About Nick Diamand
I bring a unique outlook to my clients. Having spent the first 25 years of my career as a Bay Street banker with Canada’s largest international bank, I have observed transformations of the human spirit while witnessing many changing dynamics… characteristics that can often result in creating exhausting challenges.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Reg. # 1034) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario(CRPO). I am a graduate of Toronto’s renowned Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP), having successfully completed their 7 year academic and clinical requirements. I have been practicing now for the last 20 years. I have completed both the Externship & Core Skills Advanced Training Programs for Couples Therapy from the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). I have also served on the Board of the Psychotherapy Referral Service (PRS) as its Secretary, Treasurer and President.
As a psychotherapist with a personal experience with prostate cancer, I have a unique perspective and hopefully a helpful one, on both the practical and emotional issues men must grapple with as they face this potentially life-changing diagnosis and treatment.
Language I work in: English
Challenges you might be facing
I have experience in working with people who are challenged with:
- life transitions, especially career changes
- unhealthy relationship patterns
- being a man in relationship
- prostate cancer and treatment
- parental loss/aging
- work stress, especially in the corporate world
- anxiety in social and other settings
- loss, grief or bereavement
- controlling or expressing anger
- receiving/giving healthy love
- being a highly sensitive person
- issues of trust
- expressing healthy sexuality
- effecting change
- relaxing and playing
- giving care vs taking care
- a fear of being judged/criticized
- low self-esteem
- being judged by their appearance
- lack of motivation
- feeling isolated
- feeling a victim
- being a people-pleaser
- fears evoked by the threat of financial crisis
- expressing personal power
- gaining self-awareness
- maintaining personal boundaries
What happens in a therapy session
The seven-year Psychotherapy studies and 20 years clinical practice I have experienced to date, have equipped me with the understanding to offer you a dependable therapy practice. In fact, I have been fascinated for more than 40 years with the value of a therapeutic approach to life and have personally experienced the benefits of learning through many individual and group sessions. I look forward to working with you to help you discover your inner strengths as you learn to express more of who you are in the world.
I think of myself as a “soulsmith” … facilitating the awakening of your natural potential for unique personal and relational experiences … a true journey of change achieved through a relationship of trust.
Choosing a psychotherapist who can best relate to you is important to the success you will gain from the experience. So I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to meet and discover if my approach is right for you.