About Us

The Behaviour Clinic is an assessment and therapy clinic for children experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. Based on the principles of child psychology and behaviour analysis, the clinic provides comprehensive support for parents/carers and children.

The Behaviour Clinic specialises in complex behaviour challenges such as aggression, tantrums, sleep challenges, attachment, anxiety, inappropriate behaviours and self-harm. We have extensive experience of working with children in adoptive and foster placements and who have experienced early life neglect and trauma.


Our Team

Laura Neal MBPsS 
Clinical Director, Behaviour Analyst and Therapist

Laura Neal is clinical director of The Behaviour Clinic. Laura is a Behaviour Analyst and Therapist and holds several other therapy qualifications. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Association of Behaviour Analysts International and the Care Council for Wales. She is a leader in the Incredible Years Parenting Programme and author of Life Story Packs, which are used in England and Wales to support Life Story Work with children.  


Hayley Wells
Behaviour Analyst and Therapist

Hayley is a Behaviour Analyst and Therapist with a background in working with children with complex needs, including children with the autistic spectrum disorder. She works with parents and children experiencing significant behavioural challenges, creating individualised therapeutic plans to reduce these challenges. Hayley is a leader in the Incredible Years Parenting Programme.  


Rachel West
Play Therapist

Rachel is a Play Therapist with a background in providing play therapy to children whose families are in crisis. She has a sound knowledge of attachment therapy and is qualified to deliver the Parent-Child Attachment Play (PCAP) therapy programme. Rachel has also been an integral part of developing problem-specific play therapy services at The Behaviour Clinic.  


Aoife Mc Dermott
Play Therapist

Aoife is a Play Therapist with a background in working for children’s charities in community-based projects. She specialises in creating play therapy sessions for children who have experienced early life trauma in order to support them to express and process this trauma.  

Did you know?
1 in 10 children
and young people are affected by mental health problems.