Autism Counselling in Surry Hills, NSW

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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Priya Gauchan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
(02) 8403 1928 View (02) 8403 1928
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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010  (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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HD Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
HD psychologists have been serving all communities and individuals for the last 20 years. We focus on ADHD and Autism (including assessments), Asperger, Depression, Anxiety, Children and Adolescent psychology, Stress and Pain management etc. We provide fluent English, Chinese, French and Farsi services. We offer psychological assessment reports such as but not limited to: reports to educational institutions, immigration, expert witness psychological assessment reports for courts. We have immediate availabilities to help you in all situations.
HD psychologists have been serving all communities and individuals for the last 20 years. We focus on ADHD and Autism (including assessments), Asperger, Depression, Anxiety, Children and Adolescent psychology, Stress and Pain management etc. We provide fluent English, Chinese, French and Farsi services. We offer psychological assessment reports such as but not limited to: reports to educational institutions, immigration, expert witness psychological assessment reports for courts. We have immediate availabilities to help you in all situations.
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Tania Rose
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tania Rose is a neurodiversity-affirming and queer-affirming psychotherapist providing support for adults and their partners, Australia-wide. Tania's 30 years of experience includes working with Autistic and ADHD adults who may self-identify or have a formal diagnosis and wish to build personal capacity and supportive relationships. Tania Rose supports empowerment to address personal issues, focusing on the unique experience of each individual. Supporting queer, neurodivergent, differently-abled, and creative clients. Ethical Non-Monogamous (ENM) and unique relationship styles welcome. Zoom sessions are available for remote support.
Tania Rose is a neurodiversity-affirming and queer-affirming psychotherapist providing support for adults and their partners, Australia-wide. Tania's 30 years of experience includes working with Autistic and ADHD adults who may self-identify or have a formal diagnosis and wish to build personal capacity and supportive relationships. Tania Rose supports empowerment to address personal issues, focusing on the unique experience of each individual. Supporting queer, neurodivergent, differently-abled, and creative clients. Ethical Non-Monogamous (ENM) and unique relationship styles welcome. Zoom sessions are available for remote support.
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August Gable
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
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.
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Joplin Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Our experienced psychologists can help you overcome stress, anxiety, depression, cognitive difficulties, and other issues. We can also provide guidance to help you prioritise your mental health, achieve meaningful changes, build self-awareness, and gain insight into your unique difficulties. Through therapy, you can learn new strategies to better manage your thoughts, behaviours and emotions throughout challenging times. Establishing functional psychological skills and habits can bring about lasting change that extends beyond your time in therapy. Our psychologist also offer assessments for ADHD, ASD and learning disorders.
Our experienced psychologists can help you overcome stress, anxiety, depression, cognitive difficulties, and other issues. We can also provide guidance to help you prioritise your mental health, achieve meaningful changes, build self-awareness, and gain insight into your unique difficulties. Through therapy, you can learn new strategies to better manage your thoughts, behaviours and emotions throughout challenging times. Establishing functional psychological skills and habits can bring about lasting change that extends beyond your time in therapy. Our psychologist also offer assessments for ADHD, ASD and learning disorders.
(02) 9100 0737 View (02) 9100 0737
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Jennifer Lonji Lubwa
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
I find inspiration in guiding individuals to address unmet needs and overcome challenges in their lives by assisting them in discovering effective coping strategies. My passion lies in delivering collaborative care, acknowledging the significance of a team approach to achieve holistic mental health. Through my collaborative style, clients actively engage in their therapeutic journey, fostering a sense of empowerment and ownership in their progress. With a rich background in working with individuals presenting complex needs, I possess the skill to navigate the intricacies of a client's psychological well-being.
I find inspiration in guiding individuals to address unmet needs and overcome challenges in their lives by assisting them in discovering effective coping strategies. My passion lies in delivering collaborative care, acknowledging the significance of a team approach to achieve holistic mental health. Through my collaborative style, clients actively engage in their therapeutic journey, fostering a sense of empowerment and ownership in their progress. With a rich background in working with individuals presenting complex needs, I possess the skill to navigate the intricacies of a client's psychological well-being.
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Helen Bennett
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
You don't need to be alone in how you're feeling and what you are experiencing. Therapy involves working with emotional pain, and in so doing we must access tremendous courage. It has taken courage for you to be considering counselling, to have spoken to a loved one about your mental health, to be here on this website right now, reading this. Empathy is a hostile environment for shame, and I will meet your courage with compassion and connection.
You don't need to be alone in how you're feeling and what you are experiencing. Therapy involves working with emotional pain, and in so doing we must access tremendous courage. It has taken courage for you to be considering counselling, to have spoken to a loved one about your mental health, to be here on this website right now, reading this. Empathy is a hostile environment for shame, and I will meet your courage with compassion and connection.
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Karyn Krawford
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a registered Psychotherapist and specialise in helping a broad range of people and challenges that range from childhood events causing thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the present time to be affected, to relationship challenges both in families, partnerships and proffessional relationships. I help people overcome and survive in ways that support healthy functioning and enjoyment of life. These can relate to stress, anxiety, changes in the person or environment, relationship breakdowns and death of treasured others. I provide a free consultation and currently work online only.
