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Linda MacKay Consulting

Let yourself be the best you can be

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Harness your integrity
Make your EQ match your IQ
Manage Stress and Reduce Symptoms

Find out how to manage the impact others have on you in a more effective and productive way.


Become more thoughtful and less reactive to others, both personally and professionally.


Learn how to stay more focused on your own life goals and personal integrity.

With Linda MacKay PhD as your consultant coach, be guided by the principles embedded in the biological and evolutionary concepts that underpin Dr Murray Bowen's natural systems theory.

I wish to acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Oryang/Aurang Clan of the Darug people, Traditional Custodians of the lands on which I live and work, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present.

Through coaching and leadership training with Dr Linda MacKay PhD you can manage your symptoms and enhance your relationships – both in your family and in your business.

But this is not just any coaching!

Based on Bowen natural systems theory principles, the goal of the therapy is to manage one’s stress and anxiety in relationships, whilst operating with the most emotional maturity you can muster.

What does this approach cover?

It covers resilience issues for children, adolescents and young adults and their families.

It responds to the complexity of intimate relationship issues.

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.

Dr Linda MacKay PhD
Build resilience in your children
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Work with Linda who will assist you in enhancing your efficacy as a Manager and Leader whilst assisting your teams to achieve to greater self-responsibility, efficiency and productivity.

Discover what gets in the way of your performance as a Leader.​

Challenge the ineffective ways you operate within your senior Executive team.

Tackle challenges within teams with Linda as your skilled facilitator.

Increase your competitive edge by understanding and changing  knee-jerk reactions under stress that can compromise your own and your senior team's best functioning.

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Linda's particular areas of expertise are:

  • 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)

  • Couple and family therapy (conflict, communication issues, affairs, infidelity and sexual intimacy issues, impact of past abuse)

  • Separation and divorce

  • Grief and loss

  • Resilience issues for children, adolescents and young adults and their families.

  • Adoption, foster and out-of-home care

  • Family business tensions

  • Relationship tensions in families and extended family groups

  • Neurobiology of trauma, anxiety and stress.

Build stronger more effective teams
Build stronger teams
Manage reactivity about loving and being loved

For information about Linda's upcoming 2021 podcasts collaborating with Women in Family Business Australia, watch this space!

Linda MacKay PhD


Linda has degrees and qualifications in counselling, couple and family therapy, university teaching and a PhD in Critical Psychology (UWS). Linda is a nationally regarded relationship and trauma therapist. She currently is the consultant supervisor of a number of child, youth and adult mental health teams in Sydney.

Linda's approach to her work is informed by many years working within traditional psycho-therapeutic models, has evolved to take into account the neurobiology of trauma and anxiety and the connection of these symptoms within the family and workplace emotional process.


Linda is a clinical member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia ( PACFA) and Accredited Supervisor for the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and the Associate Editor (in Practice) of the Australia & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT).


Linda is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Her research interests include Bowen natural systems theory perspectives on stress, functioning and outcomes in anxious families and organisations.

Linda's experience in change management and executive coaching assists business leaders to manage and function better under stress to maximum personal and team functioning.

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