Dr Nicola Crook

Psychologist & Supervisor

 

I work collaboratively with you to understand your needs and provide you with a tailored therapy. I take a compassionate and non-judgemental approach to your sessions to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. If you are seeking support please get in touch. I provide online therapy via Zoom.

 

I enjoy working across a broad range of specialities including:

  • relationships
  • mood and anxiety difficulties
  • grief and loss
  • trauma
  • personality disorders
  • eating difficulties

 

Therapy Services

I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for over 10 years. The therapy services I provide follow the ethical guidelines in line with The New Zealand Psychologist’s Board and the College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP).

The therapy focuses on identifying and changing repetitive and unhelpful patterns in people’s behaviour and relationships within themselves and other people. It aims to support you in developing new insights and skills to break these patterns.

These patterns often have their roots in early experiences and continue to present difficulties in current life such as depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, destructive behaviours as well as difficulties in intimate, social and professional relationships. This approach is called Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

I have also trained in a broad spectrum of psychological approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion focused therapy, attachment theory as well as utilising dialectical behaviour therapy skills.

 

Therapy Approach

I provide a time-limited intervention usually between 12 and 16 sessions. I also offer brief interventions and longer therapy, depending upon what is helpful to you.

I am keen to empower you to become your own therapist so you can continue making progress long after therapy is over.

 

About Me

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009, and I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United Kingdom (UK). I worked in the National Health Service (NHS) with adults with moderate to severe enduring mental health difficulties in both inpatient and community settings.

I emigrated to NZ in 2015 and currently work as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the District Health Board in Wellington.

In 2013 I qualified as a practitioner in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and in 2019 I became an accredited supervisor of CAT. I am currently undertaking Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT NZ) Foundational Team Training due to be completed in 2022.

 

Supervision Services

I am available to provide Therapists and Clinical Psychologists individual and group supervision both in person and online. I undertook a two-year training placement to become an accredited CAT Supervisor.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP)
- Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Q Qualifications

- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD) 2009 - University of East Anglia, UK
- CAT Practitioner Training (PG Diploma) 2013 – Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- Accredited CAT Supervisor 2019 – Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy, UK

Q Appointments

- I provide online therapy via Zoom.
- I am available Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 5.30 and 9.30pm (New Zealand Standard Time).

Q Fees

- Fees are $190 per 60 minute session (inc GST)
- payment can be made by Online bank transfer

Q Cancellations

- Cancellations within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
- Non-attendance without prior notification will result in the full fee being charged.