Autism Counselling in Northampton

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Mensah Wellbeing
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton NN5
That's why we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients: ADHD and Autism Assessments.
Welcome to Mensah Wellbeing, a mental health and well-being hub dedicated to supporting neurodivergent adults and children, as well as those facing anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and related disorders. Founded on the principles of compassion, expertise, and inclusivity, our mission is to provide exceptional assessments and therapeutic interventions that empower individuals and families on their journey toward mental health and well-being.
That's why we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients: ADHD and Autism Assessments.
Welcome to Mensah Wellbeing, a mental health and well-being hub dedicated to supporting neurodivergent adults and children, as well as those facing anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and related disorders. Founded on the principles of compassion, expertise, and inclusivity, our mission is to provide exceptional assessments and therapeutic interventions that empower individuals and families on their journey toward mental health and well-being.
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Dr Samantha Lewis: ADHD and Autism specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Northampton NN1
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.
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.
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A&F Psychological Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Northampton NN1
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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Dr Niollie Brown
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Northampton NN4  (Online Only)
I also work with people who have neurodevelopmental (ADHD and Autism), neurological and degenerative conditions.
I am a clinical psychologist with experience working in a range of settings in the NHS, which include community, outpatient, inpatient and forensic mental health services. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University of East London. I am also a family therapist and completed my MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy in 2016 at the Institute of Family Therapy/University of Bedfordshire. Throughout my career I have worked with people of all ages but, more recently, mainly work with adults and older adults.
I also work with people who have neurodevelopmental (ADHD and Autism), neurological and degenerative conditions.
I am a clinical psychologist with experience working in a range of settings in the NHS, which include community, outpatient, inpatient and forensic mental health services. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University of East London. I am also a family therapist and completed my MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy in 2016 at the Institute of Family Therapy/University of Bedfordshire. Throughout my career I have worked with people of all ages but, more recently, mainly work with adults and older adults.
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Blume Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Northampton NN1
We offer short wait times for NICE compliant Autism assessments, ADHD Assessments, combined ASD and ADHD assessments and cognitive assessments performed by HCPC registered clinical psychologists.
We work with people who suspect they or their children may be neurodivergent, who wish to explore the way their brain works, their strengths and differences. Our aim is to help clients understand themselves, their neurodevelopmental profile and maximise their potential and lead fulfilled lives. If people suspect they or their child may be autistic, have ADHD or cognitive difficulties then our NICE compliant assessment service conducts a thorough assessment of clients’ neurodivergent profile, providing insight, understanding and a diagnosis where appropriate. Personal and specialised post- diagnostic support is available.
We offer short wait times for NICE compliant Autism assessments, ADHD Assessments, combined ASD and ADHD assessments and cognitive assessments performed by HCPC registered clinical psychologists.
We work with people who suspect they or their children may be neurodivergent, who wish to explore the way their brain works, their strengths and differences. Our aim is to help clients understand themselves, their neurodevelopmental profile and maximise their potential and lead fulfilled lives. If people suspect they or their child may be autistic, have ADHD or cognitive difficulties then our NICE compliant assessment service conducts a thorough assessment of clients’ neurodivergent profile, providing insight, understanding and a diagnosis where appropriate. Personal and specialised post- diagnostic support is available.
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Honorata Chorazy (Parts Work Creative And Trauma Informed)
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN1
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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.
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Katrina Fassnidge - Corner Barn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN5
Are you looking for someone with experience in Autism, Childhood/Adulthood Abuse or life within the Armed Forces and going through unexpected changes within your relationship(s); experiencing uncertainty or unexpected changes within your personal, work or social life; experiencing feelings, thoughts and emotions which are consuming you and you feel unable to talk to your partner, friends or family; looking for someone to talk to who will actively listen with an open mind without any hidden agenda, bias, My name is Katrina and am trained as a Humanistic Psychodynamic Therapist. Contact me either by phone or e-mail to book a session.
Are you looking for someone with experience in Autism, Childhood/Adulthood Abuse or life within the Armed Forces and going through unexpected changes within your relationship(s); experiencing uncertainty or unexpected changes within your personal, work or social life; experiencing feelings, thoughts and emotions which are consuming you and you feel unable to talk to your partner, friends or family; looking for someone to talk to who will actively listen with an open mind without any hidden agenda, bias, My name is Katrina and am trained as a Humanistic Psychodynamic Therapist. Contact me either by phone or e-mail to book a session.
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Jason Codner
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Northampton NN1
What if you knew why you felt different from everyone else? What if you knew why your brain wrecked, your concentration? Job? Relationships? Do you often feel like there was a class on starting, maintaining and ending conversation but you missed it? Do you feel overwhelmed if there is too much noise or too many people talking at once? Or maybe you HAVE to do something and that you cannot just relax and do absolutely nothing? Do you feel physically exhausted but you mind is still racing and will not let you sleep? If this sounds familiar and you are looking to understanding why this happens, then I might be able to help.
