Psychology4Learning Ltd

P4L Training is part of Psychology4Learning Ltd, a private educational psychology service based in Buckinghamshire. We provide educational psychology services to schools and educational settings. This involves meeting with children and  young people, school staff and parents, understanding and identifying learning difficulties and developing strategies for home and school.

P4L Training provides training courses to schools, pre-schools, further education providers, and teacher training providers. We have also provided parent training courses on behalf of education providers.

Meet the Team


Paula Williams, MSc., PGCE., BA Hons

Director & Consultant Educational Psychologist

Paula is a Consultant Educational Psychologist and HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist with 27 years’ experience. She has worked in a number of Local Authorities (Croydon, Coventry, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) building up a wealth of knowledge and experience.

She has held specialist posts within the Looked After Service (Coventry); Rowan’s Children’s Centre (Milton Keynes); been a Nurture Group Trainer; Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TAMHS) Facilitator and joint lead trainer in Bucks, rolling out the Children and Families Act (2014) reforms.

Robert Beadel

Dr Robert Beadel, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Director and Consultant Educational Psychologist

Rob is a Consultant Educational Psychologist and HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. He has 14 years experience of working as an Educational Psychologist and Senior Educational Psychologist at  Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Local Authorities. Before training as a psychologist, Rob was a deputy headteacher at school for children with emotional, behaviour and social difficulties.

Rob is a member of the British Psychological Society including the ‘Division of Educational and Child Psychology’ and the ‘Special interest Group in Coaching Psychology.’

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Claire Olliffe, BA Hons, DipM

Business Director

Claire manages the sales, marketing, finance and customer service elements of Psychology4Learning. She deals with all customer queries and supports clients during each step in the process.

Claire has extensive experience of working in the public sector, with roles in both the NHS and Local Authorities, managing the business side of clinical services. During this time she has worked with various team of clinicians, e.g. GPs, health visitors, school nurses, speech and language therapies, and managed their confidential patient information.

Sangeeta Silva

Dr Sangeeta Silva, MSc., PGCE., BA Hons

Educational Psychologist

Sangeeta has more than fourteen years experience working for several local educational authorities, the last eight years working on yearly or shorter term contracts employed by schools and local authorities as an independent consultant educational psychologist. Sangeeta is an Associate Educational Psychologist with P4L.

She completed a doctorate in Educational Psychology (April 2010) and her thesis area focused on strengthening parental contributions to school readiness and early childhood learning. Sangeeta originally trained as a primary school teacher and has specialised experience with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2).


Sharon Evans, BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc Ed Psych

Educational Psychologist

Sharon has worked as an Educational Psychologist in Local Authorities for many years. She has an excellent reputation with our schools, meaning her services are always in demand.

Carolyn Beecham

Dr Carolyn Beecham, BSc, QTS, MSc, DEdPsy

Educational Psychologist

Carolyn initially worked as a secondary school teacher in Hertfordshire, before completing a MsC in Educational psychology in 2005, followed by a Doctorate in 2012. Following the MsC in Educational Psychology, Carolyn worked as a Local Authority Educational Psychologist for 11 years.

Suzanne Bailey

Dr Suzanne Bailey, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DEdPsych

Educational Psychologist

Suzanne is an experienced Educational Psychologist, flexibly applying psychological knowledge and skills in order to better understand individual needs and collaboratively plan positive ways forward. Her special interests as a psychologist are related to the promotion of emotional wellbeing and resilience. Suzanne is also trained in delivering the Incredible Years Parenting Programme, Friends Resilience Programme, We Eat Elephants, and Living Life to the Full for Young People.

Suzanne initially worked as a primary school teacher, and Special Educational Needs Coordinator, before qualifying as an Educational Psychologist in 2010.