Linda is a registered psychologist who is currently completing the Educational and Developmental registrar program. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in London, UK and a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology in Melbourne, Australia.
Linda has extensive experience working in both private and public settings, including hospitals, schools and private practices. She has worked both in primary and high schools and has substantial experience in conducting cognitive and educational assessments as well as working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their family. She is also able to assess for diagnosis such as Specific Learning Disorders (e.g. Dyslexia) and Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD).
She has a passion in assisting children and families optimising their growth and well-being. Some special interests include anxiety, challenging behaviour, learning difficulties, building self-esteem, emotional regulation and parenting and includes interventions for diagnosis such as Selective mutism, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Treatment takes a person-centred approach and is tailored to suit the individual needs of the client. Linda aims to establish a strong therapeutic relationship, assisting each child and family in their growth and development, using a strength-based approach. Therapeutic approaches are generally based on Attachment-Based Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Social Skills training, using mindfulness as a frequent tool. The approach used depends on the individual’s needs.
She thoroughly enjoys working with clients and is passionate about assisting each individual client to develop their inner strengths and to thrive in their different environments. She is a mother herself and enjoys spending time with family, practicing yoga, reading, cooking, nature walks and travelling in her spare time.