Autism Counselling in Leicester

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Dr Samantha Lewis: ADHD and Autism specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
0116 366 8080 View 0116 366 8080
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Jenny Collard
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
DBT is a specialist therapy, typically effective for those who struggle to regulate their emotions and/or have a Personality Disorder, ADHD, Autism or Trauma.
Hi, I am Practice Director, Psychotherapist & DBT Service Lead at Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd (RHCP), a private therapy service based in the heart of Leicester city. I offer private therapy myself, however RHCP hosts a team of practitioners offering tailor-made therapy for Adults, Families, Couples and Businesses in a comfortable location . If you are looking for private therapy but are overwhelmed by the choices available we would be very happy to offer an assessment with a senior therapist who will make recommendations for you.
DBT is a specialist therapy, typically effective for those who struggle to regulate their emotions and/or have a Personality Disorder, ADHD, Autism or Trauma.
Hi, I am Practice Director, Psychotherapist & DBT Service Lead at Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd (RHCP), a private therapy service based in the heart of Leicester city. I offer private therapy myself, however RHCP hosts a team of practitioners offering tailor-made therapy for Adults, Families, Couples and Businesses in a comfortable location . If you are looking for private therapy but are overwhelmed by the choices available we would be very happy to offer an assessment with a senior therapist who will make recommendations for you.
0116 478 2900 View 0116 478 2900
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Helen Anna Gluszonek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
I’ve had a lot of experience working with young people and adults with Autism and ADHD.
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
I’ve had a lot of experience working with young people and adults with Autism and ADHD.
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
0116 497 6876 View 0116 497 6876
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@thecounsellingcoach
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
I have 30 years experience of working with people with Autism and intellectual disability, and dementia.
Hi I'm Vanessa. I'm an Integrative Counsellor this means I offer all modes of therapy, making it tailor made to you, and as individual as you are. I have 30 years of experience in the NHS, Public Sector, Charities and latterly private practice. I specialise in working with Grief, Autism, Learning disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Motivation, Confidence, Relationships, Self care strategies. I can help you understand and work with your thoughts and emotions, in mind and body. I work in a creative way often using a variety of tools to visualise where you are presently and develop some skills to move forward.
I have 30 years experience of working with people with Autism and intellectual disability, and dementia.
Hi I'm Vanessa. I'm an Integrative Counsellor this means I offer all modes of therapy, making it tailor made to you, and as individual as you are. I have 30 years of experience in the NHS, Public Sector, Charities and latterly private practice. I specialise in working with Grief, Autism, Learning disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Motivation, Confidence, Relationships, Self care strategies. I can help you understand and work with your thoughts and emotions, in mind and body. I work in a creative way often using a variety of tools to visualise where you are presently and develop some skills to move forward.
0116 478 6725 View 0116 478 6725
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Jay McCarthy
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Do you feel like you’ve been living life in hard mode for too long? I am here to support you in finding your way from struggling to thriving. I am an experienced counsellor specialising in supporting neurodivergent (inc. autism, ADHD, & BPD) and LGBTQ+ clients. Whether you are depressed, anxious, or feeling stuck, I am here to offer you a space to bring all of that, openly, without judgement. I take a person-centred approach, not seeing you as broken or in need of fixing, but rather offering you a space to make sense of things and feel wholly accepted just as you are. I have extensive experience supporting survivors of sexual abuse.
Do you feel like you’ve been living life in hard mode for too long? I am here to support you in finding your way from struggling to thriving. I am an experienced counsellor specialising in supporting neurodivergent (inc. autism, ADHD, & BPD) and LGBTQ+ clients. Whether you are depressed, anxious, or feeling stuck, I am here to offer you a space to bring all of that, openly, without judgement. I take a person-centred approach, not seeing you as broken or in need of fixing, but rather offering you a space to make sense of things and feel wholly accepted just as you are. I have extensive experience supporting survivors of sexual abuse.
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Matthew Vinecombe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. I specialise in supporting the families of neurodiverse children and young people to understand their differences, to develop better relationships and to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. Clinical services include: neurodevelopmental & family assessment; autism assessment; ADHD assessment; assessment of intellectual ability; and brief neurodevelopmental intervention. I offer most of these services online for clients throughout the UK. For more information about my services, fees and cinical approach, please visit www.vicandas.com
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. I specialise in supporting the families of neurodiverse children and young people to understand their differences, to develop better relationships and to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. Clinical services include: neurodevelopmental & family assessment; autism assessment; ADHD assessment; assessment of intellectual ability; and brief neurodevelopmental intervention. I offer most of these services online for clients throughout the UK. For more information about my services, fees and cinical approach, please visit www.vicandas.com
01889 228105 View 01889 228105
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A&F Psychological Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
We can adapt interventions to meet your individual needs if you have ADHD, Autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions.
We understand that everyday life is stressful and have worked to make our services as flexible as possible, and adapted to your needs. Our aim is to provide quality assessment, support and psychology services for individuals and their families, to improve mental and emotional well-being. We're a collection of chartered and HCPC registered Psychologists experienced in working with adult and adolescent clients. Our clinicians can support you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, and OCD.
We can adapt interventions to meet your individual needs if you have ADHD, Autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions.
We understand that everyday life is stressful and have worked to make our services as flexible as possible, and adapted to your needs. Our aim is to provide quality assessment, support and psychology services for individuals and their families, to improve mental and emotional well-being. We're a collection of chartered and HCPC registered Psychologists experienced in working with adult and adolescent clients. Our clinicians can support you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, and OCD.
