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Sue Lawrence

Sue
Lawrence

Psychologist

Personal Best Psychology
The practice invites clients with a variety of emotional, psychological and
cognitive issues, as well as those involved with WorkCover, TAC, NDIS
and VOC. Psychology services can be provided on an individual or
couple basis. Sue sees adults, adolescents and children over 12 who
present with a variety of psychological issues and concerns including
the following:

Psychological Therapies
Sue uses a variety of well researched and established therapies and
techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive
Therapy, EMDR, Hypnosis and Trance, Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness
Training, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Person Centred
Counselling. She likes to keep up with the latest techniques, therapies
and knowledge in these fields by attending courses, conferences and
workshops regularly.
Sport Psychology
Athletes can attend individual sessions in the consulting rooms, and
Clubs and Schools can arrange to have workshops run on site for both
athletes and coaches.
Topics include:
• Anxiety Control and Relaxation.
• Focus of Attention and Concentration.
• Establishing Routines.
• Goal and Fear Setting.
• Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation.
• Managing traveling away from home.

Biography:

Sue has lived on the Mornington Peninsula since she was 8yo and went to Toorak College in Mount Eliza
which she absolutely loved. She played hockey for the school and for Mount Eliza and more recently for
Peninsula Hawks open women. Sue also swam for the school and for her college whilst at The University of
Melbourne, where she studied Psychology and Human Movement Studies. She always loved horses and
finally bought her first horse for her 40th birthday, and went on to compete in dressage and eventing over the
following 12 years.
After completing her undergraduate degree (BSc.) Sue did a Diploma in Education and taught PE, Maths
and Science at Ruyton Girls School. Whilst teaching Sue undertook post graduate studies in Psychology
(University of Melbourne) and earned her Masters Degree in Applied Psychology (Monash University), and
also completed a 2 year hypnotherapy diploma. Sue was a Lecturer in Psychology at Monash University for
several years before starting up her own private practice, and has now been in private practice for over 27
years.
Due to time constraints, Sue’s main sport became running in recent years and she likes to compete in Fun
Runs. Sue took up playing AFL in 2019, and is a proud member of the Mordy Supers Women’s Football
team.
Sue has 3 children who are all grown up now, 2 of whom still live at home, which she loves. Sue and her
family are vegan as they care deeply for the planet, animals and their own bodies.

Professional Life:

In her professional life, Sue treats a variety of psychological issues including Trauma and PTSD, Pain
Management, Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Sport Psychology, and sees clients from 12 years old
upwards. Sue has enjoyed working with sporting teams and clubs including Seaford Football Club, Mount
Eliza Football club, Southern United Soccer Club, and Kingston Hawks District Cricket Club.
Sue uses a variety of evidence based techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive
Therapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Neuroplasticity, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Person Centred
Counselling.
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science, – University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology – University of Melbourne
Diploma of Education – University of Melbourne
Masters in Applied Psychology – Monash University
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnosis – The Centre for Effective Therapy
Registered with AHPRA
Workcover, TAC and NDIS Provider
Working with Children Check

Qualifications
100%
Experience
100%
Professionalism
100%
Empathy
100%

Initial Session
Therapy begins with an initial session where you talk about your
concerns, desires and therapy goals, and Sue discusses how she can
work with you to achieve these. In this session, you therefore have the
opportunity to determine whether Sue is the right person to help you get
where you want to be. Making the choice to meet with a therapist is
often a difficult and important step and it is vital that you feel
comfortable, respected and safe.
Subsequent Sessions
Following this, the number of sessions will depend on the amount and
complexity of your concerns and challenges. It will also be determined
by when you feel you have reached a place of contentment and/or
achieved your therapy goals. Generally, as you are getting closer to
achieving your desired outcomes, the sessions become more spread
out. You, the client, will be the first to know when you no longer need to
attend and this will be regularly reviewed. Some clients achieve their
desired outcome in one session, many take longer. There is no right or
wrong way, it takes whatever amount of time it needs to take.

Sessions last anywhere between 30 and 50 minutes. How long it takes
depends on when you feel you have achieved what you came in for on
that day. Sue will most likely give you homework to do outside of your
sessions in order to maximise the time you have together.