Autism Counselling in Darlington

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Eileen Moss
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1
Most recently this has included Autism, working with sexual violence & rape, and working online in counselling.
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Suffering the loss of a loved one? Going through a rough patch? I can offer you a safe, confidential place to explore your problems. You can be assured of being heard with understanding and without judgement. As an integrative counsellor, I have a wide variety of theories and styles to draw on to suit the needs of the individual. I offer counselling to adults, young people and children through Microsoft Teams or the Psychology Today platform. Home visits are available locally. Counselling is an opportunity to understand what is going on for you in your life and to explore a way forward.
Most recently this has included Autism, working with sexual violence & rape, and working online in counselling.
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Suffering the loss of a loved one? Going through a rough patch? I can offer you a safe, confidential place to explore your problems. You can be assured of being heard with understanding and without judgement. As an integrative counsellor, I have a wide variety of theories and styles to draw on to suit the needs of the individual. I offer counselling to adults, young people and children through Microsoft Teams or the Psychology Today platform. Home visits are available locally. Counselling is an opportunity to understand what is going on for you in your life and to explore a way forward.
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Nicola Jones Counselling and CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL3
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, Psychological Therapist and High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Supervisor. Often individuals will seek therapy because they feel unable to cope with the stresses of life or adjusting to a big change, not like 'their old self', isolated from others, worried or lost or just needing someone to listen. My role is to work together with individuals to make sense of what is happening for them and provide opportunities for change in away that they feel is appropriate and achievable at their own pace, within a private and confidential setting.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, Psychological Therapist and High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Supervisor. Often individuals will seek therapy because they feel unable to cope with the stresses of life or adjusting to a big change, not like 'their old self', isolated from others, worried or lost or just needing someone to listen. My role is to work together with individuals to make sense of what is happening for them and provide opportunities for change in away that they feel is appropriate and achievable at their own pace, within a private and confidential setting.
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Darren Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlington DL3
Hi, I’m an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (UKCP/ MBACP) with a specialism of working with children, young people and adult clients. I am trained in EMDR (Masterclass) and have many years experience working with children and families within settings, such as schools, hospices, charities, clinical settings, LAC teams and in the community – Like Violet Oaklander says ‘Play can be a serious business’. I am a humanistic, ‘integrative’ practitioner, so I use different methods to develop a warm, friendly relationship based on individual needs, respect and accepting the person as a whole – in other words - ‘I’m Ok – You’re Ok’.
Hi, I’m an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (UKCP/ MBACP) with a specialism of working with children, young people and adult clients. I am trained in EMDR (Masterclass) and have many years experience working with children and families within settings, such as schools, hospices, charities, clinical settings, LAC teams and in the community – Like Violet Oaklander says ‘Play can be a serious business’. I am a humanistic, ‘integrative’ practitioner, so I use different methods to develop a warm, friendly relationship based on individual needs, respect and accepting the person as a whole – in other words - ‘I’m Ok – You’re Ok’.
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Alison Louise Doherty
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
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Paula Stinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1  (Online Only)
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
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Bishop Auckland Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Humanistic Integrative therapist, which means my "eclectic" style of therapy is adaptable to the individual. The integrative approach views the client as a whole and considers many different therapy styles and approaches to find what works for the individual, and appeals most to their personality and attachment style. I view my clients as people, not jargon, and an advocate for personal autonomy. I use many techniques but specialise in Transactional Analysis.
I am a Humanistic Integrative therapist, which means my "eclectic" style of therapy is adaptable to the individual. The integrative approach views the client as a whole and considers many different therapy styles and approaches to find what works for the individual, and appeals most to their personality and attachment style. I view my clients as people, not jargon, and an advocate for personal autonomy. I use many techniques but specialise in Transactional Analysis.
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Amy Robson
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Darlington DL1  (Online Only)
It takes courage to be reflective about ourselves and consider the things that might be getting in our way. Finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming task. I’m Amy, a humanistic and integrative Psychotherapist. Whatever has brought you here, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, changes to your identity or other stumbling blocks in life; our co-created relationship could be the catalyst for change you’re looking for.
It takes courage to be reflective about ourselves and consider the things that might be getting in our way. Finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming task. I’m Amy, a humanistic and integrative Psychotherapist. Whatever has brought you here, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, changes to your identity or other stumbling blocks in life; our co-created relationship could be the catalyst for change you’re looking for.
