Psychologists for schools

When a child or student is exposed to an extreme tragedy, or is overwhelmed by overwhelming stress, an educational psychologist is a skilled responder.

In response to requests from teachers and head teachers, we now offer child psychology behavioural support which is designed to be a tailored around pupils with deeper mental health and wellbeing issues, in either primary or secondary level education.

Common issues that children seeking therapy have faced include: divorce, abuse, mental illness, death of a loved one, or exposure to substance addiction. Symptoms that commonly warrant intervention or therapy include: obsessive behavior, social isolation, poor diminished academic performance, anxiety, anger, sleep disorders, aggression or incontinence.

Our certified practitioner is focused on evaluating children or students who are experiencing emotional difficulties and providing a treatment plan. Rooted in counseling and psychological theories, our child psychologists and neuroscientists are experts on how to help children manage depression, mental illness and developmental challenges.

While intervention and therapy may seem scary to parents, a child psychologist helps parents understand that it is normal for a child to have emotional ups and downs and that therapy is a positive, healthy step.

Our psychologists have an expertise in:

  • Sociology – eg. social skills, communication skills
  • Cognitive Science – eg. family relationships, emotional development, mediation, forgiveness and anger
  • Philosophy – eg. values, moral development
  • Social Science – eg. interpersonal relations, self-control, responsibility, resilience
  • Social Neuroscience – eg. mood swings, pessimism, isolation, concerns for the body
  • Cognitive Neuroscience – eg. learning, memory, perceptions, emotions
  • Developmental Psychology – eg. child development, attitude changes
  • Cognitive Psychology – eg. memory and thinking, knowledge representation
  • Educational Psychology – eg. motivation, problem-based learning, intelligence
  • Social Psychology – eg. persuasion, social cognition
  • Affective Neuroscience

How does it work?

      1. Conversation

Following a conversation with you, we tailor and design a series of learning modules to suit your specific school needs and one of our locally based practitioners will come to you school and deliver them.

      2. Assessment 

One of the most important aspects of a child psychologist is to diagnose the condition or issue that is impacting the emotional well-being of a child. A child psychologist begins by meeting the child and having a conversation, to establish rapport. The most important role of a child psychologist is to meet the child at his / her level. This may involve role playing, drawing pictures, or the use of toys and props. Relating to the child through the use of play is an effective way to build trust and help the child feel comfortable opening up. Additional standardized tests may be used to ascertain conditions like learning disorders, social interaction weaknesses, or emotional issues.

The sessions could comprise a one hour session each week for a term of half term to your pupils/students or maybe it could be a full training day(s) for teachers. A typical psychological assessment may take four to seven hours to complete. It may be conducted in several sessions, depending upon the needs and age of the child or student.

      3. Treatment plan

Rooted in evidence based theory provided by psychology and neuroscience experts, our resource content is designed to help young people understand and manage a range of wellbeing issues including anxiety, depression, mental illness and developmental challenges.

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