Senior Educational Psychologist
A Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a full member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology. Paula is registered with the professional body HCPC, allowing her to practice as an applied psychologist. Paula has fourteen years’ experience as an educational psychologist and has worked as a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist with Leicestershire County Council and as an EP with Gloucestershire County Council before joining EPIC in 2015. Paula is the service lead and has key interests in children’s mental health (particularly anxiety), attachment and relationships, working memory and social processing. Paula has published research articles on group work and nurturing classrooms.
Dr Claire Page
Claire is registered with the professional body HCPC allowing her to practice as an applied psychologist. Claire has fifteen years’ experience as an educational psychologist and worked as a Senior EP with Leicestershire County Council, specialising in supporting vulnerable children, before joining EPIC in June 2016. Claire has a particular interest in attachment theory, social, emotional and mental health and how psychological frameworks based in these areas can support children, young people and families who are struggling with difficult-to-manage behaviours and feelings. Claire is also involved with the training and support of ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants).
Zoë has been working as an Educational Psychologist for fifteen years and has worked for services in Leicestershire and Barking and Dagenham prior to joining EPIC in July 2016. She is a registered practitioner with HCPC and is also a qualified teacher. Zoë is interested in children’s mental health and resilience, and has worked in a family therapy clinic with children and families where there are mental health difficulties. Zoë has also worked in a specialist team supporting young people with anxiety related attendance difficulties. Other areas of professional interest include attachment and relational trauma, anxiety, bereavement, autism and applying therapeutic approaches within a school setting.
Assistant Educational Psychologist
Gabbi is a psychology graduate from Loughborough University seeking to pursue a career working with children and young people. Gabbi was educated in Leicestershire and has experience of working with primary age pupils including children with SEN in a teaching assistant role, as well as voluntary work with vulnerable teenagers in conjunction with a well-established East Midlands charity. Gabbi has a determination to work in a field that will allow her to help ensure children can lead happy and secure lives and has an interest in child development, mental health and wellbeing. Gabbi will also assist the Educational Psychologists, as well as support the schools within the partnership.
Amy joined the team in 2015 and has been pivotal in establishing the systems in place that have made EPIC’s development a success. Having previously worked in the private sector and completing a PGCE before joining the team, Amy is well equipped to help schools with a range of enquires.