Sue Egan, Psychotherapist,

Suicide Loss Survivor,

EMDR Therapist and

Suicide Bereavement Specialist. 

 

I lost my eldest brother, Andrew, to suicide six years ago. As I sat in a therapist's office a year later I began to pick up shattered pieces of my belief system and learned how to live with the loss.

I felt no one could possibly understand what it was like. I felt so alone in my grief, and had memories that would flash back of events I never thought would happen in my life.

There had been no warning signs, no suicide note or explanations. I have spent the last six years on my own journey of making meaning of my brother's death and working out how I can live with suicide as a part of my new life story.

Through my own psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and finding the strength to research sucide bereavement within my doctoral research and hosting a podcast about suicide loss, I have healed as much as I can. By speaking to many others bereaved through suicide, I have found a safe place to talk - to share what seems to be unthinkable thoughts and to hear stories from those who 'just get it.'

I have learnt that we often have to rebuild not only our own lives but how we feel about our lost loved one. 

I may never be fully healed or be able to fully accept my brother's suicide, but I am in a stronger position than I ever have been. So although life will never be the same again, it is the best it will ever be - knowing I cannot rewind time and stop my brother doing what he felt he had to.

I am a psychotherapist with over 15 years experience and a final year doctoral psychology student and am devoted to providing a safe therapeutic space for others who need to rebuild their lives after a sucide loss.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

Contact me here: 

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