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Summit Psychology Service
Comprehensive Psychological and Therapeutic Support
For Children and Young People

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”   — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

Welcome to Summit Psychology Services, a socially driven service dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and healing of children and young people.

Our specialist team is committed to supporting children, young people, foster carers, families, educational communities, virtual schools, and supporting organisations. We are committed to providing safety and ensure our practices have a clear focus on effective therapies and nurturing attachment informed and relational care in the environments that children and young people live and move within.

We take a holistic view and focus on providing therapy and therapuetic support to children and young people who have faced adversity, experienced loss, and who have a social worker. We therefore work closely with adults in supporting systems, carers, and families when children and young people are experiencing stress and working towards overcoming adversity.

What We Offer

At Summit Psychology Services, we offer a holistic range of services, including Child, Adolescent and Post 16 Educational Psychology, individual trauma and relational focussed Therapy, CPD and Accredited Training for schools and Virtual Schools nationally, support for Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents, and Individual and Group Supervision.

Who We Are

Our team of experts includes registered Child and Educational Psychologists, Therapists, and our Systemic Behaviour Consultant who each have extensive experience in a range of specialities, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), autism, ACE's, trauma-informed practices, attachment needs, and relational care in education. With their vast range of skills and expertise, our highly trained staff have been invaluable in enhancing the knowledge of teachers, TAs, parents and carers about children's learning, behaviours, emotional, and relational needs. You can find out more about us on the Meet the Team Page.

Who We Work With

We work directly with a wide range of service users, including commisioners of children's services, entire multi-academy trusts, individual schools, specialist educational communities, Local Authority (LA) Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services, virtual schools for looked-after children, social care, adoption support agencies, foster carers, and directly with children and young people for therapy. We support all ages from the early years to early adulthood (0 - 25 years).

Training and Development

We are proud to be accredited and to remain quality-assured trainers for the national ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) which we call Excellent ELSA due to our unique, consistently quality marked, therapeutic training curriculum for schools. Our Director of Applied Psychology is a member of the national ELSA steering group and lead trainer for the region. From September 2023 we are once again pioneering a new training offer for MeLSA, (Mediated LearningSupport Assistants) which pairs perfectly with ELSA to meet the needs of all children and young people from within your own educational communities. We are also practitioner trainers of Emotion Coaching (UK) and work with Geese Theatre at larger regional events to bring a unique fusion of theatre and theory through which we view the lived experiences of children and young people with a social worker and those that are care experienced. Our attachment and ACE's training programmes are CPD approved and provide valuable insights into a range of needs for different audiences. We love to nurture you and provide relaxing environments for training and therapy where all service users are welcomed.

Systemic and Organisational Change

For educational communities who want to bring about a deeper understanding of the relational elements that support inclusion and personal growth for our most vulnerable children and young people, we offer the Schools Trauma Informed and Attachment Aware Self-Evaluation Framework (STIAA SEF), supported by the development of Relational Care Teams.

What People Say

Our service users have achieved significant improvements in well-being, happiness, and personal growth, and we're proud to support them in their personal and professional journeys. As one of our satisfied schools says, "After key work carried out by Summit Psychology Services, understanding, knowledge and practice have improved within our school, ensuring that our children with varying SEMH needs are receiving the best possible support. Adults have felt supported and the children have hugely benefited from the growth in adult knowledge and the tailored support provided because of this." (Headteacher and SENDCo, Staffordshire).
Contact Us

At Summit Psychology Services, we believe in the power of teamwork, and when we work together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and young people. To contact us, please email and feel free to look through the rest of our website. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you on this journey.


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Adverse Childhood Experiences

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