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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 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

GPS has specialist interests in developmental trauma and support for siblings of children with additional needs, with our GPS lead having lived family experiences in these areas. We are 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. We are 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). 


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


Current GPS work



  • Training: As a certified NME (the Neurosequential Model in Education) Trainer with Dr Bruce Perry and the Neurosequential Network in America - we provide training and psychological supervision to schools in neurobiological trauma-informed approaches to promote regulation, relationships, and readiness for learning. We also offer introductory training in stress, trauma and attachment. 

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

  • Volunteering: Alex works as an Independent Visitor (befriender) for a young person in foster care. 



  • Family support: We offer a family telephone consultation service and are hoping to set up a local support group for parents/carers of children with additional needs.

  • Sibling events: We run talks and workshops for siblings of children with additional needs.

  • Volunteering - sibling sessions: We assist with sibling support group sessions and events through Super Siblings.

  • Volunteering - sibling research: We help to co-supervise masters and doctoral sibling research projects at the University of Southampton - along-side researchers Dr Hanna Kovshoff and Professor Richard Hastings.



  • Staff supervision: We facilitate individual and group psychological supervision sessions for educational professionals, including members of senior leadership teams. 

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

  • NME supervision: We facilitate regular ongoing group supervision for settings who have received trauma-informed training. 


EP work

  • Link EP: We offer a link EP service for schools.

  • Consultation: We offer consultation services for schools, families and/or professionals. 

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

  • Casework: We carry out one-off assessments, as well as involvement in casework over time, for children and young people. 

  • EP role: We run sessions for college and university psychology students on the EP role. 

  • Statutory: We provide Associate EP psychological advice for Education Health and Care Needs Assessments (EHCNAs) through West Sussex County Council. 

GPS work
Kids with Capes
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