Hi, I am a registered Psychotherapist and specialise in helping a broad range of people and challenges that range from childhood events causing thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the present time to be affected, to relationship challenges both in families, partnerships and proffessional relationships. I help people overcome and survive in ways that support healthy functioning and enjoyment of life. These can relate to stress, anxiety, changes in the person or environment, relationship breakdowns and death of treasured others. I provide a free consultation and currently work online only.
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Psychology Couple Family Therapy Australia-Sandip
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
I am the Founder of Psychology Couple & Family Therapy Australia. As a Registered Psychologist, Couple and Family Therapist I can assist people to manage anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, couple and family relationship difficulties. I work with adults, adolescents, children and provide individual, couple and family therapy sessions to people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. I have Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy and Master of Arts (Couple & Family Therapy). I have specific interest in treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Couple and Family Relationship problems.
I am the Founder of Psychology Couple & Family Therapy Australia. As a Registered Psychologist, Couple and Family Therapist I can assist people to manage anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, couple and family relationship difficulties. I work with adults, adolescents, children and provide individual, couple and family therapy sessions to people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. I have Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy and Master of Arts (Couple & Family Therapy). I have specific interest in treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Couple and Family Relationship problems.
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Chris Theodoridis
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
I am a registered psychologist, board approved supervisor and SIRA registered. I have also had extensive experience with NDIS clients, workcover, career coaching and vocational assessments/ reports.
I am a registered psychologist, board approved supervisor and SIRA registered. I have also had extensive experience with NDIS clients, workcover, career coaching and vocational assessments/ reports.
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A-Okay Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
(02) 8074 5401 View (02) 8074 5401
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Elevate Psychologists - Vyda Chai
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Elevate Psychologists is here to help you resolve emotional issues, improve mental health and increase your overall quality of life. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and all interactions are strictly private & confidential.
Elevate Psychologists is here to help you resolve emotional issues, improve mental health and increase your overall quality of life. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and all interactions are strictly private & confidential.
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John Hristoforidis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Clients can present to therapy for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, clients can feel overwhelmed or unsure about where to begin with therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space that meets where the client is at, and gently explores what's happening in their life. Where together we can work towards goals that are alligned with their hopes, aspirations, desires or needs; to improve connection with the self, interpersonal relationships and the interplay with their surrounding social world.
Clients can present to therapy for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, clients can feel overwhelmed or unsure about where to begin with therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space that meets where the client is at, and gently explores what's happening in their life. Where together we can work towards goals that are alligned with their hopes, aspirations, desires or needs; to improve connection with the self, interpersonal relationships and the interplay with their surrounding social world.
(02) 9100 0965 View (02) 9100 0965
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Amy Newsom
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
“I am so looking forward to getting to know you as a unique individual, and working together to create the life you wish for. I believe that creating sustainable change is only possible when working with people holistically. I have always cringed at traditional, clinical styles of therapy, so instead I am committed to treating you as a real person and working together to help you live your best life. I love it when people take a proactive approach to their mental health. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in a meaningful way"
“I am so looking forward to getting to know you as a unique individual, and working together to create the life you wish for. I believe that creating sustainable change is only possible when working with people holistically. I have always cringed at traditional, clinical styles of therapy, so instead I am committed to treating you as a real person and working together to help you live your best life. I love it when people take a proactive approach to their mental health. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in a meaningful way"
(02) 8355 9708 View (02) 8355 9708
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Rhiannon Derrig
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
As a clincial psychotherapist and registered psychosexual therapist, I specialise in helping individuals with trauma and PTSD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and sexual difficulties, including intimacy and trust. I am also passionate about providing support for navigating gendered, sexual, racial, and neuro diversity, and cultural identities, who may experience discrimination or internalised stigma. Centering unconditional positive regard, I work closely with the client to deeply explore how their past experiences, current situations, family background, and social elements of their lives have impacted their wellbeing.
As a clincial psychotherapist and registered psychosexual therapist, I specialise in helping individuals with trauma and PTSD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and sexual difficulties, including intimacy and trust. I am also passionate about providing support for navigating gendered, sexual, racial, and neuro diversity, and cultural identities, who may experience discrimination or internalised stigma. Centering unconditional positive regard, I work closely with the client to deeply explore how their past experiences, current situations, family background, and social elements of their lives have impacted their wellbeing.
(02) 9100 0199 View (02) 9100 0199
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Sexual Psychology: Clinical Psyc & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Hi I'm George! Sexual problems are common and can be resolved. As a clinical psychologist and sex therapist I am in the unique position of having experience and training in both mental health and sexual function, gender, sexuality, and relationships at the Masters level.
Hi I'm George! Sexual problems are common and can be resolved. As a clinical psychologist and sex therapist I am in the unique position of having experience and training in both mental health and sexual function, gender, sexuality, and relationships at the Masters level.
(02) 8294 6974 View (02) 8294 6974
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Bettina Christl
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Life throws us curve balls and we all need to find ways to adjust and cope with these in a healthy and flexible way. Whether you are going through significant life changes or whether you are seeking change, I endeavour to work with everyone with compassion and empathy. I am passionate to help you find a healthier way of relating to yourself and others.
Life throws us curve balls and we all need to find ways to adjust and cope with these in a healthy and flexible way. Whether you are going through significant life changes or whether you are seeking change, I endeavour to work with everyone with compassion and empathy. I am passionate to help you find a healthier way of relating to yourself and others.
(02) 9100 0678 View (02) 9100 0678

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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.