&Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Our experienced staff offer individually tailored, effective clinical psychological support to both children and adults with a wide range of concerns. We specialise in the perinatal period and childhood.
Our first priority is to provide a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in which clients can identify their needs and make progress towards their goals.
Conveniently located in Hutt Street, Adelaide, the Paediatric & Perinatal Centre offers a respectful and considered client-centred approach.
ABOUT OUR STAFF
Dr Nicole Williams
Dr. Nicole Williams is a Clinical Psychologist. The title “Clinical” indicates completion of a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. Nicole has also completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Nicole has worked in community mental health, children’s welfare, early childhood, child and family health, and with both children and adults in private practice.
Nicole works with people of all stages of life with wide ranging concerns. Of particular interest to her in work with adults are high prevalence disorders depression and anxiety. She also values working with young children in supporting their development and allowing them to flourish. Nicole works with effective, evidence based strategies to partner with clients to enact change. However, she draws upon a wide range of therapeutic stances in order to provide individual clients with services that suit their particular needs and preferences.
Nicole’s area of particular specialty is the perinatal period (pre- and postnatal), early childhood and parenting. She has worked with many families with very young children regarding behavioural, relationship, attachment and mental health concerns, including postnatal depression and postnatal anxiety. Nicole also values supporting families undergoing conception and family planning stress (including IVF) and/or negotiating unexpected pregnancy outcomes. Many clients experiencing fear and uncertainty regarding their pregnancy and/or birth, or who have had a traumatic birth experience previously are assisted by therapy.
Nicole is concerned with providing clients with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which they feel they can share sometimes difficult information. She is committed to providing clinical psychological services in an ethical, confidential and respectful manner.
Nicole is dedicated to staying up to date with new approaches and ideas which can be beneficial to her clients through lifelong learning.
Please contact Nicole to make a time to consult, or if you have any further queries, on 8210 9443.
Bach Soc Sc., BA Hons (Psych) University of Adelaide
Combined Master of Psychology (Clinical)/PhD University of Adelaide
Full & current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia,
Clinical Psychology endorsement
Member of Clinical College of Australian Psychological Society
Dr Brooke Ferguson
Dr. Brooke Ferguson is a Clinical Psychologist. The title “Clinical” indicates completion of a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. Brooke has also completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology on children of parents with a mental illness.
Brooke has previously worked as a psychologist in both public and private settings supporting adults and children. She takes pleasure in supporting people of all ages with their concerns. Her areas of specialty are children of primary school age, along with children with a parent who suffers mental illness, be these infants, children or adults. Brooke also continues her involvement in psychological research through The University of Adelaide.
Please contact Brooke to make a time to consult, or with any further queries, on 8210 9443.
Bach Arts, BA Hons (Psych), The University of Adelaide
Combined Master of Psychology (Clinical)/ PhD, The University of Adelaide
Full & current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
Clinical Psychology Endorsement
Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society
Medicare Provider - Clinical Psychology
Ms Ali Taylor
Ali Taylor is a registered paediatric occupational therapist with experience in both government and NGO settings including community health (Early Childhood), children's centres, disability and mental health. Ali has worked within various multidisciplinary teams spanning over a decade.
Ali has a passion for working with children and families in supporting children to reach their full potential; seeing relationship as central to their development.
With her primary focus on the early years, Ali works relationally with babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their families to support positive developmental outcomes in children's:
- Foundation skills (registration, regulation, alertness and attention)
- Play skills
- Social skills
- Fine motor and hand skills
- Self care skills - toileting, dressing, mealtimes.
Ali is also a certified facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting Program and Marte Meo Practitioner.
Paediatric Sleep Clinic
We are happily co-located and affiliated with the Paediatric Sleep Clinic run by Professor Sarah Blunden.
The clinic services families with children birth to 18 years who are experiencing sleep difficulties.The team includes three psychologists; Professor Sarah Blunden, Dr Nicole Williams, and Ms Brooke Michell.
We take a gentle, cue-based approach to changing problematic behaviour around sleep including night waking, “yo-yoing” (in and out of bed activity), difficulty falling to sleep and early waking. Consultations can take place face-to-face, via phone or Skype.
Appointments with the sleep clinic can be made without a referral, can attract rebates from private health insurance (depending on level of cover), or may be eligible for a Medicare rebate if a current Mental Health Care Plan is in place (in the name of the parent or the child).
For further information please contact the Paediatric Sleep Clinic reception on (08) 8210 9442 or visit www.sleepeducation.net.au