Educational Psychologist

What is individual educational assessment and therapy?

Assessment of such problems may include having an assessment conversation or interview with the young person concerned and then a negotiated plan of a course of action which will address the difficulties. The treatment or interventions which can emerge after assessment, might be for example, a course of CBT or E.M.D.R., some sessions of parenting skills, a behavioural programme or contract, some sessions of mindfulness or relaxation.


Educational Psychologists at Yorkshire Psychology Practice


Dr Sharon Lourd-Moyo

Dr Sharon Lourd-Moyo

Dr Sharon Lourd-Moyo, BSc. (Hons), PGCE, MSc, Ed.D

Educational Psychologist

Dr Sharon Lourd-Moyo qualified as an Educational Psychologist over twenty years ago and is currently employed both independently and for a large County Council. Sharon works with children and young people 0-25 years old who have a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities both general and specific including communication difficulties (delayed language skills and children with more complex needs such as ASC), emotional, sensory, physical and medical needs. Her special interest is working in mainstream schools and out of county provision resourced to meet the needs of children and young people who are Profoundly Deaf. She has supported both staff and young people.

Sharon is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.


Ruth Whaling, BSc. (Hons), PGCE, MSc., Postgrad Dip (for Research in Education), C.Psychol, AFBPS, HCPC registered, Consultant Educational Psychologist

Dr Ruth Whaling

Ruth Whaling, BSc. (Hons), PGCE, MSc., Postgrad Dip (for Research in Education), C.Psychol, AFBPS, HCPC registered

Consultant Educational Psychologist

Ruth has a vast range of experience as an Educational Psychologist and has held the posts of Senior,

Deputy Principal and Principal Educational Psychologist, for various Local Authorities; covering all aspects of EP work – assessment and intervention, multi-agency working, school organisation, training, strategic SEN development and management. Ruth has operated as an independent Consultant Educational Psychologist, since 2010, providing a full range of EP services and additionally working with CYP with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and offering mindfulness training. The main additional specialisms offered are in Autism, ADHD, Attachment, Early Years, Social Emotional and behavioural change. Ruth is also a qualified mindfulness teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP).

Services offered include:

  • Specialised psychological assessment – for all aspects of cognition and learning (e.g. WISC V, WASI 3); screening for Autism (e.g. GARS 3); social and emotional functioning (e.g. SIP C/A, Lawseq self-esteem, self-efficacy in schools, Beck’s Youth Inventory, Resiliency Scales).
  • Specialist therapeutic intervention relating to learning, motivation, emotional regulation and self-image – based on solution focussed, CBT, PCP and mindfulness approaches.
  • Expert Witness reports and ongoing assessment / intervention for young people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Qualified mindfulness teacher and trainer (MISP) delivering courses (.b, paws.b, .b foundations) and consultation for primary and secondary aged yp and school staff.
  • Consultant and trainer on all aspects of SEN and psychology relating to yp and education.
    Supervisor to groups / individuals working within education.


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