Bio - Sue Hamlet

Sue Hamlet is a qualified counsellor, trainer and community development practitioner. She currently balances her time between counselling, creating optimistic and uplifting works on canvas and facilitating artistic/therapeutic workshops. She is passionate about the value of art for self-care and the power of visualisation for increased wellbeing. 

Over the past two years Sue has facilitated therapeutic arts workshops across South, South West and Western Queensland, in collaboration with a range of stakeholders including Queensland Health (TRACC programs), RHealth, Royal Flying Doctor Services and a number of regional councils and not for profit organisations. Feedback has been extraordinarily positive.

Sue's career has encompassed graphic design, interior design, community development, counselling, mentoring, community education and workshop facilitation. 

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Work history

2020-current Sue Hamlet Creative

2015-2020 Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld Ltd (mental health support worker, counsellor, facilitator, community educator)

2003-2015 Fledge Design Studio (owner/designer, graphic design and interior design, community development, community engagement)

Prior work history includes: senior graphic designer, window dresser, IT/marketing, business owner.

Quals & study

Commencing 2020 - Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) - currently 3rd year student

Key qualifications:

2019 - DBT - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Megan Shiell)

2018 - Dip Counselling (AIPC); Registration with ACA

2017 - ASIST suicide prevention trainer (TOT, Living Works Australia)

2016 - Cert IV in Training & Assessment (Challenge Coaching)

2016 - PCOMS trainer (TOT, Dr Barry Duncan)

2014 - Dip Community Welfare & Development (USQ)

Additional training/qualifications:

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 
  • Smart Recovery Group Trainer
  • Tree of Life - trainer
  • Bringing Up Great Kids - trainer
  • Suicide Risk Screening Tool (STARS)
  • Psychological First Aid 
  • Family Systems 
  • DV Alert
  • SafeTalk
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • The Accidental Counsellor
  • Provide First Aid - HLTAID003