Suzanne identifies herself as Pakeha, descendent from English and Irish settlers who arrived in Taranaki and Dunedin in the 1840s. She is a practitioner member of the Board, commencing May 2013. Suzanne is a psychotherapist working in private practice in Wellington, a city she enjoys for its fresh air, bush, sea and creativity.
Suzanne's original psychotherapy training was in transactional analysis and her therapy approach is informed by relational, intersubjective, psychoanalytic and mind/body theories. Suzanne is interested in cultural theory and the development of language, thinking, ethics and identity within cultural contexts.
Suzanne has been on NZAP Council as Chair of Public Issues; is currently a member of Wellington Transactional Analysis Training Institute which provides training and clinical supervision to psychotherapy students. Before private practice, Suzanne worked as a clinical nurse specialist in Wellington's Mental Health Service.