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Nick Burden

BA (Hons) Grad Dip (Psych) MPsych (Clin)

Nick is a clinical psychologist with experience working with patients with a range of presenting difficulties. He is interested in working with adults of all ages and life-stages to make positive changes, including younger adults, middle aged and older patients.

Nick takes an integrative approach, which means he draws on a range of therapies including Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to best meet the individual needs of the patient. Research tells us that the relationship between patient and psychologist is a key ingredient in positive therapeutic outcomes, regardless of the therapeutic approach. As such, Nick aims to put this therapeutic relationship front-and-centre in establishing a safe, compassionate, working partnership for change.

Nick takes the perspective that in our increasingly fast-paced, automated world, with all its deadlines and distractions, it is all too easy to become disconnected from our emotional experience, especially when our emotions are painful. And yet it is our emotional experience which goes to the heart of what makes us human, gives us direction and enables us to connect with the people dear to us. Nick’s aim as a psychologist is to walk with his patients step-by-step as they explore their emotions at whatever stage of the journey they are on so that they can increasingly reconnect with themselves and others in their lives. Nick has previously worked as a school-teacher and as a facilitator of parenting-after-separation classes and also has a research background in Social Psychology and Cultural History. These diverse roles have given him a strong appreciation not only for the way that our early experiences and social and cultural forces can impact and shape our lives, but also for the uniqueness of our life-stories and of remarkable human courage, resilience and capacity for change in the face of pain and adversity.

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