Tim Watson

Partner Psychologist 

Tim is currently working as an independent educational and child psychologist. His childhood was spent between Scotland, India and Bangladesh which provided him with a wealth of different cultural, educational and family experiences.  He has been working professionally with children, young people and their families in Education and Social Care settings for over 20 years. He has worked as a Senior Educational Psychologist within Cheshire and Cheshire East and had a specialist role with Cared for Children.

These experiences have developed particular interests and skills in social and emotional aspects of learning, supervision and attachment as well as research experience focused on resilience and the support of those involved in adoption and fostering.  Tim is committed to evidence–based practice and believes in building emotionally healthy relationships that are purposeful and meaningful. He demonstrates this by working flexibly and responsively to the needs of the individual, group and context in which he is involved. Tim believes that for any interventions to be sustainable in the longer term then they need to be child and family focused. As a result Tim believes that applying psychology as part of an accountable partnership is the most effective way to bring about positive change and to help remove any barriers of engagement or learning that may exist.

Tim is committed to using a wide range of therapeutic approaches as well as standardised and dynamic assessment tools. These have all been effectively used in mainstream, specialist and residential educational provision and across ages ranging from pre-school to post 16.

Tim is also a skilled and experienced educator and as such offers tuition on a wide range of specialist areas in learning, child development, communication and social and emotional needs.  He has delivered regional seminars and workshops and is an active contributor to further education courses at both Manchester and Edgehill Universities. Tim is trained in the use of the Manchester Attachment Story Test (MCAST) assessment tool (developed by University of Manchester). He is also a trained facilitator in Integrative Complexity ©, the IC model of conflict transformation (developed by the University of Cambridge).


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