Sally Ham

BSc (Hons), MEd (Educational Psychology), PGCE, Dip.counselling





An experienced educational psychologist with successful experience in working with individuals, groups and organisations to identify needs, advise on provision and approaches and develop and provide intervention and training. 

Specialist in working therapeutically with children, young people and adults to address and improve mental health and well-being.   





Qualified to assess a range of special educational need including use of psychometric tests with children and young people between the ages of 3 and 16



Family/organisation consultation


Able to conduct user-friendly individual, family and organisation consultation and intervention.

Literacy/numeracy assessment

An experienced assessor of literacy and numeracy difficulties




An experienced trainer, having researched, planned and delivered courses to further the professional development of psychologists/teachers and the skills of parents




Qualified to offer a safe therapeutic space to children and adults




2010 -

Independent Child Psychology Services





Key responsibilities


Š     Offering a range of services to parents particularly counselling services for young people

Š     Preparing reports for court as an expert witness



2007 – 2010



Trafford Educational Psychology Service (Manchester)



Educational Psychologist, Senior Practitioner


Key responsibilities


    Individual, group and whole school work carried out with children aged 2 - 19, families and teachers (primary, secondary and pupil referral unit) addressing the full range of educational need

    Supporting and developing practice within the service that addressed the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people through training, supervision and research

    Working therapeutically with pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

   Supervision of Educational Psychologist in Training


Key achievements


   Developed a training package for delivery to teachers to enhance their skills in listening therapeutically to children and young people

   Developed closer links between educational and clinical psychology colleagues

   Worked with charity organisation to identify and support good practice for counsellors working in school settings

   As part of a working party conducted research into school's responses and approaches to pupils engaged in self harming behaviour in order to develop a borough wide good practice and appropriate referral guide





Trafford Educational Psychology Service



Educational Psychologist


Key responsibilities


   Individual, group and whole school work carried out with children aged 2 - 19, families and schools (primary, secondary and special school)


Key achievements


    Developed and delivered training to teachers on approaches to address the needs of pupils with specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder and social inclusion difficulties

   Developed and delivered training to psychology colleagues on sensitively eliciting children's views and including the 'voice of the child' in professional reports.  Developed service policy for this.


2010 -

Associate:  Independent Child Psychology Services






Person Centred Counselling Services

Diploma in Counselling

University of Manchester




Master of Education (Educational Psychology)

University of Manchester

Post Graduate Certificate in Education 

1988 - 1991

Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic


Bachelor of Science  (Psychology  2:1 Honours)







Health Professions Council

Association of Educational Psychologists

British Psychological Society






Research for Master’s dissertation,  identifying the differing needs and expectations affecting Educational Psychologists in primary and secondary settings