Behaviour Intervention Sessions
Using Comprehensive Behaviour intervention for Tics (CBiT).
These therapy sessions are suitable for a child with Tourettes or Tic disorder, these sessions are used to teach and practice ways to change your behaviour so over time you will tic less.
Other therapies used are Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT)
Parent & Professional Workshops
These are suitable for groups of parents, teachers and anyone else who would like to learn more about Tourette Syndrome. These can be run over one day or split into mini sessions.
Topics covered: what is Tourettes / Tic disorder, co-morbidities, rage, what does the future look like and what to do whilst waiting a diagnosis
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Children with Tourette's Workshops
These workshops are suitable for a child with Tourettes or Tic disorders. These sessions are run in groups of approximately 6 children, they are used to educate the child about the disorder and meet other children with tics.
These sessions are fun and interactive.
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School Observations include me liaising with teachers, carrying out an hour observation in class and writing a report, which includes findings and strategies bespoke to your child
Psychoeducation and Self Esteem sessions
These sessions are used to educate your child about tics, learn how to deal with comments and stares, learn to be confident to tic in public, ie in school. This is a 6 session programme - focussing on education around tic disorders, resulting in building self esteem and resilience.
Includes a 50 page printable workbook.
Session 1: What is Tourette's
Session 2: Common co-occurring conditions
Session 3: Environmental factors & Tic frequency
Session 4: Relaxation techniques
Session 5: Coping with your Tics & Others
Session 6: Consolidation of programme
This can be competed in two ways: one session a week for 6 weeks or 2 sessions a week for 3 weeks.
Behavioural therapy -What to expect
In the sessions, strategies will be used to increase the need for you to tic, making the urge that often comes before tics as strong as possible and then together we will work on using methods to help you take control of your tics. Sometimes in these sessions, we will work on all tics at the same time, but sometimes we will concentrate on the more problematic tics as and when they arise. You will need to practice these strategies both in the sessions and at home, both you and your parents will have some home work but nothing too much so don't worry.
Behavioural therapy - sessions
The initial assessment last's approximately 1.5hours, then subsequent sessions are run on a weekly basis, and usually last 45 minutes.
Sessions are charged at an hourly rate and are to be paid for in advance either via the website at time of booking.
Clients will be assigned homework to practice which will be taught in the sessions, parents are required to help with some of the homework tasks.
Behavioural therapy - The Result
There is not a cure for tic disorders and even after treatment, tics can still increase due to the natural course Tourette's takes by waxing and waning. However, after behaviour intervention you will have the tools to be able to take some control of your tics.
A plan is also put in place at the end of the treatment to assist in trying to prevent tics increasing too much and what to do if they do.