Dr Aaron Balick

Aaron Balick, PhD, is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and cultural theorist specialising in the understanding of modernity through depth psychology.

Aaron is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK), a founding and executive member of The Relational School, UK, and a CEO of Stillpoint Spaces.

In addition to his academic and clinical work, Aaron is a contributor and consultant to the media, a blogger, mental health writer, and a regular voice promoting mental health for children and young people on BBC television and radio.

A regular contributor of psychological and mental health content for the media, Dr. Balick was the longest serving mental health agony uncle on Radio 1’s Surgery. He has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human and The Moral Maze. Also active in print media, Aaron has contributed to Wired MagazineThe IndependentThe Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He has been named a 21st Century Professional by Newsweek Magazine.

Aaron is the author of three books, The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected up instantaneous culture and the self (2014, Karnac), the children’s book Keep your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress (2013, Hachette), and The Little Book of Calm: Tame Your Anxieties, Face Your Fears, and Live Free (2018, Rider), and a contributor to many other books and texts.

Past events with Aaron Balick

Perspectives on Interpretation: What makes a good intervention in therapy?

Testimonials from Aaron Balick’s Training

I have thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was well organised, the presentations flowed well together and kept me enthralled

Uplifting, touching, thoughtful

Engaging – reassuring – educational and exciting. An enlightening presentation from Aaron.

Brighton Therapy Partnership has worked with many trainers and speakers in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. To see a full list, visit our speakers' page. In addition, we regularly interview speakers for our blog.