Linda Gilford


Linda is a child psychologist who guides children of all ages and their families as they overcome their social, emotional, behavioural and learning challenges.

In addition to her many years of work as a psychologist, Linda is also a qualified teacher. Linda has extensive experience as a school counselor in a range of mainstream and special education settings and is uniquely positioned to guide families about their children’s learning and behaviour. She is accredited facilitator of many therapeutic interventions, including Play Therapy, the Cool Kids Anxiety Program and 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching program.

Linda supports children who struggle with difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and low self-esteem. She also provides effective strategies for dealing with issues such as bullying, school refusal, and playground conflict.

She is highly skilled in supporting parents and carers with behaviour management and in providing guidance during periods of grief and loss, separation and stress.

Linda also has vast experience with children who have additional needs and has helped hundreds of families to develop positive working relationships with schools and preschools.

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma of Education (Primary Education)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology
  • Certificate in School Counselling
  • AHPRA Accredited Psychology Supervisor
  • Current Masters candidate (Business Psychology) at Newcastle University
Special Interests
  • Collaborating with parents and carers to find practical solutions to the social, behavioural and learning problems that trouble their child.
  • Guiding anxious, sensitive children and adolescents so that they can feel more positive and confident in their everyday lives.
  • Supporting families who are making important decisions about their child's education and post-school life.
  • Conducting formal assessments to identify children's unique learning strengths and challenges.
Fun Facts
  • Linda has an organic vegetable garden and loves to cook with her produce
  • In her spare time, she loves walking and running in nature
  • Linda has a passion for vintage clothes and has a very spoilt three-legged cat

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