The question I am most commonly asked is ‘What does an Educational Psychologist do?
An Educational Psychologist aims to enhance a child’s learning and / or their social and emotional skills through assessment and intervention in an educational setting – usually school.
The most common referral is at the suggestion of the child’s teachers, though I do take referrals from GP’s, Paediatricians and other professionals such as speech and language therapists.
I am based in London and have rooms at several convenient locations – at present, in Chelsea and in Wandsworth, South West London. I am also happy to visit schools in the London area and observe children in their classroom environment as appropriate.
I have worked in private practice since 2003 and started my own business in 2009. I enjoy my role as an Educational Psychologist and working with children and schools is never boring! qualified as an Educational Psychologist in 1997 and worked in three London Boroughs for over six years in various positions of responsibility, including Senior Educational Psychologist.
During this time I regularly visited a range of nurseries, primary, secondary and special schools, and was the attached Educational Psychologist to a number of primary and secondary language units. I developed particular interests in Early Years and did a lot of Early Years multidisciplinary work in my specialist role.
Prior to qualifying as an Educational Psychologist I worked as a primary school teacher in Luton for two years and also spent a year working with the Traveller Education Service in Bedfordshire as a peripatetic classroom assistant.
After the birth of my first daughter, I left Local Authority work and joined Lyn Fry Associates in 2004. Lyn retired in 2007 and I took over as Head Psychologist soon after. During this time I also managed to have two more children. I have a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Psychology from Reading University and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from De Montfort University. I then studied at the University of East London where I was awarded my Masters in Educational Psychology.
I am a Chartered Educational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and registered as a practitioner with the Health Professionals Council.contact – firstname.lastname@example.org.