Yaara Gazit

Yaara Gazit is our Educational Psychologist here at Bridges Therapy Centre, working with children, parents, and educational settings. Her primary focus is on providing integrative therapy for children and parents utilising techniques from psychodynamic approaches, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address learning and school difficulties, anxiety, phobias, self-regulation, emotional and behavioural problems.

She also provides educational psychology consultations, collaborating with parents, children, and their schools to understand learning, emotional, or behavioural difficulties, and creates plans to better support children both at school and at home.

Qualifications & Training

Yaara studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, receiving a:
B.Sc. in Psychobiology (2006)
Teaching Certificate in Biology and Psychology (2008)
M.A. in Educational Psychology (2013)

Yaara trained for seven years as an Educational Psychologist at Or-Yehuda Educational Psychology Services. She served as the early years (3-6 y.o) coordinator and helped to train new educational psychologists. Her training included ongoing study and practice of various psychological and therapeutic approaches.

Experience


Yaara is registered with both the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and British Psychological Society (BPS). She has extensive experience in conducting psychoeducational assessments, systemic work in educational settings, individual and group therapy, focused on primary school and preschool ages.

Yaara provides individual therapy for children with learning, behavioural and emotional challenges and their parents, using psychodynamic approaches, play therapy, CBT and ACT. Systemic work in educational settings means advising staff and parents on how best to support individual children with emotional or learning challenges, conducting whole-school assessments and interventions, and facilitating group sessions with teachers, parents and children. Yaara also led a therapeutic centre in the city, where she oversaw operations and provided direct support to therapeutic staff, as well as facilitating group therapy for children and parents focusing on self-regulation.

Background & Interests


Yaara’s interest in both humanities and science, coupled with a passion for learning and education, led her to a career in psychology, with her interest in CBT growing as she recognised its potential to blend psychological and educational work effectively.

Her personal immigration experience has also deepened her interest in supporting children and parents through cultural transitions and the challenges of navigating new schools, languages, and cultural norms. Before and during her studies, Yaara also worked as a qualified teacher in secondary and post-secondary settings, including special education. She has a passion for art and art history.

Yaara Gazit educational psychologist

Contact Us


If you would like to enquire about therapy with Yaara or any of our other therapists, contact us today to arrange your free 15 minute informal consultation.

 

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