Nicole McBain

Clinical Psychologist
B.A (Psych), Grad Dip App Psych, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (
FCCLP) and Board Approved Supervisor (AHPRA)


Nicole is a Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor who has been registered as a General Psychologist since 2003 and endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist since 2016.  She has worked with adolescents, adults and older persons from various cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.  Throughout her career, Nicole has held a number of psychologically focused positions within both the private and non – profit sectors.

Nicole’s past experience and areas of special interest include working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar affective disorder, in addition to working with carers, victims/survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Nicole has many years’ experience in the areas of health research, aged care psychiatry and the psychological management of chronic health conditions, while her past roles within the National Carer Counselling Program have allowed her to work extensively with individuals caring for someone who is suffering from a mental illness, terminal or chronic illness, disability or ageing issues.

Nicole has worked as a Psychologist within both the private school and university settings and has also provided support to adolescents suffering from eating disorders within a Melbourne based Eating Disorder Day Program.

Nicole offers a range of psychological therapies to suit individual needs, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.  Her approach to therapy is person-centered, focusing on helping clients to better understand themselves and develop practical strategies to address their psychological concerns.

Nicole is experienced in both the development and facilitation of group programs, including CBT focused social anxiety disorder programs, carer group counselling programs and VCE stress management group therapy programs.

Nicole provides Competency-based Supervision Services, is a board approved supervisor (AHPRA) and is able to act as a Principal Supervisor for Psychologists working towards endorsement and undertaking the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program.  In addition, Nicole is able to offer ongoing supervision to fully registered General and Clinically Endorsed Psychologists, as well as Social Workers and Counsellors registered with AASW and ACA.



Clinical Interests


Adults and Older Persons

  • Carer support
  • Relationship issues
  • Ageing issues
  • Anxiety (social, generalised)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Social Isolation
  • Adjustment / Transition
  • Managing Stress
  • Depression, Bi-polar Affective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform, Schizo-Affective Disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Eating Disorders / Disordered eating behaviours
  • Low self esteem
  • Sexual Assault
  • Health Counselling (in particular diabetes)
  • Indigenous Sensitive Practice


Adolescents (13+ yrs)

  • School and study stress
  • Low mood / Depression
  • Anxiety
  • School bullying
  • School refusal
  • Friendship / relationship issues
  • Eating Disorders / Disordered eating behaviours
  • Breakdown of the family unit
  • Preparing for VCE
  • Sexual Identity
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Young Carer Issues
  • Low self-esteem / Confidence Issues



Therapeutic Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Competency-based Supervision Services


Client Groups

  • Individuals and groups
  • Adolescents (13+ years)
  • Adults
  • Ageing Persons


Supervision Services

  • Ongoing individual supervision for Psychologists (Holding General registration, or Clinical endorsement)
  • Primary / Secondary Supervision for Registrars undertaking the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program
  • Ongoing supervision for Social Workers and Accredited Counsellors
  • Group Supervision for Psychologists
  • Group Supervision for Allied Health Professionals


Nicole works part time and offers appointments Wednesdays and Thursdays.