Sue Armstrong PhD: trusted expert

Choose me to help you compassionately manage your family conflicts. I bring many years of expertise and experience to hold your family, help you all to be heard and support you to make constructive choices.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mediator (NMAS)
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Elder mediator
  • Lawyer
  • Collaborative Practice Coach
  • Conflict Management Coach
  • Compassionate Communication (NVC) Coach
  • Researcher & author
  • Educator
  • Facilitator


I’m a Northern Beaches local, and have lived here most my life. I’m really enjoying contributing to my community. You might find me walking our beaches or lapping our precious rock pools.


I’d love to help you find constructive solutions. Let’s talk.



My processes support safe conversations and my practice is trauma informed.


If you feel unsafe or are experiencing abuse, sexual assault, domestic or family violence or elder abuse, please seek information, support or counselling at 1800Respect, which is available 24/7. If the threat is imminent, call 000.


Violence can escalate at the time of separation, sometimes dangerously. Please seek help whether you are the person who experiences or uses violence.



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I am a member of the Resolution Institute of NSW and commit to their Code of Ethics which outlines the professional conduct and ethical responsibilities of members. Any complaints about my professional practice may be addressed to the Resolution Institute.