Dr Emma Woodward
BSc Psychology, D.ChEd Psych, Dip Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
Emma has a Doctorate in Child, Educational and Community Psychology from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex (UK). Emma’s previous roles include working as a Practice Advisor for the Ministry of Education and as an Educational Psychologist for Local Government in the UK.
Emma has over twenty years experience working with children, young people, their families, schools and the wider community and her underlying values regarding equality and inclusion are at the heart of all of the work she undertakes. Emma’s passion lies in working with children, their families and schools to enable positive and lasting change. She has a sound knowledge of the full range of learning difficulties and disabilities, complex needs as well as mental health issues and has worked with a wide range of children (aged 0-19) & their families as well many schools to provide specific support to address the key issues.
Emma has a relaxed, child-centered and approachable style and links strengths-based and solution-focused assessment with practical interventions grounded in current research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.
Specific Interests are:-
- Trauma and Attachment
- Understanding Challenging Behaviour
- Resilience and Wellbeing
- Emotional Regulation
- Social Skills Development
- Group Work
- Motivational Interviewing