Nikki Di Costa
Integrative Health Practitioner and Director
As a practitioner, Nikki Di Costa uses a person-centred integrative approach and tailors plans to each client’s needs, wants and resources. She uses practical strategies with a focus on lifestyle and core values and beliefs to bring about long-term sustainable change. Addressing underlying issues and finding a balance and midpoint for each individual Nikki helps her clients create their core health shift.
- Nutrition, Health and Wellness Coach
- Yoga Teacher (adult, children, youth)
Originally completing a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Masters in Business Administration, Nikki Di Costa worked as a community pharmacist/manager and university lecturer for the first 15 years of her career.
Here she became
- a pharmacist and educator who saw the person behind the symptoms, saw how people’s emotional and mental health and lifestyle were stopping them from optimal health
- a pharmacist and educator who craved to keep people well rather than waiting until they got sick
- a pharmacist and educator who wanted to offer something more than medicine to treat a symptom
Nikki wanted to deal with the core issue, so the symptom didn’t come back.
She focused on behavioural sciences surrounding values, beliefs and lifestyle choices, conflict and change management, motivation and reward systems and the interaction between such factors and optimal health.
Drawing from these experiences and models, 10 years ago Nikki decided to diversify her scope of practice adding in qualifications in counselling, nutrition, health and lifestyle coaching and yoga teaching to offer an expansive, holistic and integrative approach.
Nikki and her husband have 3 young children and have lived and worked across Australia in rural and remote locations where they experienced cultural and social diversity and the challenges of living in extremely remote locations with limited resources and access to facilities. She brings these experiences into her practice through her resourcefulness, adaptability and creativity, her simplicity and pragmatism, all the while holding space with a sense of compassion, acceptance and empathy.
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