Professional Memberships and Registrations:
Australian Psychological Society (Member)
Australian Association of Family Therapists (Clinical Member)
Psychology Board of Australia
Medicare Provider (Psychologist)
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. (Maya Angelou)
Susan is a registered psychologist and clinical family therapist with over 30 years experience. As well as private practice, Susan has worked in community agencies, schools and set up three counselling services incorporating juvenile justice, lower income families and nursing home transition from home to care. She has also given many workshops on suicide prevention and postvention and parenting adolescents. Susan also lectured in pastoral care and counselling at Whitley College (University of Melbourne) for many years. She is also a Relationship Counsellor and Family Therapist working with couples and families who are seeking to improve their relationships (including cross-cultural work).
Susan works collaboratively with her clients and draws on a range of therapy models and approaches to foster support, change the stories that imprison and encourage those that promote well-being. Some of these approaches include narrative therapy, strength based and developmental understandings, skills based work, systems, trauma informed practice, interpersonal Counselling and motivational interviewing. She also loves to incorporate humour and story-telling into her work.
Susan has a particular interest in:
• Grief and loss
• Spiritual growth and creativity
• Life stage transitions
• Survivors of abuse and trauma.
• Workplace stress
Susan works with people from 16 to older adulthood. She is also a Relationship Counsellor and Family Therapist working with couples and families who are seeking to improve their relationships.
Susan works at Mind Health Care Monday to Thursday.