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Psychologist Emily Burton I Positive Wellbeing Psychology
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we are Melbourne-based Psychologist experienced in the psychology treatment for adolescents and adults. Our warm and caring psychologists establish a strong therapeutic alliance early in therapy, by exploring goals, personal strengths to create a safe and supportive therapy setting that fosters trust and forthright communication. Talk to a psychologist from the comfort and privacy of your own home and device. After hour appointments available.
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ABOUT PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST & FOUNDER, EMILY BURTON

Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Bachelor of Psychology, Master in Science (Health Psychology), Diploma of Professional Psychology, Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Emily’s bubbly and friendly nature tends to establish a warm and genuine professional relationship that fosters trust and comfort for her clients, which she believes is paramount in order to achieve successful therapy. Emily’s clients have described her as warm and genuine in her approach and often describe feelings of comfort and trust very early on in therapy.

Therapeutic Approach

Emily’s objective in clinical practice is to adopt a client-centered approach to therapy whilst drawing on a variety of evidence-based strategies and tools to help facilitate positive change for her clients. Emily works collaboratively with her clients to improve their overall life satisfaction, health and wellbeing.

 

Emily provides her clients with a safe and non-judgemental space. She enjoys helping her clients to understand past and present difficulties but also identifies and taps into her client’s inner-strengths and values.

 

Emily is collaborative in approach to her therapy where she encourages her clients to explore their goals early on in therapy, whilst providing direction and supporting future orientation. Emily uses the therapy goals set early on to help her clients move towards positive change.

 

Emily also believes it is important to respectfully place her clients as the expert in their own life experiences. She has found this helpful in facilitating a greater sense of self-esteem, control and empowerment hence promoting further positive growth.

Experience and Interests

Emily has experience working with adolescent, young adults and adults across public, private and community settings.

 

Emily is experienced in working with a range of mental health disorders including depression and mood disorders, stress and burnout, low self-esteem and low self-worth, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, poor body image (including body dysmorphia), binge eating, bulimia, anorexia and relationship challenges. In addition to clinical presentations, Emily also supports her clients with personal development, decision-making and problem-solving as required in their personal, social and occupation lives.

 

Emily’s postgraduate research investigated the impact of depressive tendencies on the family. In a separate study, Emily also researched the impact of academic pressures on depressive tendencies.

Therapies

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.

Personal Interests

Emily enjoys spending time at her family home with her two beautiful golden retrievers – Millie and Daisy. Emily finds her days off usually involving a takeaway coffee and walking the beautiful botanical gardens, conversing with good friends, especially on a chilly winter’s morning.

 

Emily also has a special interest in collaborating and supporting other fellow psychologists. Emily enjoys having a coffee (usually with an almond croissant) with other professionals holding similar interests. Emily prides herself and her private practice on building holistic support for her clients. As a result of this natural interest and drive, Positive Wellbeing Psychology has grown organically and blossomed into a warm and professional private practice well-known for providing integrated wrap-around support for clients.

Personal Strengths and Passions

Emily was introduced to new cultures and countries from a young age. This often meant that she missed week 1-2 of the school term. Emily soon discovered her inner travel-bug was an important part of her life – it needed to thrive. Emily resided in Singapore for a period of five plus years as a result of this passion. Emily has many fond memories of her time there along with first-hand experience of stressful life transitions and adjustment challenge relating to starting off new. Emily’s life experiences have enabled her in finding grounds to relate and connect to her clients, thereby creating a more collaborative journey for her clients and to help improve their wellbeing and life satisfaction in general.

 

Emily has more recently developed interest in reducing life’s barriers to accessing quality psychological support for all Australian’s at Positive Wellbeing Psychology.  With principles that were close to Emily’s heart including; warmth, genuine care, and integrity.

Emily often describes feeling very privileged to work with clients to facilitate positive change and to practice at Positive Wellbeing Psychology, delivering online psychology at our Melbourne psychology clinic.

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