Adoption impacts on all members of the adoption triangle and their extended families. For adoptive parents, adoption may have come after a long struggle with infertility, possibly followed by a long and uncertain process of being in an adoption pool. For birth parents who had to surrender their child for adoption the pain of this loss is often lifelong. Adopted people can also have their own struggles associated with identity and what being adopted means to them. The emotional impacts of all these issues can often remain burried until they are ignited by life events such as the possibility of a reunion or the birth/death of a significant other.
Sue has had a long term involvement in the adoption community and therefore has a deep understanding of many of the issues involved in adoption.
Sue has run support groups for the Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) working with people pre and post their adoption reunions.
Sue has worked as an adoption worker in a non goverment adoption agency. She is experienced in counselling/strong> birth parents and adoptive parents considering adoption. She has also been involved in post adoption issues and mediating adoption reunions.
Sue has post graduate qualifications in couples counselling and under went her couple therapy training with Relationships Australia.
She has has worked with many couples experiencing relationship distress brought on by external events and difficult couple dynamics
Sue has worked for several years in one of Sydney’s leading IVF clinics.
Sue has had extensive experience working with the many issues associated with the diagnosis of infertility and subsequent infertility treatment.
She has also worked with couples seeking to use donor gametes and donor embryos.
Sue has also worked with people wishing to donate their eggs, sperm or embryos.
She has also been involved in mediating contact between gamete donors, recipient parents and donor offspring.
Sue is also experienced in providing assessments for people who are intending to use a surrogacy arrangement to achieve a pregnancy.
Miscarriage, Pregnancy Issues
Sue has worked with women who have experienced difficulties in deciding to continue with a pregnancy for social or medical reasons. She has also worked with women who have experienced difficulties following a decision to terminate a pregnancy.
She also has qualifications in genetic counselling so is able to assist people who are faced with a prenatal diagnosis of a genetic condition or the birth of a child with a genetic condition.
Sue has worked with women and their partners who have experienced miscarriage and stillbirth.
Sue has qualifications in genetic counselling and has worked closely with many genetic support groups.
She has also counseled people dealing with the issues associated with a wide range of genetic conditions.
Sue also has experience in helping people make decisions regarding genetic testing.