Meet Nicole, the Lift Psychologist
Nicole works from Lift Cancer Care Services, at the Tennyson Centre, and is able to see patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or their family members and carers.
Having worked for many years in the oncology setting, Nicole understands the impact of cancer and its treatment on patients and their families. She has developed specialist skills and knowledge to support her patients as they travel through diagnosis, surgery, treatment and beyond. While Nicole has developed skills in a range of therapeutic approaches throughout her career, she tends to use mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as meaning-centred and existential practices.
You will find Nicole to be empathetic, accepting and calm, and she is keen to support patients in a flexible way that best suits their needs.
Our Psychologists are concerned with the effects of cancer on a person's psychological health. They work collaboratively with patients and their families to address psychological responses to cancer at all stages of the disease and that of their families and caretakers.
Who can see a Psychologist?
The simple answer is anyone. A cancer diagnosis often presents issues that require psychological support. This includes the person with cancer, their friends, family and loved ones. There is a very normal adjustment that happens when cancer is diagnosed and having help from an experienced Psychologists can be one of the most important decisions you make.
You can come and see our psychologist with or without a referral. It is a good idea to visit your GP to discuss coming to a Psychologist and to find out if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan. This is a Medicare initiative and will allow you to receive a rebate at your Psychology appointments. Most people will be eligible.
Making an appointment
To make an appointment please call Lift on (08) 7231 8000. In most cases we will be able to provide you an appointment within a week.
Initial Visit: $184.50 (90 minutes)
Subsequent Visit: $164.50 (30 minutes)
A rebate of $124.50 from Medicare will apply is you have a Mental Health Care Plan
Alternatively, you may be able to claim through your private health insurer (under your extras cover).
Please ask the Lift staff for more details if you are unsure of what your out of pocket cost will be