Q&A with Nina McIlwain, Psychologist
Updated: Dec 7, 2022
Get to know the psychologists at Inlight Psychology, Bondi Junction.
Nina is a psychologist at Inlight Psychology, Bondi Junction. She has a Masters of Clinical Psychology and works with adult clients, 18 years and over.
Nina brings so much warmth and compassion into the room, and is a highly empathic and attuned therapist. She lives and breathes psychology and is very passionate about her work.
Nina has a strong focus on attachment and relational components of therapy, and uses CBT, ACT, Schema, and psychoanalytic approaches.
Q: What led you into the field of psychology and what do you love most about it?
A: I grew up around psychologists, so was drawn to fill the gaps in my knowledge from an early age. I believe that how we think, feel and behave plays a key role in how we interpret and engage with the world. I feel there is a lot of hope in psychology, and that it's a privilege to be able to assist people to navigate life’s challenges. I also love that working as a psychologist allows me to always be learning and improving my skills. That means a lot to me.
Q: How would you describe therapy to someone who has never come to therapy before?
A: Therapy is the process of you and your therapist working side-by-side to explore and understand the struggles that come up in your life. Together you work to understand how your personal history influences your current world, identify what a meaningful and rich life looks like to you, and problem-solve the barriers getting in the way of you living that full and complex life.
Q: How would you describe your therapeutic approach?
A: I aim to provide a warm, compassionate, judgement-free and safe environment where we can explore your goals together. I believe that a personalised plan is always best. So my therapeutic approach incorporates a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Schema therapy and relational approaches.
INLIGHT PSYCHOLOGY | BONDI JUNCTION
Inlight Psychology is situated in the heart of Bondi Junction, with large rooms and beautiful views. We have a lovely team of warm and compassionate psychologists, all with tertiary qualifications in Clinical Psychology.
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If you would like to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact Inlight Psychology on (02) 8320 0566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.