Educational Psychologists (EPs) work with lots of different people, including children from their early years up to the age of 25, parents, school staff and other professionals. When working with young people like yourself, EPs will listen to what you have to say. We may ask you how you are feeling about home and school, and how things could be better for you. We may also work with your parents, teachers and other adults to share ideas on learning, using your strengths, coping with difficulties and keeping safe.
Some teaching staff and your parents will know that you are meeting with an EP. If you are over 16 then your parents do not have to know, but it is better to involve them. It is your choice if you tell your friends. We will ask you if it is okay to share information. If you have been harmed or are at risk, we must pass this on and we will explain how this will be done.
We will normally meet with you at school but sometimes we may meet with you and your parents at home.
It depends. Sometimes we meet once, sometimes we meet several times. After our meeting you, and your parents and teachers, will have a plan. You might decide to do something differently. Your teachers might want to work with you in a different way. The plan will support you with any changes you want to make. You might not need to meet us again but we will hear from others about how you are getting on.
If you would like further information about seeing an Educational Psychologist please speak to an adult you trust at home or school. Alternatively, the Educational Psychologist will be happy to answer any questions that you might have when you meet them.
If you simply wish to know more about the Educational Psychology Service then please contact Coventry Educational Psychology Service: 024 7678 8400.
Download the leaflet - Educational Psychology Service A guide for young people.