Dr Sue Baker

GP Specialist in Mental Health and Wellbeing
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Pronouns: she/her

Sue Baker

Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

That everyone deserves to be understood, respected and appreciated.

I believe…

That aligning your life purpose and personal values with daily actions creates a meaningful life.

I believe…

That vulnerability is essential for deep connections.

Get to know me

My secret talent:
Finding humour in good as well as challenging situations. I love to laugh.

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I love meeting people and I am confident that you will quickly feel at ease. You will have my full attention as we work together to achieve your desired outcomes. You will feel safe, respected and never judged. I am comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Daily beach walks, regardless of the weather.

My life motto:
You do you.

My background and experience

I am an experienced GP, who has completed post graduate training in Mental Health. I am now working exclusively as a GP specialist in psychological counselling. My work in General Practice has trained me to work with clients’ physical and mental health in the context of family, work and community. I have been privileged to hear numerous patients’ stories, which have given me a broad perspective.

I am passionate about supporting women in difficult relationships. I have completed courses in coercive control, emotional abuse and narcissism and I have experience in assisting clients with negotiating the end of relationships.

Having had the personal experience of living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I have developed skills and strategies to assist clients to accept the diagnosis and work through life adjustments. This applies to chronic illness in general, including long COVID.

My approach is trauma informed, client centred, supportive and practical.

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I can help you with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-development
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustments to stressful life changes
  • Chronic illness including chronic fatigue and long COVID
  • Support for abusive relationships, including recovery from narcissistic abuse
  • Terminal illness and end of life issues
  • Wellbeing and self-care
  • Job or study dissatisfaction
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Perfectionism
  • Health anxiety
  • Women’s health issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Communication skills
  • Carer support

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strengths based approaches
  • Trauma informed practice