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Dr Rachel Tyler
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Darlington DL2
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Dr Rachel Tyler and I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have over 10 years experience working across a range of NHS settings, supporting children, adolescents and adults with emotional difficulties. I have particular expertise working in child and adolescent mental health, including with mood disorders, neurodiversity, trauma and gender identity. In order to achieve a personalised therapy experience, I work from an integrative approach. This means I draw upon a range of therapeutic models dependent upon which approach best fits with your experiences.
I'm Dr Rachel Tyler and I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have over 10 years experience working across a range of NHS settings, supporting children, adolescents and adults with emotional difficulties. I have particular expertise working in child and adolescent mental health, including with mood disorders, neurodiversity, trauma and gender identity. In order to achieve a personalised therapy experience, I work from an integrative approach. This means I draw upon a range of therapeutic models dependent upon which approach best fits with your experiences.
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JessEasonCBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you, or someone in your family, struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and/or stress? Perhaps you're struggling to keep up with day-to-day tasks, socializing and you have a goal of where you'd like to get to? I am a CBT Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP, specializing in treating a range of anxiety presentations and depression. I'm here to help you further understand your difficulties, understand what's keeping them going and support you in making changes that help you to move closer to those goals.
Are you, or someone in your family, struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and/or stress? Perhaps you're struggling to keep up with day-to-day tasks, socializing and you have a goal of where you'd like to get to? I am a CBT Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP, specializing in treating a range of anxiety presentations and depression. I'm here to help you further understand your difficulties, understand what's keeping them going and support you in making changes that help you to move closer to those goals.
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Tracy McGlade
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Tracy. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I know that it's difficult to choose a psychotherapist, so here is a bit about me and if you'd like a chat before meeting, let me know. I recognise how important the therapeutic relationship is, so initial contact is about creating a safe space for us to work together. We will focus on your goals for therapy and develop a collaborative understanding of your story, and what may be contributing towards any difficulties. I am trained to work with a variety of difficulties from depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth and family difficulties, amongst many others.
Hi! I'm Tracy. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I know that it's difficult to choose a psychotherapist, so here is a bit about me and if you'd like a chat before meeting, let me know. I recognise how important the therapeutic relationship is, so initial contact is about creating a safe space for us to work together. We will focus on your goals for therapy and develop a collaborative understanding of your story, and what may be contributing towards any difficulties. I am trained to work with a variety of difficulties from depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth and family difficulties, amongst many others.
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Victor John Payne
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bishop Auckland DL14  (Online Only)
I try to create a safe, comfortable environment to help people with mental health issues.. I have experience of helping people with, trauma effects, borderline personality disorder, dissociation, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
I try to create a safe, comfortable environment to help people with mental health issues.. I have experience of helping people with, trauma effects, borderline personality disorder, dissociation, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
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Online Therapists

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Dr Miguel Montenegro
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
Waitlist for new clients
I provide assessments of memory, attention, cognitive functioning, personality, mental capacity, PIP and UC applications, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and neuropsychological medico-legal reports for courts in cases of accidents, medical negligence and human trafficking and so on, using validated and internationally recognised assessments.
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
I provide assessments of memory, attention, cognitive functioning, personality, mental capacity, PIP and UC applications, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and neuropsychological medico-legal reports for courts in cases of accidents, medical negligence and human trafficking and so on, using validated and internationally recognised assessments.
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
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Sarah Tomlinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist who specialises in autism (diagnosis and post-diagnostic support) and trauma. I have 16 years post-doctoral experience and have worked for the NHS for this period. I am HCPC registered, and am accredited by the National Autistic Society. My therapeutic models include EMDR, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work privately on Mondays, but from August I will work Fridays also (online or central Manchester). I offer reasonable rates for autism assessments. I am NICE guidance compliant and very experienced in this area.
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist who specialises in autism (diagnosis and post-diagnostic support) and trauma. I have 16 years post-doctoral experience and have worked for the NHS for this period. I am HCPC registered, and am accredited by the National Autistic Society. My therapeutic models include EMDR, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work privately on Mondays, but from August I will work Fridays also (online or central Manchester). I offer reasonable rates for autism assessments. I am NICE guidance compliant and very experienced in this area.
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Carolyn Hart
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S10
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
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Catherine Seymour
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN4
Do you or a loved one have ADHD, Autism or Dyslexia ? Have you been struggling with your mental health or wellbeing ? Do you suspect that you may be neurodivergent and need some emotional support ? If this is you I am here to help. Too often the emotional impact of living with neuro-divergence is overlooked, you may be struggling to understand your experience or trying to make sense of how a neurodivergent diagnosis fits into your life experience.
