The team here at Redstone provide a high degree of expertise in positive behaviour support through years of training and extensive experience. We believe that everyone, no matter what challenge their behaviour presents to others, can live in their local community. The key is getting the right support and the right interventions in place. Our aim is to work with organisations, schools and families so that, together, we can achieve this.

Kate Strutt

Kate Strutt

Clinical Psychologist & Director of Redstone PBS

Kate is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and autistic adults and children. Kate is a member of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Kate has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Bangor University. Kate has extensive experience working within a PBS framework with adult supported living services, families and schools; she is an experienced practitioner with skills in functional behaviour assessment and intervention planning. Kate has also developed an approach to working with organisations strategically to help them develop their PBS skills and ensure that PBS underpins their service models.
Emma Brindley

Emma Brindley

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst – Adult Services Lead

Emma has worked in the field of applied behaviour analysis with people with intellectual disability and those who are autistic for over 20 years. Emma has an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Bangor University. She became a Board Certified assistant Behaviour Analyst in 2005 and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2010. Emma has worked with both children and adults in a variety of settings.  She began her career working with young autistic children and has worked within family homes, schools, community teams, adult supported living and residential services. Emma has also worked within a multi-agency adult safeguarding team which included input into residential services for people with dementia. Emma specialises in positive behavioural support, functional behavioural assessment, reducing restrictive interventions and staff support. She has a Post graduate certificate in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University. 

Theresa Gill

Theresa Gill

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Theresa has over fifteen years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, mental health difficulties as well as adults and young people whose behaviour may present a challenge. Over the last eight years Theresa has worked directly within the field of applied behaviour analysis and positive behaviour support (PBS) and she became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2015. Theresa has worked in a wide variety of settings. This has included early intervention for children, providing PBS services for supported living services and tenancies, residential schools and homes, respite provisions, day opportunities as well as main-stream and special education schools. Theresa has a keen interest in early intervention for young children, specialist communication interventions, active support, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy including it’s child and adolescent variations.

Sarah Hobson

Sarah Hobson

Assistant Behaviour Analyst 

Sarah has worked in the field of applied behaviour analysis with children and young adults with autism for five years. She initially gained her training whilst working at a specialist in London; progressing from a Trainee Tutor to a Senior Tutor before moving onto working on early intervention programmes for specific children in their home settings. Sarah’s main strengths include working on early intensive behavioural interventions, delivering functional communication training interventions (such as PECs, Proloquo2go or Makaton), working with those who engage with behaviours that challenge, and delivering skill building programmes. Sarah  has an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Bangor University and is working towards gaining her BCBA qualification to become a qualified behaviour analyst.
Sarah Bracken

Sarah Bracken

PBS Consultant and Training Coordinator

Sarah has over 15 years experience of working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and also those who are autistic. She has worked across a wide range of settings, including specialist schools, residential childrens’ homes and adult residential services. Sarah has a PGCert in Applied Behaviour Analysis and has held the position of PBS lead within an organisation providing adult supported living services. Sarah has extensive experience in training groups and currently provides both the coordination and provision of a number of the training workshops for Redstone as well as other mentoring support.

What people say about us..

Redstone have been providing PBS services for individuals and organisations supporting people for a number of years. During this time, through my regular contact with the team, I can say that they have worked with some complex issues and have made significant positive changes for the people and the organisations they have worked with.

Sandy Toogood (BCBA-D) – Behaviour Analyst Behaviour Solutions

Redstone’s introductory PBS session for our parent forum group in Trafford was so useful; it really led me new ideas and solutions that I hadn’t thought of before. Understanding how all behaviour works really opened my eyes to the cycles we can get stuck in.”

Justine Bailey – Director of Trafford Parents Forum

We like the way Redstone works as the staff teams are always happy to put agreed plans into place, which get results. We don’t have the usual issues of teams not following plans with Redstone involved

Head of Clinical Services

“Using organisational behaviour management (OBM) to embed a management culture focused on positive reinforcement, introducing us to a functional living skills assessment, supporting the development of the Periodic Service Review, pushing for practice leads, tracking the engagement of the people we support and ultimately collecting and using data that support decision making, I believe have contributed to the improvement in the quality of life of the people supported and better working conditions for the staff teams.”

‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for the support Redstone has given the service as the remarkable achievement of the ‘outstanding’ CQC ratings attainable.’

Registered Manager – Residential and Supported Living Services

“Thank you so much, the PBS strategy review and development plan has been really helpful to us. We have realised how many elements of our support approach are already in line with PBS; it has helped us to identify where any gaps are, so that we can further develop our high quality specialist service.”

Angela Fletcher – Managing Director at Happy Futures

“Regarding the School wide Tier 1 system Redstone supported the school to implement.
Our children and young people want to develop and mature. The school wide expectations have given them a framework to do that. Alongside dedicated and caring staff they are now better equipped to self regulate and therefore make more academic progress. We have really valued the time and expertise from Redstone professionals.”

Matthew Pike – Principal