The work of an Educational Psychologist

What is an Educational Psychologist?

An Educational Psychologist uses their knowledge of child development, psychology and learning to help young people, and in some cases adults, make the most of their educational and work opportunities, whatever their learning needs. Educational Psychology focuses on how we learn, how we understand, and how we develop our ideas and skills. 


How I can help your child?

Your child may be experiencing difficulties with elements of their learning, which could be impacting on their social, emotional or academic success. 

By using a series of psychological assessments, alongside consultation with parents and, with consent, teachers, a young person’s strengths can be clearly identified in order to support any challenges that they face. This allows me to identify a range of strategies which can be implemented at home and at school.

Challenges that may be explored include: 




memory and processing difficulties

problems with attention & focus

emotional & behavioural needs


How I can help older children and adults?

In addition to identifying learning needs, the following can also be undertaken:

  • Assessments for access arrangements for examinations (e.g extra time), in conjunction with advice and support from the school/college
  • Assessments for Disabled Student Allowance applications for University
  • Assessments to support adults in the workplace and with work-based examinations

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COVID STATEMENT : During this current period, assessments are carried out in a well ventilated room with social distancing observed throughout. Where face-to-face appointments are not considered appropriate,  a remote assessment can be discussed.


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