a brain for life: health, brain power & positive mind


Dr Nicola Gates is the clinician-expert behind brain and mind psychology for A brain for life.  Dr Nicola Gates is a registered health professional and neuroscience researcher who applies her knowledge and experience as a keynote speaker, author and consultant with over 20 years experience working with adults to improve their brain health, cognitive function, and positive mental health.  She combines neuroscience with positive psychology and mindfulness,  translating complicated research and science in a clear and dynamic communication style with practical application.  Her passion and enthusiasm for health promotion and mental and physical well-being comes through inspiring and motivating behaviour change.   Her priority is building resilience and mindful awareness, and reducing risk of the 4 ‘D’s’ in life – depression, disease, dementia and disability -which are largely due to life-style.

Brain and Mind Psychology is Dr Nicola Gates’ boutique practice promoting total brain, mind and body health for a brain for life: facilitating life-style change for personal growth and optimal functional health today and tomorrow.


Your brain is your greatest asset. Keeping your brain power at its highest level of clarity, function and efficiency provides you with full cognitive function and enhanced capacity for all aspects of life. A positive mind provides higher levels of resilience, greater ability to manage life’s curve balls,  and higher levels of life satisfaction.


Key-notes & Media.   Promoting brain health through exciting and dynamic talks, articles, and interviews.  Dr Gates is an experienced presenter and writer and easily translates complicated medical and neuroscience research into simple and practical terms making body-brain-mind science accessible to audiences of all ages.  As an educator she is highly motivating and engaging, and inspires change to improve life-styles, increase productivity and performance and enhance psychological wellbeing.

Corporate Consultations.  Protecting a business’ brain power is vital to all corporations and organisations.  Brain and Mind provides dynamic education and motivational strategies to reduce burnout in the workplace and alleviate symptoms of poor mental and physical health, and life-styles that compromise brain function and psychological wellbeing.

Psychology Sessions. Individual programs to develop insight, skills and strategies to improve mental, emotional and brain health for a more stress free, less anxious, more contented positive productive life. Neuroscience combined with behaviour change programs, positive psychology, and focused psychological strategies.


To guarantee best service.  Dr Nicola Gates is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has 20 years experience working in the field.  There are many people in the wellness and health industry with limited qualifications,who are not registered health professionals, and have no experience actually treating people with issues like stress, drug and alcohol problems, poor health, sleep difficulties, anxiety or depression, and other difficulties. By choosing Dr Nicola Gates you benefit from an ethical practice, full qualification requirements, up to date training standards, the latest medical research, and real-life experience on the front-line.


Registered ethical professional service based on evidence.  Brain and Mind Psychology provides you with the comfort of knowing that all services combine established and recognised psychological theory, medical research, and a proven evidence base for the best possible care.  Feel secure knowing that Dr Nicola Gates has over 20 years’ clinician experience as a registered Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, expertise in neuropsychiatry, and a track record of published medical research into well-being and lifestyle interventions.  

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 “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for: it is a thing to be achieved.”

 William Jennings Bryan