Sue is passionate about mental wellbeing and healthy relationships and is heavily involved in community education around these topics.
Sue originally completed her six year training as a Registered Psychologist (Generalist) in the South West and moved back to Perth in 2012. Her work as a country psychologist provided significant opportunity for broad clinical experience.
As a psychologist Sue's practice areas and experience with adults includes:
· Anxiety disorders
· Grief and Loss
· Adjustment (disability, life transitions, health issues)
· Pain Management
· Parenting issues
· Workplace Stress/Bullying
· Assertiveness Training
· Stress Management
· Family of Origin Issues
Therapeutic approaches commonly utilised include:
· Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT),
· Interpersonal psychotherapy,
· Solution focused brief therapy,
· Acceptance and commitment therapy,
· Motivational interviewing
Sue is also familiar with other counselling and couples relationship modalities and interventions.
Sue's experience includes several years of assessing and counselling adults with complex comorbid mental and physical health conditions, many of whom had also had serious psychosocial problems such as criminality and long term unemployment. Trauma was not uncommon in this cohort.
In contrast to this client group Sue has also provided psychological counselling to a wide range of professionals including those in senior management, academics and peers. She has experience in mediation, critical incident, vocational rehabilitation and EAP. She continues to be involved with the EAP program at Relationships Australia.
Sue is an experienced group facilitator and has additional qualifications in this area. She has facilitated learning within corporate, school, university and community settings in the areas of stress management, grief and loss, managing depression and anxiety, suicide prevention, workplace bullying/harassment, conflict resolution, parenting skills and many other topics.
Sue is married to Adrian (teacher) and between them they have four children in their 20s. They have also fostered children and hosted lots of international students. Her favourite things to do outside of work are travelling, trying out new cafes/eateries and spending time with family and friends.