WELCOME TO SUMMIT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

SUMMIT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES is based in the historic and Grade II listed buildings of Barracks Square, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. The Italian styled Militia Barracks were built in 1855 and were the headquarters of the 3rd King's Own Staffordshire Rifle Regiment.

At 17 Barracks Square, you will find our main offices with a comfortable and Covid safe meeting space on the ground floor. At 1 Barracks Square, you will find 'the Sanctuary', an intimate and welcoming therapeutic, training, and supervision space.

 
As specialist HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologists, therapists, and our systemic support consultant, we are centrally concerned with the development, recovery, growth and wellbeing of children and young people. Our team are highly skilled in working with relational care needs in education, including adversity, attachment and trauma, focussing on developing resilience, recovery, and growth. Our therapists are highly skilled and accredited to work with trauma and adversity through EMDR Therapy and Play Therapy.

Summit are accredited and quality assured trainers for the international ELSA (emotional literacy support assistants) programme, practitioner trainers of Emotion Coaching (UK), and regularly provide CPD approved attachment and trauma training to a wide range of audiences including educational communities, virtual schools, social care, carers, and adoptive parents. We work and collaborate with Geese Theatre and Dr Dawn Bradley also offers keynotes at conferences. 

We also provide clinical supervision for professionals who journey with children and young people aged 0 - 25 years and who are seeking to further develop through supervisory relationships.

SUMMIT PSYCHOLOGY is dedicated to inclusion, equity, and equality. It is aspirational and is built on the strongest of beliefs that every child and young person can attain and develop the skills they need  to accomplish what they desire to achieve. The growth, well being, and happiness of children and young people is at the heart of what we do.
 
We can all lose our way sometimes and find we need the help of others. Summit is dedicated to solutions, to helping people find a new path and most importantly, to enable children, young people, and the adults who support them to develop their own skills, their  own resilience, realise their own knowledge and release their true potential.

OUR ETHOS

In many world traditions, the Universe is often symbolised as a mountain.

The quest for the summit in many world stories is an important human endeavour where great qualities of perseverance and courage are needed. A journey that often needs harmonious teamwork, productivity, and the teachings of skills to prepare us for the paths ahead.

When we work diligently and tirelessly together and arrive at our zenith, the experience empowers us. We learn something of each other, of our strengths, of our own unique potential, and when we crest the next summit we have learnt that we are more resourceful and more resilient than perhaps we believed we could be. 

As people, we seek to find where we 'fit' in the world. We make meaning of our experiences together and our experiences reveal a map of the potential of what we may become. We are all interdependent. When we work together with a common focus and help each other strive, we too grow and thrive.