Child Behaviour Specialist in Birmingham

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If your child has been diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder or behavioural problems or if you are just looking for professional support when dealing with your child’s challenging behaviour, Midland Health gives you the opportunity to see a child behaviour therapist within days and without the need for a referral.  

Our team offers a selection of Positive Behaviour Support for Children and Families packages which include a set number of sessions with an experienced child behaviour specialist who can offer advice and support in a safe space. At our private clinic in Edgbaston, your child can express their feelings and discuss their thoughts in a confidential setting. 

Our child behaviour specialist will conduct a professional assessment to uncover the causes of your child’s challenging behaviour. From there, they will work with you and your family to turn the negative into a positive and improve your and your child’s quality of life. 

Child Behaviour Problems We Can Help With

Challenging behaviours exhibited by children and young people can vary both in nature and severity. Some of the most common behavioural issues that parents worry about include:

  • Aggression and violence
  • Anger and anxiety
  • Stealing
  • Lying
  • School refusal and exclusion
  • Bullying
  • Opposing authority and inability to follow rules
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Navigating friendships and social relationships
  • Entering the world of work

Causes of Behavioural Issues

Behavioural problems in children can be caused by a multitude of factors that can be biological, psychological, environmental or developmental. A professional assessment conducted by a trained clinician is necessary to be able to specify the unique causes of your child's behaviour.

As part of our Positive Behaviour Support for Children and Families packages, your child will be seen by an ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) qualified child behaviour therapist who will conduct the initial assessment. 

Treatment of Child Behavioural Problems 

The treatment of challenging behaviour requires a personalised treatment plan designed to fit your child's specific needs. Once a professional assessment is carried out, your child’s behaviour therapist will be able to offer the best possible solution. 

Our Positive Behaviour Support for Children and Families packages are designed to implement a treatment plan over time. During your sessions, you may be offered a combination of one-to-one therapy for your child, family therapy and skills training that allows your child to find alternative ways to deal with their emotions without the unwanted behaviour.


You can choose from the below Positive Behaviour Support for Children and Families packages:

6 sessions


Each lasting 1 hour (in-clinic)

8 sessions


(in-clinic and includes school visit and school follow-up) * travel per mile to school applies

Single child and family coaching sessions


*If required after a 6 block booking

School visit and follow up


*travel per mile to school applies

Initial Consultation for Positive Behaviour Support


(60 min)

Additional school visits & follow-up sessions to offer support in the school environment for the child and their teachers are also available if required beyond the planned sessions. 

Our Experts

At Midland Health, you and your child will receive therapeutic support from our in-house child behaviour specialist - Cynthia Ewers-Cobb. Cynthia has a dual qualification, both as a Speech and Language Therapist registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst registered with the Behaviour Analytic Certification Board and Society of Behaviour Analysts UK.

Cynthia is also trained to carry out assessments for autistic spectrum disorders using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Version 2 (ADOS-2) and has more than ten years of experience in working with children and young people who struggle with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and social and emotional needs.

In her professional life, Cynthia provides positive behaviour support to children and their families, as well as school and community groups. In her spare time, she is a devoted mum who enjoys DIY, walking and learning French. 

Why Us 

At Midland Health, we believe that you shouldn’t have to face child behavioural challenges on your own. Here, you have the chance to see a specialist in child behaviour with years of experience in working with young people, without worrying about long waiting lists or referrals. Our patient-first approach means that we keep your and your child’s needs at the heart of everything we do. 

Our private clinic in Edgbaston offers a  safe space where your family can work through any behavioural troubles without judgement under the guidance of an established therapist. Our team is here to make a positive impact on your child’s life. 

With Midland Health you can benefit from:

  • Specialist child behaviour therapist on-site
  • Positive behaviour support for you and your child
  • Appointments are available within days
  • Access to a specialist without a referral
  • World-class patient-first care 
  • Modern medical facilities in a private clinic
  • Convenient Edgbaston location

Finding Our Private Clinic in Birmingham 

If you have an appointment with a child behaviour therapist at Midland Health’s Edgbaston clinic, you can easily get to our location by public transport.  Our state-of-the-art clinic is just a 5-minute walk from the stations below:  

  • By train: Five Ways Station
  • By bus: Highfield Road Bus Stop

Driving to your appointment? There are convenient parking facilities at the clinic. 

Contact Us

If you are based in the Midlands and you are looking for a private appointment with a child behaviour specialist in Birmingham, contact Midland Health at 0121 769 0999 or email us at


There are various behavioural disorders that can affect children and young people with the five most common being:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Common in both children and adults, ADHD presents in mood swings, impulsivity, short attention span, getting easily frustrated and inability to manage everyday tasks. Later in life, if untreated, ADHD can lead to trouble keeping a job, financial problems, unstable relationships, and substance abuse. 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - People suffering from OCD experience uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts, actions and impulses. These are chronic, overwhelming and sometimes - debilitating. Such obsessions can include a fear of germs, the excessive need to keep things in order, unwanted sexual or aggressive thoughts and severe doubts. 
  • Conduct disorder - Characterised by antisocial behaviours, difficulty following rules, and lack of empathy or remorse. Conduct disorders usually appear first in adolescence (around the age of 16) and can manifest as behaviours, such as stealing, bullying, destruction of property and starting fights. 
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) - When childhood tantrums are transferred into adulthood they can result in general feelings of anger and misunderstanding, dislike for authority figures and defensive reaction to negative feedback. The first symptoms of ODD appear in childhood in behaviours, such as intentionally upsetting others, non-compliance with rules and excessive arguing.
  • Behavioural addiction - Addiction occurs when the brain builds an unhealthy association between a certain behaviour and pleasure. People can be addicted to a number of things such as gambling, sex, video games, plastic surgery and binge eating

A child behavioural therapist will work with your child to help them understand their feelings and the impact of their behaviour on others. Working with a behavioural specialist can give your child the skills needed to make good decisions about how they act in different situations. 

If your child is demonstrating undesirable behaviour, such as aggression, addiction, lying or troubles in school, you should turn to a behaviour specialist for advice. Behaviour therapy can significantly improve your child’s behaviour over time. 

There are three main assessment types available:

  • Functional assessment - Carried out by a behaviour specialist, this assessment identifies the causes of the undesired behaviour and teaches your child different skills and methods to express their feelings. You can have your Positive Behaviour Support Plan designed at Midland Health
  • Sensory assessment - Used to identify behavioural problems caused by sensory difficulties. It can be used to construct a plan on how to satisfy a person’s sensory needs without the undesired behaviour
  • Communication assessment - This assessment can help pinpoint specific difficulties and the best ways to communicate with your child to avoid those. Usually offered by a Speech Therapist educated in working with people with learning disabilities 

If you require additional behavioural support, you can get in touch with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to request an emotional, behavioural or mental health assessment for children and young people.

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