Nicola is a Clinical Psychologist at the Canberra Branch, who specialises in working with children, adolescents, and their families, in addition to young adults (ages 5-35). She received her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class I) from the University of Newcastle and then proceeded to complete her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra.
Nicola has a strength in conducting cognitive and behavioural assessments across all ages to assess for specific learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia), intellectual giftedness or impairment, ADHD, Autism, and other behavioural disorders.
Therapeutically, Nicola utilises evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and compassion-based work, and also applies play and art therapy where appropriate. Nicola believes in working with the entire family, in addition to collaborating with schools and other health professionals to provide holistic, consistent and client-centred support to her clients.
Nicola has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders (especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and phobias in children and young adults, in addition to post-natal depression/anxiety She is also skilled in helping clients with mood disorders, social, emotional and behavioural problems, parenting skills, eating disorders, trauma, and sleep and relationship issues.