Linél Franck

Linél Franck

Linél is a Clinical Psychologist who values taking a warm, non-judgemental and authentic approach to supporting her clients, balancing understanding and compassion with directness and a bit of humour.

She has interest and expertise in supporting adults to manage a variety of concerns, such as:

  • mood difficulties
  • anxiety
  • adjustment difficulties
  • stress and burn-out
  • low self-esteem
  • trauma including complex trauma/childhood trauma
  • managing difficult emotions, including anger and overwhelm
  • problematic patterns of behaviour
  • personality disorders
  • communication and assertiveness
  • resilience building

She has a special interest in understanding difficulties within the context of childhood experiences and trauma. This includes recognising the unique strengths and inner resources each person has and building on these to increase resilience and independence.

Linél was born in Cape Town, South Africa and permanently moved to Australia in 2003. She has lived and studied all over Australia and worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, health research organisations, and private practice. Linél’s research background is in developing social and emotional skill building programs tailored for Aboriginal young people in remote communities. She has settled into private practice where she can support her clients for the long run to achieve their goals.

Outside of work Linél enjoys keeping it simple spending time with family, friends and her two cats. She enjoys cooking, baking, music, art/craft, and learning to keep some plants alive. She hopes for further travels in the future.


  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), Charles Darwin University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours, First Class), Central Queensland University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Psychophysiology), Swinburne University of Technology


There are many different therapeutic approaches that can be used to make sense of difficult experiences and find helpful ways forward. Led by your needs and goals, Linél is passionate about taking a person-centred, integrative and collaborative approach in therapy. She will work with you to tailor a therapeutic approach for your unique concerns and goals.

Linél has training in evidence-based treatment approaches such as:

  • Schema Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Neuropsychotherapy

Linél is working towards the International Society of Schema Therapy certification in Schema Therapy, under the supervision of Dr Robert Brockman. She is committed to ongoing professional development and supervision to provide up-to-date evidence-based professional services.


English and Afrikaans


  •  Registered Psychologist (Clinical) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (MACPA)


  • Franck, L., Midford, R., Cahill, H., Buergelt, P. T., Robinson, G., Leckning, B., & Paton, D. (2020). Enhancing social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal boarding students: Evaluation of a social and emotional learning pilot program. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(3), 771. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17030771
  • Franck, L., Molyneux, N., & Parkinson, L. (2016). Systematic review of interventions addressing social isolation and depression in aged care clients. Quality of Life Research, 25, 1395-1407. doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1197-y
  • Parkinson, L., McAllister, M., Molyneux, N, Franck, L., & Jeffrey, D. (2017) Exploring programs for reducing social isolation and depression in rural aged care clients. Innovation in Aging, 1,882. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.3167 
  • Parkinson, L., Waters, D. L., & Franck, L. (2017). Systematic review of the impact of osteoarthritis on health outcomes for comorbid disease in older people. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2017.07.008