Nicole works with clients to bring more of their experience into awareness and experiment with new ways of relating to self and others. Through this process genuine and lasting growth and change occurs. New choices open up and a sense of personal power emerges as clients experience greater freedoms and control in their own lives. This process is undertaken with a balance of support and challenge, and is tailored to each client’s particular needs.
With comprehensive training in Gestalt Therapy and Couples Therapy, Nicole also incorporates elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, Emotion Focussed Therapy and attachment theory into her work with individuals and couples. Her style is warm, friendly and inclusive, she relates to clients with respect and acceptance.
Clinical supervision is also available for mental health professionals, support workers, social workers, gestalt therapists and counsellors in private practice or working in organisations. Nicole currently provides clinical supervision for a range of clients working in private and public settings. Her approach to supervision focusses on the complex multiple relationships and systems that affect the work that supervisees do with their clients, and attends to the impact of the work on the clinician. Supervisees are supported to plan for their professional development needs and career pathways as well as attending to their self care.
Group supervision for small teams can also be provided either in person or online. Contact Nicole directly to discuss her availability and terms. Or if you are interested to join a supervision group of practitioners who work in various settings, register your interest with Nicole and you will be contacted when a place is available.
Training and experience
Nicole has worked as a counsellor for over 20 years and has extensive experience with personal development and relationship therapy. She has worked extensively with clients experiencing the impact of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship distress, grief, adjustment to illness, disability or reduced functioning, family violence, negative self-image and many other presentations.
Nicole is on the teaching faculty at Gestalt Therapy Australia, where she is involved in training psychotherapists in the Gestalt approach.
In addition to her Bachelor of Social Work, completed at Melbourne University in 2000, Nicole completed an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy at Gestalt Therapy Australia in 2007. She completed a Master Social Science (Couples Counselling) with a substantial practical component at Swinburne University of Technology and Relationships Australia in 2018. Nicole also completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Relational Psychotherapeutic Supervision with Relational Change UK in 2022. Nicole is committed to ongoing professional development in all areas of her practice and regularly attends professional supervision and training.
Fees are $160 per 50 minute session, for individual therapy, supervision and couples therapy. Group supervision rates are to be negotiated depending on a number of factors.
Fees are payable at the conclusion of each session, EFTPOS, cash or direct bank transfer are accepted.
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Nicole can offer sessions with Medicare rebates to clients who have a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, however a gap fee applies under the Better Access scheme.
Nicole also provides assessments and reports for Victims of Crime Assistance applications, and associated follow up treatment for the impact of violent crime. Fees for sessions and reports are directly invoiced to the Victims Of Crime Assistance Tribunal.