Regarding COVID-19, Counselling services are available via telehealth, normal medicare rebates still apply.

About me

I bring 30 years of professional and personal experience to my work. I have extensive professional counselling experience working with couples, families, individuals and adolescents. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and specialist Couple and Family Therapist.

I have worked in a range of specialist therapeutic services including Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Secondary schools, Relationships Australia as-well as in Private Practice. 

My personal style as a Counsellor is warm and interactive and I work in a collaborative manner ensuring a safe and non judgemental space.

 

I am passionate about my work and bring my life experiences into my professional practice.

Where do I start?

Contemplating therapy? Thinking about picking up the phone is your first step in your journey towards emotional wellness. Sometimes we just need a little something help to make us feel excited and invested in committing to change.

 

Counselling services

Couple and Relationship Counselling

Couples Therapy is a specialised type of therapy that provides an opportunity to build on your relationship strengths and assist both parties in a safe environment, to identify their particular issues and develop approaches to address them effectively.

Key concerns couples often present with but not exclusive to;

  • Communication issues,

  • The impact of past of recent experiences,

  • Conflict

  • Parenting difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Managing emotions

  • Life changes

  • Betrayals

  • Intimacy issues

  • Managing stress

  • Pre marital issues

 
 

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to improve the clients quality of life and facilitate change. Therapy can help you overcome obstacles, as well as learn skills for handling difficult situations, make healthy choices and decisions and working towards your goals. Many people enjoy the therapeutic process of becoming more self aware and develop a greater understand of ones self. 

Therapy can help with mental, emotional, physical and behaviour issues. Concerns that may be discussed include but not limited to;

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family and Relationship difficulties 

  • Trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Sexual and emotional abuse

  • Stress management 

  • Life transitions

  • Intimacy issues

  • Workplace stress 

 
 

Family Therapy

Family therapy provides a safe environments for families and those in close relations to find ways to work through problems.  Family therapy uses the resources of the family to develop new ways of contributing to the solution and find different ways of understanding and interacting with one another. The family may be seen as a whole or an individual alone or with particular family members.

Some families come to address family issues such as;

  • Communication difficulties,

  • Conflict with young and adult children / extended family members

  • Concerns about a particular family member

  • Difficult past and or present experiences 

  • Managing difficult behaviours

Adolescent Therapy

Adolescent Therapy is aimed at young people to help them make sense of their feelings, behaviour and thoughts.  I work with young people to help them understand the causes of their distress and to develop coping skills to assist them. The therapeutic process gives them the opportunity to express difficult or confused feelings in a safe environment with clear boundaries. 

Some of the issues that I work with are;

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family conflict

  • Friendship difficulties

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Trauma and loss

  • Sexual and emotional abuse

 

Testimonies

" Dear Nicole, thank you from my bottom of our hearts for helping us through a very challenging time in our relationship. You helped us to understand and hear each other in a way which meant we could reconnect and move forward in a more positive manner. We can't thank you enough"

"Nicole supported our family through a very different time. She was calm and considerate and gave our family the skills we needed to communicate and repair" 

Nicole helped me become a happier person and directly contributed to improving my relationship with myself, my family and others. I will forever be grateful for what she helped me achieved during our therapy sessions together."

Nicole's qualifications and training

  • Bachelor of Arts / Major Psychology -  University of South Australia 

  • Bachelor of Social Work- University of Melbourne

  • Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy - Latrobe University and The Bouverie Centre

  • Vanish Adoption Training - Vanish

  • Accredited prepare-enrich facilitator ( pre-marriage counselling) - Prepare/Enrich

  • Specialist Couple Therapy - Relationships Australia

  • Trauma therapy - Bessel van der Kolk

  • Advanced Radical exposure tapping training

  • Professional Supervision training - The Bouverie Centre

 

We don't have to do it all alone, we were never meant to"

- Brene Brown

 

Schedule a session with Nicole

Day and evening appointments are available.

Medicare rebate available.

The Malvern Rooms: 1227 Malvern Rd, Malvern VIC 3144

E: nlevy@netspace.net.au

M: 0411245079

0411245079

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