About Dr Sue Egan
Psychologist, EMDR Therapist and
suicide grief specialist
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step ( Lao Tzu)
I have spent the past 10 years working alongside lead psychologists in the NHS with families, individuals and larger care systems. Since my brother died by suicide, I have dedicated my practice to support others left behind after sudden loss, including: researching suicide grief and traumatic loss, educating and supervising other health professionals on the effect of suicide loss and public speaking on the subject.
I work as an integrative practitioner, which means that I take what I have learnt from my own experience – both personally and in research – and use an array of relevant counselling and psychological theories to help others with where they are on their journey right now. I am passionate about developing a therapeutic relationship – where care, safety and trust is an integral part of therapy.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a recognised tool to heal the effect trauma has on our bodies and minds. My experience identifies how both actual (witnessing events) and perceived (imagining what happened) trauma is prevalent amongst suicide loss survivors. I am able to help you identify what is grief and what is trauma and use EMDR, if necessary, to support you in your healing process.
I hold membership with the following professional bodies: Health and Care Professions Council, British Psychological Society, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and EMDR Association. I work online across the world within UK law.
A single mother to 4 teens with 4 dogs, 4 ducks and countless chickens – I know the importance of looking after ourselves both 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.