Emotional Behavioural Therapy

Emotional and Behavioural Assessment and Therapy is for children experiencing complex emotional and behavioural problems. This programme idetifies the root cause of the child’s difficulties and targets therapy for the child and support for the parents/carers to manage the problem. 

There are two packages of support; the ‘complex programme’ and the ‘brief programme’.

The Complex Emotional & Behavioural Programme is for children who are displaying multiple emotional and behavioural challenges. For example, children with high-level attachment difficulties, ADHD or ASD. The programme uses an assessment process which provides an analysis of a child’s behaviour and emotional wellbeing. The results of the analysis inform the development and implementation of individualised support and therapeutic plans. The process has been designed for use with children who engage in problematic behaviours or are experiencing emotional challenges from 2 years up to 17 years of age and has been highly effective in supporting children with complex behaviour problems. 

The Brief Emotional & Behavioural Programme is suitable for children who are experiencing challenges such as sleep problems, anxiety, tantrums, overfamiliarity, inappropriate behaviours, attachment challenges, or aggression, hurting others, self-harm. The brief programme is suitable for children displaying one or two challenges but not the multiple challenges addressed in the complex programme.

By working with the parent/carer and providing targeted therapy for the child we can ensure that the best outcomes are achieved and that outcomes are transferable to the home environment. Sessions can take place at our clinic, in the child’s home, or in school depending on the child’s needs. 

Both programmes are based on the latest psychological research into childhood behaviour challenges. It encompasses attachment based practises that promote the use of attachment based parenting techniques when working with children who have experienced early life neglect and trauma.