BA (Hons) Psychology & Philosophy, Oxford, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary) University of Bristol, BSc Educational Psychology, University College, London, EdD, Educational Research, University of Warwick
Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist, BPS, UK Health & Care Professions Council Registered, Member, Singapore Psychological Society
Tim worked as a teacher for 9 years in primary, secondary and special needs schools for children with severe learning difficulties. He has also spent 8 years working as a Special Educational Needs officer for Northamptonshire County Council, to support children across the full range of special needs. He also worked as a Consultant to Leicester City on projects evaluating their services.
Tim’s 19 years as an Educational Psychologist with Leicestershire and Northamptonshire included working as a specialist for children with severe learning difficulties (he wrote a booklet on challenging behaviour) and as a specialist on Dyslexia. Tim’s doctorate was on Literacy Interventions for Children in Years 3 & 4. At one stage he worked closely with the Child Guidance Service, offering behavioural, milieu and family systems therapy approaches to emotional and behavioural difficulties. Tim has also worked for 3 years as the resident psychologist at Egerton-Rothesay mainstream school in Berkhamsted, England, which specializes in helping children with Dyslexia and a range of other needs.
This varied and extensive experience has meant that Tim can discuss educational issues realistically with teachers, and can make practical and valid suggestions for adapting teaching to meet children’s needs.
He also has extensive experience in conducting assessments for adults.
His expertise is in administering tests to assess the most important background abilities (such as WISC) and educational skills in literacy and numeracy (such as WIAT) and other tests depending on what seem to be the issues (such as D-KEFS for executive function issues).
Prior to joining SACAC Counselling, Tim worked as Research Officer with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, and was their main psychologist offering a full range of assessment services to non-Singaporean children and to young adults and mature adults of all nationalities.
He has also provided professional supervision to trainee Educational Psychologists at the University of Nottingham (UK) for several years and is able to supervise psychologists undergoing further training and practice in psychoeducational assessment. He continues to believe in the importance of integrating information from as wide a range of sources as possible, parental accounts, teacher records and current observations, the student’s own perspective as well as the results of formal and informal tests, and in presenting integrated information in ways that can provide both inspiration and practical recommendations to children, their families and adults.