February 19, 2016

Linda MacKay

Dr Linda MacKay PhD, BCouns, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Cert Univ. Teach.

Senior Family and Couple Systems Clinician, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor

Available Hours:  Thursday 1:15 pm-7pm and two Saturdays per month

Professional Memberships: Accredited Supervisor AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy), PACFA Reg. Clinical 22162 (Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia); ABN 20 954 746 424

Training and Key Qualifications: Linda MacKay has degrees and qualifications in counselling, couple and family therapy, university teaching and a PhD in Critical Psychology (Western Sydney Univ.). She is Co-Director of the Family Systems Institute, Associate Editor of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT), and a lecturer in the undergraduate and Masters programs in Counselling at the University of Notre Dame and Excelsia College.

Accredited to use the PARENT HOPE PROJECT & PARENT CONFIDENCE PROJECT, manualised programs.

Available Hours: Thursday 1-8 pm and two Saturdays per month.

Fees: Counselling $220, Supervision and Coaching $231 (includes GST). Lower fees may be negotiated with Linda on request to take into account personal financial circumstances.

Rebates: NDIS. & Workplace coaching to enhance self-efficacy at work and as leaders can be claimed as legitimate tax deductible expenses.

Years of Professional Practice: 25 years (qualified 1993)

Years of Experience in Couple and Family Therapy: 25 years

Years of Experience with Children and Adolescents: 25 years

Mental Health Consultation Experience: Linda is currently the Consultant Supervisor to a number of Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) Teams across Sydney and is also is the consultant supervisor for teams and clinicians working in adult mental health, domestic violence intervention, marriage education, and school counselling programmes.

How Family Systems is Utilised in Linda’s Approach:

Based on Bowen natural systems theory principles, the goal of the therapy is to assist family members to better manage stress and anxiety in relationships, so as to operate with an optimal level of emotional maturity even under duress.

This approach covers resilience issues for children, adolescents and young adults and their families, responding to the complexity of intimate relationship issues, parenting dilemmas and complex symptoms including trauma. It looks at workplace stress and focuses on building strong leaders and business relationships through coaching. And it assists health professionals to manage complex clinical issues and team dynamics.

Additionally Linda has specialised interests in:

  • Trauma •Self-injury and suicidality •Couple and family therapy
  • sexual intimacy issues• Adoption, foster and out-of-home care •               Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice in family law.

Read about Linda’s approach to trauma : https://thefsp.com.au/linda-mackay-psychologist/approach-trauma/

Reservations and Enquiries

See Linda’s personal website here


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