Nicola is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with a Master of Psychology (Clinical) through Edith Cowan University. Nicola has several years experience working closely and collaboratively with children and their families across a range of settings including Community Health (Child Development Service) and public hospital settings. Her experience includes individual, dyadic, and group therapy as well as facilitating psychoeducational workshops and seminars. In additional to working therapeutically with children and their families, Nicola also has experience in the areas of assessment, including cognitive and adaptive behaviour assessments.
Nicola utilises strengths-based and client centred approaches and believes in supporting children’s social, emotional and learning development through delivering creative, playful and supportive evidence-based intervention. Nicola utilises predominantly attachment-based interventions, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness therapies. Her areas of special interest include anxiety (including social and specific phobias), selective mutism and shyness, emotion regulation difficulties, depression, grief and loss, parenting strategies and support, and sleep disorders. She also enjoys working with children with neurodevelopment disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.