Susannah Paterson Painter, Ceramicist & Therapist

I have worked as a psychotherapist for the past 27 years and I have wide experience in helping people with many different issues. I continue to practice part time - I divide my time between Painting, Pottery and Therapy/Coaching

I offer brief, solution oriented therapy and coaching for personal and professional development, utilising when required Clinical Hypnotherapy, Brainspotting* and/or The Tapping Technique.

I also facilitate mediation for conflict resolution.

I am available for consultations on Wednesdays by appointment in Curl Curl

Sessions are either 60, 90 or 120 mins depending on need. $170 per hour, pro rata.

Phone: 0425 252 282



Master of Applied Science – Social Ecology (Critical Perspectives of Psychological Practice), University of Western Sydney 2000)
Professional Training in Buddhist Psychotherapy (Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors & Psychotherapists 2012)
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)


Ericksonian Hypnotherapy & Self Relations Psychotherapy
(over 300 hours with Dr Stephen Gilligan)
Basic and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy ( Dr Michael Yapko)
Brainspotting, Phase 1 and Phase 2 (with Brainspotting Australia Pacific)
Brainspotting - Treating Generational Trauma - Dr Ruby Gibson
  • Brainspotting Phase 3, Plus MasterClass with Dr David Grand
Emotional Freedom Therapy (Steve Wells and Dr 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 (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals
Senior First Aid

Brainspotting is a powerful brain based therapy which utilises eye movement and position to access and clear trauma and other emotional blocks. It's truly one of the best therapeutic tools I have encountered for many years.

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