Linda Bain


I work with individual adults and am committed to being a real and supportive presence, to build a safe space, in which to explore what may be getting in the way of living a full and satisfying life.

Counselling/Therapy Services

I believe that 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 later become unhelpful and manifest in distressing ways such as relationship problems, addictions, chronic pain and depression. Therapy can be about exploring, with curiosity and compassion, what has happened in our lives; how we have learned to adapt, bend and change to accommodate less-than-ideal circumstances. As a trained therapist, I use careful listening and responding in order to support connection with your own knowing. Psychotherapy does not offer a quick fix, but when given time and space to connect, explore and build new capacities, can lead to enduring change from within. Time limited therapy is typically 12 – 32 weeks in duration with a specific focus to explore. This can be decided in the first session.

Counselling/Therapy Approach

Psychotherapy is a type of conversation where we explore together what’s happening in your world. We are likely to look at what has happened in your early life, what is happening in your life outside the therapy room now and how we relate with each other inside the therapy room. One of the aims of therapy is to increase your awareness of unconscious factors that may be influencing your life, including past hurts. This is an opportunity to work through unfinished or stuck experiences in order to free-up that which is creative and alive within you. The therapeutic relationship is a vital part of this process.

Methods I use include:

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Conversational Model of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Background and Experience

I was a social worker, primarily in the health sector, for many years prior to training as a psychotherapist. I transitioned to fulltime psychotherapy practice in 2017 and worked in private practice as well as for an NGO in the sexual violence sector.


Q Registrations and Memberships

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

Q Qualifications

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

Q Appointments

- By appointment Alexandra (Mon, Tue and Thurs) or Ranfurly (please enquire).
- Online appointments may be available, if suitable (Wed.)

Q Fees

- $138 per hour (GST inclusive)
- Payment by internet banking and can be invoiced monthly.

- If seeking support for sexual harm that has occurred in NZ, ACC funding might be available - please discuss with me.

Q Locations

Alexandra: Flow Space Yoga and Wellbeing, 6 McDonald Street (Top Entrance)

Ranfurly: Ranfurly Medical Centre (by appointment)

Online by Zoom