Therapeutic Work


PSP offers a wide range of clinical services for a variety of difficulties, and we are able to call on the expertise of a network of professionals with differing skill bases and experience.  We use the most up-to-date evidence to inform our approaches - see the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for information about best practice.

PSP professionals have particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Children with learning disabilities
  • Children in the care system (foster placements, residential care or adoption)
  • People of all ages with autistic spectrum difficulties
  • Metal health problems in asolescence and early adulthood

Please see our Associates pages for a comprehensive picture of the therapeutic services provided by our network, or Therapy Network for an even wider range of options.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

The Positive Behaviour Support approach aims to reduce any distress that children and adults with learning disabilities experience in their day-to-day lives. This approach is often used when individuals are expressing their distress through challenging behaviour, such as aggression or self injury. Challenging behaviour is seen as a form of communication by an individual who is struggling to have their needs met. Learn More

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is often described as one of the new-wave of Mindfulness-based cognitive therapies, although it's theoretical basis owes much to modern behaviourism.  It differs from more traditional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in that, rather than trying to teach people to evaluate and establish control over their negative thinking patterns, feelings and memories, ACT teaches them to "just notice," accept, and embrace their private events, especially previously unwanted ones. Learn More


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