Susannah Paterson
Psychotherapist, Life and Work Management
Susannah Paterson - QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Applied Science – Social Ecology (Critical Perspectives of Psychological Practice), University of Western Sydney (2000)
Diploma in Psychotherapy and Relationship Counselling, Jansen Newman Institute (1997)
Diploma of Learning Solutions In Hypnosis (Centre for Effective Therapy) (2005)
Diploma of Shiatsu Therapy, Aiki Institute, Sydney (1989)
Diploma of Macrobiotic Counselling and Oriental and Natural Therapeutics, Aiki Institute, Sydney (1989)

Extensive training and certificates in:

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy & Self Relations Psychotherapy (with Stephen Gilligan)
Basic and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy ( Michael Yapko)
Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT with Steve Wells and David Lake)
Foundations for Emotionally Focussed Therapy
Contemporary Psychodramatic Techniques (School of Contemporary Psychodrama and Group Work)
Certificate of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Australian College of Applied Psychology)
Post Induction Therapy Treatment (South Pacific Private Hospital)
Narrative Therapy
Self Psychology
Mindfulness Meditation
Senior First Aid

Registered Member of PACFA (Psychotherapists & Counsellors Federation of Australia)
Clinical Member of Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA)
Member of AABCAP (Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors & Psychotherapists )

I abide by the Code of Ethics as articulated by PACFA -


After so many years of experience as a therapist, I know that therapy is not a set of techniques, but an art. I continue to refine this art, through consistent practice and ongoing professional development.

I have been in private practice in Neutral Bay, Sydney for the last twelve years. Prior experience includes almost three years as a psychotherapist at South Pacific Private, one of Sydney's leading treatment centres for addictions, depression and food issues. Earlier work experiences included running my own practice in Scotland as a Shiatsu Therapist and Macrobiotic Cook and Counsellor, and working from the Findhorn Foundation. I also trained and worked for the Scottish Council on Alcohol as a Voluntary Counsellor.

10 years as a consultant to Slimming & Health magazine
Published articles in Slimming & Health, Wellbeing Magazine, Psychotherapy In Australia
A resource for journalists - frequently quoted in Sunday Telegraph, New Idea, Women’s Weekly.  

I have spoken widely on the subject of self care to a variety of groups and organisations both  in Australia and the UK.  
Other experience