About the Kids Clinic

Investing in mental health and wellbeing early gives children the best opportunity to thrive across the early years and into adolescence and young adulthood. Strong resilience will help to build better relationships with others, forge independence, and build emotional intelligence so your child can have the confidence to take on personal challenges.

Kid-friendly approach to therapy

With Aristotle’s guiding maxim in mind, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, Dr Nick Marsden established Marsden Clinical Psychology in 2013 as a holistic, diverse and community-based mental health service, in the heart of the Illawarra region. 

Today, Marsden Psychology is a dedicated team of + 20 experts and support staff who have been working in the field of psychological and neuropsychological services for over 20 years. Focused on our local community and its constantly evolving needs, our approach has always been to research problems within the community, assess individual needs and develop action-oriented community-based programs, while taking up the challenge of keeping up to date with the best practices, assessment tools and latest discoveries in the field. 

Because we value and respect the needs of our community and actively seek feedback on our services, we have recently made some changes at Marsden Psychology. We have taken steps to move toward two specialised mental health clinics: the Kids Clinic, and the Stress and Trauma Centre. 

Both are located in the health hub of Corrimal, a central location for those in both the northern and southern suburbs of the Illawarra, and within reach of Campbelltown and Sutherland Shire. The Kids Clinic focuses on child development and mental health. We have a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals with expertise in child development and the collaboration allows for a more comprehensive for children. 

Our Vision

“The vision that I have had for the Kids Clinic has been helped along by my own kids. When my son asked me ‘What do you do at work, Daddy?’ I had to stop and think. I had to convey some relatively complex things in a way that a preschooler would understand. Try explaining ‘psychology’ to a three-year-old! I eventually settled with ‘I help people to be happy. Aside from being proud of meeting the ‘simplicity’ brief, the more I thought about it the more this explanation resonated with me. As a psychologist, if we are not ultimately contributing to the improved happiness and wellbeing of others, then we are not doing our job.”

Dr Nick Marsden (Clinical Psychologist)

What to expect

Making your first appointment

Once you’ve decided to try therapy, call our kind and caring admin team on (02) 9139 0126 to discuss what you are having difficulty with and book your first appointment.

Attending the initial consultation

In the initial consultation, your psychologist is looking to build a picture of how you’ve come to where you are today and what you are looking to get out of therapy. Your psychologist will do their best to address any questions or concerns you may have about the process.

Creating a treatment plan together

Over the first three sessions, your psychologist will work collaboratively with you to establish goals for treatment. They are designed to be specific, realistic, and tailored to your needs.

Undergoing therapy

As your therapy goes on, you will continue the process of building a trusting relationship with your psychologist. You will work with them to find alternative ways of thinking and behaving, build resilience and learn new skills that will help to see yourself and the world differently. o promote helpful actions in life.

Make a booking today


Meet our Team

The Kids Clinic is made up of an experienced team of Clinical Psychologists, General Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Family Therapists, Therapy Assistants and Support Staff dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centred care to foster meaningful and lasting change in kids’ lives.


Our Approach

Compassionate thoughts. Compassionate words. Compassionate heart. 

Compassion is an essential aspect of wellbeing. There are many wonderful ways to cultivate compassion. At Marsden Psychology, we aim to create a safe and caring space for the community, guided by our clinical training and experience. 

Ready to see a psychologist?

There can be lots of questions that come up when you’re trying to make a decision about whether to see a psychologist. If you have a question that we haven’t answered in our FAQ, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on (02) 9139 0126  or email . Our friendly support team will get back to you within one business day.