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Clinical Partner Pauline Riley-Hunte

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Mrs Pauline Riley-Hunte

C.Psychol. AFBPsS, HCPC

My name is Pauline Riley-Hunte, and I am an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a ‘Registered Psychologist’ with the UK Health Care Professions Council ( HCPC) and a certified member of the Allied Paramedical Board, Barbados.

I work predominately with children, young people, their families and the systems that surround and support them. On top of a wide range of specialist, evidence-based clinical and educational skills, I bring a warmth and understanding, that comes with being a mother of five, three of whom have a diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions and related challenges. I have worked with a great team of ‘Associate’ therapists and clinicians for many years, which enables me to offer multidisciplinary assessments to the highest possible NICE guidelines and standards.

When a parent contacts our service, we see this as a significant step forward, often reached after a lot of soul-searching, and sometimes with parents being on different pages regarding the need for the referral. To be able to use my clinical training and experience to help a parent to understand what is going on for their child, and how best to help them, is a great responsibility and one that is never undertaken lightly. Being a small consultancy (by choice) we never overbook clinics or online consultation appointments, and we don’t hold a waiting list. We believe if we cannot offer you an immediate appointment date, and see you within 2-4 weeks, there are other great clinicians out there who might have availability. The child’s needs always come first. 

We are known to give clients our full attention, by taking the time to make sure they feel listened to and heard.

We also see clients who present with the full range of emotional and mental health conditions, including anxiety (social anxiety, selective mutism, school avoidance) and depression. 

I also work with parents who experience anxiety and fear around topics they have felt ashamed to seek help for. Such as parents who are being physically and verbally abused by their own children. Parents struggling to come to terms with their child’s addictions, sexuality, gender based dysphoria and slide into extremist ideology – including gang culture and religious cults. We provide a safe and non-judgemental space for parents to bring ANY concerns they might have on any topics, and where necessary we refer on and signpost accordingly. 

Areas of work and Expertise 

  • Specialist: Neurodevelopmental Disorder (Specific interest in girls and women)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity/Concentration Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Including ADOS and ADI-R
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia)
  • Learning Disability including functional assessments.
  • Toddler developmental-related assessments (feeding, toileting, sleep)
  • Nursery / School Readiness assessments
  • Psychological, Cognitive and Education/Learning Assessments (Primary to adults)
  • Parenting Support (Individual and group) –e.g. Solihull Approach (NHS)
  • Bespoke home-based learning programmes (E.g.TEACCH, PECS)
  • Local and International ‘Team Around the Child’ (TAC) Case Management  
  • School, FE and HE support
  • International Development Work re Disabilities (UAE, Africa, Caribbean, Asia and Europe)
  • Training
  • Supervision

Finally, we offer a sliding scale based on one’s ability to pay