Coaching & Counselling Psychologists

    Wellbeing & Performance

    Life & Career

    NiCE MiNDS

    coaching and counselling for adults


    NiCE MiNDS helps you be at your best, thrive, succeed and feel satisfied with your life.

    We are a new practice, established to focus on building wellbeing and performance outcomes for our clients. We work collaboratively with GP's, specialists, and HR executives in companies, to ensure our clients receive a wholistic approach to mental wellbeing and achieving their mental potential.


    Based in Nedlands, WA, we are easily accessible for clients from the Western Suburbs, UWA, the Hollywood Health precinct, Central Perth suburbs, CBD and West Perth. Free / low cost parking undercover parking is available.


    Self-referrals are welcome.

    Private health rebates may apply.

    Medicare rebates by a Doctor’s referral.

    HICAPS and EFTPOS available.


    Telehealth / online counselling and coaching sessions are now available with all NiCE MiNDS Psychologists.


    We are committed to supporting our clients, our community and in particular our doctors and health professionals at this time.


    Please contact your preferred Psychologist (below) for more information.

  • Profiles

    Our Psychologists

    NiCE MiNDS Psychologists are all independent practitioners, working in a collaborative collective. Please contact your preferred Psychologist via mobile or email for a conversation about what services and approach you are seeking and who you might be best suited to work with at NiCE MiNDS.


    Performance, Potential, Purpose

    Jan works with anyone who wants to be at their best


    Jan Elsner is a Registered Psychologist, focusing on wellbeing and performance
    counselling, coaching and executive coaching.


    COVID 19 update - Jan is currently full online, providing virtual, focused support to medical and health professionals, and professionals who are going through career change and challenge.


    After 30 years in Melbourne, Jan has returned in 2019 to live in Perth and established NiCE MiNDS in Broadway Fair, Nedlands.


    Jan has a special ability to connect, support and explore, and works to bring out the best in her clients. Her clients are ‘working / studying well people ’ who are facing challenges, or not feeling mentally at their best, and are looking for support and a toolkit they can take away to maintain mental wellbeing.


    Jan assists people to make positive decisions and transitions in life and career, plus works with people who know they want to tackle some mental habits that are getting in the way of being at their best, including stress, motivation, anxiety, focus (ADD/ ADHD), performance, sleep, burnout and depression. Jan has particular a interest and experience working with professional specialists (eg medical specialists, health professionals, accountants, lawyers, engineers, architects, specialist consultants, design professionals, academics); working women; and women and cancer. Jan integrates strengths-based approaches, mindfulness and other mental training approaches, neurobiology (mind-body science), and positive psychology based approaches. Jan also uses neuro-technology and digital apps to help people tune-in to their own mental state and performance feedback data, and to learn how to tune-up their minds and maintain their mental wellbeing with self-help approaches.


    As an executive coach, Jan works with senior and future leaders on performance, transition, change and challenge, with a focus on individualised approaches to achieve performance, thriving, success and satisfaction, across the career life-cycle.


    As a counsellor, Jan assists people to make positive decisions and transitions in life and career, plus works with people who know they want to tackle some mental habits that are getting in the way of being at their best, including stress, motivation, anxiety, focus (ADD/ ADHD), pain and depression.


    Jan has a 15-year career background in senior level roles including Big 4 management consulting, ASX top 50 Group HR, and digital start-ups, and is a fully Registered Psychologist (since 1986) who has worked as an executive, performance and wellbeing coach and advisor for another 20 years across government, listed, private and start-up companies, as well as with private clients. Jan has served on a number of company coaching panels and loves collaborating with a variety of colleagues.

    Live a Full, Rich and Meaningful Life

    After spending 6 years in Hong Kong and Sydney, Ellen has returned in 2018 to live in Perth. Ellen provides a compassionate and collaborative approach to the provision of psychological treatment for adults. Treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual and Ellen works to create an inclusive and regenerative experience for the client.

    Ellen is experienced in working with a wide range of psychological problems from depression and anxiety to anger, stress and trauma. She also has experience treating those experiencing relationship issues and people living with ADHD, Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders, Gender and Identify issues and those suffering with long term health issues.

    Ellen has a unique ability to compassionately assist and resolve client difficulties in a new way for the client, allowing them to see their life and challenges differently. Apart from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Ellen Osmond draws on a range of useful approaches including Interpersonal Therapy and Schema Therapy. Ellen is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

    Wellbeing. Growth. Performance.

    Consulting Clinical Psychologist

    Counselling. Coaching. Consulting. Training.

    CBT. EMDR therapy. Schema therapy. Mindfulness.



    Person-centred. Evidence-based.
    Best practice informed.


    Carl enjoys working across the range of life’s experience, from stress to wellbeing and flourishing. With a warm, empathic approach, he enjoys facilitating people connecting with what matters most to them.


    Carl has a particular interest in working with
    high functioning and empathic adults

    (i.e., people with the high sensitivity trait -
    see hsperson.com/test).


