meet the team

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Dr Aimee Swithenbank

Educational Psychologist, Lead Practitioner at Swithenbank Psychology 
Aimee has worked across the local authority and private sector for over ten years, supporting children and young people with diverse needs including autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, mental health needs and challenging behaviour. 
Aimee began her career as a shadowing school psychologist in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. She read Psychology at Bath University in 2005, taking modules on the Risk and Prevention program at Harvard Graduate School of Education (Boston, MA) in 2009, before obtaining her professional doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology in 2015, University College London. 
As well as managing Swithenbank Psychology, Aimee works alongside a small team of practitioner psychologists in a london-based educational psychology practice. 
  • Lead Practitioner at Swithenbank Psychology 
  • Educational Psychologist registered with the HCPC 
  • Enhanced DBS Check 
  • Professional indemnity insured 
  • Licensed ELKLAN Tutor (trained to deliver high quality courses for supporting children with speech and language needs) 
  • Registered Emotional Literacy Support Assistant trainer - an EP led initiative aimed at building schools' capacity to meet pupils' emotional needs 
 
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Wendy White 

Psychometrician at Swithenbank Psychology 
Wendy supports the administration of psychometric testing in our Colchester consulting rooms on Mondays.
She is also a SENCo, senior leader, and qualified teacher in a special school, and has taught children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, autism, and moderate learning difficulties for nearly forty years. Her interests throughout her career have included engaging at risk pupils in education, PE and outdoor learning, raising achievement in maths and literacy,  promoting a growth mindset, and developing resiliency.  
  • Certificate of Education in PE
  • Masters degree in Education (Distinction)
  • Level 7 Specialist Teacher and Assessor in Specific Learning Difficulties, 
  • Qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
  • Qualified through the Nurture UK Network, to run Nurture Groups using the Boxall Profile assessment tool 
  • Enhanced DBS check
 

applying psychology to help children and young people enjoy a high quality life

swithenbankpsychology@gmail.com  |  07710406204 | Colchester, Essex