Autism Counselling in Kettering

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DrSamantha Lewis: ADHD and Autism specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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The people I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism (previously Asperger’s syndrome) or ADHD. An assessment / diagnosis can provide understanding and help work towards change. I have over 19 years of experience of working with adults with Autism / Asperger syndrome and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) within the NHS and privately as a diagnostician and as a therapist and offer private Diagnostic Assessments for adults with possible Autism / Asperger syndrome and / or ADHD.
0116 366 8080
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Kettering NN15
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Emma Sian Compton
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I have over 18 years of experience working with young people and their families. I have worked with young people that have a variety of conditions including a range of medical diagnosis including, Autism , OCD, ADHD, and Chronic Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety, PTSD, Eating Disorders as well as others. Important aspects of my role are to support those in distress to feel safe enough to explore their difficulties. To help create trust that they can tolerate different strategies, apply tools, which will help them to gain a better understanding, and empower them to ultimately find relief and a new strength that will create change.
07481 346972
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Kettering NN14
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Honorata (Artlysing) Chorazy-Przybysz
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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I specialise in working with neurodivergent clients ( Autism , ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, sensory processing issues and much more) who struggle to verbalise their feelings in therapy and those who need to use something else other than just talking.
Do you need other ways of expression in therapy than sitting and talking - in order to make true sense of your experiences? How to tell the story of YOU when words are not enough? Or maybe you have always been sensitive to images, colour, music or anything that is outside the spoken world? I am a creative integrative counsellor providing a safe and non judgemental space for you to reach your inner experiences beyond expressing them verbally. You don't need any artistic or creative skills to benefit from this form of therapy - the resources are already in you - we will work together on activating the right side of the brain.
01234 864596
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Kettering NN14
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Cathy Telford
Counsellor, MBACP
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Making the decision to seek help is a strength, not a sign of weakness, by acknowledging that you have reached the point of needing additional support. The first step is always the most difficult but I can support you as you embark on your journey to strive for change. Finding the right counsellor is really important as you need to feel comfortable enough to share your vulnerability and know that you will be accepted and not judged. I believe that everyone deserves to have a safe, confidential space where they can feel respected and heard. I work with individuals, couples and groups of up to four people over the age of 18.
01536 903953
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Kettering NN15
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Janette Houghton
Psychotherapist, MHGI
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I work with people of all ages, both neurotypical and neurodiverse, to resolve whatever challenges they are facing. I am trained in proven, effective techniques to deal with a wide range of issues including addiction, phobias and trauma as well as anxiety, depression and many others. I am trained in hypnotherapy which is an invaluable tool for bringing about permanent change. Client: "Janette has liberated me from the pain and misery that has dogged me for decades and am beginning to enjoy life."
07478 066131
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Kettering NN16
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Sarah J May
Counsellor, MBACP
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Life, at times, can be really difficult. Sometimes we get stuck in a place that feels so uncomfortable. We may struggle to manage those feelings or we feel like things will never change. Maybe you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, work, home or relationship difficulties. Maybe you’ve experienced some trauma or abuse or maybe you’ve learnt to cope with self harm. Maybe these have brought struggles with your sleeping or eating patterns. Wherever your difficulties may lie ........let me offer you a safe and comfortable place to explore and learn to manage those struggles.
01832 777014
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Kettering NN16
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Serenity Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
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After 5 years training plus 1 year working Voluntary I set up Serenity Counselling Services. Based in Desborough, counselling takes place in a calm and relaxing environment. As a Person Centred Therapyst Ican help with a wide variety of issues. I am a Member of the British Assiciation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and follow their Code of Ethics. I offer a free 30 minute phone Initial Assessment which can help the Client to decide whether they feel we can work together. Sessions are usually weekly for 50 minutes and cost £40. Concession for counselling students is £25.
01536 215490
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Kettering NN14
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Counselling Alliance
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Welcome to Counselling Alliance. We are a professional team of counsellors and clinical supervisors with a wide range of experience in various different areas of mental health. We offer a welcoming environment to each of our clients and pride ourselves on our ethics, abilities, honesty and integrity. We offer support to clients struggling with areas, such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, unhelpful patterns of behaviour, questioning your sense of self, bereavement, ADHD, ASD, LD & LGBTQIA.. If you don’t see your particular subject listed, don’t worry just get in touch!!
01536 907234
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Kettering NN15
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Serendipity Psychology Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Serendipity Psychology is a team of clinical psychologists established by Dr Lauren Sayers. Our team of specialists are able to work with a variety of complex issues in children, young people and adults and help individuals, couples and families. Just some of the issues we work with include: anxiety; depression; personality difficulties; post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma; autistic spectrum conditions (ASD) and; eating disorders. Our goals are to reduce the symptoms of these difficulties and increase the amount of time our clients feel relief from challenging emotions, quickly enhancing their quality of life.
01538 712306
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Kettering NN14
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Know Your Own Mind
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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You have taken the first step of looking for help. How can I help you? Has your life been turned upside down due to a traumatic event? Does anxiety, panic attacks, stress, anger, depression hold you back? Is pain getting you down? A loss of a special someone, family, friend, a fur baby, or even yourself along the way, and you are grieving? When a traumatic incident or an abusive relationship leaves you feeling all alone, isolated, and don't know what to do. How to get your life back, and nothing is going right. You just want to feel heard. You want to feel normal, but there is no normal, just the fear of the unknown.
