally feel much happier.
I have changed my reason for exercising too, it is now for the way it makes me feel instead of burning calories. I love it so much more!
This isn’t a quick fix. There is still work to be done to undo the 35 years of mental and physical damage that diet culture has instilled, but I know that I have great support in Linda.
The coaching sessions with Linda has honestly been transformative in my life.
Linda has helped me accept how I am right now rather than feeling like I have to lose weight. I’m now able to go days without thinking negatively about my body, rather than thinking about it and feeling upset 24/7.
I now feel freedom around food and exercise. I understand that I do not have to force myself to exercise which has brought back my motivation and my enjoyment.
I now focus on exercise for how I feel, rather than trying to change how I look.
She really understands what it's like to struggle with food and body image. I have a completely new perspective on life.
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