Tierna Ramsay

Educational Psychologist

Chartered Educational Psychologist
(BSc. Hons. Psych, PGCE, MSc. Ed. Psych)

I am a registered practitioner with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society

Degrees and Education

MSc Educational Psychology, University of Dundee
PGCE Primary Education, University of Newcastle
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Dundee

Professional Training in

• Incredible Years Parenting Programme
• Talking Mats Training
• Solution Orientated Brief Therapy
• Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: young people training course
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- foundations skills training
• DNA-V- Acceptance Therapy

Clinical Practice

I am a chartered Educational Psychologist with over 19 years’ experience working in the public sector. I care passionately about the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. I have extensive experience in the role of consultation, assessment, intervention, research and training. Whilst working in the public sector I provided a full range of services to early years, primary, secondary and special school settings, with a particular focus on children with complex additional support needs and those who are care experienced.
I use my knowledge of psychology, child development, neurodiversity and mental health and wellbeing to promote children’s learning and health and wellbeing and to enhance inclusion. I work in close partnership with families, school staff and partners agencies through Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) to ensure that children and young people are safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included (SHANARRI wellbeing indicators). I recognise the importance of ensuring that the voice of the child or young person is heard and valued. I also understand the importance of supporting parents and carers to feel empowered to share their views including at Child Planning Meetings, as they are the experts in their child.
Through assessment and consultation, I identify supports for children with a wide range of additional support needs including Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mental health and wellbeing and learning needs. I also provide psycho-educational support including helping the child or young person and their family to understand their neurodevelopmental condition.
Furthermore, while working in the public sector I developed and delivered training to school staff and parents on a range of topics including autism, grief and loss, attachment, nurture and anxiety. In addition, I facilitate both the Incredible Years Parenting Programme and the Autism focused Incredible Years Parenting Programme. I have also been a member of the multidisciplinary Intellectual Disability Abbreviated pathway.

My Therapeutic Approach

My approaches are flexible and individualised to meet the needs of the child and young person as well as those supporting them.
Consultation to support emotional wellbeing and understanding of additional support needs.
Solution-focussed and cognitive behavioural therapy approaches