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Riley-Hunte’s Psychological Consultancy (RHCP) LTD 2001 – Present NEWTEC Children’s Centre, 22 Deanery Rd, Stratford, E15 4LP.

Directors:
Mrs. Pauline Riley-Hunte, CEO. Consultant Clinical & Child Psychologist. C.Psychol. AFBPsS, HCPC

Mr. Bazil Hunte, COO. Consultant Health Psychologist. BPsS, HCPC
Brief Overview

RHPC is a private consultancy led by two experienced Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologists with over 30 years practical experience between them. Since 2001, they have worked with populations described as being ‘hard to reach’ and ‘challenging.’ They have in-depth knowledge and experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds both in the UK and Internationally.

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 PAULINE RILEY-HUNTE
BAZIL HUNTE
TAIDE RILEY-HUNTE
HAKEEM RILEY-HUNTE

 

 

HELEN KAPSALI
BEVERLEY DRAKES

 

Dr Michele Perry-Springer, Consultant Educational Psychologist

Dr Michele Perry-Springer has been an educational psychologist for the past 15 years and an educator for over 25years.

Michele has taught both in the UK and the Caribbean and is passionate about the needs of children with special educational needs and those that are considered vulnerable and at risk.

Currently, Michele specialises in the needs of children and young people with care-experienced histories and leads training in Attachment and Emotion Coaching in order to support teachers to apply trauma-informed practice in the classroom.

As a senior educational psychologist, Michele is an experienced supervisor of both main grade and trainee EPs.

Michele has been trained in the Solihull Approach (AP) and in Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) both approaches are concerned in analysis and better understanding of relationships and how to support attuned communication.

Michele is a passionate educational psychologist who aims to help translate theory to evidence-based practice in order to promote positive educational experiences for children and young people.

 

 

Sheila Wisdom (Yoga Wisdom)

Sheila Wisdom is a Yoga Therapist for Children with Neurodiversity, and Yoga Teacher working with children, adults and older people since 2010. Sheila is the founder of a yoga teaching project in Ghana. As from 2016, she has been sharing yoga in schools in Ghana’s two major cities, Kumasi and Accra. Sheila has worked with both mainstream schools and schools for children with special educational needs (SEN). In 2019 she extended this project to include The Save Our Lives, Orphanage in Kumasi. Sheila has given presentations at national and international events in Ghana.

Since 2008 Sheila is a KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. She is a member of Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA) also the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA).

For over 7 years, Sheila has developed seated yoga programs for Elders and has worked with the Alzheimer’s Society, UK and other organizations based in the UK.

Sheila takes yoga into private homes, schools and a wide variety of community-based projects in and around South London online or face-to-face.  She has hosted international yoga retreats in Portugal and Turkey.

 

  

Nichole John-Lewis, Assistant Psychologist

I am Nicole, one of the Assistant Psychologist at RHPC. I have a degree in Psychology from Kingston University. I have worked within the child and adolescent psychology sector for 8 years locally and internationally. My work with RHPC has taken me to different parts of the world, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Maldives and the USA.

I enjoy working within a multidisciplinary team and devising home based programmes, which best suit the individual based on their needs. I have had work experience with ABA as as senior tutor and volunteered at the Anna Freud Centre. I have been awarded certificates in Therapeutic Play, TEACCH,  training in ADOS-2, the Solihull Approach, PEC and Sensory Auditory Strategies. I am also trained to administer a range of psychological tests.   

 

NANA AKUA VICTORIA OWUSU

Nana Akua Owusu is a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) with several years’ experience as an early years’ practitioner, a counsellor, support/coach for staff working in the field of disability.   She has worked in both the public, private and voluntary sector for many years in the UK and Ghana. 

She trained in the UK as a SLT and counsellor for the bereaved and Childline, UK, an online telephone service for abused children and those at risk.  As a SLT, Nana has experience in assessing, diagnosing, designing and executing appropriate therapy and supporting families of persons with speech and language disabilities.   A significant part of her work involves promoting effective people interaction and working collaboratively with clients, their families and significant others to improve/increase their quality of life. Nana Akua worked for several years for the government’s Sure Start Programme; designing, setting up and managing SLT projects in deprived innercity communities in the UK. 

She was part of a team that provided annual training sessions to other health and education professionals (Community Paediatricians, Health Visitors and Teachers) as well as parents of children and young people receiving speech and language therapy.

Since returning to Ghana in 2007, Nana Akua’s work has focused on training, teaching and coaching health and education practitioners, parents and members of the public on effective communication skills: In particular, effective communication when interacting with persons with communication disability.  Nana Akua set up AwaaWaa2, a not-for-profit organisation for children (18months-12yrs) with communication disability and also provides support for their families.  She also runs short courses in special needs to increase the skills of family members and attendants: She introduced the term facilitator to represent well-trained and informed staff to facilitate positive access to mainstream activities for children with disabilities. 

She offers consultancy and training in disability, rehabilitation and child development work.  She also provides guidance and advice in early years’ staff development, interpersonal skills, appraisals and counselling. 

Nana Akua has attended and presented at several international and national conferences on a range of topics related to speech and language therapy.  She has also written and co-authored on topics of interest in SLT to educate, inform and raise awareness.   

Currently she teaches on the audiology, speech and language therapy, masters’ programme at the University of Ghana and is the programme coordinator.  She is a co-director at Speech and Hearing Centre, a private practice providing audiometric and clinical communication services to the public and also oversees the work of AwaaWaa2, a centre for young children with communication disability.

Areas of Interest 

Nana has a strong interest in training/teaching effective communication to help foster positive relationships and improve participation for persons with disability and individuals.  She enjoys coaching young adults in attitudinal change to reflect positive approaches to life and personal development.  She is passionate about ensuring the rights of children and advocating for children with disability to be included at home and school.  Nana Akua is a board member of Emmanuel Deaf Network, an organisation set up to assist the Deaf Community improve, develop role models and assist those interested in the Christian faith to progress in their faith walk.  Nana believes in honesty, integrity, love, patience, change and faith in God.                                     

Professional Membership

Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) – Ghana (Body that regulates allied health practitioners in Ghana)