Autism Counselling in Bury

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Tony Hall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with problems including depression, anxiety and low self-esteem and have a special interest in Autism and Aspergers, particularly in supporting adults who find they are struggling to come to terms with what it means to be autistic. I work in private practice and as a counsellor at Understanding Autism North West.
01706 619833
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Bury BL0
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Alona Tucker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Having worked with adults and young people since 2018, I have worked with many different client issues from domestic abuse and perpetrators at a local charity through to bereavement, self harm, infidelity, autism as well as LGBTQ+ issues.
Hiya! Has the pandemic left you feeling out of sorts? Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Have you lost a piece of yourself? Struggling with relationships around you? Do you feel like your problems are minimal compared to others?
01706 335879
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Bury BL9
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Anneliese Ashworth-Lord
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness and self critical, limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience a lack of energy and reduced motivation? Do you feel held back by worries and panic or feel crippled by spiraling thoughts about what might happen in the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism , ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just a few examples of things I can help with.
01706 619826
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Bury BL9
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Thriving Young Minds
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds. We are a team of therapists offering specialised support for 4-21 year olds including counselling, play therapy and filial therapy. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, panic, low mood, difficulties with friendships or relationships, have low self-esteem, have experienced bereavement, trauma or abuse and you're unsure of how to move forward. We can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
07429 186569
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Bury BL0
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Jacquelyn Bownes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Jacquelyn & I'm an experienced, BACP Accredited, Counsellor & Psychotherapist & an award winning Coach. I provide a non judgemental space for you to talk through your concerns and work alongside you in finding ways to move forward and improve your sense of wellbeing. People come to counselling with me for many reasons & our work together can help you to; *Learn more about yourself *Make sense of your thoughts and feelings *Release some of the pressure you may be experiencing *Develop as a person *Learn how to take control of your life *Respond to challenges and change healthily *Build self confidence & self esteem
01204 803149
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Bury BL0
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Susan Warburton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I understand that seeking therapy can be an uncertain and challenging process and the continuing changes we face in life can lead us to feel overwhelmed. May aim as a counsellor is to support you through the present pandemic and beyond helping you with any Anxiety, Stress and other issues this could bring. Deciding to seek therapy enables you to have a safe space to explore and work on yourself and the issues you bring to the session. I believe this is the first step towards a new you and with the right interventions helping you to become a stronger version of yourself. I offer both face to face and on line sessions.
01706 615024
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Bury BL0
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Helen Cunningham
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
Maybe you are bereaved and feeling hopeless, but can't discuss this with family? Maybe you are feeling anxious and isolated, working from home and you are fearful of discussing job security with your boss? Maybe you don’t even know why you are feeling so sad or overwhelmed but you do know it is beginning to impact your daily life. Counselling is a talk therapy and it is extremely useful for exploring what is going on beneath the surface we present to the world, that version of ourselves that tries so hard to keep all of the plates spinning at all costs. I want to help you with whatever you are feeling, you are not alone with this.
01204 952678
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Bury BL0
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Lily Hill Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Life can be overwhelming at times and it’s hard to know what to do for the best. The Covid era has been a strange time that’s tested relationships, problematised goals, brought great suffering, loss and anxiety, and made even straightforward decisions and plans feel impossible. Even aside from recent events, it’s so rare in our day-to-day lives to have chance to pause, reflect, and explore what we want and what the blocks might be to getting it. I'd like to work with you if you've ever felt stuck, lost, confused, lonely, sad, uncertain or guilty about anything, past or present - we can explore and untangle those feelings together.
0161 524 1028
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Bury BL9
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Diverse Wellbeing Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I am a Professional with a vast experience working in mental health with diverse clients using skills in assessment and formulation of complex issues. I am always passionate to help people suffering from mental health that captivated me to continue fulfilling my desire to help people.
