What do Psychologists do?

Educational psychologists work with schools, colleges and other learning environments to help them better meet the needs of people, who may be experiencing learning difficulties and/or social and emotional challenges. With sound knowledge of psychology, child development and educational and organisational systems it is our job to reduce the barriers to learning. We work at three levels:

  • Whole school/organisational development
  • Small group
  • Individual learner


About Stacy Moore

Stacy is the founder and Lead Educational Psychologist (EP) of Inner Circles.

She is an experienced EP with chartered status (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

“I am passionate about bringing psychology to community settings in order to improve learning and life outcomes. I am aware of the positive impact applied psychology can have in school systems and by replicating this in Free Schools, FE colleges, Supplementary (Saturday/evening) Schools, and workplace organisations have seen the potential for vastly improving wider educational and life outcomes. I am particularly interested in systemic interventions for behavioural, emotional and social difficulties and the development of social and ethnic identity within adolescence.”

Some key facts about Stacy:

  • Experience of working as a successful Local Authority EP for three inner London boroughs, providing support to nurseries, schools, pupil referral units (PRUs) and colleges and representing the EPS at a strategic level to produce policies within steering groups.
  • Awareness of and competence in using a wide range of assessment tools to explore specific learning difficulties and strengths and weaknesses in the broader cognitive profile.
  • Expertise in devising and delivering training on a range of topics and learning difficulties and for a range of audiences, including senior managers, front-line practitioners, community organisations, teachers, learning support assistants, childminders, parents and local authority staff.
  • Familiarity of working effectively with Further Education systems and adult learners.
  • Established and delivered a direct EP service to the GraceKennedy Ltd learning centre in inner-city Kingston, Jamaica (2007).
  • Lecturer in equality and diversity for the Institute of Education trainee educational psychology doctorate programmes.



Stacy works alongside a small number of associate psychologists, who have been selected for their professionalism, experience and commitment to using psychology to move situations on within community settings. In addition to psychologists, Inner Circles has strategic partnerships with person-centred counsellors, a speech and language therapist and parental involvement autism specialist.Clients can expect that all psychologists and practitioners assigned to pieces of work under the Inner Circles domain will adhere to equitable high professional standards and be matched according to skill set and client need.

All EPs who work with Inner Circles are eligible for Chartered membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). All professionals have had an enhanced CRB/DBS Disclosure check.