Counselling for Behavioural Problems

Counselling for Behavioural Problems

People of any age can struggle with a behavioural problem, when we talk about behavioural problems in adults we are usually referring to unhealthy behaviours like smoking, alcoholsubstance misuse or gambling.  This page deals with behavioural problems seen in children and teenagers.


Who is it for?


Is your child engaging in a behaviour that you feel is damaging to either their physical or emotional health?  Is your child’s behaviour creating problems at school, within their peer group or your family?  Have you noticed a negative change in the way that your child behaves and you do not know what to do about it?


A Recent Testimonial

“I went to The British CBT & Counselling Service in Nottingham to get help for my daughter who was struggling with anxiety. The psychologist we saw was fantastic and quickly gained my daughter’s confidence and taught her strategies to manage her worries. We also did some work as a family and with the school which helped me to continue supporting my daughter after the treatment was finished. All very helpful. Thank you”.
Anna - Nottingham

How It Works?

Step 1

You and your child (depending on their age) will begin by meeting with one of our psychologists to discuss the problems that you have noticed. You will be asked to give as much detail about the problem as possible but will also be asked more general questions about yourselves and your lives to enable your Therapist to ensure that the treatment plan they recommend meets your child’s specific needs.

Step 2

Your Therapist will then work with you, your child and other relevant members of your family/social/school network to understand the function that the behavioural problem is serving, eliminate the need for it and also encourage healthier alternative behaviours. This is likely to involve a combination of practical and psychologist strategies that you and your child will be supported to learn and practice outside of sessions.

Step 3

You and your child will then work with your Therapist to understand the factors that have led to the behavioural problem developing in the first place to ensure that similar problems don’t arise in the future.


Prices can be found on our Fees Page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0800 002 9068 or fill out a contact form.


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All of our Therapists offer counselling for Behavioural Problems, click here to view the team.

Further Reading

Should you wish to find out more about childhood behaviour topics covered by The British CBT Counselling Service, then please check out our blog articles on children here.