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Educational Psychology Service (East Team) - BCP Council

We are a team of HCPC registered Educational Psychologists providing services to children and young people aged 0 to 25 and their families.

We work with educational settings and other agencies to help children and young people effectively access education and work in close partnership with children, young people and their parents and carers.

The team is managed by a Principal Educational Psychologist who can be contacted at C& if you experience difficulties with the service.

If you live in Poole, please contact the West office.

Town Hall (Ext 3)
Bourne Avenue
01202 126100
Contact Name
Ulla Cheshire
Contact Position
Senior Educational Psychologist
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Area coverage
Christchurch and Bournemouth
Times Available:
Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5.15 pm
Friday 8.30 am to 4.45 pm

We also have a telephone consultation service which runs on a Wednesday from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm during term time.
All Year Round
From 0 years  to 25 years .
There is no charge to families for our service. All pre-statutory services and some post-statutory services are charged to the school.
Referral Criteria:
Via School
Referral Procedure:
The potential need for our involvement is usually raised by staff in a school via a referral form and planning meeting. Parents, carers and young people between the ages of 16 and 25 can contact us directly to discuss whether we might be able to provide support. We provide a telephone consultation service on a Wednesday between 1 and 4 pm (term time only).

The Educational Psychology team support children and young people with cognition and learning needs; behavioural, social and emotional needs; communication and interaction needs and physical, medical and sensory needs.

We build on and contribute to support that has been given to a child or young person as part of the graduated response for SEND in order to help them effectively access education.

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?