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Tim Watson

Tim has been working professionally with children, young people and their families in Education and Social Care settings for over 20 years. Tim’s initial degree in Psychology was undertaken at the University of St. Andrews. He then trained and qualified as a primary school teacher at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Tim taught for several years in the Bristol area before completing his Masters in Educational Psychology at the University of Exeter.

Since then Tim has developed into a highly skilled and experienced psychologist. He has worked as an Educational Psychologist within a Local Authority context in the North West of England. In more recent years he has been Senior Educational Psychologist where he has developed particular interests and skills in social and emotional aspects of learning, attachment, resilience and residential child care.

Tim is committed to evidence–based practice through careful observation, selected assessment, consultation and intervention. He believes in building relationships that are purposeful and meaningful and demonstrates this by working flexibly and responsively to the needs of the child.  Tim has excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to build rapport with children, parents and carers as well as teaching, non-teaching and social care staff.

Tim believes that for any interventions to be sustainable in the longer term then they need to be child and family focused. As a result Tim believes that applying psychology as part of an accountable partnership is the most effective way to bring about positive change and to help remove any barriers of engagement that may exist. He will support others to make sense of their own experience and seek solutions and help them to develop their own skills and confidence. Tim is able to use solution oriented approaches such as PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) and World Café to enable this to happen.

Tim is a member of the British Psychological Society and is registered to practice with the Health Care and Professionals Council.  He is a member of the Association of Educational Psychologists, a member of the British Association of Christians in Psychology and a trainer accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Tim is also a guest lecturer at the Edge Hill University and is trained in the use of the Manchester Attachment Story Test (MCAST) assessment tool (developed by University of Manchester). He is also a trained facilitator in Integrative Complexity ©, the IC model of conflict transformation (developed by the University of Cambridge) and experienced in the delivery of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) and Nurturing Attachments courses.

Tim has an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS) and is registered with the DBS update service and he also has professional civil liability insurance. New Horizons Psychology Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller. As such, the Company has a number of obligations as regards the use and protection of data, which it aims to achieve and ensure.