Autism Counselling in Blaydon

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North East Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
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North East Counselling Services provide counselling to anyone aged 4+ using our team of experienced counsellors. We provide counselling for couples in addition to individuals. We believe that getting you the right counsellor is important to your progress which is why we carry out an assessment then allocate you to the most appropriate counsellor, not just whoever is available. We've got a team of around 50 counsellors and 98% of our clients have said that our counselling helped them.
01757 605682
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Blaydon NE21
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Dr Natasha Wallace, Revive Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Welcome to my page - I am a clinical psychologist working in Gateshead and Newcastle. I set up Revive to provide support to adults, children and their families who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health without long waiting lists. Whether these difficulties have come around suddenly or have built up over time, we know that living with these feelings can be overwhelming and impact every aspect of our daily lives - from feeling like we can't cope to impacting our relationships with ourselves and others.
0191 743 0516
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Blaydon NE21
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Paul Lowe
Counsellor, MBACP
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I work with a wide variety of issues, such as loss, work-related stress or the transition from one life stage to another, such as becoming a parent, a new job, to terms with autism ( whether, as a parent, a partner or yourself ), aswell as other issues.
Working as a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and your guide; I am experienced in approaching each client individually, this includes drawing on CBT, Gestalt, Solution Focused, Creativity and Imagery techniques with which I am able to create a flexible and individually blended therapy plan. Struggling with unhelpful behaviours or thinking patterns that are holding you back? Anxious, depressed, missing a loved one, feeling low or like you just can't think straight? I can help. I appreciate that we can all experience difficulties in our lives, and I believe that we can all benefit from counselling and therapy.
01388 439769
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Stocksfield NE43
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Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
0191 814 7219
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE7
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Dr Alex Hull - Leazes Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Hello and welcome. I work with people who are experiencing mental health problems, particularly low mood and anxiety, feel supported and able to overcome that horrible feeling of being held back from living the life they want. I'm a NHS and private clinical psychologist with lots of experience and skill in applying effective, evidence-based techniques that really work. I have a warm and accessible style that will help you feel comfortable and understood. I work with young people and adults.
0191 743 0144
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
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Joshua Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Hi, I'm Joshua, a professional psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I know how daunting it can be looking for a counsellor, or finding who will match your needs and expectations. So I will talk you through how I work and what I can offer you, to hopefully take away any confusion and to make your search a little easier. I am located at Nostell Priory in Wakefield and Northumberland.
01924 950697
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE27
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Kalmer Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
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The way we live our lives, how we think, feel and behave can have a huge impact upon us. If we feel stuck, negative about life that’s all we notice, see and attract into our lives. Therapy at Kalmer can change your life! By creating a space to explore you, your needs, your life, dreams and desires you can change your mindset and develop feelings of happiness and positivity. This can help to change everything about your life because if you change you everything around you has to change too. If you want a more fulfilling happy life it starts with you. ‘Like attracts like’
0191 743 0491
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
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Cheryl Forshaw
Counsellor, MBACP
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I have a huge passion for helping people of all diversities and their mental wellbeing. My personal philosophy is to always act with sensitivity and integrity, be mindful of the BACP Ethical Framework, and take a non-judgemental approach with all of my clients.
0191 743 0239
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Gateshead NE10
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Nick Judson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
My qualifying training is as a humanistic integrative psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. I have since undergone extensive post qualifying training, study and experience to enable me to work in a way which is Jungian Oriented. I have 35 years experience working with individuaIs, families and groups. After working in independent organisations as well as Health and Social care, I set up my own independent private therapy service and teaching centre. My hope has been to create a space where all individuals feel respected, accepted, supported and understood in order that to fully understand themselves and their place in the world.
01434 693688
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
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Soni Cox
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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People deserve to feel GOOD about themselves and free to make the life choices they need or want to. That is why I became a Counsellor. Whether the past is holding you back or the present has brought crisis, talking with an independent professional can really help find a way through. My aim is to help get you where you want to be, in the present.
0117 463 7164
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
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Claire Austin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I am an experienced Adult and Child Counsellor, who has worked in various sectors over my career, my experience is working with young people and women. I have a depth of experiencing in offering therapeutic space to explore issues arising and work in an integrative, compassion focused way to develop the therapeutic relationship. I work creatively with individual need allowing a range of therapeutic processes to be used. EMDR is a huge part of my practice using creative means to explore 'stuck memories'. Working in a EMDR process helps move memories quickly and focuses on primary target memories.
