Behaviour Therapy for Tics - CBiT
-Tourette's & School
Do You or Your Child Have Tourette's or a Tic Disorder?
Tictock Therapy provides therapy for children and adults who have Tourette Syndrome and/ or a Tic Disorder. At Tictock, therapy is delivered using behaviour change methods such as Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and Comprehensive Behaviour Intervention for tics (CBiT). CBiT Tic Therapy is recommended as a first line intervention by the American Academy of Neurology.
Did you know all Therapies can be delivered via Telemedicine
Tictock also provides workshops for parents, professionals and children with Tics, parent support, Self Esteem sessions, School Observations (which include reports to aid teachers with strategies bespoke to your child.
Meet The Team
My name is Sarah, firstly, I am a mum to 2 children with tics, a 14yo boy and a 10yo boy with a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome and a cocktail of co-occurring conditions. I have lived first hand the battles we have to face as a parent to firstly get a diagnosis and
then to find the support that both our child and our family unit require.
Secondly I am a professional who works in behavioural interventions, my back ground is Autism, an area I have worked in for many years, both in schools and delivering behaviour therapy in clients homes & clinical settings.
After my son was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome I became fascinated by how complex and intricate Tourettes is and how successful behaviour intervention can be for individuals with Tourette Syndrome so swiftly retrained in this area.
Due to the limited services available in and around England for children with Tourette's, I set up Tictock Therapy offering affordable behavioural intervention and support in 2018.
I have been nominated (2020 & 2021) for a National Diversity award, as role model in the disability sector.
I was also the winner for excellence in the health care sector in 2020.
As of March 2020 I am also working as the inhouse Behavioural Therapist for The Children's e-Hospital, delivering behavioural intervention to children with PANDAS.
June 2018 ~ Comprehensive Behaviour Intervention for Tics (CBiT), Tourette's Action
September 2015 ~ July 2017 Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis, university of Kent.
September 2014 ~ December 2014 Registered Behaviour Technician training
September 2013 ~ August 2014, Certificate of Education in Autism, Birmingham University.
6th/7th June 2012, Team Teach
2012~2013, level 4 diploma social work with families and children. Passed at Distinction level.
My name is Tracy, I am a passionate, focused and determined Educational Consultant, Therapist, and Trainer – with nearly two decades of experience in supporting children and professionals.
I have had the privilege of working in many education sectors, including mainstream schools, Cuckmere House Alternative Provision, Cuckmere House School, Cuckmere House Teaching School, St Richard’s Catholic College National Teaching School, East Sussex Looked After Children Services and, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability Services.
I have a nurturing approach to supporting children with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. One that supports the emotional needs of the child, whilst empowering them to understand how to build inner resilience.
Work with the child is very much based on their individual needs. The pace is adapted throughout the session into bite-sized chunks – which is why, this approach is very effective for neuro-divergent children. Not all children are able to ‘talk through’ their anxieties – however, they can process and manage them through co-regulation and self-regulating strategies.
These strategies include; Applied Relaxation Technique/Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Guided Visualisations & Meditation, Deep Breath-work Techniques, Guided Reflexology, Drawing & Talking, Sand-tray Work, Therapeutic Stories, and the Emotional Freedom Technique.