Dear Visitor,

My psychotherapy and teaching in social work are dedicated to all those who deal with the stresses, strains but also the joy that occurs when living in our complex world. 

As we grow from childhood, we develop patterns of reactions.  These reflexes include patterns of emotions, thoughts and behaviours. Sometimes these patterns can be unhelpful and stop us joyfully meeting the challenges that come our way. 

We can become overwhelmed-even when life is good.

In times of illness it can be really hard to make sense of issues around: Meaning of life; Relationships; Sexuality; Attachment Trauma; Adverse Childhood Experiences; Gender roles; Identity and Mood.

Find your joy. 

Kind Regards, 


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About Dr Mackay

Dr Mackay is a Clinical Social Worker and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker in Victoria, Australia.  Dr Mackay provides individual therapy and training and supervision for Accredited Mental Health Social Workers and caseworkers.   Dr Mackay is a Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a Foundation Member of the Australian College of Social Work (Division of Clinical Social Work -Mental Health)  She holds a BSW(Hons) and a PhD(Health Sciences) from La Trobe University, Australia.