About Our Team

Dr Aimee Swithenbank

Educational Psychologist 

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Swithenbank Psychology Ltd. is managed by Dr Swithenbank, an experienced Educational Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC registration number PYL 32205). 

Dr Swithenbank has worked in education, across the private and public sector, for over 12 years.  She holds a professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, obtained at University College London. Her specialist interests include autism, ADHD, and specific learning difficulties. 

Wendy White 

Specialist Teacher and Education Consultant

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Wendy is a qualified (senior lead) teacher who has taught in pupil referral units for over 30 years, supporting vulnerable children with social-emotional issues, trauma, neurodevelopmental conditions and learning difficulties. She is also a qualified SENCo, Nurture Group teacher, and Level 7 Specialist Teacher in specific learning difficulties (SpLD). She holds an M.A. in Education (distinction), completing her thesis in understanding the value of outdoor education in supporting learning and emotional wellbeing. 

Wendy works with Swithenbank Psychology Ltd. part-time, supporting the administration of individual assessments alongside Dr Aimee Swithenbank. 

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Amanda Towns

Assessment Coordinator

Amanda provides administrative support for all our services. She takes enquiries, bookings and coordinates individual assessments. 

Amanda works with Swithenbank Psychology Ltd. part-time. 

You can contact Amanda by email at

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What is Educational Psychology 

Educational psychology is concerned with children, young people and adults in educational settings. 

Educational psychologists (EPs) have a high level of training in child and adolescent development, as well as special educational needs. EPs look at how an individual experiences and functions within their world, considering a range of factors that can affect learning and development. 

EPs tackle a range of issues including learning difficulties, social-emotional problems and neurodevelopment conditions such as autism and ADHD.

 

EPs draw on psychological theory and research to provide an explanation of the presenting concerns and  advice on how to help the child or adult move forward. 

EPs work in a variety of ways, usually triangulating information from observations (watching the individual work), consultation (talking with the individual or people who know them well about their concerns), questionnaires (special tools designed to measure specific skills or aspects of a person's experience), and standardised assessments.