Autism Counselling in Ryde, NSW

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Art Therapy Creates
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I have extensive experience working and supporting children, young people and adults with Mood Disorders and with children on the Aspergers Autism spectrum.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
I have extensive experience working and supporting children, young people and adults with Mood Disorders and with children on the Aspergers Autism spectrum.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
(02) 8069 5430 View (02) 8069 5430
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Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
(02) 8403 1535 View (02) 8403 1535
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Sandra Scott
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
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Shannon Grassby
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I primarily work with neurodivergent children, adolescents and their families to support them to understand their unique strengths and differences, to understand the challenges they are facing and to work collaboratively together to build skills, an understanding of themselves and to achieve their goals. I also support neurodivergent adults and families to understand themselves and their parenting. I believe in building strong rapport with my clients through my open, relaxed, down-to-earth and playful approach and ensuring that above all, my clients feel safe.
I primarily work with neurodivergent children, adolescents and their families to support them to understand their unique strengths and differences, to understand the challenges they are facing and to work collaboratively together to build skills, an understanding of themselves and to achieve their goals. I also support neurodivergent adults and families to understand themselves and their parenting. I believe in building strong rapport with my clients through my open, relaxed, down-to-earth and playful approach and ensuring that above all, my clients feel safe.
(02) 8503 8031 View (02) 8503 8031
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The Counselling Collective
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Providing a safe place to share, discuss and work through those times where daily life feels difficult, coping with the day to day tasks becomes overwhelming, school, family, relationship issues become too much; bullying, peer pressure, friendship groups, sexting, screen time/gaming issues take over; questions around identity, transitions/transitioning through school, university, work has a sense of hopelessness and helplessness; family life family relationships, managing young children, teenagers, adolescents, young adults, and parenting in general simply becomes too much.
Providing a safe place to share, discuss and work through those times where daily life feels difficult, coping with the day to day tasks becomes overwhelming, school, family, relationship issues become too much; bullying, peer pressure, friendship groups, sexting, screen time/gaming issues take over; questions around identity, transitions/transitioning through school, university, work has a sense of hopelessness and helplessness; family life family relationships, managing young children, teenagers, adolescents, young adults, and parenting in general simply becomes too much.
(02) 7804 4067 View (02) 7804 4067
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Salome Emmanuel
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ryde, NSW 2112
Hello! My name is Salome, and I am a registered psychologist, who has a strong desire to help people achieve their mental health goals. Often, our past traumas can have a significant impact on the way we experience the world around us. Without proper support, we may have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms in our search for comfort and peace. These unresolved issues can lead to a range of psycho-social problems, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, and negative self-perception. However, facing these complex and overwhelming emotions can be a daunting task to undertake on our own.
Hello! My name is Salome, and I am a registered psychologist, who has a strong desire to help people achieve their mental health goals. Often, our past traumas can have a significant impact on the way we experience the world around us. Without proper support, we may have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms in our search for comfort and peace. These unresolved issues can lead to a range of psycho-social problems, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, and negative self-perception. However, facing these complex and overwhelming emotions can be a daunting task to undertake on our own.
(02) 8000 1284 View (02) 8000 1284
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Jimmy Muecke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0913 View (02) 9100 0913
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Erin Chan- Individual Couple And Family Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
(02) 8503 4490 View (02) 8503 4490
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Paula Barham
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
My goal is to make my clients feel understood without feeling judged by me. People come to therapy mainly for clarity and peace of mind. Many of my clients feel comfortable with me and can be themselves without any pretense. I use different types of therapy for different clients. My aim is to support my client and make them feel they are in control of their life.
My goal is to make my clients feel understood without feeling judged by me. People come to therapy mainly for clarity and peace of mind. Many of my clients feel comfortable with me and can be themselves without any pretense. I use different types of therapy for different clients. My aim is to support my client and make them feel they are in control of their life.
(02) 9159 6101 View (02) 9159 6101
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Law May Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Law Ortovent is an accredited counsellor (ACA level 4), psychotherapist, sexologist, and dance therapist. She has extensive clinical experience in helping people affected by complex trauma, addiction, life transitions, anxiety & depression, relationship and sex-related issues.
Law Ortovent is an accredited counsellor (ACA level 4), psychotherapist, sexologist, and dance therapist. She has extensive clinical experience in helping people affected by complex trauma, addiction, life transitions, anxiety & depression, relationship and sex-related issues.
(02) 8105 5109 View (02) 8105 5109
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iflow Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Confidential, advanced psychological counselling services. Invest in your psychological well-being and optimise your quality of life. Address issues in your life, grow and succeed. The first step, calling, is the hardest. We make the rest easy. Contact us and we will guide you the rest of the way. No obligation.
Confidential, advanced psychological counselling services. Invest in your psychological well-being and optimise your quality of life. Address issues in your life, grow and succeed. The first step, calling, is the hardest. We make the rest easy. Contact us and we will guide you the rest of the way. No obligation.
(02) 8766 0541 View (02) 8766 0541

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Jaume Ciurans Barri
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Pymble, NSW 2073
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
(02) 9929 7835 View (02) 9929 7835
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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Pymble, NSW 2073
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
(02) 9158 6576 View (02) 9158 6576
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August Gable
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gladesville, NSW 2111
I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families who are willing to take that first step towards change and a brighter future. I approach therapy collaboratively and help people find their own unique approach to overcome the challenges of life, and I ensure that this therapy is evidence-based. Instead of only focusing on the reasons that people come into therapy, I also focus on the strengths that can get someone back on their feet again.
