Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.

Linda MacKay

Linda MacKay PhD is an accredited psychotherapist & counsellor. She has degrees and qualifications in counselling, couple and family therapy and her PhD in critical psychology (UWS).

Linda is a highly regarded relationship and trauma therapist and teacher in the field nationally. Her particular areas of expertise are:

  •  Couple and family therapy (conflict, communication issues, intimacy problems, impact of past abuse)
  •  Separation and divorce issues
  •  Resilience issues for children, adolescents and young adults and their families.
  •  Workplace stress and business coaching
  •  Family business tensions
  •  Relationship tensions in families and extended family groups.
  •  Supervision and coaching
  •  Trauma issues including child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and self-harm
  •  Self-injury and suicidality – and general mental health for all age groups (children to the elderly)

Linda Mackay PhD has a well-established reputation in the family therapy field in Australia. She is well-known as a very engaging trainer who brings complex ideas to life, not only as a clinician and supervisor, but also in non-clinical organisational and workplace environments. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families, and has specialised in working with people who have suffered grief and loss, sexual issues and complex trauma issues including child sexual abuse, domestic violence, dissociation and self-harm. Linda’s approach to her work is informed by many years working within traditional psychotherapeutic models, has evolved to take into account the neurobiology of trauma and anxiety and  the connection of these symptoms within the family process.

Linda also works private individuals and with business executives who wish to optimise their performance as leaders.  Linda is a clinical member of PACFA & Accredited Supervisor for AAFT. Linda is also a lecturer in the undergraduate and Masters program in Counselling at Notre Dame University.

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