Autism Counselling in Gateshead

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Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gateshead NE10
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.
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 View 0191 814 7219
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Dr Denika Campbell-Lee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE8  (Online Only)
Do you feel misunderstood, either by others or even yourself? Are you struggling with your mood? Do you find yourself tearful, anxious, confused or angry? Do you have days where you are able to function with your struggles and days you find it too hard to function? Hi I'm Denika and I would love to help! We'll think about everything that makes you, you! Including cultural and social aspects which are not typically considered in traditional therapeutic models. There's many versions of you, and together we can discover the version you want to be most present. I also offer private Autism assessments (starting from £1900).
Do you feel misunderstood, either by others or even yourself? Are you struggling with your mood? Do you find yourself tearful, anxious, confused or angry? Do you have days where you are able to function with your struggles and days you find it too hard to function? Hi I'm Denika and I would love to help! We'll think about everything that makes you, you! Including cultural and social aspects which are not typically considered in traditional therapeutic models. There's many versions of you, and together we can discover the version you want to be most present. I also offer private Autism assessments (starting from £1900).
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Lorna Evans | The Mind Movement Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE10
Hi, I'm Lorna, an experienced psychotherapist (UKCP). I offer you a safe, encouraging, and warm relationship, enabling you to work through present or past issues contributing to your mental and physical well-being. I have extensive experience working with Neurodivergent clients, including ADHD and autism, and I'm neurodivergent.
Hi, I'm Lorna, an experienced psychotherapist (UKCP). I offer you a safe, encouraging, and warm relationship, enabling you to work through present or past issues contributing to your mental and physical well-being. I have extensive experience working with Neurodivergent clients, including ADHD and autism, and I'm neurodivergent.
0191 917 2252 View 0191 917 2252
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Kalmer Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE10
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’
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 View 0191 743 0491
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Sarah Charlton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE9  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or experiencing low mood? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Have you been through a trauma? Do you need someone to talk to? I am a fully accredited person-centred trauma-informed counsellor. I am an empathetic listener and will support you with warmth and encouragement as we work to overcome any difficulties you have. I make our relationship a priority and know how much building trust enables you to open up, reflect and grow inner strength and resilience. I see you as the expert in your life and will strive to empower you to make any changes you think will be beneficial.
Are you feeling anxious or experiencing low mood? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Have you been through a trauma? Do you need someone to talk to? I am a fully accredited person-centred trauma-informed counsellor. I am an empathetic listener and will support you with warmth and encouragement as we work to overcome any difficulties you have. I make our relationship a priority and know how much building trust enables you to open up, reflect and grow inner strength and resilience. I see you as the expert in your life and will strive to empower you to make any changes you think will be beneficial.
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Melanie Hunter-Purvis
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE11
Waitlist for new clients
Hello I am Melanie, do you feel frustrated with how your life is going; have issues you find hard to overcome or maybe think you can’t resolve? Do you often experience low mood, wish you were more confident, had better relationships with others? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with worries or struggling with a loss? Would you like to feel happier in life? My practice, among others, focuses on mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, eating issues and suicidal thoughts. I am passionate about my work as well as the long term benefits of 'talking therapies'.
Hello I am Melanie, do you feel frustrated with how your life is going; have issues you find hard to overcome or maybe think you can’t resolve? Do you often experience low mood, wish you were more confident, had better relationships with others? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with worries or struggling with a loss? Would you like to feel happier in life? My practice, among others, focuses on mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, eating issues and suicidal thoughts. I am passionate about my work as well as the long term benefits of 'talking therapies'.
07427 710849 View 07427 710849
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Louise Anne Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE8
I am a Counsellor working from a Person Centred approach integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide a safe, professional and confidential space to help support clients and facilitate change during challenging times. I provide services that are unique to your individual needs and can create a bespoke combination of therapies that include Counselling, Coaching and Mindfulness. Services can help you feel empowered, make changes, identify & face challenges head on, gain control over your life, provide greater insight & perspective whilst learning coping strategies and encourage a positive mindset.
I am a Counsellor working from a Person Centred approach integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide a safe, professional and confidential space to help support clients and facilitate change during challenging times. I provide services that are unique to your individual needs and can create a bespoke combination of therapies that include Counselling, Coaching and Mindfulness. Services can help you feel empowered, make changes, identify & face challenges head on, gain control over your life, provide greater insight & perspective whilst learning coping strategies and encourage a positive mindset.
07588 702503 View 07588 702503
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Jesmond Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE10
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
0191 743 1447 View 0191 743 1447
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Deborah Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE11
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. I currently have availability for new clients online or face to face from April and offer a free, no obligation consultation.
