I offer a caring, problem solving service for parents, children and teachers. I strongly believe that the child, the parents and the teachers are key partners in the process of education.
I achieve my aim through the ideas, beliefs and commitment of this partnership. I am qualified to work with youngsters from 0-19 yrs of age on any issues relating to childhood development.
My knowledge base is drawn from an understanding of normal and different patterns of cognitive/learning processes, social and emotional development and an awareness of the influence that the interaction between child and his/her environment has on subsequent development.
The British Psychological Society is the UK's Professional body for Psychologists. It was founded in 1901 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1965. The Society holds a Register of Chartered Psychologists; whose designatory letters (awarded through following a recognised qualification route) are a sign of professionalism, commitment to ethical conduct, annual continuous professional development and peer recognition of achievement. This is a means to protect the Public in the knowledge that a Chartered professional has been recognised as such, is aligned with current practice and has the support and back-up of their Professional body.
Educational Psychologists are psychology graduates with postgraduate training in applying psychological principles to educational and community settings concerned with child development as well as having a practical experience of teaching.
For current trainees this is through a PhD training, but prior to this you steered your own course through the qualifications route of initial psychology degree, post graduate teacher training, a minimum of 2-3 years as a teacher in a Local Education Authority school and finally your MSc/Cert. in Educational Psychology, followed by a further year in post with a County Educational Psychology Service, after which you could apply for Chartered Status if approved by your Head of Service.