Suzy answers your questions on wellbeing, happiness, stress, loss and change.
Our expert - Suzy Reading, Psychologist.
Suzy is a coaching psychologist specialising in wellbeing, stress management and facilitation of healthy lifestyle change with over 13 years of experience.
She holds a B. Psychology (Hons) degree from the University of Sydney and a M. Psychology (Org) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, is a certified yoga teacher, and a qualified personal trainer.
Her coaching is informed by Positive Psychology, the Mindfulness Tradition, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Suzy offers an integrated approach to wellbeing: nurturing head, heart and body, and is passionate about teaching tools of self-care to help people weather and recover from periods of stress, loss, grief and change.
Suzy’s unique self-care framework also emphasises goal setting, values and purpose, taking her clients beyond just an absence of ill-heath and towards a state of flourishing where they become the people they aspire to be.
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Questions will be responded to within two working days on most occasions. If our clinician is on leave or not able to respond within this time a notice will be placed at the bottom of the clinician's profile.
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