ABOUT NICOLE


THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

My approach involves developing a meaningful relationship with my patients where we can think about their experiences, relationships, suffering and challenges. I take a holistic perspective and consider all aspects of a person rather than just their symptoms. By doing this, my patients are better able to consider and process the origins of their suffering and understand it on a deeper level. By understanding the past we can better understand the present an identify what needs to change now.

I practice from a psychodynamic perspective. In sessions I would invite you to discuss whatever issues come to mind at the time. Together, we would explore relationship patterns, emotional reactions, the origins of problems, and both the healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms that you employ in your life. The sessions become a shared, collaborative process where two people work towards making meaning of experiences.

If you would like to work with me I would invite you to start by attending three sessions. This will give you an opportunity to get a feel for the way that I work and give me some time to get to know you. Following this we would make a decision regarding how therapy could help and what it would involve.

I can provide psychotherapy to address a concerns including (but not limited to):

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Veteran and Military related issues
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Anger difficulties
  • Self esteem issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Postnatal depression
  • Stress management
TRAINING & BACKGROUND

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical psychologists. I have completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Griffith University and a Master of Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology. I am also undertaking additional training with Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association. I have over seven years experience working with both inpatient and outpatients in the private sector and within non-government organisations.