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Dr. Alexandra Gregory
Educational Psychologist, NME Trainer and Volunteer

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

A very warm welcome and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Alex, and I am a chartered and HCPC registered psychologist based in South East England. A former qualified teacher in mainstream secondary and specialist schools, I now work for a local authority educational psychology service 3 days a week and through GPS 2 days a week.

 

Through GPS, I specialise in support for siblings of children with additional needs, developmental trauma, and psychological supervision. 

Please note that due to my local authority role, I am only able to offer EP support outside of West Sussex (e.g. within East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Kent). Accordingly, my GPS work does not include:

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

  • Involvement in Educational Health and Care Needs Assessments or EHCP appeals.

  • Legal/tribunal/expert witness work. 

MY GPS WORK INCLUDES...

Developmental Trauma

  • School training: In childhood trauma and attachment.

  • NME Training: NME Trainer (Dr Bruce Perry and ChildTrauma Academy certified) with Sussex Psychology (a specialist therapeutic mental health and trauma service) - training in the Neurosequential Model in Education: A brain-based trauma-informed approach promoting regulation, relationships and readiness for learning.

  • Casework: Supporting children with early experiences of chronic stress, trauma, and attachment disruptions, particularly within specialist SEMH settings. 

  • Volunteering: Independent Visitor for a young person in foster care. 

Sibling Support

  • Sibling events: Talks and workshops on experiences, research and support for siblings of children with additional needs.

  • Research: Published sibling researcher and research co-supervisor at Southampton University with Dr Hanna Kovshoff and Professor Richard Hastings. 

  • Volunteering: Part of the Super Siblings charity team e.g. assisting with regular sibling support groups. 

  • Volunteering: Expert Advisor and part of the team of contributors at Friendili (support and social networking for families of children with additional needs).

Staff Supervision

  • ELSA supervision: Associate Psychologist for Psychology First; providing half-termly group supervision to early years, primary, secondary and specialist Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (the ELSA programme) in schools. 

  • Staff supervision: Offering group supervision sessions for staff to provide professional, emotional and peer support in order to develop staff knowledge, skills, confidence, reflective practice, and wellbeing. 

  • NME supervision: Termly group supervision sessions. 

  • CPD: Receiving my own regular one-to-one and peer clinical supervision.

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