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Educational Psychotherapy

Educational Psychotherapy is a high level specialist intervention that supports children and young people's learning.  It is based on psychoanalytic and attachment theories.

It takes place in school where children and young people are seen in an environment familar to them and their families.  This can avoid long waiting lists and offers a great opportunity for teachers, parents/carers and other involved agencies to work collaboratively.

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How can Educational Psychotherapists help?


Educational Psychotherapists help pupils to learn, achieve and develop resilience.  We work with children to remove emotional barriers to learning. This may be one-to-one or in groups. 

Educational Psychotherapists help school staff understand and address challenging and disengaged behaviour.  We support school staff in thinking about pupils' behaviour and how to meet their needs.


These collected Case Studies  describe the impact of Educational Psychotherapy on children and young people.

Through their writings over the years, distinguished practitioners have crystallised thinking about the underpinning theory of Educational Psychotherapy.

Educational Psychotherapy in the Community (EPIC)

Does psychotherapy work?


Empirical evidence supports the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy.  People who receive psychodynamic psychotherapy often continue to improve after the end of the intervention.


Source: The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathan Shedler, University of Colorado (2010)

Source:  The evidence-base for psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents