Educational Psychology

Educational psychology is the practice of applying psychological theories and ideas to the difficulties that can arise for pupils, teachers, families and schools.

Educational Psychologists (EPs) apply psychology in their work with families, schools, and young people to support young people’s learning, development, and emotional wellbeing from age 0-25. EPs have in-depth knowledge, understanding and research skills at a masters and doctorate level and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Cognus’ team of Educational Psychologists work with families through:

  • Consultation meetings with parents/carers to problem-solve and action plan.
  • Assessment work with children and young people to explore the difficulties they are experiencing.
  • Therapeutic work with pupils to work on social, emotional and mental health difficulties that they may be experiencing.
  • Parent/carer workshops to provide information about areas of concern and a chance for parents to reflect on how they support their children.

As a service, we are committed to supporting families to work towards the best outcomes for children and young people. We work flexibly and creatively, so that the focus of our work is tailored to each family’s individual circumstances.

If you would like support from our Educational Psychologists, the first step is to speak to someone in your child’s school; this is usually the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept direct referrals from parents/carers until we have discussed with the SENCO.