Paula Wynter

Paula Wynter
British Psychological Society

Consultant Child and Educational Psychologist

BSC. (Hons), P.G.C.E., MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Reg HCPC

Paula Wynter is a highly experienced applied psychologist in the field of child and educational psychology. She has provided psychological assessment, advice and reports within both the public and private sectors for over twenty years. Paula is a Chartered member and an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.

Since completing her professional training at University College London, Paula has extended her knowledge and expertise in the psychological assessment of children and adults aged 0-90, within a wide context. She has worked up to a Senior level in assessing children across various educational establishments, with a diverse range of Special Educational Needs (SEN),  such as Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), rare genetic disorders, brain injury, road traffic accidents etc.  She is experienced in diagnosing specific learning difficulties (SpLD), such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Condition/ Disorder - (using ADOS 2).

At times children may be struggling emotionally or have behaviour problems, in most cases, this has an impact on their learning. Direct work with Paula can look at possible causal factors, (such as low self-esteem, lack of motivation) signpost onto appropriate therapeutic services, whilst looking at intervention to support their learning.

Paula’s work has included assessment of adults with learning difficulties, some of which within the workplace and within educational establishments. This has enabled her to consult with employment services, industry, colleges and universities. She has provided recommendations for managers and tutors to ensure that the needs of these adults are fully met and recognised.

Up to date psychological research and theory informs Paula's good practice. She uses a range of approaches and assessment tools to assess the needs of her clients. Paula provides comprehensive psychological assessments using clinical interviews, relevant psychometric assessments, developmental schedules, self- rated questionnaires etc. At times it is necessary to work alongside other professionals and services, especially when working on complex cases, for example when assessing children and adults with significant mental health needs.

Paula’s strength is her ability to quickly build a rapport with her clients. She is passionate about ensuring that the needs of children are fully understood and recognised. She has spent many years advocating for children and for the appropriate provision /support to be put in place for children to reach their true potential.

Outside of her clinical work at Harley Therapy, Paula works independently within private practice, where she specialises as an Expert Witness in SEN (SEND) disputes and as an SEN Expert. Paula is also a trained mediator in SEN and Family (all issues) matters.

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