Naomi is a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Registered Medicare Provider for Clinical Psychology items. She is also registered to provide rebates with all private health insurance companies.
With over 20 years experience in the field, initially in public and private psychiatric hospitals in Perth and Melbourne, Naomi established her own business in clinical and coaching psychology in Perth in 1999.
Having trained in a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, Naomi brings a unique combination of techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema-focussed therapy and gestalt therapy to her work. Each of these approaches are known to be helpful in the treatment of different psychological and emotional problems. CBT provides an excellent starting point for a person to understand their pain and how to manage some of their symptoms. Schema-focussed therapy is particularly useful when a person doesn’t feel like they are getting any better: often the schema – or unconscious beliefs or habits of mind that underpin the way we approach life - may be contributing. These two together can help a person to move beyond coping and managing, to learning to overcome their emotional pain and distress.
Naomi also incorporates the latest developments in the fields of mindfulness, meditation, positive psychology and neurobiology of change into her practice with great success. Since 1997 she has integrated her own meditation practice into her work. In collaboration with her meditation teacher (Roger Ballard) Naomi established an ongoing Mindfulness workshop series in 2006. Because these workshops do not focus on problems but rather on how to recognise and break free of the unconscious habits of mind, to find a way to access peace and happiness, they are attended by both her Clinical and Coaching clients, with great success. The workshops are in great demand from her clients who seek to not only overcome their emotional problems but to grow beyond this. Participants learn how to build resilience and to let go of being excessively driven to the detriment of their health, happiness, relationships and even their success.
Before completing her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Curtin University she had a varied career in the fields of management and consulting in a diverse range of industries and organizations. Several years after completion of her Masters degree she married up these two very diverse career paths, and undertook further training to become an Executive Coach and consultant in culture change, leadership development and leading high-performing teams. She is a Consultant for a number of executive education and executive leadership consultancies throughout Australia. For more information on Naomi’s Executive Coaching and Leadership Development practice, go to the website: www.bickleyconsulting.com.au.
Naomi co-facilitates Mindfulness workshops two nights per week for her clinical or coaching clients. For more information on these workshops, see below.
Naomi is a full member ofthe Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Clinical College of the APS, the Institute of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).
Mindfulness Workshops: A Tailored Approach to Waking the Mind
This workshop series is like no other. It has been has been running since 2006 and continues to be in great demand by all clients – clinical and coaching – regardless of the problems that triggered their motivation to participate. It is a ground-breaking approach designed to help you recognise and break free from the unconscious habits of the mind, to find a way to access peace and happiness. The process is simple, supportive, deeply caring and respectful. Although simple, the process is strongly supported by the latest findings in neuropsychology and neuroscience, and clinical and positive psychology. It is informed by schema-focussed therapy and yet has strong foundations in mindfulness and meditation practice. Yet none of this is obvious, as the facilitators have structured the program to be warm, friendly and uplifting. The process is carefully tailored for each participant, to guide them into becoming part of their solution (rather than part of their problem) and that they feel supported at every level. Each facilitator brings their unique and complimentary expertise to achieve this.
This technique has been described by past participants as a very powerful yet gentle and safe strategy to afford people the opportunity to break free of the fears that have bound them, so that they can begin to resolve conflicts and access more enjoyment in their lives. As a result, participants describe being able to hear, see, and think more clearly, and to feel a ‘weight lift off’ them that they never realised they carried. Many feel younger, lighter, and freer than ever before. Most participants report that their relationships become more satisfying as a result of the process.
Who should attend:
Through these workshops participants begin to build a heart-mind connection in everyday life. The detrimental and beneficial effects of mind-focus on health and wellbeing is discussed. The technique is thus useful in all situations. It will help to reduce stress experienced by everyone, which, if left unchecked can result in distress and dis - ease. As such, the workshops are of huge benefit for the following:
- Resolving the effects of mind on mental and physical health
- Depression or any of the anxiety disorders, or stress
- Support for people suffering a physical illness
- Ease from injuries
- Supporting medical treatment of medical illnesses
- Pre-and post- surgery
- Rebounding after a crisis
- The role of mind in a troubled world and
- Mind and the elusiveness of happiness