1:1 support for super-smart, highly sensitive, and neurodivergent folks
For scientists, engineers, architects, medics, designers, researchers, business owners, and anyone else who wants all-round happiness alongside (despite!) their wonderfully logical brain.
1:1 support to help you through personal and professional challenges.
Is this for you?
If you’re a smart cookie but your emotions trip you up, and you want to have more ease and grace in the world, this is for you.
If you’re going through an unexpectedly stressful time and want some all-round support to help you steer a steady course through it, this is for you.
If you or your kids have high sensitivity or empath traits and want them to serve you, not stop you, this is for you.
If you’ve been tuning into your intuition for a while and want to access your intuitive capabilities more clearly, reliably and accurately, this is for you.
If you’re healing from childhood traumas and want to free yourself from old and out-of-date energies, this is for you.
If you feel you’ve plateaued in your personal development and want to get past your current block(s), this is for you.
If you’ve been working on your anxiety, emotional baggage, or mindset for a while and want to find the elusive magic combo that fixes it, this is for you.
If you want to move from feeling vague, lost or stagnant to having your sparkle back and feeling happy, light and alive, this is for you.
If you want to feel more connected in your relationships with friends, your kids, or partner(s), this is for you.
If you’ve recently recognised your autistic, ADHD, gifted, or psychic-intuitive traits and want to feel more at ease with making sense of this new knowledge, this is for you.
If none of the above fit you exactly, but you’ve got the unmistakable feeling you should be doing this, this is for you.
How do I know it'll work?
You might be wondering exactly what a 1:1 consultation looks like. While I’d love to tell you, I can’t. Each consultation is specific to you and what you need at the time. A cookie-cutter approach simply doesn’t work.
That said, we’re likely to include the following ingredients:
All of you
Physical, mental, emotional, energy, spiritual/philosophical, your history and context (this doesn’t mean you have to over your whole past in minute detail, the main strands of your story will do)
Your needs and aims taking centre stage
What we do takes you towards your objectives. You set the course. I help get you shipshape and set sail accordingly.
Learnable strategies and tools for day-to-day life
To bed these changes into your life, you need workable strategies tailored to you and your lifestyle. I make sure you get the strategies and tools to keep you on track and in good condition.
You tell me what’s going on for you and what you need. My laser-sharp intuition comes speeding into play to quickly identify and help resolve the key root issues going on for you, and we go from there.
Who are you?
I suppose I’d better tell you who I am ;-)
I’m Sue Mahony Ph.D.
I offer a unique combination of support that helps highly sensitive, intelligent people find and eliminate what’s blocking success – personal, professional, or both.
I help you shift out stories and beliefs that are past their sell-by dates, reorient and reconnect you to who you really are, and clear out the emotional baggage that’s weighing you down.
Drawing on a combination of systems-thinking, coaching & counselling, psychotherapeutic, Buddhist, and Shamanic approaches, and a metric fk-tonne of geeking out on these topics, I help you tackle your most pressing issues.
Whether you’re handling emotional baggage, mental blocks, relationship and self-worth issues, self-understanding, coming to terms with your giftedness and/or neurodivergence, or all of the above, amongst others, I can help.
I’m pragmatic and thorough in my approach: be prepared for a challenge!
What do your clients say?
Sue has a very special skill. She can see through the fog that life creates around our emotions, untangle the mess of feelings and pinpoint the root cause of a whole host of problems: be it tension; stress; or just a feeling that something was missing from your soul.
Sometimes these are things you already know but aren’t allowing yourself to acknowledge; other times these findings are a true revelation.
Sue always expresses her findings in a calm, clear and easy to understand way and then offers suggestions for how to proceed. To top it all, she can do this via a video call from 200 miles away!
And yes, she’s also a really lovely person too.
Sue is great at asking the kind of probing questions that shift the way I’m thinking, and making connections I hadn’t thought of. I always come away with a new perspective and new tools for handling things.
I am constantly amazed at the things she manages to find to poke at and then how much better everything works when she’s done! It’s very woo-y, she will bring up the things I’m not mentioning that she has no logical way of knowing about.
I highly recommend! 10/10 would woo again!
It really helped me to discuss with someone not in my day-to-day life. It allows me to be open and frank because I don’t give a shit. I don’t hold anything back – with you I don’t feel I need to.
It’s helped me to find some points of action. You remind me of ideas I’ve had but never told you about. I have more tools in my hand to go in a direction I think is good. That has helped.
Will This Work For Me?
