Dr Jasmine Murray is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with several years of experience working in the fields of Child, Education, Family and Occupational Psychology. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS); a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); a member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (AChiPPP); a member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychologists (DECP), a member of the Division of Neuropsychologists (DON) and also a member of the Division of Occupational Psychologists (DOP).
Dr Murray has experience of working with a wide and varied range of professionals and clients of different ages and from varying backgrounds over the years. Her experience began during her earlier years as researcher for UNICEF and for UNESCO, then as a teacher (in both primary schools and in schools for children with special educational needs). Her later experience, that is, over the last 12 years has been as a psychologist working in local authorities, in the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, in health centres (assessing children and adults with medical or neuropsychological problems and in older adults for cognitive decline and mental health). She also has experience working independently in schools, colleges/universities for Disabled Students Allowance and in court proceedings.
Dr Murray provides assessments and cognitive profiling of children, young people and adults including for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's’ Syndrome, ADHD and general autistic spectrum disorders in both adults and children, learning disabilities, capacity in adults, and as for the work place, she provides assessment of both ability and personality for occupational purposes, including for job fit. She has the Competency in Educational Testing, Level A; she is a Chartered Scientist; she is a trained Occupational Psychologist with the Levels A & B training in Occupational Testing, and training in personality testing (Hogan Suite and also TalentQ Dimensions).
Dr Murray’s experience has equipped her to work with different personalities in ways that enable them to communicate their feelings and needs, rendering the assessment process more relaxed and enjoyable for them, thus enhancing the quality of the information gathered for the report. Working in Psychology and keeping up with the requirements of her continuing professional development, has ensured that she has training in a range of assessment techniques, not only the use of psychometrics.
Dr Murray has had a long relationship with the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, which she has found to be a rather nurturing environment, helping to address the needs of not only the children and young people who come because of one problem or another but also helping to address the needs of the people who work with this organisation. The Helen Arkell Centre was very supportive during her doctoral studies, helping her to find the volumes of children needed for her research and as a young psychologist, showing her how to analyse and reflect on her findings. She therefore has the greatest respect for this organisation and recommends it highly to other psychologists and professionals, as well as to institutions and families.