The Richard Alexander Partnership is an independent psychological service based in Northampton offering educational assessments for children, young people and adults, as well as assessments for legal matters.
Dr Richard Alexander is the founder of the Richard Alexander Partnership, which was set up 21 years ago and he continues to be fully responsible for all the psychological work of the partnership. He has worked for Local Authorities in both education and social services departments, before commencing independent practice.
Modern psychological issues are becoming ever more complicated and to ensure that the information on which his understanding of them is based is up to date, he regularly attends and makes presentations at both national and international psychological conferences.
Richard is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of The British psychological Society.

Professional Title:
Senior Partner of the Richard Alexander Partnership

Professional Qualifications:
BSC (Hons) Psychology University of Exeter
M.Ed (Ed.Psych) University of Birmingham
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
Ph.D. University of Birmingham
Chartered Psychologist, AFBPsS

Professional Discipline
Child and Educational Psychology

Counselling and Psychotherapy:
Trained with Mr Brian Roberts, tutor at the University of Birmingham, in Personal Construct Psychology and Phenomenological/Existential Psycho-therapy.

Specialist Fields
Child and Family Psychology
Educational Psychology
Youth Offending and Criminal Behaviour.

Higher/specialist Degree
Supervision in Personal Construct Therapy and Existential Psychotherapy.
Completed Ph.D.

Areas of Particular Expertise
Management and assessment of learning difficulties and specific disorders such as ADHD, autism, Asperger syndrome, dyslexia etc.
Emotional and behavioural problems of children, adolescents and younger adults.
Delinquent and criminal behaviour in young people.
Issues of neglect and abuse of children, including physical emotional and sexual abuse.
Custody evaluation and family assessment.
Assessment of parenting ability and ‘good enough’ parenting, in relation to substance and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, learning disability etc.
Issues arising from difficulties and breakdown in Fostering and Adoption placements.
Issues concerning children placed in Residential Care and in Residential Special Schools.

Experience in Specialist Areas
An Educational Psychologist with Birmingham City Council with both the education and social services departments dealing with a range of child, adolescent and parenting is-sues. My work often involved the detailed assessment of learning difficulties.
An Educational Psychologist with Northampton County Council where my brief was very wide and included many areas of advice and assessment including sexual and physical abuse, breakdown of fostering and adoption placements and the evaluation of parenting.
I have been in independent practice since 1996 and senior partner of The Richard Alexander Partnership providing independent assessment and advice services for children, adolescents and their parents. I have been a tutor with the Open University teaching the Child Development module. For four years I provided a consultation and assessment service to two secure training centres for young offenders.