Meet the Flying Colours Team

The Flying Colours Educational Psychologists

The Flying Colours Principal Educational Psychologist and Company Director, is Dr Victoria Tyrer-Davies.

Dr Victoria Tyrer-Davies BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCE, PGDip, DEdPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS, MISCP

Dr Victoria Tyrer-DaviesVictoria's Qualifications:

  • A degree in Psychology (BSc Hons)
  • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cognitive & Biological Psychology
  • A Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • A Doctorate in Educational Psychology (D.Ed.Psy)
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Children & Adolescents

Victoria is also currently working towards a MSc in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology.

Victoria is registered with Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP). Victoria is also a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and has been admitted as an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) in recognition of her experience and contribution to the field of psychology through the application of specialist knowledge.

Victoria has worked as an Educational Psychologist for 13 years firstly within Local Authority and then the Independent sector. She has extensive experience working with a wide range of issues including Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), attachment difficulties, school refusal, social and emotional issues and general learning needs.  Victoria has held a specialism in ASC and has worked in a Dyslexia assessment centre.

Over recent years, Victoria has developed a special interest in Positive Psychology and the use of Positive Psychology interventions to support growth, wellbeing and achievement. This branch of psychology which focuses on enhancing lives, whether or not there is a ‘problem’, brings together Victoria's PhD research and her career in Educational Psychology which reflect her passion for helping others to perform at their best and to live their best life. This passion now lies at the heart of Flying Colours. Positive Psychology interventions include, amongst other things, the practice of Coaching Psychology, Victoria is a member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.

Victoria's Publications:

McDougall,S., Tyrer,V., & Folkard,S. (2004). Effects of time of day on interpreting signs & icons. IN P.T. McCabe (Ed). Contemporary Ergonomics 2004. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

McDougall,S., Tyrer,V., & Folkard,S. (2006). Searching for signs: Effects of time of day, visual complexity and grouping. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 12 (2), 118-128.

HCPC RegisteredBritish Psychological Society - Chartered PsychologistAssociation of Educational PsychologistsInternational Society For Coachinng Psychology

A team of Associate Educational Psychologists work with Victoria.  All Flying Colours Educational Psychologists have:

  • A professional qualification in Educational Psychology.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
  • An Enhanced DBS Certificate.
  • Membership of the Association of Educational Psychologists.

The Flying Colours Associate Educational Psychologists undertake the full range of Educational Psychology work and the team are also able to offer assessments through the medium of Welsh.


Meet the other Flying Colours Professionals

We are pleased to offer a Counselling and Psychotherapy service for children and young people. Our therapists are registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold an enhanced DBS Certificate.

This service can be accessed directly, simply email us and we will arrange things for you.

Work with us

We continue to grow our team of Educational Psychologists and professionals whose work compliments that of an Educational Psychology team. If you are an Educational Psychologist, Coaching Psychologist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Speech & Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Play Therapist. Music Therapist or Clinical Psychologist and you are interested in joining our friendly and innovative team then you can find an application form by following the link below.


Why Flying Colours?

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