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Claire Leahy

Contact details:

  • 07740828396
  • claireymhfa@outlook.com

Qualifications: BEd (Hons) special educational needs, MSc Psychology of Education, MSc Educational Psychology, Post Grad Diploma counselling.

Current and Previous Work Experience:

I currently work as an Educational Psychologist in Cardiff. I have a special interest in children and young people’s mental health, resilience and well-being. I am also interested in the emotional needs of children and young people with neurodevelopmental variation.

I started my career as a teacher and loved working with children with additional learning needs. I am also a counsellor registered with the BACP.

I have delivered many courses in relation to children’s well-being, and resilience, run well-being forums and supervise Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs). To name a few of my weekly activities.

I have been delivering the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course for many years. Although the course is licenced and has to be delivered to an agreed protocol, each course is fresh, lively and interesting because of what participants bring.