Dr Rebecca Docherty

Dr Docherty is an experienced educational psychologist. Her career began as a class teacher, giving her first-hand understanding of implementing interventions in schools, moving through senior educational psychologist roles, senior lecturer, and into independent practice. She has worked closely with mainstream and special schools to offer bespoke packages of assessment, consultation and training. She has experience leading educational psychology provision across a group of residential independent special schools for students with severe learning difficulty and social, emotional and mental health needs.

Dr Docherty produces reliable and efficient reports for courts in relation to SEND disputes and personal injury cases.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Attachment
  • SEND Tribunals
  • Special Educational Needs
  • SEN Educational Psychology
  • First Tier Tribunals
  • Severe Learning Difficulties

Profession: Psychologist

Courts or Tribunals: Clinical Negligence, Education, Family Court, Personal Injury

Age groups: Adolescent, Child

Psychological Specialisms: Behavioural Difficulties, Child Mental Health, Learning Difficulties, Parent-Child Attachment, School Problems

Therapies offered: