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Pregnancy and Parenthood is a major change. As we transit from one life stage to another we become vulnerable. Generally we are moving from a work role where we are validated, have set hours and are paid for what we do. As a parent, our new role comes without a job description, we are rarely validated, often criticised, not paid and on call 24/7 We will feel stress and anxiety, this is normal, but if it develops into stress anxiety and depression that has you fearful seek our help. Book Now. Your Pregnancy Matters, empowering parenthood.


Positive psychological health is a right not a privilege.
Seeking support, validation and education is a strength, not a weakness.

Using the latest research and clinical skills Your Pregnancy Matter offers you…


One on One Counselling

Sue uses best outcome therapies whilst assessing your concerns and listens to really understand where you are coming from.

Couples Counselling

Sue has completed many couples counselling courses. She focuses on the issues that need attention in a relationship with the aim of achieving a positive outcome.

Structured problem solving

Sue has developed a 16 part Structured Problem Solving Model applauded by her peers and looks forward to implementing this with you.

Clinical medical hypnotherapy

Sue has an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Clinical Medical Hypnotherapy. Sue is one of the most respected and qualified practitioners in Australia and can relax a worried mind to make therapy more effective.

Call us today we make seeking counsel a positive experience.

Testimonials

See what our client says…
I worked with Sue Hawkins over a number of weeks to try to manage the physical symptoms of anxiety. I had found that obsessive thoughts were creating or exacerbating chronic gut symptoms such as burning and reflux. I had become quite distressed about my condition. Sue’s technique of choice was focussed concentration, also known as clinical medical hypnosis. Sue explains this as essentially the slowing down of a fast moving brain in order to focus attention on what needs attention. There is no hocus pocus about it and, for me, the results were truly impressive. My symptoms improved enormously, and with that improvement my anxiety improved. Sue works hard to create an absolute trust between herself and her client, and so I was utterly sure that no ethical boundaries would be crossed and that I would be safe at all times. She works with a calm methodical intuitive style that gently explores a client’s beliefs and values – and guarantees that they will never be endangered or violated. She is quietly persistent in always looking outside the square for answers. I felt acknowledged and respected – Sue treats a client like an intelligent adult, and acts as a kind of catalyst so that the client’s mind and body can begin to heal itself.

Sue Smith, July 2017

2019-07-11T11:37:45+10:00

Sue Smith, July 2017

I worked with Sue Hawkins over a number of weeks to try to manage the physical symptoms of anxiety. I had found that obsessive thoughts were creating or exacerbating chronic gut symptoms such as burning and reflux. I had become quite distressed about my condition. Sue’s technique of choice was focussed concentration, also known as clinical medical hypnosis. Sue explains this as essentially the slowing down of a fast moving brain in order to focus attention on what needs attention. There is no hocus pocus about it and, for me, the results were truly impressive. My symptoms improved enormously, and with that improvement my anxiety improved. Sue works hard to create an absolute trust between herself and her client, and so I was utterly sure that no ethical boundaries would be crossed and that I would be safe at all times. She works with a calm methodical intuitive style that gently explores a client’s beliefs and values – and guarantees that they will never be endangered or violated. She is quietly persistent in always looking outside the square for answers. I felt acknowledged and respected – Sue treats a client like an intelligent adult, and acts as a kind of catalyst so that the client’s mind and body can begin to heal itself.
Adjusting to becoming a first time parent for some people can be much easier than others. In my case dealing with the stress, sleeplessness and difficulties associated with an infant was a beast far beyond any stretch of my imagination. For help processing this tough time there is no one more understanding, compassionate & empathetic than Sue Hawkins.

When I met Sue I was in completely unfamiliar territory. Exhausted, anxious and overwhelmed. Sue knew how to reach me, she spoke my language and provided the much needed assurance I was seeking. I was able to immediately bond with her and I surrender to trusting her completely. Through our cognitive therapy, my mindfulness "homework" and knowing she's always there if I need her I was able to rebuild myself to a place of confidence, happiness and she gave me the skills to deal with what two kids under two can throw at me. I am forever grateful to her.

