Emma completed both her BSc and MSc in Psychology at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Her studies fuelled her passion for Educational Psychology and her aspirations to pursue a career within this field.
Emma has extensive experience working in residential homes supporting looked after children and young people. Her role as a childcare worker involved working in therapeutic settings that specialise in mild to moderate learning disabilities, complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and child sexual exploitation. Furthermore, the young individuals in her care had often experienced abuse and had complex needs, such as mental health or substance misuse problems.
Emma has also worked for an Education agency as a Teaching Assistant in a number of different primary and secondary schools. During her time with the agency, Emma was involved in working with children with varying SEN, including ASD, ADHD, ODD and PMLD. Emma had a number of responsibilities within these schools, including conducting targeted emotional literacy interventions, establishing productive working relationships with pupils, and promoting and reinforcing their self-esteem.
Emma has also previously worked as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist at Aintree University Hospital. In this role, she provided support to individual patients with varying physical health/ neurological conditions/ illnesses.
Emma is devoted to working with children and young people. She is looking forward to her new role at Catalyst Psychology and working in a field that she is enormously passionate about.