Welcome to Essential Psychology

home_rhs_imageEssential Psychology is a private educational psychology practice founded and run by Educational Psychologists Mrs. Jo Bartholomew and Dr. Jo Davies.

Based around Cardiff and Bridgend, we also carry out work across South Wales (including Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Swansea, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan), West Wales (including Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) and the rest of the UK. We undertake our work through visits to homes, schools, and businesses, or at one of our locations.  Dedicated to consistently achieving our philosophy of:

‘using psychology to deliver positive outcomes for children, young people and their families through working together with schools and organisations’,

we provide a range of Educational Psychology services. These include assessments of learning (e.g. specific literacy and numeracy, and/or general learning difficulties); consultations to provide advice and strategies (e.g. for learning and behaviour concerns); and training covering a variety of subject areas.

We strive to achieve our goal of unlocking the potential of every individual that we work with. We will always endeavour to help every child or young person to the best of our ability.

We also provide expert witness reports and evidence for court (please see our Expert Witness page for further details).

Essential Psychology meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Details regarding our Privacy Notice and Consent is provided on our ‘Consent for Involvement Forms’ which are completed prior to any work being carried out.