NICOLE HEALY - Clinical Psychologist
Nicole Healy Clinical Psychology is situated in Blairgowrie, Randburg. 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.
Nicole has a special interest in the following areas of Medico-Legal assessment: Clinical and Neuropsychological assessment of people involved in road accidents, personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims as well as civil claims.
Medico-legal assessments are required when medical or psychological knowledge is sought to answer legal questions. Clinical Psychologists undertake medico-legal assessments of clients on request of an attorney or third party. The goal is to measure the psychological impact an accident or trauma (e.g. work accident, motor vehicle accident or victim of crime) has had on a person’s psychological state and the associated effect of this on the person’s daily functioning, relationships and ability to work.
Medico-legal assessment is a complex process that involves the extensive review of records, focused clinical interviews and standardized psychological testing.
Nicole uses an integrative psychotherapeutic approach in order to meet the needs of each unique person. She draws on elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, gestalt and person-centred therapies with the goal of making therapy focused, brief and effective. Psychotherapy is beneficial for various difficulties, including:
- Anxiety, stress, burnout
- Coping skills
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Trauma counselling
- Self-esteem issues
- Anger management
- Bereavement/grief counselling
- Adjustment to new life circumstances
- Post-natal depression or difficulties
- Self discovery, self awareness, self acceptance
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