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Jade Nicholls-Patterson

MOccTherapy, GradDipPsych, BComm
Jade is a passionate mental health Occupational Therapist with a clinical background in adult inpatient and outpatient programs. She has worked in both the public and private hospital system and has extensive experience in facilitating a range of psychotherapy groups including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Jade also works with individual clients with a range of mental health issues including anxiety and mood disorders, stress and burn-out, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.

When Jade began working in mental health in 2014 it became apparent the parallels that exist between therapies such as DBT and ACT, and her own meditation and yoga practice. Drawing on this clinical knowledge and her own practice, she set about to deepen her understanding of mindfulness – both personally and professionally - through the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australasia. Through her learning journey, Jade developed a comprehensive understanding of the contemplation traditions out of which Mindfulness-Based Therapies have developed, and their therapeutic applications.

As a registered MBCT teacher Jade is committed to ongoing personal and professional development. She has recently competed further teacher training in the 6-week Mindful Self-Care Program for Health Professionals. Jade is passionate about supporting others on their mindfulness journey, particularly those struggling with their mental health.
Jade Nicholls


Registered teachers have taught at least three rounds of the program and have completed basic requirements of the Level I and Level II MTI training pathway, but are not yet certified.

Certified teachers are given certification when they have taught many rounds of the course, attended several silent retreats and their teaching has been rigorously assessed using video/audio submissions.