In your first consultation, we discuss where you’re at in your life, what you’re looking to achieve, and if working together to support you is a good fit for us both.
I get a clear intuitive sense of whether or not – and how – I can help you. I’m straight-up and honest with you about this. You’ll probably get a good sense of this too.
- If it’s a yes, you can carry on with 1:1 Consultations – if that is what suits you best.
- If it’s a no, I’ll tell you and share ideas for other avenues you might like to pursue.
Your first step is to message me about booking your first consultation. We’ll get clear on what you need and how I can support you.
I didn’t know what to expect, and I got the unexpected in a more than positive way! Sue was spot on! Her kind, competent and down to earth approach makes you feel at ease instantly.
The outcome of my session with Sue was a personal gamechanger. I cannot recommend her more!
I came to Sue for some guidance based on a hunch. I did not expect her to be able to help me so directly and so quickly.
She certainly has a talent which I cannot place- somewhere between the pragmatic and the spiritual.
Be prepared to laugh, to reconnect, and to reconsider.
Sue has been a tireless and attentive support to me during a very difficult time.
During a stretch in which I was coping with numerous intersecting problems, Sue came prepared time and again with considered and researched suggestions and reflections. I could tell that Sue had been mulling over my issues and crafting tools specifically for me.
Drawing on scientific, energetic, spiritual and other resources, she offered useful advice that enabled me better to process trauma related to sexual assault, harmful power dynamics, injustice and resulting challenges in a variety of relationships.
She is not content to help in the moment but explains practices that allow focused solo work to fix the “emotional plumbing” and strengthen one’s emotional health and coping mechanism.
I enjoy Sue’s very practical metaphors, which insinuate themselves like climbing anchors on a rock-face, as well as her humor, professionalism and openness.
Sue is not only incredibly smart and intuitive, but also unusually kind and generous.
I LOVE this woman’s brain (and energy!)
If I had to sum up my first (and ongoing!) impression of her it’s the feeling of…
‘You can’t hide anything from me’
She would be the scariest headmistress ever as she has this skill where the truth just comes out of your mouth.
Almost with a shocked look afterwards as you didn’t realise you even wanted or thought that!
We had a session and I instantly knew she was going to be amazing but she’s so relaxed you have no idea of the progress you’re making.
Within half an hour I had canned a business idea or two, given far more emphasis to a dormant one and even solved an emotional query around my son – just for good measure!
Sue was like a spotlight I didn’t even know I needed!
Sue is the perfect balance of intuition, intellect, compassion, and proud geek.
When we work together, I feel completely supported in my spiritual beliefs and accepted for exactly who I am, an absolute must that I look for in a coach.
Sue supported me during a huge spiritual transition in my life that involved many nuanced inner changes as well as significant external life changes.
As I navigated the difficult areas of my life surrounding these changes, Sue offered intuitive insights while providing a safe space for personal exploration.
I see her as one of the key people who helped get me through this unique phase of intense growth.
Sue’s high energy, in combination with the right words at the right time, allowed me to feel what I needed for a very long time.
In just a one-hour session, I finally dropped long-term emotional baggage. Physically and emotionally, I feel ‘reshuffled’, and lighter. Thank you, Sue!
First of all, send me a message. If I think we’ll be a good fit, I send you a link to book an appointment.
Hi. Yes, you’re not alone. I get it.
I prefer to keep my brain free of handling bookings and scheduling so I can deliver the best for my clients.
This online booking system is the easiest, most straightforward one – for you and for me – that I’ve found.
Send me a message with a quick outline of what you’re looking for, and I’ll send you a link to book if I feel we’re a good fit.
When you book your consultation, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your personal link for a meeting hosted by Zoom.
At your appointment time, click on the Zoom link in your email to join the meeting.
Prior to each consultation, you might notice weird synchronicities going on. While it might sound odd, your body-mind-energy system, as soon as it knows you’re booked in, will start lining your stuff up ready for shifting. You might notice thoughts about old relationships or situations, conflicts, unusual dreams, or people contacting you out of the blue in the days leading up to a consultation. Take note of what happens – it may well be relevant to what you need to work with!
Consultations are via Zoom video call. If you prefer, or internet connection issues happen, we switch to audio only.
When you book, you receive a private Zoom link for your appointment in your email.
At the time of your appointment, click this link in the email to open up the private Zoom room.
You can find out more about Zoom on the Zoom website. You can install Zoom from the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store.
Monday – Friday: 9.30 – 3pm (GMT/BST, London timezone)
To check these times in your local timezone, use this Time Zone Converter.
