Who we are
FOUNDER & COACH
Susie is passionate about family life, but also about putting ourselves first to give our best to others. A parenting practitioner and psychologist with counselling and systemic family therapy training she loves working with families to help them figure out how to enjoy greater overall wellbeing.
Bereaved as a child, divorced, remarried, stepmother and mother to her own ebullient children, she is very happy helping those who are facing some of life’s greater challenges, as well as the regular ups and downs of ‘grown up life’. She specialises in stepfamily wellbeing and is a great advocate of differently wired children, understanding the increased challenges faced by parents trying to nurture and raise these wonderful children.
Warm and open with a good sense of humour, Susie is easy to connect with in order to help you find positive ways forward.
FOUNDER & COACH
Originally from Canada, Suzanne relocated 12 years ago and lives in North London with her husband and two lovely daughters. After a demanding career in Human Resources in the airline industry and the birth of her youngest, she completed her Masters in Developmental Coaching and Mentoring, her dissertation research devoted to parenting and children’s emotional development.
The more her expertise has matured in these areas, through personal experience and study, the more certain she’s become that there is no such thing as the Perfect Parent and that parenting is less about getting it ‘right’ all the time, and more about creating a nurturing atmosphere in which the family can thrive.
As a person Suzanne has a great sense of humour and is passionate, caring, and non-judgemental. As a practitioner, listening is the underlying quality of her work. Her kind and insightful approach helps parents to be reflective and solution focused.
Suzanne currently facilitates positive parenting courses in schools throughout London to assist parents in developing the confidence and capacity to engage with their children in more effective ways. She has particular interest and keen insight into girls and self-esteem; anxiety; sibling rivalry and navigating the stressful secondary school transfer process.