About Sue

Sue Goldswain

Dr. Sue Goldswain

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Registered Psychologist, British Columbia. # 1382

Dr. Sue Goldswain is a skilled therapist who has provided counselling and psychological services for over 30 years. She completed her Masters and Doctorate at UBC, with a focus on marriage and family therapy, and currently sees both individuals and couples. She is registered with College of Psychologists of British Columbia, fully licensed to practice in B.C.

Sue’s training and experience covers the treatment of a broad range of psychological problems. Her areas of practice include:

  • Relationship/marital issues
  • Trauma, depression, eating disorders, addictions, and survivors of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse
  • Rehabilitation from illness and traumatic accidents
  • Women’s issues, self-growth and life transitions

Her theory is based in Jungian Psychology. She uses a variety of treatment techniques to support this orientation. She has taken additional training in Emotional Focused therapy, Dream therapy, EMDR, Mind-Body-Stress-Reduction(MBSR) and has been a participant in an ongoing Integrative Psychotherapy seminar group over the last five years.

A summary of her more recent training includes:

  • An advanced clinician in Imago Therapy fully accredited with Imago Therapy International
  • Certified Imago Getting the Love You Want Couples Weekend Presenter
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Drs. Jon Kabot-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.
  • Level I & II training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Sue has provided therapy in a number of settings including schools, hospitals, and addiction centres. She has also supervised counsellors in training in the Department of counselling psychology at the University of British Columbia. She spent 13 years providing psychological services in the Cowichan Valley, where she was well-connected and had an excellent reputation in the community. In 2009 Sue returned to Vancouver, where she is now in full-time in private practice. Sue is also a creative writer who is working on a number of fiction projects. She graduated from The Writer's Studio, SFU, in 2012.