About Laura Neal

Laura Neal, BCBA

Laura is the founder of The Behaviour Clinic. She specialises in Trauma Informed Care, Attachment DifficultiesTherapeutic Life Story Work, and working with children who have experienced Sexual Trauma and Complex Trauma.  

Laura has worked in the field of trauma for over 25 years, first as a social worker before developing her career as a therapist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She is the creator of the TRIBE Trauma Recovery Framework and the Life Story PPF Programme. She has spoken internationally at conferences on supporting children who have experienced complex trauma and is active in trauma informed research with her team at The Behaviour Clinic.

Laura leads the team a The Behaviour Clinic in their pursuit of effective care for children with trauma histories. 

Helping children heal from complex trauma.


  • BSc in Psychology
  • BSc Social Work
  • Diploma Therapeutic Life Story Work
  • ​​MSc Behaviour Analysis & Therapy
  • BACB Certification

Post Qualifying

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PCBT): BPS Accredited
  • ​Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Level 1
  • Incredible Years Parenting: Practitioner
  • Clinical Supervisor: BPS Level 3
  • ​Parent Child Attachment Play: Practitioner


  • Social Care Wales
  • Behaviour Analyst Certification Board
  • ​British Psychological Society


Courses & Programs

  • TRIBE Trauma Informed Care
  • ​Life Story PPF

Conference Presentations


  • Child Development BSc, University of South Wales, 2024
  • Trauma Informed Care, Psychology BSc, University of South Wales, 2023

The Behaviour Clinic


How Can Laura Help?

Laura's current practice is focused on supporting organisations to create therapeutic and trauma informed services. She also undertakes a limited amount of case work with parents and young people. Laura can provide guidance and support to organisations wishing to take a trauma informed approach to services, integrate joined up life story practices, or develop assessment and therapy processes.

Laura can provide presentations to conferences and teams on Trauma Informed Care, Life Story Work, and working with a range of complex needs. 

Find out more about TRIBE Trauma Informed Care and Life Story Programmes and Approaches that Laura and The Behaviour Clinic Team can provide.

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Free Resources


Trauma Informed Care

Life Story Work

Residential Care

Expert Support