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
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Jane Miller
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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I believe my clients are the expert on their own life. I will work with whatever you feel you need to bring to therapy. I will offer you a safe place without judgement and with respect. I will give you the space to explore your feelings and will respect you for who you are while believing in your potential to grow. Counselling can help with many issues you may be facing. Anxiety, low mood/feeling sad, depression, bereavement, abuse, family issues, marital problems or past trauma are some examples of problems you can explore through counselling. I have considerable experience working with clients from the LGBT+ community.
01670 335683
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Cramlington NE23
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Deborah Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP
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Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Tired of existing and not living? Is there something preventing you from moving forward? There are times in everyone’s life when things become too much and it is during these times it is important to know that you are not alone. I am passionate about supporting you to heal, to identify solutions and make changes, to help you to create a happier, healthier and peaceful life. I work with both adults and children, helping to overcome a wide range of emotional difficulties.
0191 743 9055
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Office is near:
Washington NE38
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Dr Jenny Paton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist in both the NHS and private practice. My approach is all about helping you to understand and improve your mental health . The sessions will be structured and focused toward understanding why you feel the way you do (your own mental health blueprint), how to recognise unhelpful patterns or triggers in everyday life and successful skills to self regulate. You will be equipped, not only to understand why you feel the way you do, but also how to work toward healthier ways of managing your mental health.
0191 743 7964
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
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My Family Psychologist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
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I'm passionate about improving well-being in trauma, hopefulness in recovery, and overcoming adversity.
01670 338152
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Chester le Street DH2
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Mandi Purvis (The Cleadon Counsellor)
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hello and Welcome. Please do have a look around and get a sense of whether I am the right therapist for you. If you are finding things a bit of a struggle at the moment then speaking with someone whom you feel comfortable and connected with is the most important start for your journey into Counselling. You may be grieving the loss of a loved family member, your job, a pet, or a relationship. You may feel anxious, depressed or worried about situations or issues in your life. You might feel ‘not good enough’ or perhaps you are going through work, identity or life changes and family struggles that are confusing and overwhelming.
01501 648926
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Office is near:
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
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Samantha Casey Black
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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Are you feeling overwhelmed and need a safe space to unjumble the thoughts and feelings you have inside? Are you struggling with yourself and who you are, how you feel or why you feel a certain way? I can offer you a safe space where I can listen and support you. I can offer a place free from judgement, a place of warmth and acceptance. I can help you work through your issues in a way that best suits you as an individual. I can support you in managing and understanding the challenges you are experiencing helping you to work towards gaining a greater understanding and awareness of the way you feel or behave.
0191 743 0101
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
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Honey Summers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Do you feel weighed down by worry, stress and the demands of your life? Do you feel anxious, or depressed or low, or unmotivated and like you have lost the best part of you? Maybe you feel like you have never been able to discover the best part of you? Do you have unwanted thoughts, memories or images which you can't keep out of your mind? Are you worried about not being in the right relationship, or the right job? Do you feel confused about your feelings or unsure of the right decision to make? Do you feel like you have lost hope? You might feel lonely and unable to talk to family or friends about how you feel.
0191 814 7128
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE4
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Photo of Annabel Nicholson, Psychotherapist in Blaydon, England
Annabel Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
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I understand that for some people starting therapy may feel daunting. I am interested in building a strong, supportive relationship. My style is warm, genuine, non-judgemental and hopeful. I strongly believe in hope, you may come to therapy feeling ‘hopeless’, if you do, I believe my role is to carry hope, until you are ready to do so yourself. I am interested in people’s stories and finding meaning and making sense of patterns and repetitive unhelpful behaviour. I will encourage self-kindness and quietening internal harsh voices. I may challenge false beliefs about yourself.
0191 607 7483
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
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James Bowness Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
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I share my time between private practice and working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Whilst I typically work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or low mood, I have a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). I have extensive experience working in adult mental health and I am qualified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I hold clinics in the evenings in either Newcastle or Hexham.
01434 307703
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
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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 of more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.