Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Psychotherapy & Counselling; Graduate Diploma in
Academic Background: Linda graduated with an honours B.A. in Psychotherapy & Counselling from Dublin Business School (2004). She subsequently trained as a Psychotherapy Supervisor with PCI College (2016). Linda has an ongoing interest in professional development –completing a variety of short-term programmes to deepen her understanding and expertise across several different therapeutic approaches.
Work Experience: Following initial training, Linda worked for two years in Marino Therapy Centre, specialising in treating individuals that presented with eating disorders. She then moved into private practice working on a variety of general counselling issues e.g. adoption, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. In general counselling, clients need empathic support to work through a wide range of traumas/difficulties. Linda is highly skilled in what’s normally labelled the psychodynamic approach. In practice, this means understanding and finding relief from current difficulties by exploring past events. Linda has also formally trained in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – both approaches are
incorporated into her practice.
Underpinning Philosophy: Using the psychodynamic approach – exploring past events and understanding how these impact the client’s life today–is a central way of working. It allows clients to gain a deeper insight into the immediate presenting issues. It also promotes agency – giving clients confidence in being able to deal with future life events using their own resources. With space and active encouragement, clients normally have the capacity to face and overcome life’s challenges. Linda will also work with clients to explore and find a true sense of meaning in their lives.