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Tim believes in building relationships that are purposeful and meaningful and demonstrates this by working flexibly and responsively to the needs of the child.

Why involve the services of New Horizons Psychology?

As well as satisfying the needs of accessibility and choice, New Horizons Psychology can be of value and effective in the following areas:

  • Improving the emotional climate and culture of the home, education or care setting
  • Enhancing quality first inclusive practice in teaching and learning in educational settings
  • Increasing confidence and skills of parents and carers
  • Empowering staff and providing emotional and supervisory support
  • Providing early intervention as regards special educational needs
  • Improving academic and behaviour standards
  • Supporting delivery of the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years
  • Supporting school communities in meeting the requirements of the Ofsted framework

How can this be done?

New Horizons Psychology offer of services and support can be commissioned on a regular basis as well as for more discrete pieces of work such as single assessments and training sessions. Through consultation a variety of bespoke support packages can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Tim is committed to using a wide range of therapeutic approaches as well as standardised and dynamic assessment tools. These have all been effectively used in mainstream, specialist and residential educational provision and across ages ranging from pre-school to post 16.

Tim is able to offer assessment, advice and effective support at all stages of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice. Central to this advice and support is a ‘strengths based’ model where due consideration is given to the uniqueness of each child and each situation.

Tim is available to work within families as well as Educational settings (schools, colleges, Children’s Centres and nurseries), Health settings and Social Care settings. He works at the group and individual level supporting children and young people who have a range of different learning requirements: developmental, communication or social and emotional.  

Tim is also aware that educational and care settings are dedicated to improving standards by meeting the needs of all those they aim to serve. He is therefore keen to build capacity at an organisational level and can provide advice, consultation and training based support to do this.

Tim is a highly skilled and experienced educator and as such offers tuition on a wide range of specialist areas. This training is available to parents and carers as well as on offer to a variety of professionals within all stages of Education (Early Years to Tertiary), Health and Social Care.

The areas of training include those which are more ‘children focused’ as well as those that are more ‘whole environment’ focused i.e. family, team, department or organisation:

  • Learning needs related to: memory, communication, attention, literacy and numeracy
  • Learning styles
  • Social Skills and friendship
  • Motivation
  • Anger Management
  • Anti-bullying
  • Transition
  • Self harm, anxiety, depression
  • Attendance, school refusal
  • Children’s understanding of death
  • Coping with loss and unwanted change
  • Therapeutic approaches
  • Emotional Literacy and positive psychology
  • Positive behaviour management
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Emotionally literate teams
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Positive parenting
  • Attachment and resilience
  • Impact of trauma and neglect on learning and behaviour
  • Coping with crisis and critical incidents
  • Conflict management and restoration of relationships
  • Stress management
  • Supervision