Autism Counselling in Ipswich, QLD

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Eliza Mealey
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
I am an accredited Arts Psychotherapist the registered body, ACA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychotherapy from Ikon Institute Australia. My background in theatre and my understanding of the power of using creative methods to dive deeper into our subconscious led me to pursue a career in arts Psychotherapy. I work in a holistic way, guiding clients towards their strengths. I have experience working with adults who face life challenges, young children and adolescents who have social, emotional and behavioural issues. ​ Presently, I have a number of clients living with autism. Using art therapy with clients on the spectrum i
I am an accredited Arts Psychotherapist the registered body, ACA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychotherapy from Ikon Institute Australia. My background in theatre and my understanding of the power of using creative methods to dive deeper into our subconscious led me to pursue a career in arts Psychotherapy. I work in a holistic way, guiding clients towards their strengths. I have experience working with adults who face life challenges, young children and adolescents who have social, emotional and behavioural issues. ​ Presently, I have a number of clients living with autism. Using art therapy with clients on the spectrum i
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TAS Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
I am also experienced in Autism and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) intervention and assessment.
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or other mental health challenges? Or seeking support to enhance your emotional well-being, improve coping skills and regain control in your life? Perhaps you're facing difficulties in navigating your child's challenging behaviours and are seeking guidance and tools to help them develop healthier coping mechanisms, social skills or tackle their anxiety or low mood? Do you find life overwhelming and have challenges with organisation, starting tasks or getting things done?
I am also experienced in Autism and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) intervention and assessment.
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or other mental health challenges? Or seeking support to enhance your emotional well-being, improve coping skills and regain control in your life? Perhaps you're facing difficulties in navigating your child's challenging behaviours and are seeking guidance and tools to help them develop healthier coping mechanisms, social skills or tackle their anxiety or low mood? Do you find life overwhelming and have challenges with organisation, starting tasks or getting things done?
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Catherine Fanning
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305  (Online Only)
I am a (late diagnosed) neurodivergent psychologist. I have immediate availability for individual, online, telehealth psychology sessions as well as autism and ADHD diagnostic assessments for young people and adults (aged 15+). I am especially passionate about working with neurodivergent females and gender diverse individuals as they explore their identity and reclaim their unique strengths. I am also well versed working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including complex childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, family separation, school difficulties, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
I am a (late diagnosed) neurodivergent psychologist. I have immediate availability for individual, online, telehealth psychology sessions as well as autism and ADHD diagnostic assessments for young people and adults (aged 15+). I am especially passionate about working with neurodivergent females and gender diverse individuals as they explore their identity and reclaim their unique strengths. I am also well versed working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including complex childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, family separation, school difficulties, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
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Nikki Bray
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ipswich, QLD 4305
I offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults.
Clinical Psychologist and Owner at BrayPsych Clinical Psychology on the Gold Coast. I have availability for new adult clients for therapy via telehealth or in person. I also offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults. I I like to describe myself as an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist. My values are empowerment, self-advocacy and authenticity. I provide support for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, OCD, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, perfectionism, adjustment to life changes, autistic burnout, and supporting neurodivergent adults.
I offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults.
Clinical Psychologist and Owner at BrayPsych Clinical Psychology on the Gold Coast. I have availability for new adult clients for therapy via telehealth or in person. I also offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults. I I like to describe myself as an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist. My values are empowerment, self-advocacy and authenticity. I provide support for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, OCD, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, perfectionism, adjustment to life changes, autistic burnout, and supporting neurodivergent adults.
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Keith Bunce
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, QLD 4305
As an integrative counsellor I work relationally with the client. My experience volunteering for Mind, a UK charity, has given me an invaluable experience of working with clients that present with a wide range of presenting problems. I have also worked with Armed Forces veterans community dealing with service related and non-service related issues. Since setting up practice in Australia I have worked with a wide range of clients, including children that are waiting to be, or that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder this has also included their families to help adjust in parenting styles.
As an integrative counsellor I work relationally with the client. My experience volunteering for Mind, a UK charity, has given me an invaluable experience of working with clients that present with a wide range of presenting problems. I have also worked with Armed Forces veterans community dealing with service related and non-service related issues. Since setting up practice in Australia I have worked with a wide range of clients, including children that are waiting to be, or that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder this has also included their families to help adjust in parenting styles.
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PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
We administer assesments for autism, ADHD, intellectual impairment and diagnosis.
PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health is an Ipswich based multidisciplinary mental health and well-being clinic. The PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health clinicians highly consider the association between mental health (well-being) and mental illness and work collaboratively with their clients to reduces symptoms of mental illness and increase their clients’ emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our clinicians use evidence-based treatment approaches and are committed to tracking progress during therapy and utilise a range of outcome measures to monitor changes in our clients’ symptomatology over time.
We administer assesments for autism, ADHD, intellectual impairment and diagnosis.
PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health is an Ipswich based multidisciplinary mental health and well-being clinic. The PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health clinicians highly consider the association between mental health (well-being) and mental illness and work collaboratively with their clients to reduces symptoms of mental illness and increase their clients’ emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our clinicians use evidence-based treatment approaches and are committed to tracking progress during therapy and utilise a range of outcome measures to monitor changes in our clients’ symptomatology over time.
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Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
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Holistic Wellness Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
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Freedom Within Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Freedom Within Psychology is located in Ipswich and was founded by Maxine Clayton, a warm and emphatic general psychologist who has experience working with children, teens and adults. She has a strong focus on reconnecting people with their values to live a positive and confident life. Maxine is an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and is dedicated in supporting meaningful change in people's lives. Maxine is a registered NDIS provider with her primary work focused on NDIS participants through home and school visits or telehealth appointments.
Freedom Within Psychology is located in Ipswich and was founded by Maxine Clayton, a warm and emphatic general psychologist who has experience working with children, teens and adults. She has a strong focus on reconnecting people with their values to live a positive and confident life. Maxine is an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and is dedicated in supporting meaningful change in people's lives. Maxine is a registered NDIS provider with her primary work focused on NDIS participants through home and school visits or telehealth appointments.
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Stop, Collaborate & Listen - Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
As a late diagnosed Autistic/ADHD/PDA individual, I proudly own who I am and utilise this as a foundation for my framework of practise as a Registered Counsellor. It has given me the permission to deeply root myself in neurodiverse affirmative counselling; a strengths based, non-pathologising type of therapy where each individual’s unique neurotype, sensory needs, values, beliefs, and current lifestyle form the foundation for therapy. It gives me such joy to work with people in the process of unmasking, and gently guide them as they discover what living authentically can be like.
As a late diagnosed Autistic/ADHD/PDA individual, I proudly own who I am and utilise this as a foundation for my framework of practise as a Registered Counsellor. It has given me the permission to deeply root myself in neurodiverse affirmative counselling; a strengths based, non-pathologising type of therapy where each individual’s unique neurotype, sensory needs, values, beliefs, and current lifestyle form the foundation for therapy. It gives me such joy to work with people in the process of unmasking, and gently guide them as they discover what living authentically can be like.
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Limestone Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
I have fourteen years of experience listening to clients who feel unheard, confused, angry, disheartened or hopeless about past or current difficulties in their life. Difficulties may be related to loss, relationship breakdown, parenting, children, life transitions, daily family struggles, health issues, or stress management. Perhaps there is something specific they would like to change, or they may need to explore before being ready to discover some goals and options. People are generally seeking to feel heard, validated, and guided, while having their individual perspectives and preferences valued.
I have fourteen years of experience listening to clients who feel unheard, confused, angry, disheartened or hopeless about past or current difficulties in their life. Difficulties may be related to loss, relationship breakdown, parenting, children, life transitions, daily family struggles, health issues, or stress management. Perhaps there is something specific they would like to change, or they may need to explore before being ready to discover some goals and options. People are generally seeking to feel heard, validated, and guided, while having their individual perspectives and preferences valued.
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Engage Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Engage Psychology has clinicians with experience from a range of areas. Our clinicians can help with everything from therapy, to assessment, to positive behaviour support. We are dedicated to offering the highest level of client care.
Engage Psychology has clinicians with experience from a range of areas. Our clinicians can help with everything from therapy, to assessment, to positive behaviour support. We are dedicated to offering the highest level of client care.
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Cheree McGarry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health problem. Do you need someone to listen when others can’t. If you feel alone and need someone to be with you who has the ability to understand and help you understand - give me a call. Do you want help to repair your relationships with others - family, friends, workplace, children. Are you able to accept some responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Would you like to understand why you feel the way you do and respond to others the way you do. Are you prepared to work with me on this in order to make the changes you want. There is hope!
