About Dr Nicole Pray
I am a registered clinical psychologist operating a private practice in Wellington CBD. My training was in the United States, at the Seattle VA Hospital, a nationally recognized trauma centre.
With over 21 years experience, I bring considerable knowledge and expertise, as well as real life experience, to understanding and helping others. I have supervised and trained other psychologists and offer specialised consultation in the treatment of couples issues, depression, anger, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as panic and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
I enjoy helping individuals overcome anxiety and the impacts of trauma and PTSD, including addiction to alcohol or other drugs, so that they can achieve improved relationships/ marriage and work functioning. I help individuals utilize their own unique strengths while learning new skills to improve their lives, work performance, and relationship satisfaction.
My clients report greater confidence/self-esteem, and enhanced resilience to stress. I do corporate consulting work to the main areas of specialisation. I particularly enjoy helping couples find greater closeness and learn effective communication patterns, improve sexual functioning, and get the relationship they want with each other. I have successfully assisted clients through life transitions, such as divorce, family conflicts, extra-marital affairs, post natal depression, and grief/loss.
I provide education and advice, and discuss options with you, so that you are empowered with choices and a thorough understanding of what treatments are available. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to determine if psychology can benefit you, I encourage you to call and have a brief chat to help you answer any questions and decide if you want to come in. I will happily provide you with information to help you decide if counseling is right for you.
My office is located in central Wellington, making it easy for professionals to schedule an appointment. I serve clients from the greater region including: Hutt Valley, Kapiti and Porirua.