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Positive Wellbeing Psychology was founded by principal psychologist, Emily Burton. Emily is an Australian based Psychologist with many years of experience in clinical practice working across private, Government and non-for-profit settings.
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Emily Burton Psychologist at Positive Wellbeing Psychologist

Emily Burton

Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science,
Bachelor of Psychology,
Master in Science (Health Psychology),
Diploma of Professional Psychology.

Our Story

Positive Wellbeing Psychology was founded by principal psychologist, Emily Burton. Emily is an Australian based Psychologist with many years of experience in clinical practice working across private, Government and non-for-profit settings. Emily founded Positive Wellbeing Psychology during COVID-19 due to her objective to provide warm, caring, and discrete online psychological support to reduce life’s barriers for accessing support for all Australians.

Experience in Mental Health & Clinical Practice 

Emily is experienced in providing psychological assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment from early adolescent years to adults who are experiencing:
> Depression and mood disorders
> Stress and burnout
> Low self-esteem and low self-worth
> General anxiety and worry
> Social anxiety and panic attacks
> Adjustment challenges (starting a new job or university course/internship, relocation to a new city)
> Sleep difficulties
> Body image issues (including body dysmorphia)
> Eating difficulties (including binge eating, bulimia and anorexia)
> Relationship challenges

Therapeutic Approach

Emily’s therapeutic approach is grounded in neuroscience, cognitive-behavioural theories (CBT and CBT-E for Eating Disorders), acceptance and mindfulness-based sciences (ACT), and positive psychology. Emily also adopts narrative and interpersonal therapy (IPT), and the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy.


As a psychologist, Emily is well-trained to tailor evidence-based practices to the individual’s needs, goals and strengths to overcome personal difficulties.

Personal Interests

In Emily’s spare time, she absolutely loves spending time at her family home with her two beautiful golden retrievers (Millie and Daisy) – and her family of course!


Emily also enjoys a takeaway coffee from one her favourite coffee shop (Entrecôte!) and walking along the Botanical Gardens on a chilly winter morning – all rugged up.


Another passion of Emily’s is travel, travel and more travel. From a very young age, Emily was introduced to different countries, which usually meant missing the first 1-2 weeks of the school term. What this means for Emily is she has developed a little bit of a travel bug and finds herself thinking up new ways to plan a sneaky trip. Emily loves exploring new locations, cultures and food!!


Emily had an opportunity to live in Singapore for a little over 5 years before returning to Australia. From this, Emily has developed an understanding of adjustment challenges and settling into a new university, job, or country!

More recently, Emily has developed an interest in building her private practice based on all principles close to Emily’s heart – warmth, genuine care, and integrity.


Emily enjoys catching up over a coffee with other allied health professionals with similar interests and prides herself in building holistic support for clients. As a result of this natural interest and drive, Positive Wellbeing Psychology has become a warm private practice well-known for providing an integrated wrap-around support for clients.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

A client-centered approach to facilitate positive change and to improve overall life satisfaction, health and wellbeing.

Positive Wellbeing Psychology are trained in a range of evidence-based treatment approaches to help improve mental health and wellbeing. A few proven therapy approaches that may be adopted in treatment may include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT and CBT-E for eating disorders), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and The Gottman Method to Relationship Therapy.


Positive Wellbeing Psychology collaborate with a number of warm and nurturing professionals who create a ‘wrap around support’ for our clients. Our professional network includes General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Schools and other Allied Health Professions (incl. Dietitians, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Speech and Language Therapists). If you are reading this and hold similar values to support your clients, please reach out today.

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