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 and at 1 Barracks Square, our 'First for knowledge intimate and welcoming therapeutic, training, and supervision space.
We offer a wide range of professional child and educational psychology for 0 - 25 year olds and work with schools, educational communities, alternative providers, parents, and professionals who also support children, young people, families, carers, and adoptive parents. The Psychology Summit offers is extensive, covering mainstream, independent, and specialist sectors.
As HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologists, and our experienced systemic support behaviour professional, we apply psychology to guide, support, teach, and collaborate with others. We are able to provide holistic assesments and SEND support and planning services as per the SEND Code of Practice. This includes the areas of Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Sensory and Physical Needs, Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs. Our team have specialist skills in working with relational care needs in education, including adversity, attachment, trauma, and using strength based approaches to develop resilience and growth.
For professionals, we additionally offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD), training, consultation, systemic work, organisational change, research, and development. Summit are accredited and quality assured trainers for the international ELSA (emotional literacy support assistants) programme, practitioner trainers of Emotion Coaching (UK), and provide CPD approved national attachment and trauma training which has been attended by over 1,000 delegates.
Summit researched, developed, and delivers the Staffordshire Trauma Informed and Attachment Aware Self Evaluation Framework for schools, and offers and provides clinical supervision for professionals who journey with children and young people aged 0 - 25 years.
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.
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.