Welcome, I’m Susan.
I’d like to introduce myself.
I’m passionate about supporting people over sixty move into the next phase of their lives feeling well-resourced, energized, and full of positive anticipation for their futures.
My clients live with a sense of possibility, potential, and inner peace as they design, create, and enjoy their meaningful, flourishing, vital lives.
My clients are women and men who are navigating transitions, moving from the known to unfamiliar, uncertain territory. Large or seemingly small, the external changes they face demand internal shifts and growth if they are to be successfully met. My clients wisely recognize both the potential for positive transformations and the challenges inherent in times of change.
The people I coach often have had successful, engaging working lives and are planning for retirement, or are retired. They may be empty nesters, be re-evaluating relationships, or be surprised to find themselves worried about ageing. They’re feeling stuck, disheartened, and don’t know what to do next.
I use comprehensive, wholistic methods to help my clients confidently create the purposeful, vital, joyful lives they want and deserve.
My own working life has taken many winding turns.
In my teens and twenties I worked a rich, instructive hodge podge of jobs. My formal education took me from an undergraduate arts degree, to training as a registered nurse, where I worked in acute care psychiatry and mental health for a decade. In my fourties, I obtained a masters in counselling psychology and was a founding member of a thriving counselling center where I enjoyed a thirty-year counselling and psychotherapy general private practice. My practice has expanded to include coaching with a focus on the rich potential for growth and transformation available in second half of life.
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Memories of both of my parents later lives fuel my desire to support my clients, and myself, to live meaningful, vital, purposeful, joyful lives.
Love of family ~ in 2020, delight in welcoming a grandchild ~ community, and nature have been themes in my life ~ as has a curiosity about and love of study of mind/body/spirit connectedness and a layperson’s fascination with neuroplasticity and epigenetics. I also take delight in poetry, good stories and metaphors.