Autism Counselling in Newcastle, NSW

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Dr Pauline Hall
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Dr. Hall is a clinical psychologist working with people from different cultural backgrounds. She is now seeing clients from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Vietnam. She practices evidence-based assessment and treatment for developmental disorders in children, teenagers, and adults (e.g., Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, etc.) with mood disorders, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Hall works in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
Dr. Hall is a clinical psychologist working with people from different cultural backgrounds. She is now seeing clients from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Vietnam. She practices evidence-based assessment and treatment for developmental disorders in children, teenagers, and adults (e.g., Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, etc.) with mood disorders, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Hall works in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
(02) 9100 0489 View (02) 9100 0489
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Renee Bennett
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Renee also specialises in conducting assessments for Autism, ADHD, and learning disorders across all age groups, encompassing children, adolescents, and adults.
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
Renee also specialises in conducting assessments for Autism, ADHD, and learning disorders across all age groups, encompassing children, adolescents, and adults.
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
(02) 4071 2471 View (02) 4071 2471
Begin Again Therapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
This includes Autism, ADHD and Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics assessments.
At Begin Again Therapy, we are a team of caring and experienced Newcastle psychologists who recognise the importance of relationships in facilitating healing. We have created a psychology clinic with the intention of prioritising safety, connection and compassion. We endeavour to empower people to step into a place of vulnerability and find the strength to embrace their humanness. Working collaboratively, we select and integrate well-researched approaches based on your unique needs, strengths and resources.
This includes Autism, ADHD and Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics assessments.
At Begin Again Therapy, we are a team of caring and experienced Newcastle psychologists who recognise the importance of relationships in facilitating healing. We have created a psychology clinic with the intention of prioritising safety, connection and compassion. We endeavour to empower people to step into a place of vulnerability and find the strength to embrace their humanness. Working collaboratively, we select and integrate well-researched approaches based on your unique needs, strengths and resources.
(02) 4058 4013 View (02) 4058 4013
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Frank Nicolson
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
(02) 9100 0267 View (02) 9100 0267
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
(03) 8338 1789 View (03) 8338 1789
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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
(02) 8403 0031 View (02) 8403 0031
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
(02) 4077 2916 View (02) 4077 2916
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Georgina Draxler
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hi there, my name is Georgina and i'm a registered psychologist. I offer accessible and affirming assessments and mental health support to young people and adults across Australia. With a diverse background of experience, I've supported young people and their parents in both private practice and school settings, conducted assessments, and aided adults in exploring and embracing their neurotype. I also have experience working with individuals in the perinatal period in areas such as adjustment, perinatal depression and anxiety, and OCD (including intrusive thoughts).
Hi there, my name is Georgina and i'm a registered psychologist. I offer accessible and affirming assessments and mental health support to young people and adults across Australia. With a diverse background of experience, I've supported young people and their parents in both private practice and school settings, conducted assessments, and aided adults in exploring and embracing their neurotype. I also have experience working with individuals in the perinatal period in areas such as adjustment, perinatal depression and anxiety, and OCD (including intrusive thoughts).
(03) 7003 2409 View (03) 7003 2409
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Linda Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Dr Linda Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing accurate diagnosis and effective care for all psychological concerns and conditions.
Dr Linda Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing accurate diagnosis and effective care for all psychological concerns and conditions.
