Reflection Connection

Self-reflection and Deep Connection

Reflection Connection makes accessing support easier, with outside of working hour appointment times, and online sessions available. We are all unique people on our own path towards growth and wellbeing.  

Meet Our Team

Paula Nicholson

Paula Nicholson

Hello and welcome. I am Paula (she/her/hers), a registered counsellor and EMDR accredited practitioner and consultant. Reflection Connection is committed to providing compassionate services to those who would like to deepen a connection with themselves and the world around them. Allowing people of all kinds a safe space to be nurtured and grow. I have 15 years of experience in the mental health and community services industry and am the director of Reflection Connection.
Professional Background: I am passionate about social justice, human rights and empowering each individual to achieve their own personal life goals. I have spent years working in complex trauma and find purpose and meaning in supporting others to not just survive but thrive.
I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology in 2007 before moving from New Zealand to Australia. I further studied mental health and counselling.
I am experienced working with trauma, PTSD & C-PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, ADHD, interpersonal difficulties, abuse, neglect and substance use. 
I have a special interest in working with trauma integration including; birth trauma, childhood trauma, sexual assault, chronic misattunement, car accidents and interpersonal difficulties.
Therapeutic Approach: I believe we all have an innate drive to move towards integration of the self. Using trauma informed practices and evidence base therapies I support people to move towards the goals they set in therapy.
I utilised approaches from:
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Schema Therapy (ST)
Ego State Therapy
Attachment Theory 
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Freya Munce

Hi! I'm Freya (she/her/hers), an AASW Accredited Social Worker, committed to supporting individuals through life's ups and downs. With 5+ years of experience in the mental health and community services industry, my focus is on providing a safe and supportive space for self-exploration and growth. I am a proud Neurodivergent and queer practitioner who is passionate about creating a safe space for all.
Professional Background: I earned my Social Work degree from QUT and continue to stay updated on the latest therapeutic approaches which includes completing EMDR training and accreditation this year. I have experience working with trauma, PTSD & C-PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism, ADHD, interpersonal difficulties and substance use. I have a special interest in working with other Neurodivergent people through a Neurodiverse affirming framework. I believe Neurodiversity is essential to our society and want to support others to be their authentic selves and achieve their goals. Whether you are professionally diagnosed, self-diagnosed or questioning, I can provide support around your individual needs and explore strategies that work FOR YOU! I believe in supporting people to explore their neurodivergent identity and in discovering or affirming their unique strengths. 
Therapeutic Approach: I believe in a collaborative and evidence-based approach to therapy. I practice from a trauma informed, compassion focused, strengths based and person centered approach. Our sessions will be tailored to your unique needs, emphasizing self-compassion and personal development. I am passionate about human rights, social justice and harm reduction. I utilise approaches from:
Motivational interviewing (MI)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Relapse prevention planning 
Harm reduction 
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
Schema therapy 
Interpersonal therapy 
Polyvagal theory 
Attachment theory 

Connect to Begin Your Journey

If you would like deeper relationships, a sense of wellbeing or to manage symptoms of trauma schedule an appointment today. Our dedicated team is here to answer any questions and guide you toward a more fulfilling and resilient life.