    Other areas of interest include:

    • performance in career, university, sport, and performing arts
    • positive psychology, wellbeing and flourishing
    • mindfulness and self-compassion
    • eating disorders and body image issues
    • self-esteem issues
    • relationship difficulties
    • bereavement, grief and loss
    • adjustment and life transitions
    • trauma and PTSD
    • stress and burnout
    • chronic health issues (e.g., chronic pain, diabetes, asthma, heart disease)
    • depression
    • obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • anxiety (general, performance and social anxiety, phobias)
    • insomnia

    Farhana Siddique

    0401 100 596



    People. Performance. Wellbeing

    Consulting Psychologist

    Psychological Services

    CBT | Schema Therapy | ACT.

    Organisational Services

    Coaching | Training | Consulting.


    Person-centred. Evidence-based.
    Best practice informed.


    Farhana is passionate about working with individuals to enhance their quality of life and promote lasting psychological and emotional wellbeing. Farhana uses a collaborative approach with emphasis placed on mutual trust and respect, to empower individuals to grow, achieve and flourish throughout their life span.


    Areas of interest include:

    • development of high performance individuals and teams
    • across industry/sports
    • promoting thriving and flourishing
    • holistic wellbeing
    • work-related issues
    • depression and anxiety
    • relationships
    • grief and loss
    • adjustment and life transitions
    • stress and burnout
    • coaching

    “A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from any recipe"       Mihaly Csikszentmihaly


    I look forward to being a part of your journey to create the life you want to lead.



  • NiCE MiNDS Services

    Psychology Services and Approaches

    talk to us about what approach might be best for you


    Performance, Potential, Purpose

    Life / Career / Leadership

    Coaching with NiCE MiNDS can assist you to: self-reflect; develop and pursue your own personal agenda for growth and development; work on building mental skills; develop and change mental habits; evaluate options in life, relationships, career; make decisions; and simply to have a sounding board in your corner to help you to pursue your own best life.


    Mental Wellbeing for Life

    Counselling at NiCE MiNDS brings the science of mental wellbeing to life, with practical approaches to help you thrive. We embrace a wellness model, and not an illness model, when it comes to mental health. We help you to build a personalised toolkit of approaches to feel alive, well and in charge of your life. Whether its the troubles and stresses of everyday life; depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief; coping issues - relationships / family / kids / work / study; ADD/ADHD; or dealing with illness and cancer, we are there to guide and support you.

    Executive Coaching

    Leadership / Talent / Performance

    Presence / Perspective / Emotion / Impact

    Executive Coaching can assist professionals to perform to their highest potential; grapple with personal or work issues, career ambitions and agendas; tackle inevitable politics; make effective career transitions; and feel satisfied with the juggle of work and life.

    Focus and Performance

    Workshops and Mind-Lab sessions

    Tune in / Tune Up

    NiCE MiNDS founding Psychologist, Jan Elsner, is at the forefront of teaching skills for mental wellbeing, such as mindfulness, and uses some of the latest neuro-tech devices and apps to help clients track and shift their mental and emotional patterns to enhance mental wellbeing and performance. Jan works with elite performers from sport, the arts and business... and simply anyone who wants to be at their best! Call to discuss individual sessions and workshops (coming soon).

  • Fees


    Our Psychologists set their own fees.
    Please discuss your fees directly with your Psychologist.


    Please contact your Psychologist regarding their cancellation fees. Our usual practice is 2 business days notice required, however, we are more flexible in these times of COVID 19.

    Medicare - counselling (eg depression, anxiety)

    COVID 19 - Details for COVID 19 telehealth are still emerging. Please ask your Psychologist with regards to rebates and bulk-billing.

    You may be eligible for a referral from your GP for a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan.

    For General Psychologists (Jan, Ellen and Farhana), this will enable you to receive a Medicare rebate of $84.80 per counselling session for up to 10 sessions per year.

    For Clinical Psychologists (Dr Carl), this will enable you to receive a Medicare rebate of $126.50 per 50 minute counselling session for up to 10 sessions per year.

    Please discuss this with your GP or Psychologist to see if you are eligible.

    Private Health Cover - counselling

    You may be eligible for a rebate through your private health insurer. Please check directly with your private health insurance company.

    Private Tax Deductions - coaching

    You may want to ask your accountant if your career associated coaching fees can be considered a professional development expense for tax purposes.



    Please leave a message below or call your selected Psychologist directly on their mobile number


    Jan Elsner - 0411 108 534


    Ellen Osmond - 0431 744 846


    Dr Carl Dreher - 0421 775 909
    info@ drcarldreher.com.au

    Farhana Siddique - 0401 100 596



    email - hello@niceminds.com.au


    Parking - please park on the upper level of Broadway Fair Shopping Centre (enter via driveway closes to Stirling Highway) and walk straight through to our rooms on the top level. Remember to get a parking ticket -your first hour of parking is free.

    NiCE MiNDS
    Suite 12A, Broadway Fair
    88 Broadway, Nedlands, WA, 6009, Australia