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Hello and welcome!

I am a social worker and play therapy practitioner based in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa. I work with children and their parents in creative, reflective ways to increase emotional connection in families.

The journey to full emotional health is a lifelong one, it's a process of ongoing self-discovery and growth that is never "done" on earth. This journey is as beautiful as it can be heartbreaking and painful, we cannot do it aloneI believe in the power of play therapy and have seen what it can do for children and young people as well as parents.

Hello and welcome!
Linda 2 cropped

I am a social worker and play therapy practitioner based in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, South Africa. I work with children and their parents in creative, reflective ways to increase emotional connection in families.

The journey to full emotional health is a lifelong one, it's a process of ongoing self-discovery and growth that is never "done" on earth. This journey is as beautiful as it can be heartbreaking and painful, we cannot do it aloneI believe in the power of play therapy and have seen what it can do for children and young people as well as parents.

Services I Offer

Play Therapy

I would like to find out more about
Play Therapy for my child.

LS PARENT

Journalling Workshops

I would like to find out more about attending a Journalling Workshop or booking Linda to run a journalling workshop.

LS JOURNAL

Parenting for Connection

I would like to find out more about Parenting for Connection.

What parents say about working with me

It's obvious that Linda was born to do this kind of work. She's got this natural talent for connecting with kids, and her play therapy skills are seriously on point. She's has made a real impact on our child's emotional growth and on us as parents, and we're so thankful to have her in our corner.

Mother of a 3 year old

Linda has a wonderfully warm way about her. She is open, caring and adaptable. She has a genuine interest in what she does and is vested in the well-being of her clients. I would highly recommend her.

Father of a 5 year old

My experience with Linda was good and informative. She was able to give us objective feedback, she has her own way of getting information from my child which he would not easily tell us as parents.

Mother of a 9 year old

What stands out for me is that Linda has gone out of her way to make me feel part of my child’s journey, and in that process, helped me improve my parenting knowledge.

Mother of an 8 year old

Linda was an incredible support for our young boy who was processing some traumatic loss at the time. She gently and considerately equipped him with the space to process and gave language he needed to communicate his emotions. We are incredibly grateful to Linda for the wonderful impact she has had on our son and hence our family.

Parents of a 4 year old.

Linda has such a magically calming aura about her. My son really felt comfortable and opened up to his true self around her. He showed great excitement on the days he went to see her. Linda really listened to us as parents and gave such practical techniques and games which we could use at home to further assist his journey. Any family would benefit from her passion, kindness and expertise.

Mother of a 10 year old

Our time with Linda has been seriously great. Even though our first session was online, her energy was totally there, making it feel like we were in the same room. She really took the time to listen to our thoughts about our 3 year old. She didn’t rush us and made us feel totally comfortable opening up. We left that session feeling like she really got us and our concerns.

Mother of a 3 year old

My Blog

What children say about their parents

17 June 2024 UNICEF recently released this very powerful video. They asked children to act like their parents and they videoed them. Their parents then watched the videos and for many it was a very confronting experience.   https://fb.watch/sLwSyJDuBq/ If this was your child, how would they be imitating you? In South Africa it’s the…

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Coming up!

17 June 2024 In June and July I am looking forward to chatting with you! All talks are online (Zoom), at 7pm SAST and last one hour. Each talk is R50. I’ve called these talks ‘short and sweet’ because I aim to give a little bit of input and then facilitate a lot of discussion.…

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Emotional Connection around the Table

31 May 2024 How do mealtimes in your home go down? What would you like to change about them? What if you were to have one meal a day together as a family in order to intentionally connect? What difference do you think it could make? According to research, a whole lot of difference, actually.…

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Explore more: inspiring awe, wonder and connection

24 May 2024 We went to the mountains last weekend and it was a gift in so many ways. We were the only ones in the campsite, which was delightful to us because we simply enjoyed the quiet and the space to ourselves. (After our experience of being quite packed in to the campsite over the…

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What to try before bringing your child for Play Therapy

3 May 2024 I often get asked a really good and important question: When do I bring my child in for play therapy? Most often, the thing that flags the need for play therapy is a child’s behavior as they become dysregulated and struggle with day-to-day normal, healthy interactions. Dysregulation is when the individual feels…

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The Question of Why

3 May 2024 Something that I hear fairly frequently from parents is their frustration at when they ask their child “why” they did this or that, their child is unable to answer them. Or, that every time they ask them “why” they get a different answer. Parents, of course, are really trying to understand what…

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Working Holidays

19 April 2024 You know how when you’re at school, you get back from holidays and usually the teacher gives a task to write or draw about your holiday? Well, here’s my holiday in words and pictures. It’s been really, really good. Just keep learning! The feature image on today’s blog was snapped on my…

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It’s the HOLIDAYS!

22 March 2024 Hi everyone! Easter holidays are upon us – well done parents of South African children, term one done and dusted! In the words of Fat Amy… Acabelieve it! (And if you don’t get this reference then you have never watched Pitch Perfect. And that means you have some more movie-watching homework. Not…

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Broken things

15 March 2024 “Our hearts are broken about things that are broken…” Jennie Allen. This has been resounding in my soul ever since I read it. I have times of feeling heartbroken for people and situations who are broken, including myself, I think most of us do.  None of is completely whole all of the…

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Movie Review: Girls Night In!!

1 March 2024 Most definitely watch “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.” It was recently released on Netflix and it is an absolute joy. Judy Blume is the author of the book upon which the movie is based. I grew up reading Judy Blume’s books, I can’t recall how old I was when I…

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