What makes Nicole a worthy Holistic Counsellor, Music Therapist and Creativity Recovery Therapist:
Nicole worked for 5 years with Mosaic Community Services as Music Tutor in their Arts Access programs for adults living with disabilities, and, has been working successfully in Counselling and Music Therapy, on an individual basis, for many years.
Professional vocalist and singer-songwriter; Nicole has pursued her love of writing original music and singing Jazz, Blues, Soul and Funk for over 30 years, and performs regularly in live events with some of Hobart's finest musicians, and plays solo gigs with her guitar and in various combos.
Nicole has a long career in the music industry, from her roots as backing-vocalist for Savage Garden in 1997 and 1998, Nicole was invited to conduct workshops and lead the vocal chant on Dark Mofo’s “Burning Ogga” event in 2015, and, to appear in the "Reckless Women" show at Town Hall - a 9 woman show celebrating the feminine - for Festival of Voices 2015. Nicole created, developed and directed the Welcome Event and Lantern Procession/Fire Spectacular for the Huon Valley's annual "Mid-Winter Festival", since it's inception in 2014 to 2017. Nicole has recorded 2 full albums of her original music, recorded various EP singles, and, has created a Song-Writing Board-Game. Whilst continuing to create, sing/perform, write music, teach vocal mechanics, Nicole and is also currently working on writing two novels of historical fiction, based on true events.
Nicole is a naturally intuitive Empath who has spent over 30 years working on her inner growth to strengthen a strong inner sense of autonomy, Self-expressivity and personal integrity. With her rich working history and personal experience, combined with her extensive and varied academic education, Nicole's work as a therapist.counsellor aims to enhance your sense of Self, to strengthen your social relationships and confidence and deepen your creativity, self-expressivity and life-satisfaction.
What is Music-Therapy?
Music therapy is the clinical use of music to accomplish individualised goals such as reducing stress, improving mood and self-expression. It is an evidence-based therapy well-established in the health community. Music therapy experiences include activities such as supported listening, singing, playing instruments, and/or composing music.
What is the purpose of music therapy?
Music therapy is used to aid in physical discomfort by improving respiration, lowering blood pressure, improved cardiac output, reduced heart rate and relaxed muscle tension. For mental health, this form of therapy is great for reducing stress' common negative side effects, such as emotional and behavioural problems.
What is Holistic Counselling?
Is a unique form of Counselling focussed on the person in their entirety. It considers physiological and psychological disorders as parts of a greater whole, and regards the mind, body and spirit as fundamentally interconnected.
Holistic counselling is aimed at empowering a client to discover and access their own inner wisdom and healing capacity – and in doing so the counsellor, too, will embark on a remarkable and enlightening journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
What is the purpose of Holistic Counselling?
Holistic Counselling provides clients with a comprehensive sense and concept of 'Self', and the relationship between mind, body, spirit and health. Utilising these frameworks; I guide my guides clients through a range of holistic counselling techniques such as relaxation, life skills, social relationships and motivational counselling, in addition to psychotherapy, gestalt therapy and narrative therapy.
Through Holistic Counselling I aim to help my client explore a wide range of tools for their own self-discovery and growth, which may be used in various combinations to promote their complete wellbeing.
What is Creativity Recovery?
The creative journey can, at times, feel like a lonely road. Sometimes you love your work, other times you feel ashamed of it, devalue it, feel stagnant and uninspired; having lost the point and value of the reason you create in the first place. Have you tried giving yourself license to suck at a new medium? We all suck at new things at first, but to succeed, one must first suck until you suck a little less, and, in no time at all, you’re suddenly pretty good!
With supportive counselling mentorship and guidance as you open yourself up to your creative self, you can find ways to express that hidden inner self that you yearn to share with the outer world. I can help you find your feet as you recognise the "Artist" within and to own the title.
What is the purpose of Creativity Recovery?
Whether you’re a secret techie with app ideas, a secret Singer with a dream, a Songwriter with unformed hits, a Seamstress with design ideas, an Actor, a budding Entrepreneur with business ideas, a Producer, an Inventor, a Musician, a Writer, a Dancer, a budding Chef, a Gardener, a blocked Creative, or, simply wanting a more enriched life and perspective: Knowing and believing that you are Creative is the key; combined with an grounded acceptance and understanding of your process, time management, and, an embracement of the inner learning and enrichment that a creative life journey brings.