Dr Aimee Swithenbank
Educational Psychologist, Lead Practitioner at Swithenbank Psychology
Aimee has worked in education for ten years, supporting children, young people and adults across the broad spectrum of need, including autism, speech and language, mental health, and learning difficulties.
Aimee began her career as a shadowing school psychologist in the suburbs of Boston Massachusetts, volunteering for the Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships, before working for North Essex Behaviour and Attendance Partnership, and a vocational day service for young people and adults with learning disabilities. Combining her love for psychology and animals, Aimee has also been on the board of Directors for a charity using animal-assisted therapy to improve wellbeing.
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.
Aimee is highly skilled and experienced at providing psychological advice for schools and Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments, as well as working strategically with school leaders to improve outcomes for children and young people.
In addition to her private practice, Aimee has worked under Local Authority employment in Essex and a north London Borough, alongside colleagues in health and statutory assessment services. She also practises on Harley Street with a small team of practitioner psychologists, is a licensed ELKLAN Tutor, and registered ELSA trainer.