Qualifications & Education
Nicole is a Counselling Psychologist and a fully chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) in addition to being a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) in the United States. Nicole completed her B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Kansas before going on to complete a M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. This included internships on the inpatient and outpatient units at Research Psychiatric Centre Hospital. She has also completed additional training in Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes for Depression (TLC-D).
Nicole has worked extensively with clients in many different settings in both the United States and Ireland. She has helped clients with a broad range of issues including things like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, sleep disorders and personal development.
During her time in University, Nicole’s studies and research were focused on the effects of exercise and sleep on treatment resistant depression. Over the last seven years in Ireland, she has run several group therapy treatments for depression focusing on Lifestyle Changes clinically shown decrease the symptoms of depression. This specialization has also allowed her to bring these skills into sessions with individuals.
While the therapeutic approach delivered to each client varies based on the presenting problem, her treatment approach typically includes an integrative one drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy.