Registered Psychologist | Animal-Assisted Therapist
Nicola has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of psychological counselling services in multiple contexts including clinical, disability, educational, early intervention family and the rehabilitation sectors. Nicola holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree with Honours, and a Masters degree in Special Education. Nicola has undertaken further specialist training and is skilled in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Soulution Focused Therapy, Positive Behaviour Support, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Therapy and Couples Counselling.
In addition to these approaches Nicola is an experienced and impassioned practitioner in the use of Animal Assisted Therapy with clients. Her doggy partners lottie and Toby, provide an innovative and highly effective additional treatment option for clients of all ages and needs. Please see Molly's
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Nicola is skilled in assisting children, teenagers, adults, couples and families with the broad range of challenges that life poses, including behavioural and emotional issues such as anger and defiance, anxiety, depression, phobias, sleep issues, grief and loss, suicidality, PTSD, parenting, relationship disruption, and social skill issues. Nicola has experience with those diagnosed with autism, ADHD and Biploar Disorder. Nicola is also trained and experienced in conducting specific assessments for development,including the Griffiths-III and Bailey. Nicola has a very positive, compassionate yet practical and flexible approach to life's challenges.