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Niclés Bestel 

​​BA, DipCouns, GradDipPsych, MPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar and Practice Director


Niclés is a psychologist who has extensive experience working in a variety of counselling, community mental health and school wellbeing settings. 


Nicles provides individual counselling for adults, adolescents and children with a range of support needs including trauma, dissociation, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, psychosis, self-harm, grief and loss, relationship issues, and life transitions. She works with adolescents who are experiencing bullying, identity issues, challenges with social skills, self-esteem issues, self-harm, school refusal, anxiety and depression.

Niclés supports clients to recognise their strengths and resources so they can work towards achieving personally meaningful goals in their lives. Her approach is warm, non-judgemental and compassionate and she strives to create a safe space for individuals to express themselves freely.

Niclés has a particular interest in working with trauma and dissociation, including PTSD, complex trauma, personality disorders, dissociative experiences and dissociative disorders.

Niclés has a strong commitment to ongoing professional development. She is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, dialectical behaviour therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and internal family systems therapy. 

Qualifications and Professional Associations

Master of Psychology (Clinical) (Swinburne University of Technology)

Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Deakin University)

Diploma of Counselling (Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors)

Bachelor of Arts (The University of Melbourne)


Member of the Australian Counselling Association

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Member of the EMDR Association of Australia