Sue Cox is a Counsellor, Acupuncturist , Teacher and founder and head of two specialist organisations; SMART UK, now in its 21st year, which offers professional registration and teaching for healthcare workers in the field of the of addiction. Over the years, Sue and her team have taught over 13,500 professionals. In 2010 she received a “Life-Time’s Achievement Award” in gratitude for her service within addiction
Sue is also co-founder of Survivors Voice Europe, which was set up by Survivors to support, empower and connect other survivors Of clergy abuse. She is a regular guest consultant for the BBC, took part in a Channel 4 documentary in 2010 called ‘The Trouble with the Pope’ which coincided with Sue being the rallying speaker at the ‘Protest the Pope’ marches Sue has spoken and presented at many conferences and rallies, including the Italian Parliament in Rome,In the USA and in Poland and is a keen advocate for the Freedom of Speech movement in the UK.
More recently she gave evidence to the United Nations Committee for the Rights of the Child and to the Committee against Torture to challenge the Vatican on their breach of human rights in Their approach to historic and current childhood abuse and safeguarding. Sue isa published author, and is currently completing her new book ‘An Unholy Alien’ about the Neuroscience of trauma..Using her own experiences as context.
She is a survivor of catholic clergy abuse, a recovered alcoholic, addict, serious self harmer, and is passionate about recovery!
In 2014 sue received an “Inspirational woman of the year Award”