About Linda

Linda Magson is a registered counsellor and a life coach who uses aspects of both approaches to work with people to improve their lives, their social skills, work-related issues and general well-being.

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“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” —Herbert Bayard Swope

Sydney counsellor and life coach, Linda Magson

Sydney counsellor and life coach, clinical supervisor.

Linda is a experienced Sydney counsellor, educator and life coach. She holds postgraduate qualifications in counselling, psychology, social communications, education and music (the last being one of her passions). She is an accredited certified life coach and clinical supervisor for counsellors.

In her own life she has herself made satisfying career and life transitions. From musician and educator to counsellor and life coach, Linda follows her career and life passions. As someone who suffered from anxiety and depression for many years, she knows the value of actively balancing life’s demands and looking after yourself mentally, physically and emotionally.

Linda has worked as a counsellor in a school setting, in two drug and alcohol treatment clinics and in private practice. She finds the best part of her job is listening to people, and supporting and guiding them while they make changes in their lives. Her clients value the collaborative approach that gives them skills to create a freer, happier life.

As a life coach, Linda has helped people successfully grow their careers and realise their life goals and ambitions. She enjoys working with a diverse range of people. She applies a creative, flexible approach to a variety of issues. Her clients comment that they value her insights and pragmatic approach.

As an educator, Linda has worked in a variety of educational settings including schools, universities and colleges, and written a number of curriculum resources in music and counselling. She has trained counsellors over a 5-year period at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney.

Linda also works as a consultant to help teams develop their communication skills. She runs workshops and stress management groups and other courses upon request.

As a Sydney counsellor, Linda is a Clinical Member and Accredited Supervisor with the National Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), a peak national body for standards and ethics in counselling. She is an Accredited Life Coach and Clinical Supervisor.

What Linda offers

Linda works with individuals, couples and teams on a range of issues including:

Linda’s qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, The University of Sydney (2007–2008)
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Outstanding Achievement Award), Australian College of Applied Psychology (Sept 2002–Jan 2006)
  • Master of Music, The University of NSW (1993)
  • Graduate Diploma in Social Communications, The University of Western Sydney (1982), formerly Hawkesbury College
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (with Distinction), The University of Sydney (1980)
  • Diploma of the State Conservatorium of Music (DSCM), NSW Conservatorium of Music (1979)
  • Accredited Associate Life Coach of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Coaching (ANZI)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner and Neuro-Semantics Practitioner, The International Society of Neuro-Semantics & The Coaching Room, Sydney
  • PACFA Registrant, Clinical (Counsellor)
  • PACFA Accredited Supervisor.

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