Many children experience traumatic events and uncomfortable feelings which are difficult for them to process. Unlike the majority of adolescents and adults, children often do not have the ability to express how they are feeling.
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Michelle completed her doctoral training to become an educational and child psychologist at the University of Manchester in 2015. After qualifying, she began working for One Education. Michelle previously worked as a primary school teacher, and has a wealth of experience of working with children in early years settings.
The focus of Michelle’s doctoral research was to explore children’s views about well-being and to begin to consider how children’s views develop with age. Listening to children and considering how their views can be incorporated into educational practice is of particular interest to Michelle, subsequently, her area of specialism, is ‘the voice of the child’. Michelle has also developed a keen interest in working therapeutically with children and she is currently exploring how therapeutic storytelling can be used to help children to process difficult feelings and experiences.
Michelle is currently working with the Looked After Children (LAC) educational psychology team at One Education. She is passionate about working collaboratively with others (including children themselves) to promote positive outcomes for children and young people in care.