Do you or a loved one have ADHD, Autism or Dyslexia ? Have you been struggling with your mental health or wellbeing ? Do you suspect that you may be neurodivergent and need some emotional support ? If this is you I am here to help. Too often the emotional impact of living with neuro-divergence is overlooked, you may be struggling to understand your experience or trying to make sense of how a neurodivergent diagnosis fits into your life experience.
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Counselling with Pamela
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10  (Online Only)
I can help to support you with your Autism, ADHD. anxiety, depression or other concerns. I want to tell you that you're not alone in feeling unsure . or about talking openly about your feelings. I'd like to offer you the help and support you need. You don't have to feel alone, l can help you work through this time in a safe, trusting and confidential space, without any judgement.
I can help to support you with your Autism, ADHD. anxiety, depression or other concerns. I want to tell you that you're not alone in feeling unsure . or about talking openly about your feelings. I'd like to offer you the help and support you need. You don't have to feel alone, l can help you work through this time in a safe, trusting and confidential space, without any judgement.
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Philipp C. Berkovits
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
My specialties include OCD, GAD, perfectionism, overthinking, panic as well as Autism and Childhood Trauma.
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
My specialties include OCD, GAD, perfectionism, overthinking, panic as well as Autism and Childhood Trauma.
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
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Donna Chester
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keighley BD22
Hi, I’m so pleased I’ve reached you. Do you have a busy brain that tends to make you anxious? Do you tend to feel not good enough, and that you need fixing? Perhaps you are concerned about being misunderstood or even misgendered? I have lived experience of ADHD/Autism as a fellow AUDHDer. I can also understand the struggles that arise from being transgender or non binary. I am a mum of two who is passionate about supporting people who may be feeling they cannot cope as I know how this can manifest into anxiety and depression. If you would like to get to know, love and trust yourself and stop feeling broken, I can help.
Hi, I’m so pleased I’ve reached you. Do you have a busy brain that tends to make you anxious? Do you tend to feel not good enough, and that you need fixing? Perhaps you are concerned about being misunderstood or even misgendered? I have lived experience of ADHD/Autism as a fellow AUDHDer. I can also understand the struggles that arise from being transgender or non binary. I am a mum of two who is passionate about supporting people who may be feeling they cannot cope as I know how this can manifest into anxiety and depression. If you would like to get to know, love and trust yourself and stop feeling broken, I can help.
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Dr Trevor Landry
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
I provide expert psychological asessment, diagnosis and therapy for a range of issues you may be struggling with including: Depression and other mood disorders, Anxiety, Stress, Self-Esteem, Attachment difficulties, Voice hearing, Bereavement, PTSD, Addiction, ADHD, Autism, Dementia, Chronic Pain, Brain Injury, Stroke and Cancer.
Like so many, I have suffered a great deal of loss, pain and anxiety in my life. This has inspired me to learn how best to support others who may also be struggling and for the last 20 years I have dedicated my life to developing my skills in Clinical Psychology to enhance my capacity to serve and support my clients. I have worked with and learned from so many people over the years, accross many contexts including; homelessness, mental health, addiction and with chronic health difficulties. I am an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist available to provide you with compassionate clinical care.
I provide expert psychological asessment, diagnosis and therapy for a range of issues you may be struggling with including: Depression and other mood disorders, Anxiety, Stress, Self-Esteem, Attachment difficulties, Voice hearing, Bereavement, PTSD, Addiction, ADHD, Autism, Dementia, Chronic Pain, Brain Injury, Stroke and Cancer.
Like so many, I have suffered a great deal of loss, pain and anxiety in my life. This has inspired me to learn how best to support others who may also be struggling and for the last 20 years I have dedicated my life to developing my skills in Clinical Psychology to enhance my capacity to serve and support my clients. I have worked with and learned from so many people over the years, accross many contexts including; homelessness, mental health, addiction and with chronic health difficulties. I am an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist available to provide you with compassionate clinical care.
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Dr Jennifer Vaughan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighouse HD6
JV Psychology Services Ltd. offers assessments for Autism and ADHD for children, young people and adults. Our assessments follow National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. Two specialist HCPC-registered healthcare professionals from different professional backgrounds (e.g., Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist) will complete be involved in completing the assessments.
JV Psychology Services Ltd. offers assessments for Autism and ADHD for children, young people and adults. Our assessments follow National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. Two specialist HCPC-registered healthcare professionals from different professional backgrounds (e.g., Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist) will complete be involved in completing the assessments.
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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.