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health problem. Do you need someone to listen when others can’t. If you feel alone and need someone to be with you who has the ability to understand and help you understand - give me a call. Do you want help to repair your relationships with others - family, friends, workplace, children. Are you able to accept some responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Would you like to understand why you feel the way you do and respond to others the way you do. Are you prepared to work with me on this in order to make the changes you want. There is hope!
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Tyrell Champion
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
I work with people 16 years and over in a neurodivergent affirming way. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I enjoy working with clients from these communities. I also enjoy supporting clients in the areas of anxiety, stress management, goal setting, motivation, value exploration, work-life balance, burnout, and career development.
I work with people 16 years and over in a neurodivergent affirming way. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I enjoy working with clients from these communities. I also enjoy supporting clients in the areas of anxiety, stress management, goal setting, motivation, value exploration, work-life balance, burnout, and career development.
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Veronica Gomez
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305  (Online Only)
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
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Acuity Therapy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Acuity Therapy is a Psychology practice servicing Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich that provides psychological services and behaviour support to clients. We are a values driven practice who strives to achieve the best outcomes for clients. We are bound by the Australian Psychological Societies code of Ethics as well as the guidelines set out by the NDIS. For more information go to www.acuitytherapy.com.au
Acuity Therapy is a Psychology practice servicing Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich that provides psychological services and behaviour support to clients. We are a values driven practice who strives to achieve the best outcomes for clients. We are bound by the Australian Psychological Societies code of Ethics as well as the guidelines set out by the NDIS. For more information go to www.acuitytherapy.com.au
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Dante Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305  (Online Only)
Dealing with the effects of trauma, the complexities of ADHD/ASD, the constant drain of anxiety/stress/depression, and the impacts of family conflict needs more than just deep breaths and a nice cup of tea. I can't promise that I'll never recommend taking a deep breath, but I can promise that our work together will go a lot further than just calming strategies. No more band-aid solutions; I want to help you permanently solve your problems and have you prepared to face anything life may throw your way.
Dealing with the effects of trauma, the complexities of ADHD/ASD, the constant drain of anxiety/stress/depression, and the impacts of family conflict needs more than just deep breaths and a nice cup of tea. I can't promise that I'll never recommend taking a deep breath, but I can promise that our work together will go a lot further than just calming strategies. No more band-aid solutions; I want to help you permanently solve your problems and have you prepared to face anything life may throw your way.
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Emily Blatchford
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
I am a compassionate, open-minded, and non-judgmental psychologist dedicated to guiding individuals of all ages towards healing, growth and self-discovery. I use a holistic, trauma-informed approach which recognises the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit and community. At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to helping people reconnect with their true selves and discover meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe we all have an innate ability to heal and empower individuals to break free from limiting patterns and embrace their authentic selves.
I am a compassionate, open-minded, and non-judgmental psychologist dedicated to guiding individuals of all ages towards healing, growth and self-discovery. I use a holistic, trauma-informed approach which recognises the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit and community. At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to helping people reconnect with their true selves and discover meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe we all have an innate ability to heal and empower individuals to break free from limiting patterns and embrace their authentic selves.
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MelinaJBW
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
As a registered counsellor and neurotherapist in Plainland servicing Gatton, Laidley and the wider Lockyer Valley, I provide tailored counselling services to support individuals in overcoming mental health issues. With over 10 years of experience, I specialise in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. At MelinaJBW we take a client-centred approach, which means that we will work with you to understand your unique needs and goals, and tailor our counselling approach to meet them. From age five to ninety-five we can help individuals, couples and families to heal and look forward to the future together.
As a registered counsellor and neurotherapist in Plainland servicing Gatton, Laidley and the wider Lockyer Valley, I provide tailored counselling services to support individuals in overcoming mental health issues. With over 10 years of experience, I specialise in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. At MelinaJBW we take a client-centred approach, which means that we will work with you to understand your unique needs and goals, and tailor our counselling approach to meet them. From age five to ninety-five we can help individuals, couples and families to heal and look forward to the future together.
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Alison Keane
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
I am a highly-experienced relationship counsellor having worked with couples for more than 20 years. Effective results from relationship counselling happen when the therapist is able to quickly get a handle of the difficulties in a way that is impartial, skilled, informative and supportive. Only then are both partners in the best position to find long-lasting and loving ways forward together.
I am a highly-experienced relationship counsellor having worked with couples for more than 20 years. Effective results from relationship counselling happen when the therapist is able to quickly get a handle of the difficulties in a way that is impartial, skilled, informative and supportive. Only then are both partners in the best position to find long-lasting and loving ways forward together.
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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.