I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families who are willing to take that first step towards change and a brighter future. I approach therapy collaboratively and help people find their own unique approach to overcome the challenges of life, and I ensure that this therapy is evidence-based. Instead of only focusing on the reasons that people come into therapy, I also focus on the strengths that can get someone back on their feet again.
(02) 9100 0874 View (02) 9100 0874
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Emma May Spencer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gladesville, NSW 2111
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years experience in supporting the mental health of children adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in assessing neurodiversity and in supporting clients to discover and better understand their unique brain styles. Emma is trained in numerous evidence based therapies including CBT, ACT, EMDR, DBT, schema therapy, SFBT and Art & Play therapies. Emma's experience is varied and she provides support in relation to anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia's and burnout related to ADHD and Autistic brain styles.
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years experience in supporting the mental health of children adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in assessing neurodiversity and in supporting clients to discover and better understand their unique brain styles. Emma is trained in numerous evidence based therapies including CBT, ACT, EMDR, DBT, schema therapy, SFBT and Art & Play therapies. Emma's experience is varied and she provides support in relation to anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia's and burnout related to ADHD and Autistic brain styles.
(02) 9909 6140 View (02) 9909 6140
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Ai Ping Ong
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Eastwood, NSW 2122
Facing challenges in your life? Having trouble managing your child's behaviour? Let me pour you a hot cup of tea and we can chat. I am warm, engaging and approachable. Take that first step and contact me today! I am offer services under the Mental Health Care Plan. We can discuss ways we can support you in having a better relationship with people around you, reach your goals and have a happier and more contented life.
Facing challenges in your life? Having trouble managing your child's behaviour? Let me pour you a hot cup of tea and we can chat. I am warm, engaging and approachable. Take that first step and contact me today! I am offer services under the Mental Health Care Plan. We can discuss ways we can support you in having a better relationship with people around you, reach your goals and have a happier and more contented life.
(02) 8038 4746 View (02) 8038 4746
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Luka | Counselling & Positive Behaviour Support
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Ryde, NSW 2114
My approach is you-centered, which means whilst I would try to gently initiate explorations, you, the client, are always in the driver's seat. Further, my stance on providing trauma-informed care includes acknowledging that some of our pasts can still be a place too hard to revisit, too unbearable to face. I affirm that to do a deep work together does not necessarily need a revisit the gory details of your traumatic past. Still, trauma is a shadow with many faces; people also process differently. So when you'd wish & your safety toolkit is in place, I will be walking with you through every step of opening that can.
My approach is you-centered, which means whilst I would try to gently initiate explorations, you, the client, are always in the driver's seat. Further, my stance on providing trauma-informed care includes acknowledging that some of our pasts can still be a place too hard to revisit, too unbearable to face. I affirm that to do a deep work together does not necessarily need a revisit the gory details of your traumatic past. Still, trauma is a shadow with many faces; people also process differently. So when you'd wish & your safety toolkit is in place, I will be walking with you through every step of opening that can.
(02) 9100 0459 View (02) 9100 0459
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Zoe Lam
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified Verified
Eastwood, NSW 2122
提供廣東話, 國語, 英語服務. My clients seek understanding, healing, and growth. They may be facing different mental health challenges, from adjusting to changes and stress, to managing complex issues such as trauma related issues. My commitment is to provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, guiding them towards resilience and fulfilment. We work together toward the goal of becoming the person they want themselves to be. 我的客戶追求理解, 療癒和成長. 他們可能正面對心理健康問題, 由適應壓力到面對創傷相關的複合問題. 我致於提供一個安全的空間去尋找和成就自己, 培養強壯的心靈和心靈滿足. 我們一起邁向「成為自己想成為的人」的目標.
提供廣東話, 國語, 英語服務. My clients seek understanding, healing, and growth. They may be facing different mental health challenges, from adjusting to changes and stress, to managing complex issues such as trauma related issues. My commitment is to provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, guiding them towards resilience and fulfilment. We work together toward the goal of becoming the person they want themselves to be. 我的客戶追求理解, 療癒和成長. 他們可能正面對心理健康問題, 由適應壓力到面對創傷相關的複合問題. 我致於提供一個安全的空間去尋找和成就自己, 培養強壯的心靈和心靈滿足. 我們一起邁向「成為自己想成為的人」的目標.
(02) 7804 4913 View (02) 7804 4913
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Phoebe Ng
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
Phoebe is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is also the founder of My TheraSpace, an online counselling practice. She is highly trained in person centered therapy and aims to provide a safe space for her clients to share their stories in the therapy room. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of: trauma, anxiety, mood disorders and relationship issues. She is warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental in her work with her clients.
Phoebe is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is also the founder of My TheraSpace, an online counselling practice. She is highly trained in person centered therapy and aims to provide a safe space for her clients to share their stories in the therapy room. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of: trauma, anxiety, mood disorders and relationship issues. She is warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental in her work with her clients.
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Dr Tamara Robins
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Waitlist for new clients
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
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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.