About the Psychology and Therapeutic Services

The Psychology and Therapeutic Services consist of multiple roles working together to provide care.

PTS logoOur experienced team of Child, Adolescent, Community and Educational Psychologists, Family Systemic Psychotherapist, Assistant Psychologists and Inclusion Facilitators work across Suffolk. Click on each of these roles to find out more.

An Assistant Psychologist will provide a broadly based, psychological service to:

  • Promote and encourage person centred, inclusive practice and effective ways of working that leads to improved outcomes for CYP and families.

  • Contribute to work-based training.

  • Contribute to relevant research and developmental projects.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of effective psychological interventions and preparation of high-quality evidence-based reports.

We work using trauma informed and person-centred approaches, drawing on the strengths of each individual to find collaborative ways forward.

We aspire to develop and grow our evidence-based psychological approaches to colleagues in related services. We work with children and young people aged 0-25, and have well-established connections with the Virtual School, the Youth Justice Service, and Fostering and Adoption.

Alongside delivering statutory work such as Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment, we also provide a wealth of therapeutic interventions through our traded service.

Many of our colleagues within the Psychology and Therapeutic Services are specialists working within the fields of trauma, attachment, adoption and sleep.

Our involvement may include

Direct work with your child or young person, including the people who are important to them.

Helping find solutions to the issues they are facing.

Working with groups of students to deliver interventions and projects.

Working with educational and pastoral staff e.g. in training, research 1 and project work.

Our model of support always requires there to be a ‘key adult’ closely involved in each piece of direct work, which maximises the likelihood of positive outcomes and continuity.