Dr Nicolas Burden

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DClinPsy, MA, BA
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London, WC1A 2DA
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About me

I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience working therapeutically with people. In clinical work, I maintain an open-minded, warm and non-judgmental approach to the struggles that people bring to their therapy. I aim to make my clients feel safe and work hard to establish a strong therapeutic relationship, knowing that this is crucial in supporting people to make important changes. 

In therapy, I am active and engaged, reflective and flexible. I ask questions, I give theory, and I explain the different ways to make sense of a given problem as well as the different steps needed to make change. I value working collaboratively with my clients and urge them to take an active role along with me in their therapy. I also take an integrative approach, which means I use different therapeutic techniques from different therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Systemic Family Therapy. 

Overall, I aim to help you explore your experiences and draw connections between how you are feeling, what you are doing and what is happening in your life. We will also explore the role of what has happened in your past and how the world has treated you. In being able to understand yourself from these multiple perspectives, I aim to help you create more peace of mind and build the resolve needed to make healthier choices for yourself.  

In private practice, I work with children, teens, adults and couples. I work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, panic, relationship strain, family strain, dysmorphia, stress, burnout, trauma, shame, low self-esteem and chronic health conditions. I also have expertise in working with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity (GSRD) and have worked for many years with the LGBTQ+ communities and with Gay Men. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Associate in private practice at Harrison Psychology Group in London where I have worked for the past four years. I previously worked with children and families in the NHS for many years and was considered a Highly Specialist Psychologist within my service.  

I trained with the Faculty of Health & Medicine at Lancaster University, UK, where I achieved a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  I am HCPC registered and chartered with the BPS.

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£130.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Individual Therapy: £120-£130 per 50 Minute Session
Couples Therapy: £160 per 75 Minute Session

Private Insurance Accepted: Bupa, Aviva, Cigna, Vitality WPA, Healix.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work in person from in Central London on Wednesdays during the day and online using Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Further information

  • I have expertise in working with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity (GSRD) and have worked for many years with the LGBTQ+ communities. 
  • I am particularly interested in exploring diversity and intersectionality. We must acknowledge the constraints and prejudices of society today and explore how 'being different' can affect a person's health. At the same time, it is crucial to our self-development and peace of mind to celebrate and accept our difference, whether that is based on race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, neurodiversity, religion or class. 
  • In private practice, I work primarily with adults but I do have expertise in working with young people and will consider this work in private care on a case-by-case basis.
  • I give clients a safe space to explore their difficulties and enhance their understanding of their experiences. I work collaboratively with clients to help them to understand themselves on a deeper level to activate change and facilitate growth.
  • I help our clients cope with emotional pain, anxiety, stress, chronic health conditions, and depression via a compassionate and informed approach.

23 Southampton Place, London, WC1A 2DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Dr Nicolas Burden
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