Assessment & Consultancy

Assessment & Consultancy 

Juliette has 15 years of experience working as an Educational Psychologist and takes school referrals for assessment and consultancy work in relation to a wide range of additional or special educational needs, including learning difficulties, social-emotional needs, autism, and complex neuro-developmental difficulties.

A school-based consultation usually consists of an observation of the student in their school setting, along with discussion with parents and key school staff, if appropriate. Juliette may also work individually with the student. In this time, Juliette will talk or play with the student to elicit their views. Sometimes more formal assessments may be used. 

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

Sparkle in the Light specialises in assessment and consultancy work relating to trauma and / or social, emotional and mental health needs.  One of the main aims of Juliette’s work with young people is to encourage the growth of a stronger sense of self-worth or self-esteem.

Pupils who have a low self-esteem and a poor sense of personal well-being tend to be less engaged in their learning objectives. They spend more time and energy focused on the source of their inner distress and utilise energy to protect themselves from hurt, insecurely seeking or avoiding people or tasks, rather than using their energy to interact with their environment in a more meaningful way. This represents a significant barrier to their success in school, as well as their lifelong potential.

Juliette endeavours to use a strengths-based approach with schools, families and settings to enable each young person to fulfil their full potential. She is relational in her approach and integrates attachment theory, childhood trauma theory and resilience research to support her thinking.

Juliette takes referrals for developmental trauma assessments within education with a view to strengthening nurturing relationships between children and key adults from home and school through a consultative approach.

Juliette also offers a consultancy service to local authorities or strategic groups on issues relating to the social, emotional and mental health needs of children and young people.

To make a referral, or to request educational psychology involvement from Juliette, please contact us.

Senior Lead Testimonial

Juliette has been a great asset to our school and has supported a number of our children…She has also provided excellent training and supervision to our Learning Partners…so that we are better equipped to support their needs. Juliette is knowledgeable and experienced in SEMH. She is inspirational; providing us with advice, solutions and interventions when needed.”

Parent Testimonial

“Juliette’s easy rapport with my daughter was evident from the start and her absolute positivity really rubbed off on her. My daughter enjoyed her session and Juliette is clearly committed to helping young people and giving them the information to help them make the most of their potential. The report provided was thorough and insightful and the whole experience was a positive step forward for us.”

Parent Testimonial

“It has been an absolute delight having your support for A to help us formalise thoughts, feelings and concerns into such a comprehensive and informative report…I cannot thank you enough for your insight and sensitivity working with A – she has never managed such a long session before and the results of this are all credit to you…Thank you so much for all of this – it will help make a difference for A.” 

Young Person Testimonial

“Thank you for being there for me and all of your help.  You have made me feel so much better.”