The Team

Linda Koen

Linda brings a wealth of experience to Source Centre®, especially her insight into human behaviour, communication skills and commitment to continuous improvement and group harmony. She is known for her patience, sharing perspectives and overall hope, while encouraging all to step more into actualising their potential and living a life of love and wisdom. She has the ability to hold a space of non-judgment for clients to explore the depths of their feelings and issues

Linda  has been self employed for the past 20 years in the field of personal development and holistic counselling. She has also worked and flourished under the pressures of being a legal secretary and enjoyed the care, compassion and confidentiality required to be practice manager for a general practitioner. As the head, heart and soul of Source Centre®, Linda continues developing self healing programs, delivering courses and workshops, and is currently delivering a Diploma of Transformational Holistic Counselling Course which was developed over many years.

Linda’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) from Charles Sturt University, a Graduate Certificate in Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling from Flinders Unviersity, an Advanced Diploma of Management, Diploma of Counselling, Certificate IV’s in Holistic Counselling and Mind-Body Medicine, Mentoring and Coaching, Small Business Management, Governance and Training and Assessment.

Also an accomplished artist, Linda hosted her inaugural solo oil painting exhibition in 2009, selling to both local and international buyers. Linda continues to paint regularly and having transformed her home space into a haven of sustainability, growing organic fruit and vegetables in a self-sustaining permaculture manner.

“My life is in balance, living with my partner and family of pets, minerals and plants and doing the work I love”.


Claudia Vayda

Claudia is a Psychologist and Family Therapist with 20 years experience in psychotherapy and counselling with adults, adolescents, families & couples, helping to create sustained positive change. She is passionate about helping individuals and families facilitate growth, development and joyful living. Her primary focus is helping clients to lead fulfilling, loving and more joyful lives.

Claudia has been in private practice for 7 years in Sydney, as well as more recently in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Before this Claudia developed diverse skills working in high schools, hospitals, and drug and alcohol services, both in Australia and Ireland. She enjoys working with clients to create and move towards compelling life goals whether they are work related, personal, educational or spiritual. Her approach allows clients to identify their limitations and fears and work on transcending them to create hope, possibility and fulfilment.

Claudia’s qualifications include Master in Arts (Psychology) (USYD), Master in Couple and Family Therapy (UNSW), an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy, Diploma in Nutrition, as well as a Certificate of Psychological Practice and a Cert IV in Coaching and Mentoring.