EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
I have diverse experience of over 25 years working with children, young people and families from nursery, schools, and post 16 institutions in addition to other sectors.
I am adept in providing consultation in educational settings and to families on a range of issues. This can include assessments of children and young people with needs ranging from Autism, Attention Hyperactive Disorder ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Anxiety, Complex Trauma and General Mental Health.
In the last 23 years, I developed expertise in the psychological functioning of children and families and worked as an Expert Witness predominately for the Family Court (but also the High Court, Criminal Court and Immigration Tribunal). My Expert Witness role in Family Court has focussed on issues of parenting and recommendations for strength-based interventions for the family i.e. creating positive change.
I devise and deliver training to Schools and Organisations on matters of Resilience, Motivation, Emotional Coaching, and Mindfulness. I have also delivered training on leadership, performance management and supervision skills for staff in both Education and Care Organisations.
I have co-produced and delivered a bespoke parenting program for parents and foster-carer’s based on evidence-based research, building on findings from neuroscience and brain development. This work has been positively evaluated and published in a research journal.
Today, my work is evolving towards the use of Positive Psychology and Coaching such that I do more with adults and organisations. As a Chartered Coaching Psychologist I work to promote psychological resilience, optimise performance, and enhance health and well- being. My passion is to create a flourishing growth mindset. It informs my work, at every level
B.A (Hons), PGCE, Med (Educational Psychology),
MSc (Applied Forensic Psych),
Diploma in Coaching Psychology
Cardiff University Law School (Bond Solon Expert Witness)
HCPC Registered Educational and Forensic Psychologist
Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Chartered Scientist with the Science Council
Chartered Coaching Psychologist
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
From £100 per hour depending on need and complexity
Discounts when more than 3 sessions are booked at one time
Free 15-minute initial consultation