About Sharon and the practice
Sharon Aitken is a registered psychologist and a qualified teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, A Higher Diploma in Education, an Honours Degree in Education, an Honours Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and a PhD in Child and Adolescent Psychology, with further specialisation in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The main focus of her practice is to ensure that learners with special needs are supported in a warm and nurturing manner that enables them to flourish. The emphasis is on working as a team to harness all the available resources and skills that the learner, family, school and community have, in order to form a rich foundation for growth. She has a commitment to providing support throughout the learner’s academic journey whilst striving to nourish independence and individuality.
Her Approach is based on mutual respect that acknowledges and affirms individual and group differences and she seeks to empower through the growth of self-knowledge, skills development, sharing of expert knowledge and formulation of strategies. Sharon and her team aim to achieve the holistic support of children, adolescents and young adults within the learning environment and or their focus is a strengths-based approach that builds resilience
Her approach encompasses learners, educators and parents.
Prior to opening her private practice, Sharon taught high school for 7 years, primary school for 2 years and spent 4 years teaching in the private sector.
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B.A.; H.D.E.; B.Ed (Honours in Education); Honours in Clinical Psychology; Masters in Educational Psychology. Currently reading for a PhD in Child Psychology.
7 years teaching in High Schools
2 years teaching in Primary School (Enrichment Programme)
4 years teaching in the Private Sector (Study Skills Development)
11 years as an Educational Psychologist
- - Anxiety and depression in relation to the learning environment
- - Children with auto-immune disorders
- - Gifted Children
- - Learning Difficulties with a special interest in Language Disorders
- - Subject choice and Career guidance