Welcome to my website and the services that I provide: below is a short synopsis about myself. Rise Psychology also draws upon the expertise of partner psychologists and other professionals, creating opportunities for joined up working where beneficial. Please enquire (using the contact page) if you think your school or child/young person would benefit from the services of more than one professional.

Dr Katie Caddick


My name is Dr Katie Caddick and I am the founder of Rise Psychology.

I have had the privilege of working as an Educational Psychologist for 13 years. I support children and young people between the ages of 0 and 24. I work with parents/carers, teachers, teaching assistants, SENCo’s, Head Teachers, and other professionals in the health, education and care sector.

Over the last six years I have been working as a Senior Specialist Psychologist in residential special schools, supporting children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. I work as part of a clinical team, supporting some of the most vulnerable and challenging children in the country. Prior to this I worked for a Local Authority, supporting clusters of mainstream schools, special schools, nurseries and Children’s Centres. I was lead for Primary SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects Of Learning) in the Authority and have played significant roles in national and local mental health agendas.

I have enhanced skills in the areas of attachment, complex trauma, mental health, emotional wellbeing and understanding challenging behaviours. I also have a wealth of experience in working at a strategic level within schools, supporting them to fulfil whole school initiatives and development plans. Key elements of my role include: providing specialist psychological assessments and therapeutic support based upon the gathering, analysing and interpreting of complex data, and the application of psychological formulation and hypothesis testing.

My aim when working with professionals, parents, carers and children and young people is to apply psychological theory to practice by finding strategies, interventions and recommendations that are effective, targetted and practical for a given scenario and setting. I have a background in teaching and have qualified teacher status. Clients rate my work highly: see Testimonials for examples of feedback.

Dr Jude Joughin – Associate Psychologist


Jude is an experienced and highly-regarded psychologist. She qualified as a Child and Educational Psychologist in 2009 and has worked in both local authorities and directly for schools.

Jude has presented at national conferences on challenging behaviour, has provided expert opinion for a national paper on school transition, and has spoken on BBC national radio on mental health in young people. Jude is also an honorary lecturer on the Child and Educational Psychology doctorate at Manchester University.

Prior to her current work, Jude worked as the lead psychologist in a Multi Academy Trust whereby she established and led a specialist team who provided a well renowned excellent service to schools.

Jude has developed specialist knowledge in the areas of social, emotional and behavioural needs; systemic work within schools; children with delayed development; and speech, language and communication needs within school. Jude has extensive casework experience in these areas for pupils of all ages and has advised schools at a strategic level.

Data collated from every aspect of Jude’s work demonstrates impact for both pupils and for schools at a systemic level, quality first teaching and individual level.

Most of Jude’s work is centred around the North West, but she also carries out joint work with Psychologists from other parts of the country. Jude is the founder of ‘Footsteps Psychology’: https://fspsychology.co.uk.