What we do
All behaviour is a method of communication. Our behaviour therapy service focuses on clients whose behaviour is disabling their ability to engage in rehabilitation, identifying and setting personal goals and sustaining healthy relationships.
Our experienced behaviour specialists work alongside our clinical case managers and multi-disciplinary teams and include integrative psychotherapists and counsellors, creative arts therapists, cognitive behaviour therapy specialists, family conference coordinators, theraplay practitioners and education specialists.
The service assesses implements and delivers the social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors that influence a person’s behaviour; working in partnership with neuropsychology teams across the UK to implement and deliver therapeutic treatment plans.
Why choose Bush & Co
- Comprehensive Assessment
- Reaching Potential
- Facilitating Positive Behaviour
- There for the Family
We devise our treatment plan through assessing the client’s needs and working with them to identify any barriers to success to help them reach their personal goals.
- Observation within the home, social and if relevant the school/college environment
- 1-2-1 informal interviews with the client
- Informal interviews with family, teachers and, where appropriate, peer groups and friends
- Discussions with the multi-disciplinary team working with the client including occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychology professionals and physiotherapists.
Following assessment, our behaviour specialists provide a comprehensive report on their findings and their recommendations to address inappropriate behaviour.
Our service is solution-focused. Not one person presents the same behaviour, despite sharing the same injury on many occasions, and so we pride ourselves on finding the right solution for the individual to help them cope.
Inappropriate behaviour is never an excuse but we recognise that is represents a language in itself; a language that is misunderstood and needs translating.
Our 1-2-1 support means that we can really get to know our clients and put in place bespoke packages to improve self-esteem, re-engagement and ultimately rehabilitation outcomes.
Facilitating Positive Behaviour
Our approach ensures we build positive relationships and stay client focused. We focus on the person and what their unspoken language is telling us through creative art therapy.
This benefits those people who struggle to articulate their thoughts, feelings and experiences because of fear, anger or capacity as well as children who have not yet developed the ability to communicate emotion.
We also facilitate positive behaviour by working with support services and contributing to Education Health Care Plans.
There for the Family
Behaviour affects everyone and a catastrophic injury can have traumatic repercussions on the whole family and support network.
We believe that clients can sometimes need additional support to rebuild their lives after catastrophic injury and so we provide a holistic approach which includes training for families, support teams and the wider multi-disciplinary team.
We also co-ordinate mediation and counselling where necessary to allow the family to talk openly without fear of upset or anger and equip them with tools to support the client but also build resilience and a positive outlook.
Client Feedback, 2019
My behaviour specialist helped me be me again. They heard my voice and made things happen like school, college and work as well as understanding the emotions I was going through. They helped me to not only recognise my own behaviour but understand others. I know more about my brain injury now and I don’t know what I would have done without them.Client 2019
From football to frustration
Read about one boy’s struggle and frustration following ABI and the role his behaviour specialist and case manager played in facilitating positive behaviour.