What is Positive Behavior Support & Behaviour Therapy?

Everyone has the right to communicate their needs, participate in activities that are meaningful to them, and retain choice and control in their life.

Sometimes, individuals respond to their environment or communicate their needs by using behaviours that challenge. These challenging behaviours can lead to frustration, fractured relationships and the use of reactive practices by others in an attempt to stop the behaviours.

The best way to support a person who uses challenging behaviours is with positive behaviour support. Positive behaviour support is an informed, comprehensive approach parents and carers use to teach and encourage individuals to behave in appropriate ways.

How can BFS behaviour therapists help?

Whether you’re a family, carer or individual, we’ll work with you to develop a customised plan. You’ll receive accessible, affordable, culturally appropriate care and holistic support services.

Our knowledgeable, empathetic Butter Fish Services® team assist with a wide range of behavioural issues, equipping you with the right tools to become your best self. You’ll be granted a space to speak, be listened to and get support with effective strategies and outcomes to resolve challenging behaviours.

We support individuals and primary support networks (parents, caregivers, schools and support stuff) with therapy and skills to make a meaningful impact. You’ll be empowered to achieve the best outcomes and great quality of life through our personalised plans, unmatched integrity and accessible services.

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

The Butter Fish Difference

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A Greater You

Discover more confidence, independence, control, and a higher quality of life.

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Effective tools and strategies for enhancing your quality of life.

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Authentic Support

A therapy and support services provider you can trust and rely on.

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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 develops personalised 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 helping individuals identify how emotions and thoughts affect actions. It then teaches them to recognise patterns and reframe thoughts in a more positive, helpful ways.

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?

Positive behaviour support and behavioural therapy is appropriate for treating a wide range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Absconding
  • Phobias
  • Self-harm
  • Anger control issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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.

Take control today and choose Butter Fish as your outcome-focused NDIS provider. 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 with challenging behaviours. Our therapists can help build capacity and independence, improve daily behaviours and provide coping strategies to better manage behaviours.


Behaviour Assessment

Meet your therapist, get to know each other, and complete a behaviour assessment.


Therapy Planning

Receive a Support Plan for responding to challenging behaviour and reinforcing positive behaviour.


Achieve Greater 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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Telehealth Appointment

Access online therapy for 30-minutes or
1-hour sessions

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Face-to-face Appointment

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