Sue has over 10 years’ experience as a psychological therapist working with people seeking asylum and refugees, having qualified as a counsellor 14 years ago. Both before and after qualifying Sue worked with people who were experiencing long and enduring mental health problems referred for therapeutic intervention. She also spent several years working as a counsellor in a local community centre offering therapy to older people in the community after initially working for Age Concern until funding was lost. Sue has experience working therapeutically with adults and children, including unaccompanied minors, and newly arrived people presenting with extreme trauma. This year, Sue is completing her training as a counselling supervisor.

Previously Sue has worked in many voluntary roles including family support worker at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Peer Support Worker at Venus Centre Liverpool, supporting disadvantaged mothers and children. She was also the Venus Centre cleaner for several years, being the key holder cleaning the building when it was closed, which was the ideal way to de-stress after a busy day working with therapeutic clients who were experiencing severe trauma.

To start her day Sue can often be found at Lifestyles swimming Pool, power walking back and forth across the pool, trying to negotiate a pathway between the enthusiastic length swimmers! Sue enjoys an eclectic mix of film and theatre to relax after a stressful day.