BSc., MSc. Child Development, MSc. Counselling Psychology
Specialising in early childhood development and psycho-educational assessment.
I have worked in the field of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) assessment since 1990. Having completed my MSc in Child Development at the Institute of Education, I began training under Dr Andrew Hicks at Centre Academy, the first day-school in London specifically established to focus on the needs of students with Attention Deficit Disorder and other neuropsychological processing difficulties. Following my time at Centre Academy, I went on to work as a consulting psychologist at both Dyslexia Action and the Dyslexia Teaching Centre in Kensington.
Since completing my MSc in Counselling Psychology at City University in 2007, I have set up a number of child and adolescent counselling services at independent schools in London and continue to work as a School Counsellor at a West London independent school. In 2014, I co-founded The Independent School, a SEND specialist provision for children aged 11 – 16. When TIS was acquired by Cavendish Education in 2015, I became a Non-Executive Director of the Cavendish Education group.
Together with Jessica Narowlansky, in 2016, I formed a West London SEND Professional group which consists of specialists in education from 30+ schools across London. The group meets regularly and is an invaluable source of networking and continuous professional development.
In addition to my work in the fields of counselling and education, I have written articles for the Dyslexia Review and School House Magazine.
Registered with the Health Care and Professional Council (HCPC) and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.