Fleur, Crows Nest

2019-07-11T11:39:33+10:00

Fleur, Crows Nest

Adjusting to becoming a first time parent for some people can be much easier than others. In my case dealing with the stress, sleeplessness and difficulties associated with an infant was a beast far beyond any stretch of my imagination. For help processing this tough time there is no one more understanding, compassionate & empathetic than Sue Hawkins. When I met Sue I was in completely unfamiliar territory. Exhausted, anxious and overwhelmed. Sue knew how to reach me, she spoke my language and provided the much needed assurance I was seeking. I was able to immediately bond with her and I surrender to trusting her completely. Through our cognitive therapy, my mindfulness "homework" and knowing she's always there if I need her I was able to rebuild myself to a place of confidence, happiness and she gave me the skills to deal with what two kids under two can throw at me. I am forever grateful to her.
Intelligent kind and wise Sue takes a big picture view of the human condition. Sue worked at my pace and showed the type of care that only experience can provide. I would recommend her to anybody.

JP, Belrose NSW

2019-07-11T11:40:09+10:00

JP, Belrose NSW

Intelligent kind and wise Sue takes a big picture view of the human condition. Sue worked at my pace and showed the type of care that only experience can provide. I would recommend her to anybody.
With diagnosed PTSD from workplace bullying over 3 years, Sue's patience, support, guidance and face to face counselling was invaluable. Without her professionalism the results would of been very different. I am now in a happier workplace and feel very resilient.

JC, Dee Why NSW

2019-07-11T11:40:56+10:00

JC, Dee Why NSW

With diagnosed PTSD from workplace bullying over 3 years, Sue's patience, support, guidance and face to face counselling was invaluable. Without her professionalism the results would of been very different. I am now in a happier workplace and feel very resilient.
Expertise
Sue Hawkins has over 30 years’ experience as a Clinician and mental health social worker, working with and for people in all areas of social justice.

Sue Hawkins has over 30 years’ experience as a Senior Mental Health Clinician. Sue works to optimise an individual’s mental health as it relates to themselves, their relationships, workplaces and the wider community.

Highly regarded by clients/patients and colleagues alike, Sue is a leader in her field of Mental Health and has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for her professional and community work.

Sue is member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), accredited as a Clinical Mental Health Counsellor, Consultant and Educator.

Sue’s post graduate qualifications are listed below, her over-riding therapeutic approach is in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, which sees the application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy incorporating the Individual in their social, economic, cultural and psychological world.  Amongst her many bachelor and post graduate university studies Sue has completed an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Clinical Medical Hypnotherapy.

Sue has worked in Maternity, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), Emergency Departments, Paediatrics, Oncology, Palliative Care, Traumatic Brain Injury Units, Aged Care and Rehabilitation. In collaboration with Professor Scott Stuart, Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology, University Iowa, USA Sue teaches Interpersonal Psychotherapy to Health Care Professionals at annual conferences.


She has post-graduate qualifications in:

Pre and Post Natal
Anxiety & Depression Management
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Workplace Bullying Management – Australian Psychological Society
Suicide Prevention
– Australian Psychological Society

Complex Anxiety & Depression
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – University of Sydney
Circle of Security Parenting Training
Trauma, Borderline Disorder and Parenting with Professor Louise Newman – Centre for Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Couples Communication
Couples Communication
Sexual Abuse
– Accredited by Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)

Advanced Graduate Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis – College of Medical Hypnosis


Sue specialises in:

Pre & Post Natal Anxiety – Depression
Complex Anxiety & Depression Management
Couples Relationship and Communication Counselling
Pre and Post Natal Grief and Loss
Work Place issues as the apply to Pregnancy and beyond.


Sue Hawkins is also the Principal and Primary Clinician of a second business, One Good Conversation, which offers counselling and psychotherapy services relating to mental health, chronic stress, anxiety, depression and/or workplace bullying. Sue works with the Better Access to Mental Health Plan and is contracted to the Primary & Community Care programme through the Access Plus Agreement. Provider for the Northern Sydney Primary Health Network/Northern Sydney and Northern Beaches area.

Sue Hawkins is also a consultant and professional educator, offering corporate/workplace public speaking programs on pregnancy and family-related topics.

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