Brisbane Social Work

Nice To Meet You

I am Linda van Leeuwen

I was born in the Netherlands 38 years ago and I have been living and working in Australia for the past 9 years. I started working in the social work field in 2006 and have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of strong and resilient people in the community in the fields of Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Disability Support. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, which means that the Australian Association of Social Workers recognises my skills and years of clinical experience and that I am being monitored to ensure that I stay knowledgeable by doing ongoing training and professional development. I help with a range of difficulties through providing different services.

Mental health, disability and wellbeing support
Some of my areas of expertise in mental health are depression & mood disorders including suicide prevention, anxiety, trauma, stress management, low self-esteem, grief and loss including infertility & sensory sensitivity issues. I work with all people on these difficulties regardless of gender and cultural background.

I also provide therapeutic supports for people who have a diagnosis of Psychosis, Bipolar Disorders, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia or disabilities covered under the NDIS, who are interested in learning how to make life meaningful through focusing on community participation and improved daily living. Read more here about what to expect. Click here for fees and locations.

Parenting and child mental health
I enjoy working with families on improving parent-child relationships, parenting skills and behaviour management and I have a specific interest in relational and developmental trauma and children with attachment issues. I have received intensive training in Dyadic Developmental Parenting, Practice & Psychotherapy. DDP is a form of attachment focused family therapy that is highly useful to help children with past trauma experiences to heal through the safety of the relationship with their parents and/or carers. Please be aware, I work with parents to help them be the best parent they can be, with a focus on improving their child’s behaviour. I do no work with children individually anymore. If you would like to know how this works for your child or family, please send a message.

I am also an experienced Circle of Security Parenting facilitator, which is an attachment focussed Parenting Program. I have run many groups over the years but I can also offer the program individually. Click here for fees and locations.