I usually have availability 2-3 weeks ahead. If you’re in crisis right now, please find your local or national helpline to contact.
I work on a bespoke basis with each client. Every person needs different kinds and duration of support.
You might find individual sessions work best for you. Or, a medium to longer term approach may be better for traversing and integrating deeper transformation.
In your first consultation we discuss what might work for you as a trajectory: supporting you from here to a future ‘there’ that you define.
You might like weekly appointments. Monthly or irregular consultations might suit you better.
We can discuss this in your first consultation. Going forward, we check in on that regularly, and adjust as necessary.
I use a sliding scale from £500 to £50. You’ll find more info on my booking page.
I’ve supported people through:
- shifting deep-seated self-sabotage patterns of anxiety, hiding in the shadows, and self-critical thinking
- releasing stuck emotions that were causing joint pain and limitation
- parenting highly sensitive and/or gifted children
- disentangling from old (abusive) relationships
- recovery from childhood abuse, assault, incest
- recovery from birth trauma, miscarriages, abortions
- changes in their career
- shedding emotional, mental and energetic baggage that’s limiting them day-to-day
- understanding spiritual unfoldings and new experiences
- overcoming procrastination by dealing with the underlying emotional issues
- integrating and making sense of neurodivergent diagnoses, typically autistic and/or ADHD
- re-discovering and redefining themselves after being lost for a decade or two (a.k.a. mid-life crisis)
- reclaiming your inner sparkle – get to feel like You again.
Book your first consultation with me to discuss your specific needs and aspirations.
An evidence-based, human-centred approach that includes:
- counselling and coaching
- Shamanic practice
- systems thinking
- scientific training & evidence-based practice
- theory & practice of Buddhist psychology & ethics
- Insight Inquiry
- meditation, including mindfulness practices
- education, learning and development methods
- psychology: infant & child development, attachment theory, inner child work
- inner constellations work, trauma-informed approaches, internal systems theory
- body awareness practices
Book your first consultation to discuss.
If I’m a good-fit for you, you and I will both know.
If you’re considering booking a consultation and have any doubts about whether we’ll click, please have a good rummage around this site to get a feel for how I operate: Articles – About me.
You might also like to listen to this podcast by journalist Andy Clark, where he volunteers for a 1:1 session to see for himself what happens.
Where do you fit on the hell yes to hell no scale? Ask yourself the question: am I ready to work with Sue on [my problem]? Which answer matches yours most closely?
- Hell yes.
- Yes, but I feel nervous.
- I’ve no idea why, but I have this strong feeling I should really book in for a session.
- I probably should, but I don’t feel all that comfortable about it.
- No, I don’t think so.
- Hell no.
For anything above ‘no, I don’t think so’ feel free to book in for your first consultation, to discuss what you need, where you want to get to, and how I can help you with achieve that.
I’m glad you’re here, reading this.
First of all, take a good look around. Do you get a good feeling about the possibility of working with me? It’s totally ok if you don’t, by the way.
While your friend/parent/partner/colleague/relative may have had their own positive experiences with me, or find a strong resonance with my work and writings, that may not be true for you. That’s totally fine, too. I’m not everybody’s cup of tea and you need to find the tea – or coffee – that suits you best.
The results you get from your sessions are affected by the nature of the resonance between you and me, so I strongly encourage you to use your own discernment and feel on things to figure out if I’m the right practitioner for you.
If you’re considering booking a consultation, have a look around this website to get a feel for how I work and what on.
Book in for your first consultation here – if it feels right to do so.
You have my guarantee of confidentiality. I do not share my clients’ names, whether publicly or privately.
On this website, and other publicly available material e.g. on various social media platforms, I use case studies based on a selection of real clients’ experiences, with generalised descriptions. Identifying details and specifics are omitted.
Testimonials, where provided, are anonymised for your privacy and confidentiality.
Fabulous. I love questions, especially ones I haven’t heard before as new answers usually arrive!
Not seen quite enough yet?
Awesome. You really like your due diligence – which is brilliant.
Have a look through some of my articles. Here’s my Who is Sue? page. And you can sign up to get emails from me every week/month or so (#erratic).
Or you can message me about a consultation – or all of the above!
The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this webpage are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this webpage. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this webpage. Sue Mahony PhD disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this webpage.
Sue Mahony PhD is gifted, autistic, and ADHD. She provides 1:1 specialist support for brains similar to her own, neurodiversity training, mentoring & coaching for organisations, and a wealth of articles on this website.
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