Educational psychologist assessments for children and adults. 

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Learn. Achieve.


Welcome to Swithenbank Psychology Ltd, a small, private educational psychology practice managed by Dr Aimee Swithenbank,  Educational Psychologist. 

We provide comprehensive educational psychologist assessments for children and adults, helping them to overcome and alleviate any challenges they may face with school, learning and education. 


We work with adults, children, families and schools in Colchester and the surrounding areas. 

Using the latest technology and digital tools, we can also offer remote assessments for children and adults across the UK.   

Areas we can cover include: 
Dyslexia and literacy difficulties

Dyscalculia and maths difficulties 
Dysgraphia and handwriting
Social communication
Behaviour at school 
Cognitive assessments 
Working memory 
Processing speed
Anxiety about learning 
Emotional regulation in the classroom

Attention and hyperactivity 
Executive functioning 



"We feel a real sense of relief that our daughter is now able to reduce her frustration and anxiety by having a better understanding of methods of learning that will work best for her and why some things have been a challenge in the past. We have lots of positive ideas/tools that appear to be easily implemented with the correct support to make learning more enjoyable and achievable. Many Thanks."


"Everything was great! On the day Aimee was warm, open and patient throughout the various assessments. I really appreciated the feedback meeting on the day as I was able to receive the results promptly and had the opportunity to ask questions."


"Really professional service with great communication throughout the process. The assessment covered what was asked for. Very helpful report, written clearly with recommendations for school and home."


"Honestly I couldn’t be happier with the service provided. Professional from start to end, the whole process felt easy and most importantly my son was comfortable and at ease. The report was very thorough and helped myself and others understand his way of learning. I would definitely recommend your services and just wish I had done it sooner."


"Very knowledgeable assessment carried out. Was very happy to leave my child for the assessment. Excellent feedback and detailed report."


"It can be quite a nerve wracking experience for an adult, but Aimee seems to know this and created an atmosphere in the room that was very calm. She’s quite tactful and her questions were easy to understand. Would recommend her services 100%."

Adult assessment

"I didn't know what to expect but was reassured by the clear instructions and information provided throughout. I enjoyed the assessment and was very grateful for the subsequent report and advice. The diagnosis has, and will, make a huge difference to me - personally and professionally. Thank you so much!"

Adult assessment

"I experienced a very professional and compassionate approach by Aimee to the assessment of my son. She gave a helpful feedback session and comprehensive report which we were able to share with the school. My son found Aimee easy to engage with and enjoyed the assessment session with her. I would recommend Aimee to any parents who are seeking an assessment to understand and support their child’s needs within an education setting."