B.A. (Hons) (Psych.), M.Psych. (Couns.), MAPS
Nicole Skermer is a Counselling Psychologist with a Masters degree in Psychology. She has 14 years experience within the non-for-profit, public and private sectors. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Counselling Psychologists.
Nicole has a genuine interest about the people she works with and her focus is on creating a strong therapeutic relationship. Through her warmth and understanding she is able to easily engage her clients, working with them to achieve long term meaningful change.
Types of Psychological Therapies utilised
Nicole tailors her therapy to the individual needs of each client. She commonly utilises the following forms of therapy to achieve change:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; assists individuals to defuse from negative thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, whilst re-focusing on what is valuable and meaningful in their lives
Interpersonal Therapy; focuses on the individual within their social context and on
improving their connections, engagement and relationships
Cognitive-behavioural Therapy; defines the links in an individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Through modification replaces unhelpful thinking styles with more adaptive ones with flow-on effects to their actions
Mindfulness Therapy; enables the individual to become aware of their thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations in a non-judgemental way, and to become more connected to the present moment
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