Highly Professional Educational Psychologists in Essex.
Educational Psychology is offered by The Owl Centre’s specialists
The Educational Psychologists at The Owl Centre in Essex combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
Dr Aimee Swithenbank BSc (Hons), DECPsy.
Aimee has over ten years’ experience working with children and young people across a range of settings including schools, nurseries, enhanced provisions, community projects and post-16 providers. She obtained her professional doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology in 2015 at University College London. Previously, she worked across secondary schools in Essex as a behaviour and attendance facilitator, leading on therapeutic interventions such as those based on cognitive behaviour therapy. In her role as a facilitator at a vocational day care service, Aimee worked with adults with complex needs and their families to support their community inclusion and independence. She has held voluntary posts at the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships (Massachusetts) and a local multi-disciplinary community interest company, which uses animal assisted therapy and community farm-based activities to support children, young people and adults to overcome challenges such as anxiety, low self-esteem, school non-attendance, and poor mental health. Most recently, under local authority employment, Aimee has worked with staff to develop a new enhanced provision for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. She also co-leads a parenting support group in her local area and is a placement supervisor for Educational Psychologists in training.
Aimee’s work is informed by psychological theory and cutting-edge research. She works with schools and families to help children and young people (ages 3 to 18 years) learn, make progress and prepare for adulthood. Aimee can support with concerns related to:
- learning difficulties and disabilities (including dyslexia and dyscalculia);
- Autism and social communication difficulties;
- social, emotional and mental health difficulties;
- language and communication;
- the psychological impact of physical and/ or neurological difficulties;
- sensory processing.
Following an initial telephone consultation, Aimee can offer an in-depth assessment in the home or school environment. All assessments include a written report which details the outcomes of the assessment and strategies to help the child or young person make progress.
Aimee can currently provide outreach services for families and schools in mid to south Norfolk.
- Downham Market
- East Harling
- Great Hockham
- Long Stratton
- Old Buckenham
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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