Swithenbank Psychology Ltd. is a private educational psychology practice managed by Dr Aimee Swithenbank.
Aimee is an independent educational psychologist (EP) registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (registration no. PYL32205). She holds a Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, obtained from UCL in 2015.
Aimee has worked in education for over 14 years in various roles supporting children with special educational needs. During her undergraduate placement, she supported a team of school psychologists at the Boston (Massachusetts) Children's Hospital Neighbourhood Partnerships, delivering academic tuition and social-emotional programmes to children in schools. She has also worked as a facilitator across a group of North Essex schools, supporting children with SEMH, autism and those at risk of exclusion, through individualised programmes and parent support groups. Aimee also has experience in a vocational day centre for adults with learning disabilities, supporting their self-advocacy, independence and preparation for adult-life. She has been on the board of Directors for a local animal assisted occupational therapy company.
After obtaining her Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology in 2015, Aimee worked as a local authority EP providing individual assessments, training and consultation to mainstream and special schools. Part of her work also included writing Psychological Advice for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments, and providing supervision for Trainee EPs.
Aimee established her private practice in 2019. Her special interests include neurodiversity (autism/ADHD), learning difficulties (dyslexia/dyscalculia), and emotional factors affecting learning.
As a qualified EP Aimee is able to formally diagnose specific learning difficulties (see FAQs).