Climbing the Ladder of Life
Living with Crohn's Disease

Nichola is a Professional Counsellor, with two majors, she studied through AIPC. She is now 48 years old and her home town is Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Nichola has lived on the Goldcoast since 1988. She is now a (kwausi) she is An Author Twice

She volunteers when she is able to do support work for pre/post surgery patients and counselling when required.

Nichola works when her health allows her too, at present she is a Bodyshop consultant.

Nichola published her first book in June 2007 which is “Climbing the ladder of life, living with Crohn's Disease”.

She would love to share her journey with Crohn's sufferers and their family and friends.

Aim high, Soar high, Believe in thyself.


Still climbing the ladder of life and facing each challenge as it comes. By 2018, Nichola has endured over 25 operations and continues to live life to the fullest. Although many highs and lows Nichola has loved guest speaking for AbbVie/ pharmaceuticals and travelling to share her story.

Losing her angel Winston in 2014 was very tough but she continued to battle on even through hospitisations at times.