My work

​Experience and professional memberships


I am a chartered and registered psychologist living in Cardiff, South Wales, and have worked as a fully qualified Educational Psychologist since 2003, previously working as a qualified teacher from 1997.  I worked as a psychologist in the public sector for 12 years (2003-2015) whilst gradually developing my own private practice from 2009.  This independent work developed so quickly that, from September 2015, I moved into running my own full-time, independent educational psychology practice. I am pleased to say that my work is in high demand, and sometimes I am booked up for 3 months in advance - but do contact to see what I have available!

 

I provide services which can be privately commissioned by parents, schools, universities, private companies and professional organisations.

Work undertaken with parents is confidential.  No information is shared with schools unless specifically requested by the parent. Educational Psychologist Cardiff.

I work daily with issues of child development, behaviour and learning.  Consultation and assessment focusses on a wide variety of issues, including:


 

  • Learning difficulties and curriculum access

  • Literacy and numeracy difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) - see www.dyslexiacardiff.com

  • Pre-university assessment

  • Dyslexia assessments for employees/ employers

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Emotional/ anxiety concerns

  • Attention/ concentration concerns (e.g. management of ADHD)

  • Social communication difficulties (e.g. autistic spectrum difficulties (ASD)/ Asperger Syndrome)

  • Social skills/ friendships/ bullying

  • School attendance/ refusal/ phobia

  • Self-esteem/ confidence

  • More able and talented pupils

As well as my generic work in nursery, primary and secondary schools I have also held specialist responsibilities which include:

  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions including Aspergers Syndrome

  • Work with young offenders

  • Parenting

  • Special school and specialist educational provision

I am trained and qualified to be able to use a number of standardised assessment tools including:

  • WISC-V cognitive assessment (ages 6-17) - evaluates language, visual processing, auditory memory and processing speed skills in school-age children

  • WPPSI-IV cognitive assessment (ages 2:6 to 7:7)

  • WIAT-III assessment of literacy and numeracy attainments (child and adult)

  • WAIS-IV (ages 16+) - evaluates cognitive skills in adults

  • Other literacy assessment tools such as TOWRE2, CTOPP2 and DASH

I maintain an ongoing portfolio of training and professional development.  For example:

  • Various dyslexia/ dyscalculia conferences

  • Expert Witness work for court (BPS accredited training, Level 1 and 2, London, June 2014)

  • Crisis Management in Schools (European School Psychology Centre, Malta 2012)

  • Regular peer and professional supervision

Educational Psychologist Cardiff.

My professional memberships include:
 

  • Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP)

  • Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Directory of Chartered Psychologists

  • Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

  • Division of Educational and Child Psychology within the British Psychological Society (DECP-BPS)

I am registered with the Information Commissioner and comply with the Data Protection Act.

Tom Pearson, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MEd, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Educational Psychologist
Chartered and Registered Psychologist