If you are a school, educational setting or parent / carer looking for support from an Educational Psychologist please contact Psychology4Learning.
All our Educational Psychologists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, have the appropriate qualifications, Enhanced DBS checks, and private insurance.
If you are a parent / carer, we first advise that the you speak to your child’s school regarding your concerns and ask for their views on employing a private educational psychologist. When we work with parents / carers, we like to undertake the work on school site, and for the EP to speak to the school staff and involve them in the process. Schools are used to working with EPs, and are usually very supportive of this approach.
Each Local Authority also employs Educational Psychologists. These teams mainly undertake statutory work on behalf of the Local Authority i.e. support the Education Health and Care Planning process. These services are free to use, but due to budget constraints there may be a long waiting list, or there may be strict criteria as to who they are able to help. Sometimes we may advise schools or parents that their request should be directed to the Local Authority EP’s first, before employing a private Educational Psychologist.