(02) 4058 4603 View (02) 4058 4603
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Chris Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
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Madeleine Berryman
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
(02) 4058 4419 View (02) 4058 4419
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Abbie Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
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Vincent Fimmano
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Meet Vincent, a highly experienced and compassionate registered psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Vincent believes in the importance of truly listening and understanding his clients to provide them with the best possible support. He uses his vast experience to engage, collaborate, and adapt treatments to make a real and long-lasting change in his clients' lives. Vincent's approach is person-centred, warm, empathetic, and culturally responsive, which makes him an excellent choice for clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Meet Vincent, a highly experienced and compassionate registered psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Vincent believes in the importance of truly listening and understanding his clients to provide them with the best possible support. He uses his vast experience to engage, collaborate, and adapt treatments to make a real and long-lasting change in his clients' lives. Vincent's approach is person-centred, warm, empathetic, and culturally responsive, which makes him an excellent choice for clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
(02) 9100 0515 View (02) 9100 0515
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Will Blakemore
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(02) 4012 2318 View (02) 4012 2318
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The Lakes Counselling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
A warm welcome! my name is Catherine. You have taken the first brave step for a new beginning. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your current situation. My extensive life experience, partnered with my interpersonal strengths, and professional skills (EMDR, CBT and ACT, and Gottman training) have positively impacted my clients consisting of children, teenagers, adults, and couples with their mental health journey. Award- Couples Therapist 2023
A warm welcome! my name is Catherine. You have taken the first brave step for a new beginning. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your current situation. My extensive life experience, partnered with my interpersonal strengths, and professional skills (EMDR, CBT and ACT, and Gottman training) have positively impacted my clients consisting of children, teenagers, adults, and couples with their mental health journey. Award- Couples Therapist 2023
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
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Elise Emhofer
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Hi, I am really looking forward to getting to know you and working together to achieve your therapy goals. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, recognising that the psychological and physical both impact overall mental well-being and as such my approach to therapy includes elements of each in order to achieve lasting change. I have always believed that no one knows you better than yourself and while I will guide you along your journey, applying learned skills and maintaining changes at home is up to you. I recognise the importance of a client centred approach where we work together toward change and symptom management.
Hi, I am really looking forward to getting to know you and working together to achieve your therapy goals. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, recognising that the psychological and physical both impact overall mental well-being and as such my approach to therapy includes elements of each in order to achieve lasting change. I have always believed that no one knows you better than yourself and while I will guide you along your journey, applying learned skills and maintaining changes at home is up to you. I recognise the importance of a client centred approach where we work together toward change and symptom management.
(07) 4800 9013 View (07) 4800 9013
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Jack Tully
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hi, I’m Jack. I am a psychotherapist, educator, father and long term partner and I came to this work through my own experiences with therapy. I have come to trust that both acceptance and change are possible in our lives. There are many reasons we may begin therapy; we may long for change or hope for opportunities for healing, growth and transformation. Whether there is a particular thing you are struggling with, a need for greater support, or an interest in deepening self-awareness, I can support you on your journey.
Hi, I’m Jack. I am a psychotherapist, educator, father and long term partner and I came to this work through my own experiences with therapy. I have come to trust that both acceptance and change are possible in our lives. There are many reasons we may begin therapy; we may long for change or hope for opportunities for healing, growth and transformation. Whether there is a particular thing you are struggling with, a need for greater support, or an interest in deepening self-awareness, I can support you on your journey.
(02) 5605 0976 View (02) 5605 0976
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Saskia Zethoven
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
My name is Saskia and I am an experienced counsellor and peer worker. I've seen many therapists throughout my life, with experiences ranging from transformative to frustrating. I know that for many people the hierarchical relationship between therapist and client can be demeaning and disempowering. My practice is particularly focused on supporting those have trouble with these traditional therapeutic relationships. My approach is collaborative and informal, involving you as an equal partner in the process of therapy.
My name is Saskia and I am an experienced counsellor and peer worker. I've seen many therapists throughout my life, with experiences ranging from transformative to frustrating. I know that for many people the hierarchical relationship between therapist and client can be demeaning and disempowering. My practice is particularly focused on supporting those have trouble with these traditional therapeutic relationships. My approach is collaborative and informal, involving you as an equal partner in the process of therapy.
(02) 9159 6796 View (02) 9159 6796
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Tayla Gardner
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I offer tele-health services for clients across Australia. My ideal client wants to be resilient in the face of life’s inevitable challenges, heal emotional wounds, invest in their relationships, develop their self-awareness, break free from self limiting beliefs, make peace with their past and as a result, consciously create a more meaningful and authentic life.
I offer tele-health services for clients across Australia. My ideal client wants to be resilient in the face of life’s inevitable challenges, heal emotional wounds, invest in their relationships, develop their self-awareness, break free from self limiting beliefs, make peace with their past and as a result, consciously create a more meaningful and authentic life.
(02) 7804 4769 View (02) 7804 4769

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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.