Who We Are

The Educational Psychology Service is led by Nick Balchin, Principal Educational Psychologist. There are 10 Educational Psychologists working for Falkirk Council (full time equivalent of 7.0). We also offer placements for 2 Trainee Educational Psychologists.

Each member of the team is linked to a cluster or group of schools. We are based in Sealock House in Grangemouth and visit schools, nurseries and social work offices.

All Educational Psychologists are trained to a postgraduate level, registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society.

Cluster and linked Educational Psychologist

Bo’ness  – Julita Barecka-Young and Nick Balchin
Braes  – Kelly Robertson
Denny  – Helen Benzie and Colin Stewart
Falkirk  – Julie Yuill, Elaine Fitzpatrick and Colin Stewart
Graeme –  Susi Wakely and Nick Balchin
Grangemouth –  Julita Barecka-Young and Elaine Fitzpatrick
Larbert – Mairi Duncan and Colin Stewart
St Mungo’s – Lyn McLafferty and Colin Stewart

This list is subject to change and there are some individual schools with different psychologist. Please contact your child’s school in the first instance.

January 2020