Nicole Bennett

Nicole is passionate about supporting the uniqueness of each child, adolescent and their family so that they can live lives that are empowering and meaningful.

Nicole has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class 1) and will finish her Master of Clinical Psychology program with the University of Newcastle in late 2020. Her Honours thesis explored the well-being of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Nicole is provisionally registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Nicole also has membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Nicole brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her work. Nicole has over 20 years’ experience working in workplace psychology, welfare, and community development roles in urban and rural communities and with a range of cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. She also has lived experience of parenting a child with disabilities giving her a unique perspective of the needs and strengths of individuals and families living with developmental and mental health challenges.

Nicole is passionate about using an approach that values and builds on the strengths of each individual and their families. She strives to work collaboratively in providing tailored evidence-based treatment in a safe therapeutic space.

When not working, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves enjoying her hometown of Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

Natalie Pittman from Family Psychology Clinic, Darby St Newcastle