Linda Rylands, Counsellor and Mental Health OT

Linda Rylands, Counsellor, Mental Health OT
Linda Rylands, Counsellor & Mental Health OT

Linda has over 15 years experience in helping clients of all ages and backgrounds to navigate life challenges and to manage their mental health in an effective way. She works with  evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness as the basis of her counselling sessions. As an Occupational Therapist, Linda’s approach to mental health care differs somewhat from that offered by psychologists. Occupational Therapists not only use talk therapy but also Occupational-based therapy to explore with each client the impact of their mental health on daily life. Linda offers practical solutions-based counselling, using Activity Scheduling, Solution Focused Therapy, Transcultural Psychology as well as Yoga, Relaxation strategies and Wellbeing strategies.

Linda specialises in counselling clients with issues relating to

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • low self-esteem
  • grief and loss
  • trauma
  • sexual assault
  • complex presentations
  • psychotic disorders
  • work-related stress

Linda provides mental health therapy under the Medicare BetterAccess program, which means that her sessions attract a Medicare rebate.

Linda is a registered NDIS provider, specialising in home based functional assessments and reports.