I am passionate about the application of psychological theory and research to promote young people’s academic engagement and emotional wellbeing
I believe that it is only when young people feel understood and valued that they are able to fulfil their potential. I work tirelessly across education, social care and with parents to try and aid all the young people that I work with to reach their potential.
My experience covers the 0-25 age range and includes working as a youth worker, primary school teacher, research assistant and educational psychologist. While working as a teacher I specialised in supporting pupils with social and emotional mental health (SEMH) needs, as well as being a mainstream teacher. I have also carried out doctoral research around supporting the inclusion of children with autism within mainstream classrooms. I have links with the University of Manchester and the doctoral programme.
There have been times when people have received a diagnosis without support for the future, and here at HSR Psychology we provide diagnostic follow up services to address identified needs, including interventions.
Describe your approach to students in 3 words.
Positive. Solution-focused. Pragmatic
What do you enjoy most about working with parents/carers?
I understand what is like to have a child with additional needs. I find that this helps me to relate to other parents and to professionals working to support children with SEN. I get immense personal satisfaction from helping families to see a way forward together.
What are your specialisms?
I have special interested in autistics spectrum conditions (ASC), social, emotional and mental health (SEMH), cognition and learning and attachment needs.
I believe that it is only when young people feel understood and valued that they are able to fulfil their potential.
HSR Psychology is an independently owned and controlled not-for-profit social enterprise we reinvest any profits we generate to further maximise the wellbeing and potential of children and young people.