About Sue

I am a Registered Calmbirth® Educator who also holds qualifications as a Registered nurse, Registered Midwife and a qualified Maternal & Child Health nurse.

With many years’ experience in teaching hospitals my passion has been to teach and empower people. Whether teaching student nurses or teaching individuals, I relish “walking with” people to assist them to feel confident in their growth and decision making processes. Hence, the Calming Companion was born!

I am also trained in the “What Were We Thinking!” Program. An evidence-based intervention developed and run by the Jean Hailes Research Unit. This program teaches new mothers and their partners both practical skills for settling babies and ideas to help them adjust to changes in their relationship that can come with parenthood. I also am one of 5 experienced Maternal & Child Health nurses who respond to parent bloggers on the “What Were We Thinking!” blog and app.

Today, I work mostly as a Maternal & Child Health nurse within the community using strength based – solutions focused approach as I help people to make the transition from individual/couple towards parents.

Empowering parents to make better choices in regards to not only their future but the future of their children is a true privilege.

My registration numbers with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency:

NMW 0001013216 – Division 1 Registered Nurse

NMW 0001013217 – Midwife

What can you expect from me?


I can accommodate most of your requests for attending courses. Whether your preference is as a group or individual; in the evenings or weekends; my venue or yours, we can arrange it with minimum of fuss.


I am highly trained and experienced


I will always maintain your confidence but I will however refer you to a more appropriate professional should the need arise. I will always refer you back to your treating antenatal or postnatal caregiver.

Warm and Approachable

I trust you will find me friendly and down to earth – with a dash of wicked sense of humour!

Course Aims

  • As a Calmbirth® Educator my aim is to provide women and their partners/supports with the necessary knowledge and tools to enable them to birth calmly with confidence and without fear no matter how it unfolds.
  • As an educator to parents and grandparents, my aim, using evidence based research, open up dialogue between couples or soon to be grandparents to explore new and old ways which will allow their baby/grandbaby to develop in a loving, safe, kind and wise environment.