Nicole Rikos - The Heart of Healing Counselling
Mobile 0412 241 177
Welcome, my name is Nicole. I am a somatic psychotherapist, counsellor and trauma specialist. I work with adults treating a wide range of issues. My areas of specialist experience include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I combine elements of Somatic Experiencing with Psychotherapy, finding the integration of theses two modalities a effective way to treat depression, anxiety, PSTD and attachment disorders.
Trauma counselling, psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, attachment informed, parts work, psychodynamic
For adults 25 plus
Sessions are by appointment either online (via Zoom) or in person
Art Therapy, Attachment Theory, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Developmental, Experiential, Gestalt, Inner Child, Integrative, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal, Jungian, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed
My approach to therapy is body oriented, trauma informed and relationship focused. I combine elements of counselling psychotherapy and somatic therapies, offering an integrated approach to healing that engages the relationship between the mind, body, brain and behaviour.
I have learned over the years that whatever happens in your life is stored not only in your mind but also in your body. Sessions with me focus on your body’s response to trauma, long term (accumulated) stress and psychological pain.
Through body awareness I support my clients to manage distressing symptoms, release fears held in the body as tension and connect to their body's natural intelligence and self healing resources.
I am a member of the Psychotherapist and Counselling Federation of Australia PACFA
I also partake in monthly clinical supervision and ongoing professional development
I have a background in counselling, psychotherapy and somatic therapies.
Before moving into private practice, I was working residential clinics, schools, not for profit organisations, and community centres. My areas of specialist experience include adverse childhood experiences (ACE'S), complex (developmental trauma) and PTSD.
For the past seven years I have focused my attention in the area of trauma recovery. This experience has given me a deeper understanding of the unique needs of people with complex trauma and the intricacies of the traumatic stress response.
By appointment only.
Online or in person.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Street parking available. Accessible by public transport. Short walk from St Peters, Erskineville or Newtown train stations or bus stops.
Standard session in person or online
50 mins - $160
Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist
Nicole is a specialist trauma counsellor and somatic psychotherapist, based in Erskineville, in the Inner West of Sydney. Her practice is trauma sensitive, nervous system informed and relationship focused. Nicole's approach involves combining traditional talk therapies and somatic experiencing (SE™) which is a body oriented approach to healing trauma and chronic stress conditions. She works with adults treating symptoms of chronic stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD and developmental trauma...