Dr Claire Nicolas

Clinical Psychologist

Claire is a Clinical Psychologist who holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Claire has worked across a variety of settings including public hospital and family service organisations. She is experienced in working with infants, children, and families with a broad range of emotional, social, developmental, and behavioural difficulties. These include anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, school refusal, and relationship and attachment difficulties. She has a particular interest in infant and perinatal mental health and parenting challenges.

Claire is skilled in helping children make sense of their world and therapeutic concepts by incorporating play, imagination, and creativity into therapy. She enjoys working with infants and children together with their parents or caregivers and loves seeing families strengthening their relationships through therapy. Claire tailors her treatment approach to the goals and interests of each child and family she sees. She draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and emotional regulation and mindfulness techniques. Claire provides treatment with an attachment and trauma-informed lens.