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Meet our newest therapist, Susie!

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Susie Luchetti to the BodyMatters team! Susie is everything you could ask for in a therapist- warm, compassionate and non judgemental, not to mention experienced in working with eating disorders and other related issues that we regularly see at BodyMatters. Susie is currently accepting referrals on Mondays. Would you like to know more about Susie?

NICKNAME: Susie or Suze or “Awesome Susie” to my nephews 🙂
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and Master of Professional Psychology
ACHIEVEMENTS: Getting through a Masters degree that I started when my son was 3 months old!
WHY DID YOU PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY? I couldn’t really imagine doing anything else. I have always been fascinated by people and curious about their inner worlds.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT BODYMATTERS? I have felt since first hearing about BodyMatters that the values and ethos of the practice very much align with my own.
YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE: “Just keep swimming” – Dory
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: In 10 years I will be mother to a teenager who I hope is still speaking to me! I hope I will still be working as a psychologist and continuing to grow and learn. I will have also trained as a yoga teacher and be integrating that practice into my work.
I will probably have accumulated even more plants and animals than I already have. I hope to have done some interesting travel and be looking forward to more!
SPORTS OR ACTIVITIES: I really enjoy yoga, I find it very grounding. I also like swimming, pilates, going for walks with friends and the odd boxing class.
FAVOURITE HOBBIES OR INTERESTS: I love to read and garden, and enjoy anything beach or water related (provided it is warm!)
WHAT IS YOUR SECRET SKILL: I can stubborn my way through most things 🙂 I also have a very good memory for anything not admin related.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: So many people inspire me! I am currently very inspired by the courageous advocacy of several marginalised groups including Autism acceptance advocates, the Black Lives Matter movement, the LGBTI+ community and anyone who has the courage to stand up to oppression.
WHO WERE YOUR CHILDHOOD HEROES: My grandmother. My grannie went to university at 15 and became a doctor in the 1930s. She worked when it was not considered proper for a woman to do so. She loved She was mischievous and fierce and kind
3 THINGS YOU WOULD TAKE ON A DESERT ISLAND: A boat… and food and water.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INDULGENCE: Can I pick 3? I can’t decide between French triple
brie, chocolate mousse or ice cream!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE: I don’t really have a favourite… I am probably more likely to watch a series… I’m currently watching Downton Abbey.
FAVOURITE PLACES TO TRAVEL: I haven’t done as much travel as I would like. I did spend nearly a year in South America which was incredible.
IF YOU DIDN’T PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY, WHAT OTHER PROFESSION WOULD YOU PURSUE:
I think I would probably be a lawyer working for legal aid or other social justice focused organisation.