Nichole

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Meet psychologist Nichole

About Nichole

Nichole is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA). Nichole has a gentle, professional and supportive approach to help clients understand how to improve their wellbeing, develop hope and potential for life. Nichole has a lived understanding of rural life and the impacts it can have towards mental health and wellbeing, and the challenges and benefits associated with living rurally.

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Nichole has had experience working with complex, persistent, and severe mental health, in forensic mental health, working with Aboriginal and Indigenous populations, and in both public and private mental health settings. Further, Nichole has experience working with all ages, specifically from middle childhood and above and a wide range of presentations. For example, anxiety and stress disorders, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, parenting and behavioural problems, eating disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses, sleep problems, self-harm, grief and loss, and more risky problematic behaviours, etc.

Other areas of experience are with psychological testing and assessments, including cognitive, personality, memory, adaptive functioning, sexual violence, executive functioning, autism, etc. Nichole is also involved in research and spent time researching marginalised youth in rural and regional areas and the alternative education space.

Accreditation and Research

Academic qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Science Psychology (Honours) First Class
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Professional registration

  • AHPRA registered psychologist PSY0002151144
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society

Research

  • Previous research being forwarded for publication 2021
  • Morrin, N. (2019). Alternative education as a ‘therapeutic environment:’ A parental perspective. Unpublished masters thesis, University of Southern Queensland.
  • Contributor in textbook: Psychology 5th edition (Burton, Westen, & Kowolski, 2018)
  • Morrin, N. (2017). Psychological wellbeing and capacity to aspire in youth enrolled in alternative education. Unpublished honours thesis, University of Southern Queensland.
  • Psychological Wellbeing and Capacity to Aspire in Marginalised Youth - Research presented at the Changing Worlds in Education Conference October 2018.
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Our Services

Provided services

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Individual therapy and interventions

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Consultation

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Groups

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Psychological testing and assessments

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Common interventions utilised

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Cognitive behaviour therapy

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Acceptance and commitment therapy

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Dialectical behaviour therapy

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Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)

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Eye movement reprocessing desensitisation (EMDR)

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Biofeedback

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Motivation interviewing

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Mindfulness based interventions

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Trauma based interventions

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Our Appointments

Session delivery

Sessions are mostly delivered face-to-face in the clinic. Telehealth is also available. Home visit sessions are available for those with limited capacity to attend the clinic, and on case-by-case basis.

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Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP)

Referrals accepted from your doctor under Medicare Mental Health Care Plans. This plan subsidises currently up to 20 sessions per year. Please speak to your doctor for more details. The current out-of-pocket gap-fee is $62.55 per session or $42.55 per session for concession card holders or children under 16 years of age. Some bulk billing accepted with severe financial hardship and on case-by-case basis.

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Private or no referral

Current session fees are $150 per 45-50 minute session or $130 per session for concession card holders and children under 16 years of age. Private health rebates may apply however please check with your insurer.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

You can book as a private patient with no referral. Services are provided for people accessing NDIS, however you will need to either have a Self-Managed NDIS plan or use an NDIS Plan Manager. Aligning with the NDIS billing schedule, fees are $214.41 per session with no out-of-pocket expense.

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External Agencies

Clients from external agencies such as WorkCover, insurance, etc. are accepted. You will need to supply the clinic with the billing details when making an appointment.

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Letters/Reports/
Consultancy

  • Letters requested, e.g., school, workplaces, etc.
  • Phone consultation, e.g., school, workplaces, etc.
  • Billed at $150 per hour.
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If you are experiencing a mental

health emergency you can call

  • Emergency services 000
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Present at your local hospital Emergency Department