Nicola is a Clinical Psychologist and has been practising for three years. She has experience working with people suffering from a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-worth, relationship problems and trauma.
Nicola Uechtritz became a psychologist because she wanted to assist and witness people on their life journey. She endeavours to create a space where people feel sufficiently comfortable to allow the elusive parts of themselves to be exposed and healed without judgement.
Nicola has been a practising psychologist for three years, during which time she has helped the recovery of people with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-worth, relationship problems and trauma. Her skills include traditional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), as well as other modalities, such as Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Relaxation Training, Problem Solving Skills and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
She uses a person-centred and collaborative approach to support her clients, taking into consideration their experiences, environment and their autonomy.
Nicola incorporates Somatic Techniques into her practice to create cohesion between the mind and body. Techniques, such as EFT work with the energetics of the body to help access memories, emotions or thoughts that are stored in the body and cannot be processed with language alone.
As an experienced psychologist, Nicola is aware that these stored memories, emotions and thoughts can have a profound impact on your physical and mental health. This is why it’s important to take an integrative approach to healing your mind and body.
EFT is an evidence-based practice that emerged from the field of Energy Psychology (EP). The defining characteristic of EFT is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the face and upper body using a two-finger tapping technique.
EFT research has demonstrated positive outcomes in the treatment of a range of psychological conditions, including anxiety, phobias, depression, PTSD, addiction, emotional compulsions (eating, obesity, food cravings) and chronic pain.
As a psychologist, practicing at The Health Lodge, Nicola strongly believes in a holistic approach to mental health, integrating the mind and body.
“The incredible thing about the mind is that it’s malleable and ever changing, which means that we have the ability to choose habits, emotions and thoughts that we invest in. There is a beautiful parable that sums this up nicely:
‘In life, there are two wolves inside of us which are always at battle. One wolf represents things like kindness, bravery and love. While the other represents things like greed, hatred and fear. The one that wins is the one you feed’.”
At The Health Lodge, our Integrative Doctors (GPs) in Byron Bay are committed to giving you a level of health care that combines a medical and holistic approach. They practice functional medicine, a discipline focused on treating the underlying causes of disease, rather than on the symptoms alone. With a strong knowledge of how to successfully combine complementary and allied healthcare, our professional team is at the forefront of functional healthcare.
This collaborative and integrative approach ensures that you receive multiple treatment modalities and the collective knowledge of a dedicated team of professionals.