Nicole Besley-Martin Psychology
Mobile 0499 937 521
I work with people who want to fit in and be loved. They try to achieve this by taking care of everyone else and presenting a version of them to the world that they think people would like. They quieten their inner voice and over time it becomes silenced and they no longer know who they are or what they stand for. Their relationships become hard work because they aren’t acting spontaneously or authentically. This leaves them feeling heavy with anxiety and relationship problems develop.
Psychotherapy is a journey in the pursuit of self awareness, acceptance, agency and freedom where you are no longer restrained by your past, your anxiety or entrenched in the negative relationship patterns you desperately want to break free from.
It is like gradually removing the dirt from an archaeological site. Over time you discover more about what lies beneath the surface; you can start to put things together and getting a more in depth understanding of what was previously hidden.
Therapy can help you to begin healing your relationship with yourself and others.
You can start to learn about yourself and explore your internal world. Therapy can help you to know yourself and start to integrate your various and at times conflicting experiences. It can help you make decisions that align with your true self.
Therapy can help you to start to understand your relationships. It is a space where you can consider relationship patterns, how they have developed and how they leave you feeling. You can start to form relationships where you are able to fully show up as your true self and feel genuinely connected with others.
I know from over 8 years experience that it can be hard for people to allow their true personality to be visible to the world. I believe that when you are able to show up as your whole self it can transform your life. You will find your voice, you won’t be afraid to take up space and you will be able to meet other people with kindness and wonder.
When working with me, my clients feel safe to express themselves authentically. They know that I will meet them with curiosity and compassion.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical psychologists. I have completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Griffith University and a Master of Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology. I am also undertaking additional training with Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association. I have over eight years experience working with both inpatient and outpatients in the private sector and within non-government organisations.
Please contact me if you would like to enquire about an appointment or would like additional information on the services offered.
My office is located in Ballow Chambers in Brisbane, which is easily accessible by public transport and is directly across the street from Central Station. Parking is also available including on street and secure parking.
My session fee is $190.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
I work with people who want to form authentic and genuine relationships but find that their anxiety can get in the way. I help people to become more self-aware so that they can express themselves honestly and connect deeply with others....