Dr. Alexandra Gregory
Educational Psychologist & NME Trainer

BSc, PGCE, O. A. Dip, DEdPsy, CPsychol

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A very warm welcome and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Alex and I am a chartered and HCPC registered Educational Psychologist based in Worthing in South East England. A former qualified teacher in mainstream secondary and specialist schools, I now work for West Sussex Educational Psychology Service 3 days a week and through GPS 2 days a week. Through GPS, I offer support primarily within the East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Kent areas. 

 

The EP role involves applying psychology to education to help promote positive change for children and young people, families, professionals, and schools. Stemming from my own lived experiences in these areas, my GPS work specialises in support for siblings of children with additional needs, and support for children with early experiences of stress, trauma and attachment disruption. 

 

My family support work involves:

  • Events (talks and workshops) on experiences, research and support for siblings of children with additional needs. 

  • Co-supervising masters and doctoral research projects on sibling school outcomes and experiences at the University of Southampton.

  • Being an expert advisor and part of the team of contributors at Friendili (a social networking site and app for families of children with additional needs).

  • Following attending the Sibs charity's 'siblings group leader training' course, I am interested in setting up or becoming involved in regular workshops for siblings. 

  • I am also interested in setting up a parent/carer support group in the future.

My work in the area of childhood trauma involves:

  • Training to schools in trauma and attachment. 

  • My role with Sussex Psychology (a specialist therapeutic mental health and trauma service) as a certified NME Trainer (developed by Dr Bruce Perry and the ChildTrauma Academy in America). This involves delivering a series of training sessions to schools in the Neurosequential Model in Education: A trauma-informed approach promoting regulation, relationships, and readiness for learning.

  • Volunteering as an Independent Visitor for a child looked after within the care system. 

I am also an Associate Psychologist for Psychology First; providing group supervision to Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) in schools.

Please note that due to my local authority role, my GPS work does not include:

  • EP-specific work (e.g. consultation, assessment and training) within West Sussex.

  • Legal/tribunal/expert witness work, or involvement in EHCP appeals. 

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