Behavioural Rehabilitation

We can provide solutions to these complex problems.

Behaviour change may be so significant and enduring that it impacts on the wellbeing of others. This can be particularly disruptive within a family home or within relationships.

Challenging behaviour

Changes to mood, personality and behaviour is common following a brain injury. Individuals may express minor changes in mood and confidence or present with significant changes and challenging behaviour that can be hard to understand and difficult to manage.

The things that really matter sometimes take a while to evolve or come to fruition. Rehabilitation is a journey of growth, change and acceptance. Important things don’t happen overnight, but good things are worth waiting for

Jo Throp

Working with individuals who have insight into their limitations

Having insight into our behaviour is something that we refine into adulthood.  Insight allows us to understand our behaviour, see the challenges we face and enables us to identify our needs and make changes ourselves. Equally, it allows us to ask for help in finding solutions or implement strategies that will better the situation.

Individuals who have sustained a brain injury can often experience changes in personality, mood and behaviour. We help those individuals learn new skills and correctly problem solve how to respond in given situations.  We share our knowledge to help individuals understand their emotions and what triggers them, and recognise how emotions, such as anxiety, anger or sadness can have a negative impact on their ability to achieve goals.

Working with individuals who have no insight into their limitations

Brain injury can result in some individuals having little understanding regarding how they have changed or how to control their behaviour.  This lack of insight can create significant problems and barriers for individuals, especially in relation to social integration, being able to move forward with rehabilitation goals or in developing independent living skills.

Behaviour change may be so significant and enduring that it impacts on the wellbeing of others. This can be particularly disruptive within a family home.

Creating change in behaviour is a complex process and must be considered holistically. We reflect on how an individual’s previous lifestyle, personality, values, beliefs, activities and routines influence their behaviour.  We analyse the environmental influences and what might be contributing to the challenging behaviour. Our specialist risk assessment, ‘Threats to Others’, considers where behaviour is particularly challenging and is used to inform the production of bespoke care plans.

Living with a disability and living with someone with a disability can be one and the same thing. Mood and behaviour changes can have a big impact on individuals and family members. We provide not only practical but emotional support for all concerned

Jo Throp

Working with individuals, families and support staff

Behaviour change is a dynamic process that takes time and understanding. We work closely with family members and support staff to assist them to view the individual with ‘a different pair of glasses’, giving them the ability to step back and view the person with complex behaviour in a different way.

Change is facilitated through comprehensive assessment, understanding and education. We implement a structured behavioural management programme with a view to helping individuals, families and support staff manage the day‑to‑day routine more effectively.

In addition to this process, we encourage support staff and family members to make some small changes themselves that will contribute in helping the individual manage their complex behaviour, whether this be anger, anxiety or verbal and physical aggression.

A unique journey

Penny’s husband George sustained a brain injury after a fall in his bathroom.

She talks openly about George before the accident, the impact of his injuries and the challenges they have faced together.

Meet Penny

What others say about us

  • I am always so impressed by the therapist’s commitment to and ongoing understanding of Claire and her situation. I am sure the rest of the family will share my thoughts so please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the therapy team when you next see them. Sister of brain injury survivor
  • I just wanted to drop you a line to say, whenever I call the office, Claire, in particular, is always very charming and efficient. She is a good representative of your company and has a nice phone manner and a good approach to customer service. So, thank you Claire. Mother of brain injury survivor
  • The following will never be enough to illustrate Paul’s journey but we are eternally grateful to the NHS, IM, ILS, Krysalis and the whole infrastructure that has been created for Paul. Yes, Paul is focused, determined and driven but the whole team have created a rehabilitation environment that has changed our life and Pauls future, they have made the thought of life and rehabilitation, turn from the impossible to the possible. Brother of brain injured survivor
  • The thought of having the family undertake this journey alone seems impossible and we will be always grateful. We all recognise that James is still on the rehabilitation journey, but there is no stopping him. He has just walked to Mum’s & Dad’s on his own (phone first to say he’s on his way)... what a way to celebrate the 2-year journey.Brother of brain injured survivor
  • I highly recommend Krysalis Consultancy OT services. Anna has been our life line since she came on board to help my husband following his brain injury. He has improved greatly thanks to Anna’s input in assisting him to become independent, teaching him step by step the simple things which we all take for granted. Anna is there for us 100%, teaching us both strategies to enable us to achieve better results.Wife of brain injured survivor
  • Just a short note to thank you very much for your hard work and persistence over the last few months, your guidance has undoubtedly helped and taken the pressure off me (I have benefited from the sessions greatly). I am really encouraged by the last few weeks and optimistic that if Peter keeps working at it he will continue to make good progress.Brother of brain injured survivor


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