Dr. Gemma Handelsman

Chartered Educational Psychologist

Dr. Gemma Handelsman is an experienced Educational Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professional 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, most recently as a Senior Educational Psychologist for a local authority and working as the Educational Psychologist within a therapy team at a primary special school which supports children with social communication difficulties and autism. She is currently working part-time in private practice and part-time for a local authority.


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 0-18 years old who attend mainstream or specialist schools or nurseries, working collaboratively with their families and school staff to ensure the best outcomes.


Additionally, she can provide bespoke workshops, 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 are on the autism spectrum.

Gemma is a mother of three, a co-opted Governor at a local primary school and part of the Parent Partnership Group at her children's nursery.

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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