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Online Applied Psychologist, Social Worker and Holistic Health Coach

Are you suffering from body image issues?
 
Are you struggling with emotional eating, disordered eating or an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating? Looking for coaching, therapy or counselling? 

I'm Linda, a qualified Applied Psychologist and Holistic Health coach with a special interest in eating and body image difficulties.

  • Ready to rebuild your relationship with your body and food?

  • Do you not want that out-of-control and shameful feeling around food anymore?

  • Are you so over hating your body and obsession about your weight?

I get you, because I was you! I know what it feels like to be obsessing over food, to never feel like you’re good enough and to let that fixation take control over your life.

Deep down you know that there’s so much more to life than obsessing over food and your body, but it’s just so hard to get out of it by yourself. And that’s what I’m here for. 

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


About me

My name is Linda and I am originally from the Netherlands and I live with my partner from the UK in New Zealand.

I hold an Applied Psychology degree and I have spent the majority of my career on supporting children and their families 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 and decided to turn my own 5+ years- mess into a message for others struggling. I want to help others to overcome their body and food struggles and so my service was born.

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!

Would you like to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.

Linda

Online therapy

50-min 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 and their families 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.

Specialisations

  • Body image coaching & therapy

  • Eating disorders coaching & therapy
  • Disordered eating coaching & therapy

  • Emotional eating coaching & therapy
  • Binge eating coaching & therapy

  • Over-exercising
  • (Chronic) dieting

  • Intuitive eating coaching
  • Food freedom

Therapies offered


Areas of counselling I can help with


Fees

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

Be aware that your unhelpful relationship with your body and food including limiting beliefs didn’t appear over night, so it will take some time to reprogram them.

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. 

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

Package 1: 
4 coaching sessions (of 50 min) via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $115 per session

Package 2: 
8 coaching sessions (of 50 min) via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $100 per session

Package 3: 
12 coaching sessions (of 50 min) via Zoom, either weekly or fortnightly - $90 per session

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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Reviews Online Applied Psychologist, Social Worker and Holistic Health Coach

Below you will find reviews about Online Applied Psychologist, Social Worker and Holistic Health Coach - Linda

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It has been transformative in my life

I want to thank you again so much for how much you have changed my life already.

I find myself being more positive about myself and feeling so much better in general. I’m now able to go days without thinking negatively about my body, rather than thinking about it and feeling upset 24/7.

I am able to accept how I am right now rather than feeling like I have to lose weight.

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.

I would recommend your service to others, it has honestly been transformative in my life!

| Dunedin | 22 Jul 2021
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I have found working with Linda really valuable

I have found working with Linda really valuable, I have learned so much about myself!

She really understands what it's like to struggle with food and body image. I have a completely new perspective on life.

| 29 May 2021
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Linda has helped me massively

Linda made me feel comfortable and safe right from our very first session.

Linda made the sessions fun and lighthearted but also provided a space for me to be vulnerable and to feel the emotions I was feeling.

Linda provided me with strategies that have already made such a positive difference in my life.

I can now have snacks that I enjoy in the house without feeling as though they are ‘bad’. I eat them when I feel like it and enjoy them more because I no longer have the mindset that all ‘unhealthy’ snacks have to be eaten on my one ‘treat day’ a week.

My mindset around exercise is a lot less fixed. I exercise when I feel like exercising and for an amount of time that I choose on the day. I can now recognise when I am thinking in a way that is negative or unhelpful and the majority of the time I am able to interrupt those thoughts and replace them with more helpful, positive ones.

Linda has helped me massively and has provided me with strategies that I know I will be able to use for the rest of my life!

| Tauranga | 13 Oct 2021
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Linda was great at making me feel comfortable

Linda was great at making me feel comfortable to be completely honest/open with her.

 

I struggled with this with the clinical psychologist I had previously worked with.

 

Linda has helped me to form new habits with food and understand more about intuitive eating. Food is now NOT the first and the last thing on my mind! I feel more in touch with myself and have strategies to help me deal with my emotions.

 

Linda also helped me to see that my worth is not in my appearance!!!


| Dunedin | 20 Sep 2021
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