Linda | Counsellor/Coach, Bsc Applied Psychology
Online Holistic Health Coach
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Online Holistic Health CoachMy name is Linda, I'm a compassionate and professional practitioner with more than 6 years of experience of helping people to go from where they are now to where they want to be.
Find out more & start your journey by scheduling an initial FREE 20-min discovery call.Look forward to connecting with you,
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, see below a snippet from a parent.
“Online coaching has been a lifesaver. We started with camera off, lying on the bed together with me answering questions at first, and then my daughter gradually building up trust to participate. Each session it was decided if the camera was on or off - useful for the days that my daughter just wanted to lie down.”
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.
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Body image
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Eating Problems
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Food addiction
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Parenting
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Setting boundaries
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Weight loss
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
You can choose between a package of 8 or 12 sessions depending on where you are at.
Children/youth between the age of 5 and 25, I can access partial funding for the first 2-4 sessions.
Low income earners may be eligible for WINZ to cover a significant portion of the counselling fees. 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.
Payment plans are available.
If I am working with a child/young person, sometimes it becomes necessary to work with the family around the child/young person and in that case, I can do family therapy or offer separate sessions to parents/caregivers.
All packages include 24/7 email/text support between sessions for any questions or concerns that come up in between our sessions.
Reviews Online Holistic Health CoachBelow you will find reviews about Online Holistic Health Coach - Linda
Rating of 5 out of 5
Based on 11 reviews
This experience has taught me not to take things so personally, to dedicate some self-care time as well as be kinder to myself.
I found Linda to be extremely thoughtful, empathetic, & caring to my situation, which is what I needed and made it easier to talk / trust her.
I would definitely recommend Linda to anyone that needs help how to manage a life that has become too hard and overwhelming.
I can identify pretty well when I’m in a low mood spiral from my depression (and not just generally feeling sad) and have strategies that can help lessen their effect.
I can deal with bigger life changes in a much healthier way.
I am far more patient with my friends and family. I can recognize when I’m internalising my worries and letting them manifest badly towards others. Instead of allowing that to happen, I can stop and reflect and figure out what I need to do to move past these worries or make them less impactful.
I can also tell when I’m being kind to myself and when I’m just trying to make excuses and avoid doing something I know I should do/ pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
Counselling has helped me be more open with my close friends about things I’ve always been too afraid to burden them with in the past, and in turn, they can be more open with me about similar things.
As cliché as it sounds I wish I had found Linda sooner because she really made an immensely positive impact on my life, and I am incredibly grateful for her guidance and the effort she puts into making each session valuable!
Linda took her time to really get to know my daughter well. Linda had a lot of empathy and took her issues seriously. Linda spoke openly about having gone through similar issues as a teen which was very very helpful.
My daughter was not keen on starting therapy but Linda was able to keep her interested and engaged for 3 months.
My daughter has gained a lot from the sessions. She is a lot more open to her (new) friendships. She now has the tools to approach new people and be less shy. She is much happier and has gained a lot of self-confidence!
Many thanks for your help!
You were very personable and easy to talk to. You encouraged me to explore different positive narratives to tell myself. You suggested some helpful strategies and ideas without being too pushy. You also listened really well.
I would recommend your service and I already have! I said that I found you to be really easy to speak with. Also, you helped me to be more confident in my own abilities and skills, and to be kinder to myself.
We had quite recently arrived in NZ after almost 12 months in lockdown in the UK and the pressures of that coupled with international relocation, loss of friends and trying to fit into a new school had all become too much for my son. We were referred to Linda through the school's Mana Ake programme.
His weekly sessions with Linda have become fundamental to his personal confidence and have helped him find creative and effective ways to achieve and sustain calm and work through the issues that challenge him. In working with Linda, he has begun to understand and like himself better, realising that he may be different to other kids and deal with things differently but that doesn't make his way wrong.
Linda's patience, acceptance and close relationship with my son has been the foundation of this for him and her hints, tips and toolkit of activities has also helped me to help him and to support and sustain the good work they do together.
I can absolutely recommend Linda and her work to support tamariki and their whānau to meet the many challenges we all face now properly equipped, prepared and supported.
I contacted Linda when I was at the lowest I’ve ever felt in my life and no matter what I did to try to change that on my own nothing was working. I really needed help to improve to feel a lot better.
Linda is calm, caring and genuine! Her strategies work and really changed my life! I’m forever thankful she’s helped me change this. I’m so glad that I had the therapy with her because it’s really helped me feel stronger and back to feeling like myself.
I would definitely recommend Linda and I would use her services again!
Lola and I loved having our sessions with Linda and you definitely helped us both! You have given us some great understanding and tools on how to move forward.
Linda built such a great relationship with my daughter and myself. It usually takes a long time for L. to open up and show her vulnerable side so easily and you got to show that very quickly.
You knew what to focus on and what the underlying issues are.
You listened to what I had to say with my opinion on her behaviour and I never felt judged in my parenting or made to feel stupid.
You had a genuine warmth and friendship with L. which was so lovely.
L. was sad to finish our sessions with you, even though she found the sessions challenging.
You always followed up with the session notes and an email checking in with us!
I feel it is a miracle to have forgiven myself for the past habits, and each day I make the choice to keep going. I have never experienced this level of commitment to myself before.
Thank you Linda for your time and energy on my journey!
I find Linda approachable, attentive and caring without judging. I liked how Linda counselled me and I felt comfortable even though I was terrified to start with.
I liked how Linda listened to me intently and actually helped me articulate what I needed to say. Linda was warm and sincere. She brought me back to the subject when I rambled on about other things. Linda made me feel comfortable talking about the issues I had.
I’ve learned to be myself while framing my words in a different way. I am now finding compromises between the way I speak to people and the way they perceive what I say. I am able to leave the past behind and focus on what I can change. I am able to give my girls space to live their lives and to stop criticising what they do, it's their life. I am now better at setting boundaries for myself and communicating this to others in a positive way.
I would get in touch with Linda again without hesitation if I needed to. I’ve been to other counsellors before who left me cold and not wanting to return but Linda made me feel listened to and cared about.
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