• Level 1, Suite 102 304 - 318 Kingsway, Caringbah, NSW 2229

Nicole Dash

Psychologist

M. Prof Psych
B. Psych  Sc (Honours)
B.A (Psychology)

Nicole offers therapy to children, adolescents and younger adults  in the areas of depression, anxiety,  grief, body image concerns,  self-harm, autism, a range of adjustment difficulties and more…

Approach

I want my clients to know that I offer a safe space, free of judgement, where we can work collaboratively and flexibly to identify and resolve their concerns. Using systematic and evidence-based principles, we will have a chance to explore ways of living with a greater sense of wellbeing, whilst learning healthier coping behaviours to handle the tougher times.

I bring a fresh approach and a positive energy to addressing the mental health needs of your patients. I typically work in a person-focused and goal-oriented manner, so clients will feel empowered to make changes that will see them pursuing a more balanced lifestyle. I am skilled in the areas of mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and supporting the client’s journey towards behaviour change.

CLIENT I SEE: Children,  Teens and Young Adults (to approx 35 yrs)

Specific Areas of Work:

  • mood disorders, incl depression and bi-polar
  • anxiety disorders;
  • specific phobias, OCD
  • body image concerns;
  • anger management;
  • dealing with stress and burnout;
  • emotion, behaviour and social difficulties;
  • grief and loss; adjustment difficulties;
  • school difficulties, incl bullying & school refusal;
  • intellectual disabilities (mild – moderate);
  • autism;
  • learning difficulties;
  • parenting training and support;
  • suicidality;
  • self-harm;
  • self-esteem, resilience and confidence building;
  • family conflict
  • trauma/PTSD
  • psychometric assessments

Approaches I use:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Client-centred strengths-based approach
  • Solution-focussed Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Exposure Therapies
  • Skills training – anger management, stress manangement, communication skills
  • Supportive Counselling
  • Psycho-education