About Dr Sue Egan
There are no such things as mistakes in life, just lessons to learn
After completing my psychology degree when my children were young, I went on to complete a counselling degree and play therapy qualification. I have since qualified to doctoral level in counselling psychology.
I have spent 10 years working with families, individuals and larger care systems alongside my private practice.
I have in-depth experience of working with complex trauma and supporting those living with PTSD, traumatic grief, pain, long term health conditions and complex psychological presentations.
My special interests include any existential loss or having to make an adjustment to adverse life conditions, particularly in the areas below.
My brother died by suicide in 2015 and I have been researching the complexity of suicide grief ever since. I am a public speaker on the subject of suicide loss and have extensive experience of supporting those who have lost someone to suicide. I know this is an area that requires a much deeper understanding both in terms of the subsequent life changes and the journey toward acceptance.
I campaigned for mental health awareness by running the London marathon in 2018 and continue to be passionate about educating society and raising awareness of mental health issues and challenging taboos.
I hold membership with the following professional bodies: Health and Care Professions Council, British Psychological Society and EMDR Association.
A single mother to 4 teens with 4 dogs, 4 ducks, countless chickens and only a few grey hairs – I know the importance of looking after ourselves inside and out. I have a passion for the outdoors and love touring on my motorbike, yoga, meditation, wild water swimming, running and live music.