Andrew Stephens is an experienced chartered clinical, educational, and counselling psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with over six years of experience providing the full range of psychology services in educational and clinical settings.
With a wealth of experience gained in Australia, Andrew started working in the UK in 2020, where he is a senior educational psychologist with Essex County Council. This covers local authority, school and private clinic settings. Some of his responsibilities as part of this role include providing psychoeducational assessments, academic and psychotherapeutic interventions, and consultation with parents, staff and the community.
Andrew conducts psychological assessments for autism using the ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) – the ‘gold standard’ tool used to inform diagnosis and intervention. Andrew works with children, adolescents and adults to provide holistic clinical assessments.
His peers have described Andrew as an excellent practitioner. He has extensive experience working with clients, particularly children and adolescents, and he is passionate about meeting the diverse needs of the clients that he works with. He is experienced, calm, and knowledgeable, leads his team well, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Conditions I treat
Therapeutic approaches used
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Qualifications and Education
- Bachelor of Psychology, The University of Sydney, Australia
- Master of Teaching, The University of Sydney, Australia
- Statement of Attainment in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Professional Bodies and Membership
- Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- The British Psychological Society