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What is Positive Behaviour Support & Behaviour Therapy?

Sometimes, a human response to certain environments are communicated through behaviours that are challenging for everyone. These behaviours can lead to frustration, fractured relationships and the use of reactive responses by others in an attempt to stop the behaviours. But, things can be different. 

Positive behaviour support is an informed, comprehensive approach we develop with parents and carers to teach and encourage them to adjust behaviours and responses to be more positive-outcome focused. This in turn helps their child/person with behaviour issues.

Behaviour therapy is identifying what those less-than-ideal behaviours are and what triggers them, then working through how to use tools and techniques to more easily apply new behaviours into real life situations. 

Everyone has the right to communicate their needs, participate in activities that are meaningful to them, and retain choice and control in their life. The best way to support you or a person close to you who uses challenging behaviours is with positive behaviour support.

How can BFS behaviour therapists help?

In short, it is our personal and professional responsibility to provide the community with effective therapies and support, and we do that through offering behaviour therapists.

Whether for yourself, a family member or someone in your care, we’ll work with you to develop a customised plan. You’ll receive accessible, affordable, culturally appropriate care and holistic support services. 

This support can be found across multiple ways; home visits, school visits, community visits, virtual appointments, phone calls, the plan itself, checking in, celebrating wins and making it the highest priority to see you cross that line into the goals you want to achieve. 

We support individuals and primary support networks (parents, caregivers, schools and support stuff) with therapy and skills to make a meaningful impact.

You have strength beyond belief.
Butter Fish Services® helps you find it.

The Butter Fish Difference

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Improve confidence

A Greater You is found in discovering how to be independent and in control of getting a higher quality of life.

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Behave with pride

We provide effective tools and strategies for enhancing your quality of life through behaviour and response changes.

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Find authentic support

Our therapy and support services provide you a network you can trust and rely on.

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Have accessibility

Butter Fish Services are affordable, culturally-aware and disability informed therapy for all persons.

What types of behaviour therapy will you receive?

Behavioural therapy includes all types of therapy that treat mental health conditions. The Butter Fish Services team develop personalised therapy plans to give individuals more choice, greater capacity and the ability to develop healthy, productive behaviours.

We offer the following behaviour therapies:

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

ABA works to improve individuals’ social, communication and learning skills through positive reinforcement. It is often used to treat those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental conditions, and other conditions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an evidence-based, trusted form of psychotherapy that connects thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and offers tools to better recognise behaviour patterns and reframe thoughts in a more positive, helpful way.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy, teaching individuals to live in the moment, develop healthy ways of coping with stress, regulate emotions and improve their relationships with others.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy is used primarily with children who may not be able to process emotions or articulate their problems. Trained therapists gain insights into their challenges, helping them explore emotions, resolve trauma, and learn new coping skills and appropriate behaviours.

When should you reach out for Behaviour Therapy Support?

Knowing when to reach out for Behavioural Therapy Support can be, and very often is, different for everyone. It could be one big ‘lightbulb’ moment; a panic attack you didn’t see coming, or a significant life altering moment like enduring a traumatic event (the death of a loved one, being in or witnessing an accident…), or a lot of small things that add up to something bigger. Despite how you arrived, there is commonality in how everything comes to a head. Your mind and body will only take so much stress before it tells you, in no uncertain terms, ‘We need to get a handle on this!’. 

The way it ‘speaks’ to you, though, is predominantly in one or more of the following ways:

  • Anxiety disorders – generally a feeling of persistent and consistent worry, regardless of a worrying event occurring.
  • Self-harm – Physical harm to yourself on purpose
  • Panic disorders – Persistent fear of a panic attack
  • Anger control issues – Difficulty controlling or adjusting response to challenging situations
  • Depression – Persistent and significant depressed mood, loss of interest in everyday life
  • Eating disorders – Psychologically-driven disturbed eating habits
  • Absconding – Leaving treatment care without being located
  • Aggression – Heightened anger that can develop into verbal and physical harm behaviour
  • Phobias – Persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Obsessive thoughts that lead to compulsive and repetitive behaviours
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Inability to recover after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.

Butter Fish Services® is
a trusted NDIS provider

Seeking Behaviour Therapy under your NDIS plan?

You can access our Positive Behaviour Support Service for specialist behavioural intervention support under the NDIS Support Item: Improved Relationships.

Butter Fish have paved a new path to accessible behavioural therapy support, in ways you will not have experienced before. Decide to put yourself first, and opt for an NDIS provider who is dedicated to doing the same. We don’t have a wait list, so you’ll receive help as soon as you require.

What can you expect in your Behaviour Therapy Sessions?

Butter Fish Behaviour therapists will help you gain independence by improving daily behaviours and providing coping strategies to better manage behaviours using tried and tested tools and techniques.


Behaviour Assessment

Meet your therapist and have the time to speak freely before we complete your assessment.


Therapy Planning

Receive your Support Plan to begin the road to responding to challenging situations with positive and constructive behaviours.


Achieve Together

Work with your Therapist to get the support and training you need to successfully implement your plan.


Therapy Implementation

Implement your Positive Behaviour Support Plan and provide valuable progress feedback.

Improve your quality of life with Butter Fish Services®.

We provide Positive Behaviour Support
to people of all ages.





You’ve spoken and we’ve listened.

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