Clinical Psychologist, Author and Journalist

Linda is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She trained at Harvard and at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. She has offered short-term psychotherapy based on cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness practice for over 35 years, both in the NHS and privately. Her areas of particular interest include stress management, ageing, and family and relationship issues.

Linda has written advice columns for the Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times, and Psychologies magazine. Currently, she writes a weekly column, Mind Healing, for the Daily Telegraph. She’s a main contact for the British Psychological Society’s media group, and is also the author of five self-help books — Siblings and The Key to Calm are her most recent. She broadcasts frequently on radio, appears on TV and in online NHS videos, and is in demand as a corporate speaker across the UK.

Linda lives in the southwest of England with her husband, two lively dogs, and from time to time, one or more of her (now adult) children.