Linda Attoe,

MA, RP

Linda Attoe, MA, RP

Counselling & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Linda Attoe, MA, RP

Counselling & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

All of us experience life difficulties from time to time – yet we often struggle to find the most effective way to understand and move through them. Counselling and psychoanalytic psychotherapy focus on helping you to…

  • Gain greater insight into your current problems and associated behaviours
  • Identify your strengths and opportunities in order to utilize them as a baseline for improvements in health

Safety & Confidentiality

Linda Attoe, MA, RP, offers a safe, non-judgmental environment of caring and confidentiality where you can discuss any of your past or present concerns, as well as worries about the future.

Making Counselling Comfortable

Linda provides a comfortable environment with a cozy in-home atmosphere that helps her clients feel at ease. She takes a holistic approach, using counselling, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive  therapy and more to help you develop into your healthiest life.

Linda has been serving Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding areas since 2005 and can assist couples and individuals, including actors.

Get started with a free consultation

To book a free 25-minute phone consultation, contact Linda today. Single or recurring sessions are available, depending on your needs.

ABOUT

Approach & Credentials

About Linda Attoe R.P.

Linda Attoe is an experienced counsellor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who, for years, has used the power of mindfulness, counselling and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to help clients improve their health and sense of wellbeing.

With her calm and focused manner, Linda works with you to address life concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief, anger, relationships and more. Linda also works with individuals who wish to distance themselves from, or who are struggling to cope after having left, high-demand groups or cults.

While symptom relief is most often the primary goal for clients, Linda can also help you begin to look at your complete life picture, since an understanding of experiences in the past as well as goals for the future can help us to live our lives more fully in the present. In this way, as best we can, we may experience less of “history repeating itself.”

Professional Credentials

In her first career, Linda was a State-Certified Midwife and State-Certified Nurse for England and Wales. Building upon that life experience, Linda has studied in a variety of areas which she uses to help clients move past barriers toward improved health:

PsychoanalystToronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
MA in Counselling PsychologyAdler University, Chicago, IL
Completed EFT ExternshipPractising Emotionally Focused Therapy
Honours B.Sc. – Psychology & Psychoanalytic Thought – Trinity College, University of Toronto

Contact Linda to find out more about what she offers or to learn about the free 25-minute phone consultation.

SERVICES

Providing a Holistic Perspective

Linda uses a variety of holistic and clinical approaches to help adults and couples who are struggling with various issues that block them from achieving their goals. Depending on your goals for therapy, Linda uses counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, emotionally-focused couples’ therapy and other therapeutic modalities to help with your life concerns. Her therapeutic perspective is client-centred and eclectic, as she works with you on past, present and/or future life concerns.

Psychotherapy / Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

If you choose to work in this modality, psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help you to increase awareness of your inner world (both your conscious and non-conscious understanding of your world), as well as its influence on your relationships (with yourself and others), both past and present.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

This psychotherapy approach combines cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness to allow you to break the cycle of self-judgment and negative thought patterns. Journaling and tracking your feelings can be an important part of this process. Together we will consider questions such as, “How true is that statement – is it 100% true? Can we think of additional ways to think about that?

Counselling

This allows you to explore your challenges and emotions in a trusting and nonjudgmental environment where you can consider your situation from a new perspective. When using the therapeutic intervention of counselling, Linda actively provides you with professional advice and recommendations.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Linda introduces almost every client to this structured approach of calming mind and body to better deal with common issues such as depression, anxiety and even chronic pain. While remaining mindful in the moment herself, Linda can help you to learn the valuable process of bringing your attention back to what is happening with your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, in the moment, right now.

Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapy

And finally, if you have requested couple’s therapy, Linda uses aspects of Emotionally Focused Therapy to work with you and your partner on negative communication patterns that can be present for couples, in their attachment-based love bond.

Art Therapy

This psychotherapy technique uses art to explore the self and achieve a higher level of understanding. It allows you to express yourself in visual ways that can be difficult with words.

Life is a work of art to be lived in the
richest and most fulfilling manner...

-Carlo Strenger (2005)

Linda can provide single or ongoing sessions depending on your situation. Contact her learn more about her services, or to inquire about a free 25-minute phone consultation. Extended health benefits may cover some of the services offered. Be sure to inquire with your health insurance provider.

COUNSELLING

Professional Counselling in a Safe Atmosphere

Everyone experiences life difficulties from time to time – yet they don’t always know the most effective way to understand and move through them. Counselling focuses on helping you to gain greater insight into your current problems – as well as your associated behaviours.

Counselling can assist you to identify your own strengths and opportunities in order to address barriers standing in the way of your full potential. Linda will listen to you without judgment and you can rest assured that your discussion will be held in confidence.

Addressing a Range of Current Challenges

Counselling can assist you in unlocking your own ability to see problems from a different perspective, thus helping you move through challenges such as relationship strain.

Linda also works with individuals who wish to distance themselves from high-demand groups or cults, as well as those who have recently left one. To learn about the other therapeutic approaches offered, including psychotherapy and mindfulness therapy, contact Linda today.

Contact Linda to find out more about what she offers or to learn about the free 25-minute phone consultation.

CONTACT

Achieve Your Healthiest Life

To book a complementary 25-minute phone consultation, contact Linda today. Subsequent single or recurring sessions are available by appointment and in person only, depending on your needs. Extended health benefits may cover some of the services offered. It’s important to contact your extended health insurance provider prior to scheduling an appointment.

119 Prideaux Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0

By Appointment only.
Comfortable parking available.

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