Psychological services for schools & colleges

Schools play an essential role in shaping children’s lives. We know that teachers and staff work incredibly hard to help children and young people feel supported and safe as they progress through the education system. At times, additional training and support may be required to help children and young people with particular difficulties. Our highly qualified team of clinical psychologists and therapists provide a range of services to schools, including consultations and training.

Reducing Emotional Dysregulation in Schools Plan (REDs)

A REDS Plan is a specialist school psychological intervention to help children and young people (and the adults around them) manage their emotions in a school setting. Delivered by highly qualified clinical psychologists and psychological therapists, this practical intervention also helps key adults understand and support the child/young person in a therapeutic way.

The aim of using a REDS plan is to identify times when a child or young person might struggle in managing their emotions, so that responses are consistent across all staff and help the child/young person to regulate their emotions in order to stop situations from escalating.

Specialist training by clinical psychologists

We offer a range of specialist training courses tailored to an education environment, equipping teachers and school staff with the theory and practical skills to support children and young people with behavioural, emotional or relational difficulties. Our training courses are developed to fit into time-pressured schedules, delivering as much information as possible into the time available.

We can also develop bespoke training courses to suit specific situations. Please do get in touch with us if you’re looking for training on a particular topic.

Consultation support packages

Consultations help to provide schools with psychological guidance and practical strategies for making sense of and managing behaviours.

We offer individual and group consultations, either on an ad-hoc basis or as a regular package of support. We can also build consultations into a package of training, giving school staff the space to discuss individual situations in more depth.

If you are interested in booking a consultation or putting together a package of support, please get in touch with us with more detail about your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you.

Online webinars and training

We offer a range of e-learning and webinar training courses, which are accessible through our website. Please check our upcoming events for our next available live courses or browse our pre-recorded options, which can be accessed at any time.

We can also develop bespoke online training courses and webinars to suit specific requirements. Please get in touch with us to talk about your unique situation.

Our psychological services may be available through the Pupil Premium grant. Please contact your school’s representative to discuss further and get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Adopted and looked-after children in schools

Children and young people who have experienced early hardship can find education environments challenging. An attachment and trauma-informed approach is one of the best ways to support children and young people and help them achieve their potential.

Gateway Psychology is a registered Adoption Support Agency, and we are rated Outstanding by Ofsted for the work we do with adopted children.

We provide training and consultation to schools to embed attachment and trauma-informed practice to help support children and young people.

Specialist educational settings


We regularly partner with specialist educational settings, such as SEN schools, therapeutic schools and residential care environments to help support children and young people with additional needs. Please contact us to find out more.

Our professional registrations

Our clinical staff members are highly qualified and experienced in working with children and young people. Our clinical psychologists and therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Social Work England, and the British Psychological Society (BPS), and adhere to the professional guidelines for both. All staff members are DBS checked.

If you have any questions or would like to make a referral to our service, please get in touch with our team.