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Linda Bain

Linda Bain

Psychotherapist


I support individual adults in their desire to achieve wellbeing by co-creating a safe place in which to explore underlying blocks, patterns and beliefs that may be getting in the way of living a full and satisfying life. 
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Contact Linda

Note: I am not currently taking new clients.
M. 021 076 4828
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Practice Locations

Level 2, Change House
150 Featherston Street
Wellington
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29 Kāpiti Road
Paraparaumu
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Transport and Parking

Wellington: close to bus and rail transport links. Metred street parking. 
Paraparaumu: railway link within close walking distance. No onsite parking but parking available on nearby side streets.

Appointments

Wellington: returning clients only
Paraparaumu: from January 2020, limited appointments available on Mondays and Fridays

Fees

$120 per session 

I will work with you to explore eligibility for ACC funding in the event of sexual abuse. 
 

Payment Options

Payment is required on the day of your session unless otherwise negotiated. Options for payment are cash or internet banking.
 


Client Types

Adults.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Gestalt Psychotherapist, EMDR.

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

People have an innate capacity to heal and to grow. Challenging experiences such as trauma, loss, family difficulties or illness can inhibit this natural movement. Early strategies for coping can also turn into unhealthy patterns which may manifest in distressing ways such as relationship problems, addictions, chronic pain and depression. Therapy from this perspective is about exploring what has happened in our histories; how our brains, bodies and beings have learned to adapt, bend and change to accommodate these circumstances. The therapeutic relationship seeks to support a connection with our authentic core. From this place, people can begin to make intentional choices that best serve their lives and relationships in the present moment.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

Psychotherapy is about looking at your life with the support and assistance of another person. As a gestalt psychotherapist, I’m interested in what is happening in your bodily experience, being experimental, creative and playful at times as we explore your personal process. We might look at what has happened in your background, what is happening in your life outside the therapy room and also how we relate with each other inside the therapy room. The aim of therapy is to increase your awareness of unconscious factors that may be influencing your life, including past hurts, giving you opportunities to work through that which has been unfinished or stuck and to make contact with the possibilities that are here and now.

  

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
  • ACC Registered Counsellor
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 
  • Master of Social Work (Applied) 
  • Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy
 

Background and Experience

I was a social worker, primarily in the health sector, for many years prior to becoming a psychotherapist. Alongside social work practice, I worked part time as a counsellor and psychotherapist for a few years prior to transitioning to fulltime psychotherapy practice in 2017. I currently work part time for a NGO in the sexual violence sector as well as working in private practice. I am registered to provide counselling services for ACC.