01933 426194
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Kettering NN14
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Jackie Sawford Counselling
Counsellor, ACC-AC
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You may have visited this webpage because you, or a friend or loved one, is feeling unhappy, overwhelmed by life, struggling with a particular life event, or emotional issue, or simply feeling ‘stuck’. You may want support to explore those things that matter most to you, or to go deeper, with help, to enable healing from past or present experiences or hurts. My name is Jackie and I am a registered and accredited person centred counsellor in private practice with over 17 years experience in a role I am passionate about. I am here to walk alongside you in your journey of therapeutic discovery back to wellbeing and health.
01536 907356
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Kettering NN16
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Coral Sabrina Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hey there! Welcome. How are you? Sometimes there are too many words and sometimes there are no words. Sometimes it’s just a feeling on the inside or a weight on the outside. Or maybe it is more identifiable for you... Perhaps you're stressed at work? Feeling lost in life? Going through big changes? Not feeling yourself? Struggling with your identity, sexuality, health, or relationships? Dealing with painful life events? Whatever it feels like for you, whether you can explain the feeling or not, I'm here for you and I'm ready to listen and you will be heard. You deserve to be heard. You deserve to be happy.
01604 279152
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Kettering NN14
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Katie Shepherd
Counsellor, MBACP
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Therapeutic counselling can help you if you are struggling to cope with anxiety or depression, or if you have suffered a bereavement, a life changing event or you are a survivor of abuse or trauma. Whatever brings you to therapy, talking to a professional, feeling heard and understood can be a truly positive and healing experience. You can learn to understand the origins of your problems and how to be able to accept them in your life, without them dominating your time. Developing skills and strategies to help you cope, achieving personal growth and resilience, so that you can manage life's challenges the best way for you.
01327 227406
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Kettering NN14
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The Spencelayh Practice Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
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Life can be difficult for many reasons. Feeling vulnerable, alone or lost, not knowing how to cope, and maybe the fear of talking about it? Whatever is getting you down you don't have to struggle alone. Destructive patterns of behaviour can be changed, emotional issues recalibrated to enable a new focus. I am interested in hypnotherapy approaches in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI); the relationship between immunity, the endocrine system, and the central and peripheral nervous systems in my hypnosis therapy work with cancer patients for emotional distress, anxiety and depression, as mental health support as complimentary care.
01933 829074
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Kettering NN14
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Kate Louise Therapeutic Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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I am glad that you have found the courage to reach out and explore the possibility of change. When things feel too much, you or your child, may feel overloaded and struggle to find a clear way forward. I work with young people aged 11+ and adults. If you are affected by anything that is causing distress, sadness, low mood, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety - please get in touch. I specialize in working with those struggling with bullying, trauma, attachment issues, narcissism, neglect, family issues, domestic and sexual abuse; including child sexual exploitation - but will sit beside anyone who needs support.
01858 435164
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Kettering NN15
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Elaine Jane Nicholson Mbe
Counsellor, MBACP
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My ideal client has autism or Asperger’s syndrome and is aged 3-100. My other ideal client is an individual aged 3-100 who is in a close relationship with someone that has Asperger’s/ autism . I see clients in three venues: Corby & Wollaston in Northamptonshire and in Llandudno Junction in North Wales. I have counselled autistic individuals and their families for over 12 years. My practice is informed by my Masters in Autism /PGC in Asperger’s and also from a long relationship with an Asperger’s individual. I am also a mother to Asperger’s individuals. My experience and knowledge therefore is profound.
01832 771809
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Wollaston NN29
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Specialist Counselling Psychotherapy Young People
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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'Helping Young People realise their full potential' and with the pandemic still affecting educational, social and family dynamics, 'Helping Young People adapt positively to change' With over 15 years experience counselling young people in private practice, schools and colleges. I have successfully worked on anxiety prevention, family dynamics, dyspraxia, autism , self harming behaviours, sexuality and gender, exam pressure, bullying, OCD and many more. I consider that, at times, young people need additional emotional support outside of their family and friends network in order that they can achieve their full potential.
07565 207955
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Market Harborough LE16
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Katie Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
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I work with adults, young people and children and have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, ADHD, Autism , eating disorders, self-harm, school anxiety and many more.
My name is Katie, and I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. My priority is to ensure you have a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your difficulties through sessions designed to support your individual needs. I use a combination of CBT, Attachment and Person-Centred approaches. Working in this way means that I am able to support you in working through your current difficulties as well as exploring your past. This can allow you a deeper understanding of yourself, your behaviour patterns and your relationships.
0116 502 3510
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Market Harborough LE16
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Deborah Lock
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred
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Working within the mental health and safeguarding arena’s for many years I have nurtured a genuine fascination for people and their individual stories. I am able to employ this diverse experience to inform my practice as a Psychotherapist. As a Counsellor for Rape Crisis I have significant experience of working with survivors of sexual violence and trauma. Additionally, I have worked with the Police service for 18 years, developing a passion for working individually with emergency services, medical or armed forces personnel to help them process the many sources of trauma they encounter in their working lives.
01536 907047
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Market Harborough LE16
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Helen Heather
Counsellor, MBACP
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I support people in finding hope for the future rather than existing in the past. Sometimes it can feel as though we are playing a role for other people, rather than being our genuine selves. Things can become overwhelming and feel as though you are having to face things on your own. You may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or grief. You're not alone. By seeking counselling, you are taking a first step towards having a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future. If this resonates with you, read on...
01234 230236
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Wellingborough NN29
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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.