Cassandra De Souza

Chartered Educational Psychologist

BSc Psychology (Hons), MSc (Educational Psychology), PGCE, CPsychol

HPC registered.


Covering regions:  Midlands





An educational psychologist with experience in county and London borough Local Authorities, including successful collaborative work with a range of professionals.  Particular experience in areas of social, emotional and behavioural needs.




Qualified to conduct a range of psychometric tests with children and young people between the ages of 3 and 18


Dynamic Assessment

An experienced dynamic assessor, able to assess a childŐs learning potential as well as those forms of teaching which will best help a child to learn



Able to carry out effective consultations with professionals and families



An experienced assessor of literacy difficulties


Social, emotional and behavioural assessments

Experienced in the assessment, analysis and development of interventions related to  childrenŐs social, emotional and behavioural needs





2010 – present



Independent Child Psychology Services Ltd





2014 – 2015 Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service
  Educational Psychologist
2010 – 2014 Warwickshire Educational Psychology Service
  Associate Educational Psychologist

2005 – 2010


Wandsworth Educational Psychology Service



Educational Psychologist


Key responsibilities


á           Individual, group and whole school work carried out with children aged 0 - 19, families and schools (primary, secondary and special school)

á           Educational Psychologist within BEST BIP team

á           Link educational psychologist for pupil referral unit, conducting consultation and training with staff;  offering individual sessions to students which incorporated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Personal Construct Psychology and solution-focused approaches;  and carrying out family consultations related to social, emotional and behavioural needs

á           Supervision of Educational Psychologists in training


Key achievements


á           Organised SEAL conference, SEAL training for managers at borough professional centre and school based training for school staff

á           Delivered training sessions related to behaviour to a variety of audiences (learning mentors, teachers, head teachers, governors, social workers and educational welfare officers)

á           Ran parent groups for parents of teenagers

á          Co-developed language programme for language intervention pilot project for Reception aged children, developed and delivered training to school staff, evaluated effectiveness of intervention

2004 - 2005

Buckinghamshire Educational Psychology Service



Educational Psychologist


Key responsibilities


á       Individual, group and whole school work carried out with children aged 0 - 19, families and schools (primary, secondary and SLD) 

á       Chair of working party on behaviour


Key achievements


á       Developed and delivered training to shools and Social Services teams

2002 - 2003

Buckinghamshire Educational Psychology Service



Assistant Educational Psychologist


Key responsibilities


á       Carried out data collection and analysis for a variety of research including evaluations of interventions

á       Delivered training on literacy interventions

á       Lead / facilitated group interventions / sessions such as social skills groups and Circle of Friends



2003 - 2004

University College London


Master of Science (Educational Psychology)

1999 - 2000

University of Nottingham


Post Graduate Certificate of Education - Primary

1995 - 1998

University of Birmingham


Bachelor of Science  (Psychology)                                                      Upper Second Class Honours




Registered with Health Professions Council

Association of Educational Psychologists

British Psychological Society (Chartered Status)

Division of Educational and Child Psychologists





Research for MasterŐs research project, commissioned by a local authority to evaluate the effectiveness of a wellbeing programme for Reception aged children.




Evaluation of an Early Years language intervention programme aimed and improving the use of language within the classroom and developing language (receptive and expressive) skills.