Dr. Suzie Le Brocq is the founder and owner of Doc Le Brocq: Beauty in Resilience, a counseling and resource center for women and men who have faced or are facing ostomy procedures. Dedicated to helping ostomates reclaim their body, soul and mind, Suzie employs a trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral model of therapy, as well as other online resources to enable survivors to step into their personal power, heal past their pain, and thrive.
A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S) and Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CMAT-S), Suzie is a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CCAC), Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Board-Certified Sex Therapist. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Plymouth, and in 2020 completed her PhD in Clinical Sexology from the International Institute of Clinical Sexology.
Having endured a long road of medical complications and surgeries that impeded Suzie from enjoying a normal adolescence and young adulthood, Suzie developed disordered eating as a result of the physical pain she felt, and spent years being dismissed by doctors as having a psychosomatic illness. When a series of surgical procedures to repair her large intestine and bowel resulted in sepsis and a life-threatening emergency, Suzie was treated with a temporary ostomy. She soon became familiar with the logistical and emotional challenges of life with an ostomy bag, including issues of her bag leaking and falling off, low self-esteem, intimacy concerns, shame and trouble accepting her new body. When the procedure to finally resolve the issue led to a brutally slow recovery process, near-death experience and painful tenure in the ICU, Suzie wished more than once that she had not been resuscitated to continue to endure her suffering.
By the end of 2015, however, Suzie was once again able to live ostomy-free and has remained so, ever since. As she healed, physically and emotionally, she realized she could make a difference in the lives and experiences of others, by giving them the resources and support that had not been available to her. She wrote the mini-book series 5 Things I Wish I knew Before I Got an Ostomy and is currently releasing her next publications; Ostomy 101 – A Survival Kit to Sexual Healing and an accompanying Self-Healing Journal.
Suzie is also launching her Clinically Proven Treatment Method – The Kintsu Method – The Art of Repairing the Broken Self with Gold. Ostomates and others who have experienced trauma related to medical procedures (for instance mastectomies or childbirth) can benefit from this method by taking part in her Master Class (for free) and through one of her online courses – Finding Normalcy – Learning to Accept My New Normal or Bodily Mastery – Transforming Your Life.
She is passionate about her work and proud to be able to sublimate the pain she experienced to ease the struggle of other ostomates during their journeys.
International Society of Female Professionals Member Suzie Le Brocq, PhD can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.