Linde moved to Australia in 2020 from her homeland of South Africa, where she had practised as a fully registered Psychologist from 2007.
Linde is well-qualified. She started her professional life as a Dietician, initially graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, before choosing to retrain in clinical psychology. Amongst other qualifications, she now holds a Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) and a Diploma in Life Coaching.
In South Africa Linde worked in a multi-disciplinary team treating individuals suffering from eating disorders and assisting their families. She is accustomed to working with psychological trauma and understands the far-reaching effects of violence.
Since joining COGNITION, Linde has demonstrated her calm and reassuring manner. She has a sunny and generous-hearted disposition, as well as sound clinical skills and experience, all of which blend well to enable her to assist teens and adults with a broad range of mental health and life issues.
Linde practises from a systems approach to therapy, using a range of therapeutic models, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness. She enjoys helping individuals set goals, plan and problem-solve. Linde is accustomed to working with individuals, families and groups and enjoys working with both short-term interventions under Employee Assistance Programs and also working more slowly and deliberately over a longer time frame, when appropriate. She welcomes referrals from individuals using private health insurance or a Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare), and is pleased to assist work injury and Third Party claimants.
Linde’s particular practice interests are:
Linde also has interest and expertise in assisting people who have moved away from their country of birth and/or are separated from loved ones. She clearly has first-hand experience of this, as well as being able to draw on psychological theory!