Nicole has achieved a BSc in Biochemistry and Psychology, a BSc Honours in Psychology (cum laude), a MA Clinical Psychology (cum laude) and has been registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for 15 years. She has been married for 15 years and has three children.
With regard to psychotherapy, Nicole uses an integrative therapeutic approach, which is tailored specifically to each client and their particular difficulty. However, in keeping with her aim to make therapy strategic, brief and effective her work most often employs the principles of solution-focused therapy (SFT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Nicole has considerable experience in psychological assessment (including clinical diagnosis, emotional assessment, intellectual assessment, career assessment, neuropsychological assessment and medico-legal assessment) with adults, adolescents and children and also works as a mediator for medical-malpractice and Road Accident Fund claims.