What does an Educational Psychologist do?

Psychology is about understanding how people think, feel and behave.

An Educational Psychologist applies their knowledge of psychology in order to work in partnership with schools, families and other institutions (such as further education settings or nurseries and childcare settings).

We work with children and young people aged from 0 to 25

Our work focusses on helping to enhance development and learning, with the overall aim of bringing about some positive change.

A particular focus of EP work is on looking at the interaction between the learner and their learning environment (which could be a home, school, nursery or college), in order to assist in identifying and overcoming any challenges to learning and development that might be hindering progress, access or development.

Educational psychologists work at an individual and systemic level.

Work at an individual level involves working directly with children and young people. This might involve some kind of individual assessment or interview. Educational Psychologists are highly trained and skilled in a wide range of assessment approaches and techniques, related to many aspects of learning and development. 

Systemic work is where the EP works with key people in the setting to bring about change at an institutional level. This might involve delivering training or carrying out some project work 

Educational Psychologists undergo up to 7 years of undergraduate and postgraduate training.  They are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have to abide by the standards set by the HCPC.

Contact details

Why choose J & M Yeomans?

  • Short waiting time: usually no more than 3 – 4 weeks

  • A holistic approach that always looks at social, emotional and academic development


  • Close liaison with parents and other professionals

  • Innovative approach to assessment

  • Training is supported by follow up

  • Dr Jane Yeomans has over 40 years of experience working in education, over 20 years in Educational Psychology

  • Recommendations that are tailored to the particular child/young person and their educational context, informed by evidence

  • Comprehensive assessment and consultation that focuses on overcoming challenges to learning and curriculum access


Jane and Mike Yeomans

J & M Yeomans Limited

0121 427 3820


We use the image of a bridge in our logo because it illustrates our view of psychology and teaching.

Thinking skills and processes are very important to us. Our years of experience in education has led us to the view that it's important for children and young people (and adults!) to learn how to be effective thinkers. Thinking skills (or cognitive functions, or cognitive abilities, or process skills..........there are a number of different titles) aren't tied to any one particular subject. They help us to learn and to be flexible in our learning. The bridge symbolises the idea that thinking skills provide a 'bridge' into all sorts of learning. So, for example, if you use the thinking skill of comparison, you can apply this to maths (more and less), literacy (does my spelling of this word match what's in the dictionary), history (compare the reign of Henry VII and Henry VIII)....and so on. Chess is a great example of the way in which thinking skills can be used, and it provides an excellent vehicle for developing these skills too. 

​​​​Welcome to Yeomans Psychology and Teaching, the website of J & M Yeomans Limited. 

​We offer a range of services related to psychology and teaching. Our distinctive approach to delivering psychology is based on the use of Dynamic Assessment. You can find out more here 

Psychology services are delivered by Dr Jane Yeomans, HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. 

The main teaching activities of J & M Yeomans are in thinking skills programmes, individual reading tuition using Direct Instruction and chess tuition. Mike Yeomans offers a chess consultancy service since retiring from his chess clubs. More details can be found on the Training page.

Educational Psychology Service