01536 907319 View 01536 907319
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Stephanie Jayne Murphy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
We all have mental health just like physical health and sometimes we all need someone to talk to. Maybe you have situations arising in life at the moment which you are finding difficult to work through, perhaps you don't feel you can reach out to those around you or perhaps it is just too personal. Whatever the struggle may be, you are not alone.
We all have mental health just like physical health and sometimes we all need someone to talk to. Maybe you have situations arising in life at the moment which you are finding difficult to work through, perhaps you don't feel you can reach out to those around you or perhaps it is just too personal. Whatever the struggle may be, you are not alone.
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Dr Jodie Goddard
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
0116 478 6799 View 0116 478 6799
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Clare Boulton -Counsellor / Clinical Supervisor
Psychotherapist, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
If you want to change a pattern in your life, want to think or feel differently about anything, confidential counselling may be right for you. I am offering you a comfortable and private space so that we can work together through any issues that you may bring to the session. Within this non-judgemental and confidential setting you have time to explore, reflect and understand your emotions, feelings and what is happening to you, wherever you are in your life right now. FREE Initial Consultation, daytime, evening and weekends appointments. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.
If you want to change a pattern in your life, want to think or feel differently about anything, confidential counselling may be right for you. I am offering you a comfortable and private space so that we can work together through any issues that you may bring to the session. Within this non-judgemental and confidential setting you have time to explore, reflect and understand your emotions, feelings and what is happening to you, wherever you are in your life right now. FREE Initial Consultation, daytime, evening and weekends appointments. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.
0116 464 9964 View 0116 464 9964
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Katie Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Person-Centred Counselling can help you work through your emotions and the areas of your life that are causing you concerns in the here and now.  I am trained to work in a trauma informed way. I believe that it is what has happened to you that creates the way you view the world, the way you view yourself and ultimately the way that you behave and feel. This can impact all parts of your life, from your sense of self, to your relationships and your self esteem.
Person-Centred Counselling can help you work through your emotions and the areas of your life that are causing you concerns in the here and now.  I am trained to work in a trauma informed way. I believe that it is what has happened to you that creates the way you view the world, the way you view yourself and ultimately the way that you behave and feel. This can impact all parts of your life, from your sense of self, to your relationships and your self esteem.
01509 279488 View 01509 279488
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Jo Flynn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
07570 923142 View 07570 923142
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Letitia Daniel
MA
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
0116 478 2909 View 0116 478 2909
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Joe Moore
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in life? I have over 20 years experience of working with clients and together we’ll work on helping you to feel less stressed, helpless and alone. I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in life? I have over 20 years experience of working with clients and together we’ll work on helping you to feel less stressed, helpless and alone. I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
0116 216 5229 View 0116 216 5229
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Asha Davies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
0116 497 6875 View 0116 497 6875
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Richard Murray
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
0116 497 6823 View 0116 497 6823
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Raksha Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Hi, I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Clinical supervisor based in Oadby. I am also a trainee Supervisor. Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed and struggle in life. Experiences can often cause strong feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation you can begin to lessen the pain. Counselling can help you to manage the anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing, by working together we can look at areas that you would like to work on, to enable you to find ways of coping.
Hi, I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Clinical supervisor based in Oadby. I am also a trainee Supervisor. Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed and struggle in life. Experiences can often cause strong feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation you can begin to lessen the pain. Counselling can help you to manage the anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing, by working together we can look at areas that you would like to work on, to enable you to find ways of coping.
0116 478 2891 View 0116 478 2891
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Sarah Ford - Limetree Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE7
My name is Sarah and I am a BACP registered therapist working in Queniborough. Therapy can provide space to gain clarity, insight and to move forwards. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental ear and space to process at a pace that is right for you. I offer individual counselling to address all sorts of difficulties which include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, confidence issues.  However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right.
My name is Sarah and I am a BACP registered therapist working in Queniborough. Therapy can provide space to gain clarity, insight and to move forwards. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental ear and space to process at a pace that is right for you. I offer individual counselling to address all sorts of difficulties which include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, confidence issues.  However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right.
0116 502 3546 View 0116 502 3546
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Shaun William Lewis Snr. Accred
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as anxiety, night terrors, panic attacks or depression, it could also be a general sense of feeling down and simply not understanding why. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist offers you the opportunity to explore what concerns you may have in a confidential, non-judgemental setting with someone who explores what life events might have contributed to these feelings. I am now offering Saturday appointments from 09:00-13:00.
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as anxiety, night terrors, panic attacks or depression, it could also be a general sense of feeling down and simply not understanding why. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist offers you the opportunity to explore what concerns you may have in a confidential, non-judgemental setting with someone who explores what life events might have contributed to these feelings. I am now offering Saturday appointments from 09:00-13:00.
0116 326 5545 View 0116 326 5545
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Livia Nestianu
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I am an integrative counsellor, adapting to your individuality by blending multiple methods and theories including (but not limited to) person-centred therapy, attachment theory, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and compassion focused therapy.
I am an integrative counsellor, adapting to your individuality by blending multiple methods and theories including (but not limited to) person-centred therapy, attachment theory, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and compassion focused therapy.
0116 497 6914 View 0116 497 6914

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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.