UCL Educational Psychology


Grania Usher

Practice Tutor, DECPsy & Senior Educational Psychologist, Harrow

BSC, PGCE, MSc, C.Psychol, AFBPSs, HCPC Registered Psychologist (Reg.No. PYL22683)

Room: 223

Email: g.usher@ucl.ac.uk

Grania Usher

Grania qualified as a primary school teacher in 1984 and taught for six years throughout the primary range. Prior to starting teaching she worked in pre-school and has retained her interest in early years education throughout her career as an EP. Grania completed her EP training at the Institute of Education in 1990 and has worked initially in Barnet and then Harrow. In 1995 Grania worked for one day a week at West Herts College assessing young people/adults who might have a learning disability.

Grania has been working with school staff involved with children with complex learning needs to understand the behaviour of the children and young people and the attachments that they form. Grania has planned a workshop for parents of young people with complex needs as they approach puberty. Other interventions Grania has been involved with include improving staff interactions with children in the foundation stage using video interactive guidance approaches alongside developing the child’s cognition by offering a cognitive curriculum. Grania also works as part of a multi-agency team considering whether or not a child might have an autism spectrum disorder.

Grania continues to be involved in using cognitive behaviour therapy approaches to support young people with social anxiety. Grania is also working again in colleges following changes to the SEND Code of Practice 2015.