About Naomi Burgess

I have a long and established career in Education, Educational Psychology and Disability. I am skilled in diagnostic assessments and working with individuals. My organisational experience gives me critical insight into the strategic management for young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. My 26 years as trustee and volunteer with IPSEA has provided me with a keen insight into the difficulties faced by many families in getting the needs of their children recognised. I am well networked professionally, with medical, complementary medical, legal and teaching specialists.

My Work and Education


  • Employment in five different Education Authorities
  • Probono support in two voluntary organisations
  • An honours degree in psychology from the University of Sussex
  • A PGCE and Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University Southampton
  • Teaching across the age range from early years and managing departments in the secondary and further education sector
  • Teaching and lecturing in higher education. Delivering post-professional training in Psychology, Educational psychology and Special educational Needs for Local Authorities, Universities, Schools and Organisations
  • Extensive work within the legal sector as an Expert Witness
  • Training in EFT, NLP and Hypnotherapy
  • Continual updating of my skills



  • Working with Children and Adolescents - Psychology in Practice. June 2019
  • 3 articles Sponsored by Duplo for Made for Mums Early Learning Games to Develop Sounds, Numbers, Creative Play May 2019
  • Expert comments 'Made for Mums'. 2018/2019
  • Including Children in the Playground (Access Training, 2014 (updated 2017)
  • Breaking the vicious circle of stress in examinations for dyslexics. Adult Dyslexia Org. 2013
  • ME/CFS Assessment Guidelines for Educational Psychologists (2005)
  • Simple Words and Words Games - Consultant Editor, Micro Mates . Granada (1984)

Voluntary work


  • 26 years as a Trustee and Volunteer within IPSEA – The Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice
  • 11 years as a Consultant to and Volunteer with TYMES Trust – The Young ME Sufferer
  • Lay member of BSCB Barnet’s Safeguarding Children Board where I am interested in looking at E. Safety

Professional Memberships and Registrations

Health Professions Council PYL03146
BPS British Psychology Society
DECP Division of Educational Psychologists
AEP Association of Educational Psychologists
ICO Information Commissionerís Office GDPR compliant
DBS Disclosure and Barring Service, London Borough of Barnet
DANDA the Developmental Adult Neurodiversity Association
AchiPPP Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice
Member of Healing Trust (NFSH)
Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner 17082008

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