Welcome to Illuminate Psychology

Illuminate Psychology is a vibrant applied educational psychology service located in the North East of England. We pride ourselves in offering a solution-focused way of thinking. We listen carefully to what our clients would like to achieve so that we can respond meaningfully to their circumstances.

We have experience working in and across a wide range of settings including; early years settings, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities and organisations who work with children and families.

We believe that keeping up to date with relevant theory and research allows for a fresh perspective on situations and provides our clients with the chance to discover new methods of exploring and responding to the complex issues they face.

Seeing positive and sustainable change is at the heart of our philosophy. As such, our response is flexible, creative and tailored to meet the needs of our clients.

Behind the Vision

Emma is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a member of the Association of Educational Psychologists.

Prior to being awarded a Doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology, Emma worked as a Primary School Teacher, a Nurture Group Teacher and a Montessori Teacher. During this time she worked as a manager and front line practitioner. These roles have provided Emma with a useful first-hand experience of some of the many challenges schools, teachers, families and children are faced with on a daily bases.

Throughout her career Emma has gained additional qualifications relating to children and young people’s learning and development. It is because of her passion and training that she can offer a wide range of specialist support to the people she works with. Emma offers solution-focused advice and support through the use of consultation, assessment, specialist intervention, bespoke training and research.

Emma values the positive working relationships she has with her clients. She prides herself on offering a fresh perspective and is emotionally invested in seeing positive change.