Suzanne qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1994 and has worked in the NHS for 20 years, both in mental health services and in physical health services (specialising in the field of oncology).
Suzanne began to train as a mindfulness teacher in 2006 and has completed a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from the University of Bangor. Suzanne offers mindfulness based programmes to people with a diagnosis of cancer to support them in adjusting to the uncertainty that naturally arises following a diagnosis. Suzanne has taught mindfulness programmes for stress reduction for NHS staff. She has also run Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy programmes for people with a history of recurrent depression.
Now working as a freelance mindfulness teacher, in the last year Suzanne has developed a keen interest in exploring the possibility of running mindfulness-based programmes for stress reduction for people with an early diagnosis of dementia and their carers.
Suzanne is engaged in an ongoing journey, both professionally and personally, of exploring how practising being more mindful, being more present, can support increasing levels of awareness of what is arising within the mind and body, from which more compassionate and wise choices can be made to support well-being.