Dr Matt Baker
Dr Matt Baker is an HCPC registered Educational Psychologist who has worked with a broad range of children, young people, and families. His experience includes working in Early Years, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary settings, as well as in alternative provisions such as Pupil Referral Units. His main interest is in supporting young people, settings, and families to improve outcomes for young people, both in socio-emotional and academic terms. Much of his work has focused on mental health and wellbeing; he has particular interests and experience in working with individuals with anxiety, and with children diagnosed as having ADHD. His other areas of expertise include Extended Non-attendance (‘School Phobia’ or ‘School Refusal’), Substance Misuse, and Outdoor Education (particularly when used as a vehicle for intervention). He is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including Reality Therapy, CBT, and Compassion Focused Therapy, and in various approaches to assessing learning and understanding, including dynamic assessment.