© Diana Biddlestone 2012

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Welcome to my Website


As an educational psychologist for over 25 years I bring a wealth of skills and experience to my work with and for children.


About Me


  • Assessed and given advice for children of all ages with a wide range of needs, including attending tribunals as an expert witness.
  • Worked for many years in specialist provision for pupils with ASD and language difficulties.
  • Held a specialist post for specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) and a research fellowship at Aberdeen University evaluating provision for children with complex special needs.
  • Developed and delivered training for teachers and other professionals up to Masters degree level.
  • Developed countywide policies and procedures for special educational needs, dyslexia and Every Child Matters and managed teams of psychologists in local authorities and young offender institutions.
  • Taught in primary schools in Cambridge and Yorkshire.
  • I was a specialist panel member for Special Educational Needs and Disability tribunals for many years.



  • BSc Psychology University College London
  • MSc Educational Psychology University College London
  • Teaching Certificate Nottingham University



Other areas of expertise


  • Expert witness work for youth courts and family courts
  • Attachment issues following divorce or separation
  • Work with young offenders
  • Collaborative working with health and social care professionals



Memberships of Professional Organisations


  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (Division of Educational and Child Psychology)
  • Registered Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council
  • Member of the Association of Educational Psychologists
  • Member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice

Diana Biddlestone BSc, MSc, Cert Ed, C Psychol, AFBPsS


Who I work with


My client group consists of children 2-25, their families and professionals working with children and young people.


Where I work


I am based in central England and my practice covers Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, The West Midlands, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. I may travel more widely in special circumstances.


Specialities of my Practice


  • Assessment and advice for individual children relating to learning difficulties, dyslexia, ASD, dyspraxia, ADHD, language difficulties, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and complex needs.
  • Assessment and advice for gifted and talented children.
  • Consultation and advice for parents and professionals.
  • Training and supervision for teachers and other professionals working with children
  • Research and development work in schools and other organisations.



Contact Details

Telephone : 07733 366703

Diana Biddlestone - Educational Psychologist HCPC