Dr Sue Peters
Sue has been an Educational Psychologist for 17 years after completing her initial training at Southampton University in 2004. She has worked in several Local Authorities; since 2015 as an Area Senior Educational Psychologist and completed a Doctorate in Educational Psychology at University College London in 2020.
Prior to qualifying as an Educational Psychologist, Sue’s interest in psychology and knowledge of school systems were developed through her work as a primary school teacher, a teacher in a specialist school for ASD and an Assistant Educational Psychologist.
She is passionate about using psychology to support the emotional health and wellbeing of young people and school staff by offering supervision, coaching, consultation and training. She is also interested in positive psychology, dynamic assessment and finding ways to listen to and elicit children’s views.
In January 2021, Sue and her family contracted COVID-19. She has long covid herself and her teenage daughter has suffered daily debilitating Long Covid symptoms (POTS and CFS/ME) as a result.
Sue is passionate about supporting school staff to understand Long Covid so that they can support the children and young people they work with within the classroom. She is also working to support the wellbeing of school staff themselves suffering with Long Covid.