32 Thesiger Court, Deakin Australian Capital Territory 2600, Australia


Welcome to Nicole Daly Clinical Psychology


EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Clinical Hypnosis, 

nicole daly clinical psychology

The Practice


Nicole Daly, Clinical Psychologist


Nicole is a clinical psychologist who has been working in private practice since 2008 and prior to this, worked for Mental Health ACT.  Nicole has extensive experience in the treatment of bereavement, grief & loss, life transitions, anxiety & depression disorders as well as cognitive and learning assessment and diagnosis. 



 Treatment modalities and areas of particular focus in the practice are EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Relaxation Techniques, Clinical Hypnosis, Educational and Learning Assessment and Diagnosis. Techniques to enhance communication in interpersonal and work situations. 

What you can expect


Expertise, empathy and effective therapy form the key  characteristics of this practice. Constant engagement with contemporary clinical practice  ensures  your confidence and trust.

Treatment Modalities


Treatment modalities

There is no "one size fits all" prescription for the treatment of individuals. Treatment is tailored to the needs of the inidividual. The expertise of the practice incorporates the following modalities and other techniques, such as minfulness and relaxation,  used singly or in combination as approriate.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence based psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. 

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an evidence based treatment approach for psychological disorders. It involves identifying specific patterns of thought (cognition) and behaviour and learning skills and techniques that improve emotional and mental health. 

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Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis is an evidence based technique used by psychologists as an adjunct therapy with clinical practice. Clinical hypnosis creates a relaxed state, which is highly therapeutic, allowing the individual to access positive states. It is also a powerful stress reduction technique and enhances the person's responsiveness to positive change. This technique is able to access the subconscious mind through bypassing the resistance of the critical mind to enhance the individual's capacity to act on and build on their own internal skills and resources. 

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Trauma and PTSD


 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can occur when individuals are exposed to trauma.  Trauma is a reaction to overwhelming stress and can be triggered by life threatening situations, assault of all sorts or extreme life events.  The mind may react in a variety of ways: shock, detachment, fear , constantly re-seeing events or a range of other responses. 

Anxiety Disorders


Anxiety disorders can be manifest in a wide variety of symptoms. Persistent worry, compulsions and obsessions, anxiety in social situations, panic attacks and phobias. Many suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) which can be brought on by genetic predisposition or response to situational contexts  such as the work place or in relationships.

Depression Disorders


It's useful to talk about a spectrum of depressive disorders ranging from mild to major.  Mild depression compromises the individual's enjoyment of life and may lead to more severe forms of depression. Depression disorders are not uncommon. For example, antenatal and postnatal depression affect 10-16% of new mothers.  Difficult life transitions may also trigger depression disorders.

Bereavement, Grief and Loss


The loss of a loved one provokes a mix of emotional responses subsequent to an initial feeling of numbness. Grief is an important part of coping and has psychological as well as physical effects. Helping an individual through the process of bereavement, loss and grief can be a life affirming journey.

Enhance Communication


Communication is far more complex than it appears. There is considerable scope for misunderstandings to arise when one party believes they are communicating effectively when  the message may have become obscured in the process of transmission or reception. 

Stress Management and Self Care


Stress occurs when your sense of the demands placed on you exceed or are incongruent with what you understand are your own abilities and capacities. A critical aspect of stress events is the potential for stress to feed on itself and to become more severe.

Consultation & Referrals

Self Initiated Consultation

Clients do not need a referral from their GP or psychiatrist to make an appointment. You may call the practice directly. If you have private health insurance and are covered for psychology you may be able to claim a rebate by calling your private health insurer. 

Referrals and Mental Health Care Plans

An appointment can be made with you GP to discuss your needs and if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan. You may then be able to access a rebate through Medicare.

Working with Your Doctor

There are times when your doctor or psychiatrist and the practice work in concert to provide optimum outcomes on your behalf. 

Contact the practice

By phone or by email



Nicole Daly Clinical Psychology

Suite7, 32 Thesiger Court, Deakin, ACT 2600


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Consultations by appointment only

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