Dr Craig Allen
Educational & Child Psychologist
Craig is a dedicated, considerate, and skilled practitioner who is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, many of whom have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. Craig has worked in different educational settings, including specialist provisions where he has helped to support children with a range of complex needs. Craig develops positive working relationships, working closely with parents, carers, and professionals to bring about change for children and young people. He has particular interests in the use of Motivational Interviewing, Lego Based therapeutic interventions and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches within his practice. Craig has experience of supporting with assessment and intervention for children with neurodevelopmental difficulties such as children with an Autism Spectrum Conditions and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He is also interested in supporting the Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs of children and young people across various contexts, including working with schools and families.
Prior to working in private practice, Craig worked in neighbouring Local Authorities for 3 years as a qualified educational psychologist, including an additional 3 years of experience working in different Local Authorities whilst completing his doctoral training. Craig has published research within the field of Educational Psychology and continues to apply research within his practice.
Craig has experience of supervising school staff, trainee and assistant educational psychologists as well as supporting with developing various training packages within a neighbouring Local Authority.
Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology(DECPSY), University College London (UCL)
Master of Science in Psychology of Education (MSc), Formerly University of London Institute of Education
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Developmental and Educational Psychology, The University of Northampton
Previous Work Experience
Prior to training to be an Educational Psychologist, Craig worked as an assistant Psychologist for a busy city Educational Psychology Service. He also has experience working as a Learning Support Assistant
Professional Registration and Accreditation
Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Registration number: PYL34829
Member of the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP)
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)