I am the Director and Principal Counselling Psychologist at Sue Dalby Psychology and Women in Mind. I created the practice after moving to Australia from the UK in 1988 where I worked as a counsellor for medical staff and patients in hospital settings. Previous to this I was a registered nurse. Upon arrival, circumstances offered the opportunity to convert my qualifications and in 1996 I received a Masters Degree in Psychology from Macquarie University.
Who Am I, Sue Dalby Counselling Psychologist
I am still passionate about learning and research and regularly review approaches and undertake continuing professional development. I am also a teacher and have provided educational services at universities, colleges and in the workplace. I also run private groups providing information and education concerning several human conditions including depression.
When not working as a psychologist or teacher I enjoy being with family and friends. I am also a writer and a photographer.
Over 30 years of experience working in health and education has presented me with an abundance of opportunities to help guide people to living a more satisfying life. I have probably dealt with most issues that life presents. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced trauma and grief. I am also committed to working with women in all phases of life transitions from puberty, pregnancy, and birth, to approaching old age and everything in between! This branch of my business is called Women in Mind which I established in 2000 and was originally dedicated to providing women with a more positive attitude towards themselves by questioning societal beliefs concerning gender and gender roles.Helping mothers and daughters through the adolescent years is part of this platform. Power struggles are more evident at this stage and with support, this very special and essential relationship can provide the healthy environment for mutual respect and communication
Over the last sixteen years I have been asked by a growing number of men for help in redefining the narrow view of masculinity and in particular fathering role models. This has resulted in a series of workshops called Stress- Less Parenting. These workshops help parents to put events into perspective and have proven very popular and useful.
Another area of considerable experience is helping to create healthy team communication in small business which aids staff retention and productivity. I am a workplace trainer and have assisted in programmes ranging from university to private colleges in Sydney and Newcastle. In addition to this, I also run my own business which provides me with the insight on a personal level.