Dr Nick Marsden

Director and Clinical Psychologist

Dr Nick Marsden is a clinical psychologist who provides expert psychological support and therapy to help individuals overcome their struggles and build a balanced and values-driven life.

He can help you:

Dr Nick also helps children, adolescents, and parents to better understand and manage emotional and behavioural difficulties. Through building and fostering emotional intelligence in their children, parents can help them to develop resilience, enhance learning potential, and cultivate stable and healthy friendships with their peers. Progressing from childhood through adolescence to adulthood can be tricky (at best) and psychological support can often help to ease these transitions for parents and children alike.

Dr Nick will work with you to develop an individually tailored plan to meet your needs. Dr Nick integrates a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills (DBT-skills), and systemic/family systems therapy techniques (including couples therapy). He will adapt treatment to help you achieve emotional wellbeing and balance in your life.

Dr Nick works closely with local paediatricians and is a member of a multidisciplinary assessment team for Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disorders. He conducts comprehensive assessments of Autism at the Kids Clinic with the use of the gold standard assessment measure, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).

Education & Experience

Dr Nick Marsden holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Master of Science degree from the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Honours) from the University of Wollongong. He is a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Member of the APS and ACPA, and an Adjunct Fellow of Macquarie University. He has undertaken specific training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, family therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr Nick has worked in mental health with adolescents for over 14 years and his experience as a clinical psychologist ranges from private practice, community mental health, and in acute psychiatric hospital settings, delivering effective treatment to adults, as well as children, adolescents, families, and couples.