As our Behaviour Specialist and Counsellor, Colette understands, from personal experience, how difficult it can be to find a manageable family and work life balance, realising the challenges of raising children, running a business and finding time for herself has at times been near impossible.
She says …
“Nothing brings me more pleasure than when a parent, who has tried everything else and doesn’t know which way to turn, says ‘I can finally see how he sees the world’.
If I can help just one child, by helping their parent to identify and understand what they experience on a daily basis, and give them some useful techniques to put into practise in their own home – I’ve done more than just my job – I’ve helped a fellow parent.
I have been working with families and professionals for over ten years and have found that every parent wants to feel supported and to know that they are not alone. I know first-hand what it is like to feel different; to feel out of control and helpless. We do our utmost to ensure parents, carers and professionals won’t feel that way when they come to us.”
As our Learning Disability Specialist, Theresa brings a wealth of knowledge to her work with parents and children. Having worked for as a Learning Disability Nurse.
She says …
“ What it means to me to work with families …it’s about making a difference – even if it is only a small difference – to a child’s life and the impact that then has on family life; that means things get better at home, even if only in the smallest of ways. Sometimes, that is all that is needed to make a massive difference to child and or parents. That is why I do it – it is awesome! “
What does a Behaviour Specialist do?
All children at some point can present with challenging behaviour. It is the job of a behaviour specialist to look at the behaviour and interpret what may be causing the issues. This could be due to anxiety, bereavement, confusion or behaviour relating from a diagnosis. The specialist will then be able to suggest and help you implement strategies suited to your individual child’s needs and your family set up to bring about improvements in the child’s behaviour and the way you manage any challenges going forwards.