Linda Rylands – Counsellor, Mental Health Occupational Therapist

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

Linda is a Mental Health OT (Occupational Therapist) with over 15 years’ experience.

A Mental Health Occupational Therapist works similarly to a Psychologist, with a few key differences. Mental Health Occupational Therapy attracts a Medicare rebate just the same way Psychology does. You can ask your GP for up to ten session per year.

What sets Mental Health OT apart is that it is a client-centred approach. Your therapist will help you to explore practical solutions to challenging areas of your life. This means that you can start implementing small changes quickly, which can make for an improved quality of life right away.

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 has extensive experience working with under 30’s, particularly in the areas of trauma and anxiety.

Linda uses evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness as the basis of her counselling sessions. Linda offers practical solutions-based counselling, using Activity Scheduling, Solution Focused Therapy, Transcultural Psychology as well as Yoga, Relaxation strategies and Wellbeing strategies.