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…
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.
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.”
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:
• Psychoanalyst – Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
• MA in Counselling Psychology – Adler University, Chicago, IL
• Completed EFT Externship – Practising Emotionally Focused Therapy
• Honours B.Sc. – Psychology & Psychoanalytic Thought – Trinity College, University of Toronto
Linda maintains a number of professional memberships:
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.
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?
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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.
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