• About Us
  • Our Team
  • Paula Hopkins
  • Dr Claire Page
  • Zoë King
  • Alice Bateman
  • Madalaine Nicol
  • Amy Richards
  • Muminah Akhtar
  • Sarah Hancock
  • Paula Hopkins

    Senior Educational Psychologist

    A Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a full member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology. Paula is registered with the professional body HCPC, allowing her to practice as an applied psychologist. Paula has fifteen years’ experience as an educational psychologist and has worked as a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist with Leicestershire County Council and as an EP with Gloucestershire County Council before joining EPIC in 2015. Paula is the service lead and director of EPIC and has key interests in children’s mental health (particularly anxiety), attachment and relationships, working memory and social processing. Paula has published research articles on group work and nurturing classrooms and is currently studying for her doctorate in psychology.

  • Dr Claire Page

    Educational Psychologist

    Claire is registered with the professional body HCPC allowing her to practice as an applied psychologist. Claire has sixteen years’ experience as an educational psychologist and worked as a Senior EP with Leicestershire County Council, specialising in supporting vulnerable children, before joining EPIC in June 2016. Claire has a particular interest in attachment theory, social, emotional and mental health and how psychological frameworks based in these areas can support children, young people and families who are struggling with difficult-to-manage behaviours and feelings. Claire is also Level 1 Theraplay trained and is involved with the training and support of ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants). She is an experienced Solihull Approach trainer and has run Solihull groups for parents.

  • Zoë King

    Educational Psychologist

    Zoë has been working as an Educational Psychologist for sixteen years and has worked for services in Leicestershire and Barking and Dagenham prior to joining EPIC in July 2016. She is a registered practitioner with HCPC and is also a qualified teacher. Zoë is interested in children’s mental health and resilience, and has worked in a family therapy clinic with children and families where there are mental health difficulties. She has also worked in a specialist team supporting young people with anxiety related attendance difficulties. Zoe is an experienced Solihull Approach trainer and has run Solihull groups for parents. Other areas of professional interest include attachment and relational trauma, anxiety, bereavement, autism and applying therapeutic approaches within a school setting. She has completed Level 1 Theraplay training.

  • Alice Bateman

    Assistant Psychologist

    Alice is a psychology graduate from The University of Sheffield with an aspiration to learn more about educational psychology. Alice has work experience with primary school children including pupils with learning difficulties and autism. Additionally, Alice has volunteered alongside learning mentors and a team supporting secondary age students with challenging behaviour which is something she wishes to pursue further.

    Alice received a 1st class mark for her dissertation which investigated counterfactual thinking, emotion regulation and intentions. She is keen to extend this project further with child participants to learn more about children’s behaviour patterns.

  • Madalaine Nicol

    Assistant Psychologist

  • Amy Richards

    Administrator

    Amy joined the team in 2015 and has been pivotal in establishing the systems in place that have made EPIC’s development a success. Having previously worked in the private sector and completing a PGCE before joining the team, Amy is well equipped to help schools with a range of enquires. Working within EPIC and Affinity Teaching School Alliance Amy has the knowledge and experience towards coordinating case work, developing and overseeing courses and ensuring school need and demand is managed as a point of contact for both organisations.

  • Muminah Akhtar

    Psychology Service Assistant

  • Sarah Hancock

    Administrator

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