FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS AN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST?
Educational Psychologists work with individuals, small groups and at a whole system level to support the education and mental wellbeing of children and young people (aged 0 to 25).
To become an Educational Psychologist, you must first obtain an undergraduate degree in psychology (or undertake a conversion course), followed by obtaining a minimum of 2 years experience, working with children and young people. You must then complete a 3 year professional doctorate which includes attendance at university as well as on-the-job work experience.
WHY WORK WITH AN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST?
The role of the Educational Psychologist is to work collaboratively with the key people involved in a child or young person's life in order to support problem solving and, ultimately, to strive towards facilitating positive change.
WHO CAN MAKE A REFERRAL TO LWP?
Educational settings (schools, nurseries, colleges etc.) can make referrals to LWP. However, if you are a parent concerned about your child and believe we can help, speak to your child's school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) who can make contact with us.
WHICH GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS DO LWP COVER?
LWP is Hertfordshire-based and provide services to schools in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, West Midlands, West and North London primarily. We do work outside these areas which is agreed in the initial discussion. Additional travel costs may be charged.
HOW DO WE CONTACT LEARNING & WELLBEING PSYCHOLOGY?
You can connect with us in one of three ways:
Email us at and we will respond within 48 hours.
You can fill in the contact form found here and we will make contact with you within 48 hours.
You can call us on 07716 094 580. Sometimes we may be in a meeting or with clients. If you call and we are unable to take it, we will respond to you within 7 days.
WHO DO LWP WORK WITH?
We work in a child centred way with children, families, schools, local authorities and the wider community. Our work aims to afford children the best possible educational and wellbeing outcomes. As a Community Interest Company (CIC) we have positioned ourselves as a school only referral organisation. In this way we can empower those around children and young people (as well as the children themselves) to support their learning and wellbeing. We believe this has a 'ripple effect' and can positively benefit many more in the school and wider community.
DOES LWP PROVIDE TRAINING?
Yes, we provide training on a range of topics. It is best to contact us for an initial discussion so that we can tailor the training to your particular learning needs. Our Educational Psychologists are experienced in delivering training and workshops to a variety of audiences such as whole school staff, Teaching Assistants, parents, and staff from wider educational backgrounds. We also provide supervision to educational staff and Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) practitioners. Do contact us to discuss this further.