Dr. Gemma Handelsman
Chartered Educational Psychologist
Dr. Gemma Handelsman is an experienced Educational Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, based in North West London.
Gemma has an undergraduate psychology degree from University of Cambridge and a Doctorate in Child, Community and Educational Psychology from The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
She has over nine years of experience as an Educational Psychologist. Until recently Gemma worked as a Senior Educational Psychologist for a large local authority and she has previously worked as the Educational Psychologist within a therapy team at a primary special school, supporting children with social communication difficulties and autism.
Gemma can provide Educational Psychology assessments and advice to support a child or young person’s learning, wellbeing and behaviour. She works with children and young people aged 3-18 years old who attend mainstream or specialist schools or nurseries, working collaboratively with their families and school staff to ensure the best outcomes.
Gemma also offers direct work with schools, providing consultations, training and supervision to school staff, thereby effecting change at an organisational level.
Gemma has a particular interest supporting children and young people who have social communication difficulties or autism. She is trained to use the ADOS-2 assessment and works part-time as an associate for a private clinic offering multi-disciplinary autism assessments.
Gemma is a mother of three young children and a co-opted Governor at a local primary school.
Professional memberships and registrations
Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use
Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice
Association of Educational Psychologists
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate
Registered under the Data Protection Act with the Information Commissioner's Office
Compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (2016) and the subsequent UK Data Protection Act (2018)
Professional indemnity insurance