Swithenbank Psychology Ltd. is managed by Dr Aimee Swithenbank.
Aimee is a freelance educational psychologist (EP) registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (see Practitioner Psychologist, registration number PYL32205). She has worked in education supporting children and young people with special educational needs since 2009. Before establishing her private practice in 2019, Aimee worked as a local authority EP in several authorities/London borough councils. Her roles during this time mostly included staff consultation, training and providing Psychological Advice for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments.
Aimee has broad knowledge in the four areas of special educational needs outlined in the SEND Code of Practice (cognition and learning; communication and interaction; social, emotional and mental health; sensory/physical) and particular interests in:
Specific learning difficulties and neurodivergent conditions including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum condition (ASC).
Cognitive skills, attention and executive functions (e.g., inhibitory control, working memory and processing speed).
Children’s self-perceptions as learners and their approaches to learning (e.g., self-esteem, resilience and emotional regulation when learning).
Aimee provides individual assessments for children, young people and adults. She accepts referrals from schools, colleges, universities, parents and adult self-referrals.