Susie is a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental Psychologist who has experience providing treatment to children, adolescents and adults across hospital, community-based and private practice settings. Her approach is client-centred and draws on a range of evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Susie has experience working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment and relationship issues, personality issues, eating disorders, PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, and behavioural difficulties and neurodevelopmental differences.
Susie has a passion for working with people experiencing difficulties related to eating and body image. She has experience facilitating inpatient and outpatient therapy groups for people struggling with eating disorders in a private hospital. Susie is passionate about helping people in all sorts of bodies learn to feel comfortable with themselves, enjoy food and movement, and achieve freedom from body shame. Susie is also passionate about achieving cultural change so that all people; regardless of gender, age, race, ability, sexuality, and body size and shape; are valued and respected.
Susie also has an interest in working with people of all ages on the Autism spectrum. She engages in this work from a position of acceptance and a presumption of competence. Susie embraces the “Neurodiversity” movement and enjoys working with individuals, families and communities to help her clients reach their potential, feel good about themselves, and enjoy meaningful lives.
Susie has a special interest in trauma and attachment issues and is constantly seeking to improve her understanding and knowledge in these areas. Susie feels immensely privileged to witness the resilience of her clients and to collaborate with them in building full, connected and meaningful lives.
Susie is a member of The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).
Susie currently sees clients at BodyMatters on Mondays.
You can read more about Susie here.