Psychologist – BHSc (Naturopathy), Grad Dip (Psychology), Post Grad Dip (Psychology), M Prof (Psychology)
Nicole Varigos is a Registered Psychologist and approved Medicare Provider, with a special interest in treating anxiety disorders and associated conditions in primary aged children (6-12), parents, and adults (16+). Nicole has worked across a variety of settings including Primary Schools, Tertiary Institutions, private practice and community based services, and also has experience in treating a range of general presenting issues, including but not limited to, depression, family violence, personality disorders, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment, family relationship problems, friendship issues and social skills development. With a background in Health Sciences and Naturopathy, Nicole takes a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to understanding the body and mind connection when helping clients to create more balance in their lives.
Nicole assists children and adults with all types of anxiety to better understand their symptoms, learn how to create positive changes in their lives, and effectively address their concerns. She works with children and adults experiencing separation anxiety, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, workplace stress, fears and phobias, performance anxiety, sleep difficulties, school refusal, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and adjustment difficulties.
Nicole has a naturally warm, friendly, and down-to-earth therapeutic style, which assists in connecting emotionally with her clients, and establishing rapport with the children she assists. She has a particular strength in case formulation and utilises a range of evidence-based psychological interventions in her treatment plans, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy, Humanistic Interventions, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mentalization, Mindfulness, relaxation skills training, and play therapies for children.
Nicole is in the Clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays and is available to take new clients.