About Us

BAC was established in 2007 and provides services for children and young people with autism, behaviour difficulties or related needs throughout the UK. Our services are predominately provided in the child’s home or school. By travelling to you rather than consulting in a clinic, we are able to provide consultation within the child’s usual environment where your child will feel most comfortable and we are able to observe usual day-to-day occurences. Our practitioners are located in London and Cambridge and travel to other locations throughout the UK and Europe on request. Our highly sought after team includes experienced Case Managers, Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, Speech and Language Therapists and ABA therapists, supported by the Clinical Director, Psychologist Caroline de Fina. BAC has international collaboration with Best Start Clinic. Best Start Clinic is the leading provider of multi-disciplinary autism early intervention programmes and 1:1 ESDM programmes in Australia. Under the guidance of Best Start Clinic, BAC is proud to bring the exceptional Early Start Denver Model to the UK.

Meet the Team:

Esther Watkins: BCBA®

Based in London, Esther is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has been working in the Applied Behaviour analysis field for 10 years, having previously worked with adults with learning difficulties within supported living facilities.


Esther began her ABA career as a tutor and school shadow before holding a number of head tutor posts and joining BAC in 2008. Since joining BAC Esther has worked with many children with varying needs, including Autism, Downs syndrome, global delay, Fragile X, and EBD.


In addition to her work as an ABA Case Manager, Esther is a HCPC (Health and Care professions council) registered Drama therapist, with an MA in Drama & Movement Therapy (Sesame). Esther is a professional member of the British Association of Drama therapists, and is the Vice Chair and professional member of the registered charity The Sesame Institute UK and International. Within her work as a Drama therapist she has also worked with client groups in Forensic and adult mental health, Pupil Referral Units, adults and children with learning disabilities (specifically ASD), older people with dementia, the Army community, and with children who have suffered from abuse.

Noelle Hartnett: Speech and Language therapist