about Nicola

creative mindfulness

Wellbeing specialist, Nicola Turschwell, brings a strong, honest and fun energy to her practice of creative mindfulness.

Nicola is a ‘disruptive creative’, inviting radical responsibility into enlivening individuals and teams. With twenty years professional experience in psychotherapy, Nicola effectively engages individuals and groups with a fusion of creative expression, authenticity and technical knowledge; coaching both leaders and team members to reach their potential in work, leadership and self.

 “I have had the honour of working on the tender, sometimes painful edges of life with so many people over the years. I have witnessed them nourish their mind, heart and soul in the process. I am a connector – a compassionate ‘people person’. This is one of my ‘ordinary super-powers’. I am passionate and committed to guiding people through difficult life transitions to find inner ease and peace of mind ” – Nicola

“Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them.”
Daniel Siegel

Professor of psychiatry, UCLA, Mindsight Institute

“You know that the antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest? … The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness.”
David Whyte

Poet & Philospher

Nicola’s Philosophy

Nicola is a creative, process focused therapist and facilitator who brings a particular sensitive and compassionate lens to her work. Along with one to one sessions with Sensorimotor Art Therapy and Gestalt Therapy Nicola provides a range of unique, customised workshops to improve the leadership, wellness and quality of communication in the workplace.

Essentially through dynamic interactive groups processes she mindfully augments sustained change. She supports group members to move from varying states of stress, disengagement and burnout to becoming strongly connected, highly productive team members.

While her workshops are tailored to your particular issues, needs and desired outcomes, they are also interactive, dynamic and results orientated.

Contact Nicola for an obligation-free meeting to discuss how culture coaching can help your team reach their potential.

Credentials | Nicola Turschwell

Nicola is a trained Art and Gestalt Therapist with over twenty years experience working in various therapeutic and corporate settings. She has extensive experience in direct client therapy as well as in team leadership, supervision and management.

The principles that underpin the cutting edge work that Nicola delivers are based on highly sensitised interpersonal and communication skills that create positive connections, trust and safety which establish the platform for change and growth.

Nicola is well versed in theories of trauma informed practice framework, contemporary neuroscience, somatic theory, mindfulness, reflective process and creative therapies, all of which underpin her work.


2010 – 2013 Post Graduate Diploma Sensorimotor Art Therapy | Institute of Sensorimotor Art Therapy

2011 Diploma in Business Management | Uniting Care

2009 Certificate in Systemic Constellations | Margarete Koenning

2002 – 2005 Master of Gestalt Therapy | Gestalt Association of Qld. Brisbane

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