01706 300329
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Bury BL8
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Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
01204 803055
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Bury BL8
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Anita Thorne Mbacp
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, practising in both Person Centred and CBT therapies. I offer face to face sessions in a therapeutic confidential setting, alongside this I also use both online and telephone counselling platforms. I have experience within many areas including issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental abuse, mental health, anxiety, work related stress, addiction & family issues
0161 524 0923
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Bury BL8
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
0161 850 4018
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Bury BL9
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Helen Stansfield-Boys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you unsure of who to talk to or where to turn for help and support? My counselling service could be the perfect place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
01785 550508
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Bury BL0
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The Wellness Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Often clients contact me when other therapy has not helped them in the way they had hoped. This is often due to the complexity of difficulties being layered perhaps in a history of trauma. Distress in the body and mind can be triggered by what appears to be something superficial. This can open up the past or come at a time when our emotional resilience is low so this event has a greater impact than it may have done. We can find ourselves not being able to function in our normal way. Many clients often identify as 'good copers' and those who 'just get on with it'. Perhaps we can't now - this is frightening and can derail us.
01204 238760
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Bury BL0
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Claire Ratcliffe Psychotherapy & Couples Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Understanding Autism - Cert.
There are many reasons why people choose to come to therapy. For some, it can be a sense of discomfort, an internal struggle or perhaps an external trigger has pushed you towards seeking support. Therapy can be an empowering process, supporting you to reconnect with yourself, to notice & take care of your needs, bringing you self awareness, healing & a deeper sense of security. I work to provide clients with a safe & attuned therapeutic experience. This gives you the space to look at old patterns of behaviour that are no longer serving you, supporting you to make healthier changes, moving you forward into a place of authenticity.
0161 524 6615
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Manchester M1
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Victoria Richards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with carers and adults with autism , on a range of topics.
Do you ever feel that life has become too overwhelming or that everyday tasks are a struggle? Is something from your past unresolved and affecting your life today? I believe we are all experts in our own lives and my role is to facilitate the exploration of those feelings with you together. I will support you in working towards any realistic goals that you would like to achieve. I understand that you may not know what support you need, what changes you want to happen or why you are feeling the way you do, but I am experienced to help you answer some of these questions so your life can begin to feel the way you would like it to.
020 3893 2883
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Manchester M1
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Becky Eaton Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have a particular interest and experience (personal and professional) in working with neurodiverse ( Autism , ADHD) people and their families.
Welcome. What has brought you here today? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress, perhaps you simply have a sense of life not being quite as you would like it to be. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling I am hopeful I can help you find a way through the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer each and every one of my clients a safe space. It is my hope that from this place of safety you will feel able to explore your challenges, identify the ways in which you can support yourself and make the changes, whether internal or external, that will enable you to live your best life.
0117 463 1019
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Manchester M1
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Heidi Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Autism and work related stress.
I love to see people grow and develop. I enjoy empowering people to make the best decisions for themselves. I enjoy working with the root cause of your issue aswell as coping with life on a daily basis. You may have anxiety or depression and be unsure how to make your self feel better. Counselling can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and help you move on.
01707 248995
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Manchester M2
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Alison Edwards Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I’m experienced in adapting therapy for clients who have dyslexia, ADD and autism .
Choosing a professional to help you with your struggles can be a stressful process. Many people have heard of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy but aren’t sure what it involves, and don’t know whether they need CBT, counselling or something else. That’s not a problem - I will provide an initial phone or video consultation to answer questions, listen to your concerns and discuss with you what you are looking for. My first session involves an assessment of your current difficulties from the perspective of a trained mental health professional, and working with you to establish whether CBT or counselling would be most beneficial for you.
01392 321135
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Manchester M60
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Ian Anderson
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I work with all psychological and emotional problems including Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Workplace problems and Bullying, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the HCPC with over 30 years of experience. I have worked in private practice with over two thousand patients and supervised more than 100 therapists. I am separately qualified in various fields of applied Psychology including Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Counselling Psychology and Occupational Psychology. I now deliver all my counselling and therapy by the following methods: video conferencing; telephone sessions; real-time online chat; and email. I believe that matching the right therapy delivered by the right therapist to an individual is the key to therapeutic success.
020 3879 4351
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Manchester M1
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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.