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.Know More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.