Nicola Tiller

Clinical Psychologist


UNAVAILABLE SORRY, MY CASELOAD IS CURRENTLY FULL. I will update this webpage when I am able to take new referrals.


When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


Areas of Special Interest

  • trauma
  • anxiety and worry
  • adjustment difficulties
  • stress and burnout
  • relationship difficulties
  • grief and loss
  • self-worth and self-confidence
  • dementia/memory assessment


Individual Therapy

The difficulties that I see clients struggling with are most often associated with trauma, stress and pain (emotional or physical). Taking care of yourself and seeking help is a sign of strength, although it can be daunting to undertake therapy. Clinical psychology is ‘evidence-based’, which means I am trained in therapies that have been scientifically evaluated as effective. However, the most important factor for therapy to be successful is the relationship between the client and psychologist. If I am not the right person for you to connect with, I am happy to recommend another therapist who might be.


Therapy Approach

In treatment, I use the following therapeutic models: cognitive-behavioural (including mindfulness-based and trauma-focused), acceptance and commitment, and compassion-focused therapies.


Background and Experience

I completed my clinical and academic training in 2000 and have been practicing in the Wellington region since. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health services, hospitals, residential care, and prisons. I have also worked in psychology advisory roles for ACC and the Dept of Corrections.

In addition to my private practice in Thorndon, I currently run clinics at Boulcott Hospital for bariatric patients.


Supervision Services

I provide professional supervision to clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)

Q Qualifications

- Master of Arts in Psychology (Distinction)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Distinction)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology (1st Class)

Q Appointments

Tuesday to Thursday with after-work appointments available.

Q Fees

- $180 per hourly session (incl. GST)
- Payment by internet banking, cash or cheque.

Q Transport, Parking and Access

My practice is located at 32 Mulgrave St, Thorndon. My room is on the ground floor. There is metered street parking (up to two hours) outside; there are usually spaces available during the day. My practice is an easy walking distance from the Wellington Rail Station and the bus stops on Murphy and Molesworth Streets.