Aaron Balick, PhD. is a psychotherapist as well as a popular consultant, speaker and author. He is recognised globally for his work in the understanding of psychology and how it can be used to support and benefit individuals, businesses and society as a whole.
Aaron draws on more than twenty years of clinical and academic experience and is skilled at making psychology accessible to his varied audiences, in ways that are both engaging and entertaining.
He has appeared in a number of media organisations writing in the area of mental health with contributions in BBC Online, The Guardian, Newsweek and Wired Magazine. Aaron has offered his expertise across a variety of radio and television productions, including being the longest-running mental health contributor for BBC Radio 1’s phone-in Surgery programme for young people and appearing on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and The Digital Human.
Dr Aaron Balick is an honorary senior lecturer at the Department for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in London and is also actively involved in academic research. Aaron is also the CEO of Keypoint Spaces an international hub for the exploration of psychology.
Having worked across the business, industry and the charity sector, Aaron helps organisations build psychological practices and principles into the culture of their workplace.
Aaron uses his thorough understanding of the psychology of technology to help people and organisations make better choices on how they engage with technology either personally or how businesses can integrate technology more humanely within the workplace.
Central to Aaron’s ethos is ensuring that when he speaks, it isn’t just about something, but that it offers accessible concepts and meaningful practices that his audience can take home to positively impact their lives.
Aaron is the author of the seminal text The Psychodynamics of Social Networking. This awarded him recognition as an expert and scholar on the psychology of social media and technology.
In this book he explores how the nature of the way we relate to each other has been transformed by technology and social media. Drawing on his experience as a psychotherapist and cultural theorist, Dr. Balick interrogates the unconscious motivations behind our online social networking use, powerfully arguing that social media is not just a technology but is essentially human and deeply meaningful.
The Little Book of Calm: Tame Your Anxieties, Face Your Fears, and Live Free
In his self-help book The Little Book of Calm, Aaron shares a magical formula for achieving calm, covering practical techniques, advice, and inspiration.
Keep Your Cool – How to deal with life’s worries and stress
In his book for 11-15 year olds, Aaron Balick helps the younger audience deal with stress, anxiety, bullying, family strife, exam worries and identity, with lots of practical activities to help readers stay calm in an increasingly challenging modern world.
Filled with lots of practical activities providing support and guidance, this book will keep you cool, calm and collected in the modern world.
– The Psychology of Technology
– Psychological Wellbeing and Excellence in the Workplace
– The Elements of Personal Leadership
Key to Aaron’s approach when speaking is offering concepts and useful practices that his audience can take away and make practical use of in a way that impacts their life positively.
“A world-class thought-provoking speaker who made our event a massive success”
Hamayesh Farazan Co.
“Aaron delivers high-quality content that applies directly personal and professional lives.”
“Aaron uses interesting real-world examples to explain complex theories.”
Freud Museum London
“Aaron’s mental-health content was spot-on and specifically tailored for our audience.”