Nicola Weisfeld is an educational psychologist specialising in working with children, adolescents and young adults as well as their parents/carers and educators to help improve educational outcomes.
Nicola has been practising since 1987 and formed her independent practice in 2000.
Mrs Weisfeld graduated from Manchester University in 1979 with a degree in psychology and then moved to the Institute of Education, University of London to complete a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. After working as a primary school teacher in the London Borough of Barking, she returned to the Institute of Education to complete her Masters in Child Development with Clinical Studies (professional training in educational psychology). She is currently working towards a research doctorate in educational psychology at University College London where her doctoral thesis will focus on the changing nature of friendship in the social media age.
Mrs Weisfeld qualified as an educational psychologist in 1984, gaining a distinction in her Masters. She then worked for two different local authorities before moving to a training and development role in a small business psychology consultancy in 1989. Between 1989 and 2000, she progressed through this company culminating in conducting a management buyout at the end of that period. She and her co-principal then ran the company very successfully for five years before selling it to a large global corporation. She remained there until 2007.
After a career break, she then regained her practising certificate as an educational psychologist and formed her own independent Practice in 2016.
In addition to providing assessment and consultation services in connection with children, teenagers’ and young adults’ education, she offers consultation and training services to mainstream primary, secondary and special schools as well as independent schools.