Dr Kate Hodgson

I’m Kate and I live in the North East of England with my husband, and dog, Skye. We love to travel and to be adventurous, and living in the country means we spend lots of time outdoors with friends and family.

I have always been passionate about working with children and families and have had a variety of roles that have helped me understand this from different perspectives, including teaching English as a second language in China, working as a respite carer for children with complex needs, and working as a Speech and Language Therapist.

I qualified with a Doctorate in Educational Psychology in 2019 and have since been practising privately, and within the local authority as part of a virtual school.

List of Trainings

My training and professional development has often focussed around developing my understanding and skills in approaches which support the building of attuned and supportive relationships including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Video Interaction Guidance, Circle of Friends, Trauma Informed Supervision, and Coaching approaches.

Areas of Specialism

I completed my masters in Speech and Language Pathology and previously practiced as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist therefore I have a special interest in speech, language and communication needs.

Due to my experience of working with children within the care system I also have developed more specialist skills and knowledge in understanding and working with children and young people who have experienced trauma.

I am passionate about working with schools and multi-academy trusts to develop their systemic practices, as I believe this is one of the most effective ways of supporting positive change for all those involved in school communities. I draw on my knowledge of relational practice to guide my work in this, and all other areas of my practice. I believe relationships are at the heart of what we do and only on a basis of trust and collaboration can we move towards positive next steps. I work hard to build strong and effective relationships with my schools, families and young people so that we can work together towards their goals.

Chartered member of British Psychological Society: 421551
Health Care and Professions Council: PYL37154
Association of Educational Psychologists: 105891