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Glimmer

Definition: A faint glow of light, a suggestion of possibility, 'a glimmer of hope'. 
In the trauma literature: The opposite of a 'trigger' - small moments that spark joy, warmth and/or peace - fostering comfort, safety, connection, self-compassion, and nervous system regulation. 'Glimmer-seeking': The practice of intentionally noticing glimmers to promote gratitude, wellbeing, resilience, and healing. 

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GPS lead: Dr. Alexandra Gregory
Educational and Child Psychologist
Qualified Teacher Status; NME Trainer; Independent Visitor

BSc, PGCE, O. A. Dip, DEdPsy, CPsychol

A very warm welcome to Glimmer Psychology Services - thank you for visiting our website. GPS is an educational psychology and family support service. Based in Worthing, we typically work across South East England - primarily West Sussex, East Sussex, and Surrey, but also Hampshire, Kent, and London. 

Mission & values

The GPS mission is to provide psychological support within education to promote hope and positive change to make a difference for children and young people, families, professionals, and schools. Our core values involve ways of working that are psychological, relational, compassionate, respectful, aspirational, empowering, creative, flexible, collaborative, holistic, and systemic, as well as person-centred, trauma-informed, evidence-based, strengths-based, and solution-oriented. 

Specialist interests

As GPS lead, I have specialist interests in developmental trauma and support for siblings of children with additional needs, with lived family experiences in these areas. I am particularly keen to work within specialist social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) settings, with children and young people who have care experiences, and with those who have been excluded (or are at-risk of exclusion) from mainstream schools. I am also passionate about the areas of parent/carer support, person-centred planning, psychological supervision, emotionally-based school avoidance (EBSA), and positive psychology (aka the science of wellbeing and flourishing). 

Services

Please see below for more information regarding our current GPS work - typically within the core areas of consultation, assessment, intervention, training, supervision, and research.

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Current GPS work

Developmental

trauma

  • Trauma-informed training: Certified as an NME Trainer (the Neurosequential Model in Education) with Dr Bruce Perry and the Neurosequential Network in America - providing training and psychological supervision to schools in neurobiological trauma-informed approaches to promote regulation, relationships, and readiness for learning. Also offering introductory training in stress, trauma and attachment. 

  • Casework: Consultation, assessment, and supervisory support for children with early experiences of trauma and attachment disruption. 

  • Volunteering - befriending: Being an independent Visitor for a young person in foster care. 

Sibling/family

support

  • Family support: A family telephone consultation service. Setting up a local support group for parents/carers of children with additional needs.

  • Sibling events: Talks and workshops for siblings of children with additional needs.

  • Volunteering - sibling sessions: Supporting regular sibling group sessions and school holiday events - through Super Siblings.

  • Volunteering - sibling research: Co-supervision of masters and doctoral sibling research projects at the University of Southampton - along-side researchers Dr Hanna Kovshoff and Professor Richard Hastings. 

Staff

supervision

  • Staff supervision: Individual and group psychological supervision for professionals. 

  • ELSA supervision: Group supervision for Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (the ELSA programme) within early years, primary, secondary and specialist settings - through Psychology First.

  • NME supervision: Regular ongoing group supervision for settings who have received training in the NME. 

Additional

EP work

  • Link EP: A link EP service for schools.

  • Consultation: Consultation for schools, families and/or professionals. 

  • PCP: Person-centred planning meetings for children and young people, as well as professionals, school teams, and organisations. 

  • Casework: EP assessments/ casework over time for children and young people. 

  • EP role: Sessions for university psychology students on the EP role. 

  • Statutory: Associate EP for West Sussex EPS - providing psychological advice for Education Health and Care Needs Assessments (EHCNAs). 

GPS work
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