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 with over 15 years’ experience. She 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 uses 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 deviates 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.