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. I currently have availability for new clients online or face to face from April and offer a free, no obligation consultation.
0191 743 9055 View 0191 743 9055
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Amy Robson
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gateshead NE10  (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.
01429 802918 View 01429 802918

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Dr Alex Hull - Leazes Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
I will help you manage and take back control of your mental health. I specialise in working with anxiety and depression. I have many years experience working in the NHS and private practice. I use 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. I work with health insurance companies and offer some of the lowest session rates for the best quality clinical psychology support available. It's as simple as that.
I will help you manage and take back control of your mental health. I specialise in working with anxiety and depression. I have many years experience working in the NHS and private practice. I use 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. I work with health insurance companies and offer some of the lowest session rates for the best quality clinical psychology support available. It's as simple as that.
0191 743 0144 View 0191 743 0144
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First Psychology Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
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Rebecca Harrison
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I’m a sex and relationship therapist. I am a GSRD specialist, and frequently work with non-monogamy, gender, sexuality and kink; as well as psychosexual and relationship therapy. I am also a neurodiversity affirming therapist, which means that you won't be pathologised for who you are or how your brain works in my practice. I help individuals and intimate partners to create relationships with themselves, each other and sex that they want, in a way that is congruent with their identity.
Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I’m a sex and relationship therapist. I am a GSRD specialist, and frequently work with non-monogamy, gender, sexuality and kink; as well as psychosexual and relationship therapy. I am also a neurodiversity affirming therapist, which means that you won't be pathologised for who you are or how your brain works in my practice. I help individuals and intimate partners to create relationships with themselves, each other and sex that they want, in a way that is congruent with their identity.
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Gemma Victoria Watson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
We all struggle at different times in our lives. If you have found yourself needing to talk about your feelings, feeling stuck in life or are burdened by the past, person-centred counselling can address many different types of mental health problems.
We all struggle at different times in our lives. If you have found yourself needing to talk about your feelings, feeling stuck in life or are burdened by the past, person-centred counselling can address many different types of mental health problems.
0191 743 2281 View 0191 743 2281
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Dr Jenny Paton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
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.
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 View 0191 743 7964
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Stephanie Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Stephanie, and I'd like to help you experience a more fulfiIling life. At the moment, there is so much emphasis and pressure on people to achieve and be productive every day, to strive towards visible high standards constantly, to the point of exhaustion. Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you find yourself unable to try new things in case you fail? Do you focus on ways to improve things about yourself that other people can see & validate - your appearance, your body shape, your job, studies and even hobbies? Do you find yourself unable to switch off and relax? Expect things of yourself that you never would of others?
Hi, I'm Stephanie, and I'd like to help you experience a more fulfiIling life. At the moment, there is so much emphasis and pressure on people to achieve and be productive every day, to strive towards visible high standards constantly, to the point of exhaustion. Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you find yourself unable to try new things in case you fail? Do you focus on ways to improve things about yourself that other people can see & validate - your appearance, your body shape, your job, studies and even hobbies? Do you find yourself unable to switch off and relax? Expect things of yourself that you never would of others?
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Chris Stoker
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
0330 043 3907 View 0330 043 3907
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Dr Sabinna Yasmin Rokib
Psychotherapist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
My mission at Sabina's Clinic is to provide compassionate evidence-based mental health services to our clients. I am committed to helping individuals improve their overall well-being and achieve their personal goals by addressing their unique psychological needs. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their concerns. I believe in treating every individual with dignity, respect and empathy and tailoring our services to meet their specific needs.
My mission at Sabina's Clinic is to provide compassionate evidence-based mental health services to our clients. I am committed to helping individuals improve their overall well-being and achieve their personal goals by addressing their unique psychological needs. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their concerns. I believe in treating every individual with dignity, respect and empathy and tailoring our services to meet their specific needs.
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Darren Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
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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Amanda Fox
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hiya, I'm Amanda a therapist dedicated to empowering adults on their path to recovery from trauma. If you've landed here, you may have frequent anxiety, depression, complex emotions, or challenges in your relationships. Traumatic events and abusive relationships at any age can effect your identity and leave you feeling stuck in the past. If life feels like it keeps repeating the same cycles, it may be time for change.
Hiya, I'm Amanda a therapist dedicated to empowering adults on their path to recovery from trauma. If you've landed here, you may have frequent anxiety, depression, complex emotions, or challenges in your relationships. Traumatic events and abusive relationships at any age can effect your identity and leave you feeling stuck in the past. If life feels like it keeps repeating the same cycles, it may be time for change.
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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.