Michelle trained as an Educational Psychologist at University College London. She did her first degree at Cambridge University and trained as a teacher at the University of Oxford. Michelle has also done further training around children's emotional and social wellbeing.
Michelle worked as an Educational Psychologist in Local Authorities in London and then started her own psychology practice in 2012. Michelle works with children aged 7 and over as well as young people and adults. She carries out assessments for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia but also looks at other areas such as language, emotional wellbeing, physical skills, social skills and concentration. She is an assessor for Oxford Brookes University and also carries out assessments for adults in the workplace.
Michelle enjoys using technology to make assessments more efficient and engaging, and has used an iPad-based testing system during face-to-face assessments for years. Michelle also offers online assessments and enjoys the flexibility they present in connecting with and assessing students.
Michelle's interests include:
Michelle is always keen to bring a warm and calm approach to working with clients so that they find the assessment a positive and informative experience and gain an awareness of their strengths as well as any areas of specific difficulty.
Michelle is also a foster carer and understands why people describe fostering as rewarding and exhausting!