Clinical Psychology

Nicola Shine MPSych(Clinical) MAPS FCCLP #4277395F

Compassionate, insight-oriented, solution-focused help for adolescents, adults, and older adults facing life’s challenges.

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor E. Frankl

The Process

My aim is to provide an environment of acceptance and empathy, using a person-centred approach and strong clinical skills to assist people cope better with challenges faced at various life stages. I work with clients to create pathways to better choices and adaptive behaviours, building resilience and promoting post-traumatic growth which has been shown to lead to better mental and physical well-being.

My practice is underpinned by a strong theoretical understanding of neuro-psychotherapy. Mindful of the biological, psychological, and social contextual factors each individual seeking help is faced with, I use a variety of evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, psychodynamic, solution-focused, narrative, family systems, and schema therapy to bring about desired change.

I have a keen interest in existential and positive psychology. My passion is to help clients develop a sense of their own authentic self in order that they may find courageous and creative ways to reach their full potential in life.

I am also skilled and experienced in neurocognitive and psychosocial assessment for a broad range of cognitive and behavioural presentations, and can provide a quote for psychometric testing requirements upon request.


I provide high quality client-centred evidence based treatments for adolescents, adults, and older adults for a range of presenting problems, including:


  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma and stress management
  • Adjustment to change through life transitions and crises, relating to work or personal issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction
  • Anger and behavioural change
  • Pain management relating to injury or chronic condition
  • Mindfulness skills
  • Psychological adjustment relating to injury or chronic condition
  • Psychological support to, open up opportunities, reduce obstacles in your life and achieve your full potential
  • Relationship counselling
  • Psycho-education for individuals and groups


GP Referred Initial Session With MHCP

Fee per Hour: $215.00
Medicare MHCP Rebate $128.40
Out of Pocket Expense: $86.60

Pensioners With MHCP

Fee per Hour: $128.40
Medicare MHCP Rebate $128.40
Out of Pocket Expense: $0.00

GP Referred Subsequent Session With MHCP

Fee per Hour: $195.00
Medicare MHCP Rebate $128.40
Out of Pocket Expense: $66.60

Private Client Without MHCP

Fee per Hour: $195.00
Medicare Rebate $0.00
Out of Pocket Expense: $195.00

DVA Clients

Department of Veteran Affairs referrals welcomed


Commencing from 11th January 2021, our practice will no longer be offering the Bulk Billing Service Fee Payment Option.

Current Bulk Billing clients will be offered a discounted standard session fee of $155.00 per appointment, rather than the standard session fee of $195.00.

Clients with an approved Mental Health Care Plan will still be able to claim their Medicare rebate amount of $128.40. Thus, all current Bulk Billing clients will move in 2021 to discounted standard session fee and incur an out of pocket expense of $26.60.

Payment is expected at the time of consultation and your Medicare rebate is processed on the spot. Credit card and EFTPOS facilities are available. No service will be provided without payment on the day unless prior arrangements have been made.

Written reports to 3rd parties other than your referring GP will be charged at $90/half hour capped at 2 hours.

If you are currently experiencing severe financial hardship, please discuss this with me at your initial session.

 Our practice is now permanently closed.


May I acknowledge that it has been a great privilege to work with the Toowoomba community over the past 10 years.

If you are needing access to history records, please use the contact section below.

I have produced a ‘NowWatt Self-Maintenance Manual’, and if you would like a free copy to download, please visit

Goodbye and Thank you


Kindest regards