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Online Applied Psychologist, Social Worker and Holistic Health Coach

My 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. 

I see children, youth and adults with a wide range of (complex) social issues and use strength-based, therapeutic and practical approaches. 

 

With children, I incorporate activities like showing video clips, filling out worksheets and playing games as I find this is a very helpful way to make a child comfortable, keep a child engaged and help a child work through issues. 

I am an open, honest, easy-going, and non-judgemental person who understands what is like to struggle with your own mental health. I have overcome different eating disorders and underlying low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. 

It brings me joy to support people to be the best version of themselves. I believe we are all capable of growing and developing at any stage of life and it can be tremendously beneficial to talk with a trained professional when navigating (significant) life challenges. And that’s what I’m here for. 

I will empower you (and your partner/family) 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!

If you feel you would benefit from talking to a trusted person who will allow you to explore how to move forward in a helpful way, it would be my pleasure to offer you a free discovery call get to know you and your goals and decide on the appropriate next steps for your needs.

Find out more & start your journey by scheduling an initial FREE 20-min discovery call. Send me an email at linda@therapycounselling.com.

Look forward to connecting with you,
Linda

Online therapy

Online coaching sessions from the comfort of your home. It's for anyone who has limited access to support, time constraints or other obstacles. Online coaching is 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 registrations

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.

In 2020/2021, I studied at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a Certified Health Coach.

Fees


Discount for blocks of 8 and 12 online sessions - save up to $300 off the cost of support & FREE 20-minute initial discovery call.

You can choose between a package of 4, 8 or 12 sessions depending on where you are at. 

In our free discovery call, we’ll discuss which package option is the best fit for you. All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include VAT. Payment plans are available. 

For children/youth between the age of 5 and 24, I can access funding for the first 2-4 sessions in some cases.


If I am working with a child, sometimes it becomes necessary to work with the family around the child and in that case, I can do family therapy or offer separate sessions to parents/caregivers. 

Package 1: 

4 therapy/coaching sessions via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $125 per session

Package 2: 

8 therapy/coaching sessions via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $110 per session (saving $180)

Package 3: 

12 therapy/coaching sessions via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $100 per session (saving $300)

All packages include ongoing email/text support between sessions for any questions or concerns that come up in between our sessions. 

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I would recommend your service

I decided to seek outside help because I was struggling with a few issues and needed help to process them.

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.

| Auckland | 29 Mar 2022
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Linda is calm, caring and genuine!

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!


| Auckland | 15 Jun 2022
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You definitely helped us both

I reached out to Linda because I wanted to work on my daughter’s big emotional outbursts, anxiety and sleep habits.

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!

| Nelson | 10 Jun 2022
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I feel it is a miracle

Your help with connecting with my inner child has allowed me to re-imagine my emotional attachments.

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!

| Wellington | 23 May 2022
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I can absolutely recommend Linda

My 10-year-old son and I have been working with Linda since June 2021 and I have nothing but praise for her experience, approach and commitment to supporting his understanding of himself and his personal growth.

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.

| Christchurch | 10 Jan 2022
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