A stylised tree of life - stunted on the left but unfurling gently on the right symbolising growth.

About me

Who am I?

I'm Nik. Hello! Thanks for your interest!

I've been registered with the HCPC since I qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in 2008 from the University of Teesside but I have had a varied and colourful career! My experience ranges from apprentice electrician, through more than 10 years in mobile telecommunications in customer services and project management. I came full circle and returned to the public sector as a grants manager before I decided it was time for a change and applied to retrain in 2005.

My special clinical interest is in Long Term Condition (LTC) management and although I started off in Orthopaedics I have significant experience in the areas of Neuro, Pain Management, Rheumatology and Hand Therapy. I feel very strongly that we should treat people not conditions and that therapy does not need to happen in a medical setting. I am due to complete a Level 3 course in Life Coaching in the next six months which will help me work with people who need more of the coaching and less of the OT!

I am also a proud mum of two. I enjoy good food, good music and good people – all of which nurture the soul! My favourite quote is one I try to live by:

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”

C.S Lewis

So, if you’re looking for help to change your story get in touch, I’d love to work with you!

A headshot of Nik Burt looking down and towards the right with long blonde hair, brown glasses and wearing a leaf patterned orange top
A headshot of Nik Burt smiling towards the camera and speaking.  She has long blonde hair, brown glasses and is wearing a leaf patterned orange top
A headshot of Nik Burt smiling and looking up and towards the left.  She has long blonde hair, is wearing brown glasses and a leaf patterned orange top

Being Matters - Life improvement through Life Coaching and Occupational Therapy

In and around County Durham, UK

Contact Nik Burt by:

mobile - 07759 694046