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Sue grew up by the sea in Kent but later settled to live in a quiet market town in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.
Almost thirty years ago she went to London to train in the arts therapies, initially in Drama & Movement Therapy with the Sesame Institute at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
The theory underpinning this training was the depth psychology of the well known Swiss psychiatrist and analytical psychologist Carl Gustav Jung.
After qualifying in 1995 and gaining state registration with The Health and Care Professions Council, Sue remained living and working in London where she continued her Jungian studies with The Guild of Analytical Psychology (GAP) also attending lectures given by The Jung Club, SAP, IGAP, CAP and The Guild of Pastoral Psychology. Sue then completed a further 7 years of professional training in the use of sandplay therapy with The British & Irish Sandplay Society, BISS, (the National Society member of The International Society of Sandplay Therapy ISST, based in Switzerland) and became a fully qualified member of ISST in 2005.
In 2005, Sue was invited to be a member of the British and Irish Sandplay Society Executive Committee, initially as BISS Treasurer, then as Co-organiser for the ISST International Conference in Cambridge in 2007. Sue undertook the role of Student Registrar with responsibility for co-ordinating the BISS National training programme in London. Being present for all training sessions she provided the holding presence for both students and teachers alike whilst at the same time mentoring and encouraging students towards achieving BISS & ISST training standards and requirements. In addition Sue also undertook the role of Administrator for the Society and in this and in all her other roles became fully conversant with the management of running a National Training Society. In 2010 she co-ordinated and administered the BISS National Conference in Dublin. Sue worked on the Executive of BISS for 6 years before leaving to shift the focus of her work away from management to that of private practice, teaching and workshops.
From 2005 onwards Sue was a regular co- teacher on the BISS training course and after an additional 5 years of study qaulified as a BISS/ISST Teaching Member in 2010. Sue is also an ISST & BISS sandplay supervisor, reads and reports on Student papers and is a Final ISST Case advisor, ISST Co Teaching Advisor and ISST Independent Trainee Advisor. In 2020 Sue also became a Final Case Reader for ISST.
In 2011 Sue enrolled in the Department of Jungian and Post Jungian Studies at Essex University and her study has focused on "The Mythological Psyche" exploring key texts from the writings of C G Jung as applied to mythology. Sue continues her research, study and interest in Jungian Studies, and a Jungian ethos underpins all of her clinical and teaching work.
While living and working in London Sue met her husband Dr Michael Jeremy Clark, a Medical Historian whose specialist subjects are The History of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine. A few years ago they both moved back to Norfolk where they live in a small market town in the Waveney Valley on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
Sue is particularly interested in the interface between psychology, spirituality and the creative arts and her main experience has been in assisting people who are living through times of loss, change and transition. This may be through a bereavement, redundancy, the break up of a relationship,the effects of illness or other life changing events.
Sue passionately believes in the healing power of the arts, and sees day by day how sandplay in particular, and other arts therapies, all underpinned by the depth psychology of C G Jung, act as keys to unlock inner resources, energy and creativity that can then heal and support us as we deal with the many different problems that we encounter on our journey through life.
Sue's personal and professional life experience is wide, spanning areas such as spirituality, dance, photography, the history of medicine and adult education. In addition to her private therapy practice Sue is a Teaching Member of The International Society of Sandplay Therapy and The British & Irish Sandplay Society and regularly contributes to the sandplay teaching seminars on the BISS Sandplay Training programme. As a Teaching Member of The International Society of Sandplay Therapy, Sue also provides supervision for sandplay trainees both in person and online. Sue was elected to and held the position of Chair of Training for the British & Irish Sandplay Society from 2014-2017. Sue became a certified Final Case Reader for The International Society of Sandplay Therapy in 2020.
When not working Sue loves to paint, sing and dance as well as take long walks deep into the countryside of the Waveney Valley that surrounds her home.