John Holland Psychologists Ltd
John Holland is a chartered educational psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with HPC registration. He is also an author and researcher, with an interest in the area of loss and bereavement and how schools and adults can support young people after the death of a significant person or other significant loss.
After working in commerce, John trained as an early years teacher,then becoming a peripatetic special educational needs teacher, before training as an educational psychologist.
John completed a doctorate at the University of York 'Operation Iceberg', relating to children after the death of a parent, their experiences and their needs. His book 'Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement' reported this research and followed his book 'Coping with Bereavement, a Handbook for Teachers'.
John has been involved in training projects, including ‘Lost for Words’, which raises awareness about issues affecting children and bereavement, and loss in general, and 'Responding to loss and bereavement in schools' is currently in press.
John carries out cognitive psychological assessments for children and adults, including in connection with expert witness work. He provides training and support in the area of helping schools and others organizations to respond to the needs of children and young people who have experienced loss, including the death of a significant person.