Nicole has been a registered Psychologist since 1999. Her primary areas of specialty are Fertility issues (including IVF, Surrogacy, and donor use), Work stress, Adjustment to major life changes (including disability, divorce, loss of job, returning to the workforce, and parenthood), Grief and Loss, and Managing anxiety.
Surrogacy Counselling & Infertility Support
Nicole has an interest in working with individuals and couples going through fertility treatment including those considering the use of donors and surrogates. She has personal experience in IVF treatment. Nicole is a member of both ANZICA (Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association) and FSA (Fertility Society Australia). She is able to prepare reports for clinics prior to commencing a Surrogacy or Donor arrangement.
Help for Career & Work Issues
Nicole has worked extensively in the area of workplace health and rehabilitation, adjustment to disability and pain management; workplace stress and mediation; and presentation and performance anxiety.
Work stress not only impacts your work life but also affects your enjoyment of social activities, ability to function well in your family, engage in fulfilling personal relationships, focus on your study, ability to manage your weight and sleep patterns. Being able to manage this component of our lives is a critical factor in maintaining psychological wellbeing. Nicole can work with you to look at different strategies to manage this important aspect of your life.
Nicole has a relaxed and engaging approach to therapy, and draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to individually tailor a plan to suit each client. Her therapeutic orientation is a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
While addressing current presenting issues with clients, Nicole also focuses on developing skills in the client to better equip them to deal with future challenges as they arise.
Some of the issues Nicole is able to provide support and guidance for include:
- Anxiety and Stress management,
- Support for fertility issues, including IVF, surrogacy and donor counselling and report provision,
- Adjustment to major life changes (including disability, divorce, loss of job, parenthood),
- Career challenges (including preparing for interviews, return from parental leave, career change, promotion, redundancy),
- Grief and Loss,
- Work Life Balance/ work stress,
- Social anxiety.
Nicole is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA) and the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA).Book an Appointment with Nicole now