Linda Skinner

Role: Lead Clinician

Education: Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Linda is a mental health clinician providing counselling and psychoeducation to clients living in the community with a moderate to severe mental health illness. Linda provides evidence-based psychological and recovery-oriented support and interventions for a wide-range of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders, personality disorders, relationship and family issues, interpersonal issues, trauma (acute and chronic), suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury, grief and loss, palliative care, and substance abuse. Linda is also able to work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and First Nations clients with interpreters when required.

Linda is able to work therapeutically from a number of theoretical orientations including Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential and Recovery oriented/Person-Centred Approaches and Trauma Informed models.

Linda is passionate about human rights and is also an activist and advocate for asylum seekers and refugees and First Nations People.