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Dr Rachael King,

Educational and child psychologist

I am passionate about taking a holistic approach to ensure that children and young people are happy, safe and ready for life’s challenges.

My work is centred on using psychology to promote positive change for children, young people and their families. I believe in focusing on the strengths of individuals and exploring their world view through a variety of approaches.

My experiences with children, young people and families is broad including roles as a Surestart family worker, literacy specialist, speech and language therapy assistant, primary teacher and voluntary positions working therapeutically with terminally ill children, young people from deprived inner city backgrounds and mental health charities. I have also carried out research and lectured at the University of Manchester and Salford University.

Dr Rachael King - Educational and child psychologist

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Some areas of interest are positive psychology, projective techniques, resiliency, narrative techniques, early years, attribution theory, personal construct theory, nurturing principles, therapeutic play and the impact of emotions on learning.

Dr Rachael King - Educational and child psychologist

Dr Rachael King - Educational and child psychologist

My education

My work history

My experience

I have extensive experience due to my varied professional background which enables me to provide a broad range of specialist services related to:

I take a needs-led approach ensuring that children and young people remain at the centre of my work.

My professional memberships

Health and care professions council (HCPC) - PYL34627

Association of educational psychologists (AEP)

I help identify the following needs

As a qualified and experienced educational and child psychologist I am able to identify needs and support interventions for the following conditions:

I provide diagnostic follow up services to address any identified needs, including interventions.




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What do you enjoy most about working with children and young people?

I view it as a privilege to get to know children and young people and understand their areas of strengths and difficulties. I enjoy working with them, and the people around them to promote positive change.

How can you help children and young people?

I can give students the opportunity to have a space where their voice is listened to and valued.

Describe your approach to students in 3 words.

Holistic. Positive. Child-centred.

Why is wellbeing important?

A child or young person’s wellbeing is what drives them in daily life and I believe in the impact of early intervention and prevention in relation to wellbeing. Wellbeing is developed from experiences in and out of school. It is important to allow a child or young person to reflect on their levels of wellbeing so that effective strategies can be put in place.

My specialities

Strength based approaches


Personal construct approaches




Early years






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