All clinicians are extensively trained and very experienced in handling most presenting problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and anger.

Nicola Brown


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Nicola trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Otago University and has been in private practice since 1998. She has also worked in various fields including student health, infertility, and health of older people. For a number of years she was a lecturer at Otago Medical School.

Nicola initially trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy and now takes an eclectic approach to treatment, also including elements of schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relational frame therapy and motivational interviewing.

Nicola enjoys helping people gain a greater understanding of the issues they are facing. She helps her clients to find unique strategies, supports and approaches to make meaningful and sustainable changes. She works in a warm, empathetic, collaborative way with clients and loves seeing people find meaning in, and creating value out of, the challenging times in the lives.


Main areas of interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions (substances and behavioural)
  • Eating difficulties
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Chronic pain and other physical health problems
  • Sexuality, fertility, and reproductive issues
  • LGBTQI+ isssues
  • Stress and time management challenges
  • Optimising work performance and satisfaction
  • Executive coaching and professional supervision
  • She also enjoys providing education session on psychological wellbeing to workplaces and organisations.

Qualifications and memberships

  • PhD (Psychological Medicine, University of Otago)
  • Master of Arts (Psychology, University of Otago)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (University of Otago)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
  • ACC Registered Health Provider
  • Police-Approved Psychologist

When available

Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am – 4pm