If you have concerns about your child’s development, school progress, behaviour, social skills, emotional responses or other difficulties, contact me for a chat about how I may be able to support you and your child. I offer school and home-based assessments, provide written reports to legal standard, recommend support strategies for home and school, give advice to parents and school staff, attend Tribunals and liaise with other professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Family Representatives.

Dr. Short


About Me

I have over 17 years experience supporting young people and families, and I have 8 years experience working with schools and families as an Educational Psychologist.

I am trained and experienced supporting families through the Education, Health and Care Plan process and attending Tribunals.

I am trained in using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2). I have completed additional training in the areas of Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum, and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Syndrome. I have also achieved Level 2 accreditation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am HCPC, BPS & GDPR registered. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, Professional Liability Insurance & Professional Indemnity Cover.



Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree, with honours, in Psychology in 2007, from The University of Liverpool.

Master of Science (MSc) Degree, with Distinction, in Mental Health Practice in 2010 from The University of Manchester. 

PhD in Applied Educational Psychology from Newcastle University in 2013.

I offer a range of psychological services including consultation, assessment, and written reports with recommendations for all developmental concerns and queries, including learning difficulties, behavioural concerns, social & emotional needs, Autistic Spectrum Condition and Dyslexia. I work in nursery settings, schools, academies, trusts, colleges and other businesses, as well as supporting families at home.



My Work

A range of information and services I offer are available for you to explore on this website however, if you feel confused or overwhelmed, or if you have any enquiry about what support I could offer, please contact me.


Schools and Parents



My Affiliations

I am HCPC, BPS & GDPR registered. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, Professional Liability Insurance & Professional Indemnity Cover.

Family Support

A key focus of my work is supporting families, either directly, or through my work with schools. I understand the need for an Educational Psychologist can be daunting and the process of obtaining support for your child can be lengthy and stressful. I ensure I do my upmost to work with you through the entire process to help your child get the support they need.

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