What if you knew why you felt different from everyone else? What if you knew why your brain wrecked, your concentration? Job? Relationships? Do you often feel like there was a class on starting, maintaining and ending conversation but you missed it? Do you feel overwhelmed if there is too much noise or too many people talking at once? Or maybe you HAVE to do something and that you cannot just relax and do absolutely nothing? Do you feel physically exhausted but you mind is still racing and will not let you sleep? If this sounds familiar and you are looking to understanding why this happens, then I might be able to help.
01604 981719 View 01604 981719
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Helen Heather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN1
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...
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...
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Deborah Lock
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Northampton NN1
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.
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.
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Reach out Remedy: Children & Young People
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN3
It's OK not to be OK! Many of us experience low mood, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and are victims of trauma, sexual abuse and more. These experiences can have an huge impact on our daily lives. We are living through pressing times but remember, your mental health is important. It is really difficult to talk about you feel and what you have experienced in life. I am able to adapt and tailor sessions to your individual needs. Please reach out.
It's OK not to be OK! Many of us experience low mood, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and are victims of trauma, sexual abuse and more. These experiences can have an huge impact on our daily lives. We are living through pressing times but remember, your mental health is important. It is really difficult to talk about you feel and what you have experienced in life. I am able to adapt and tailor sessions to your individual needs. Please reach out.
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Gayton Lodge Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton NN7
I'm Rebecca! Passionate about supporting Young People and Adults, through their darkest days. Sitting alongside you and supporting you on your life journey whatever that may bring, aiming to help you Introduce some colour, difference, change, or peace. I am an integrative counsellor so I can match my approach to meet your counselling needs. The Client/Counsellor relationship is paramount to my practice. I offer face to face sessions from my Lodge near Towcester, Northamptonshire, or remote sessions UK wide. I also specialise in Grief/Bereavement Counselling. Feel free to call or e-mail with any question;happy to mentor CYP Students
I'm Rebecca! Passionate about supporting Young People and Adults, through their darkest days. Sitting alongside you and supporting you on your life journey whatever that may bring, aiming to help you Introduce some colour, difference, change, or peace. I am an integrative counsellor so I can match my approach to meet your counselling needs. The Client/Counsellor relationship is paramount to my practice. I offer face to face sessions from my Lodge near Towcester, Northamptonshire, or remote sessions UK wide. I also specialise in Grief/Bereavement Counselling. Feel free to call or e-mail with any question;happy to mentor CYP Students
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Coral Sabrina Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton NN2  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 01604 279152
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Kristyana Jimdar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN5
Anxiety, depression and other mental challenges can be debilitating. It's something that many of us live with each and every day and we need to find the best ways to deal with our emotions, what we are going through and how we react to certain situations. Being the best you is not easy, but you can do it. It is undoubtedly achievable no matter where you are in your life. Some may find difficulty showing up to their counselling sessions, some may think it's easier to talk online and some may find comfort with the presence of an animal in the room and even doing activities with the animal. Your needs are a priority.
Anxiety, depression and other mental challenges can be debilitating. It's something that many of us live with each and every day and we need to find the best ways to deal with our emotions, what we are going through and how we react to certain situations. Being the best you is not easy, but you can do it. It is undoubtedly achievable no matter where you are in your life. Some may find difficulty showing up to their counselling sessions, some may think it's easier to talk online and some may find comfort with the presence of an animal in the room and even doing activities with the animal. Your needs are a priority.
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Wellbeing Co Therapy and Coaching
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton NN5
I offer evidence based psychological therapies in line with NICE guidelines for the treatment of anxiety presentations (generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, panic, health anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood sexual abuse/ neglect, long health terms conditions and obsessive compulsive disorder) and depression. The problem does not have to diagnosed, it can be factors contributing to mental distress such as work stress and overwhelm, finances, bullying, gender identity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, discrimination and racism.
I offer evidence based psychological therapies in line with NICE guidelines for the treatment of anxiety presentations (generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, panic, health anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood sexual abuse/ neglect, long health terms conditions and obsessive compulsive disorder) and depression. The problem does not have to diagnosed, it can be factors contributing to mental distress such as work stress and overwhelm, finances, bullying, gender identity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, discrimination and racism.
01536 907774 View 01536 907774
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Kirsty Hayhoe
Verified
Northampton NN1
I work with adults, young people and children who are struggling with thoughts, feelings, memories or behaviours. I also have experience with neurodiversity particularly autistic individuals.
I work with adults, young people and children who are struggling with thoughts, feelings, memories or behaviours. I also have experience with neurodiversity particularly autistic individuals.
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Darren Clayson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Northampton NN3
My goal is to help you experience the life-change you're looking for. This could be lower levels of distress, depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just feel your life lacks meaning right now. You want to change your future and find new direction. I help all kinds of people with all kinds of issues and you should never think that what you're feeling is unworthy of therapy. If you're looking at this site and feeling you need help, you have made the right decision and have made the first step toward realising the change in your life that you long for.
My goal is to help you experience the life-change you're looking for. This could be lower levels of distress, depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just feel your life lacks meaning right now. You want to change your future and find new direction. I help all kinds of people with all kinds of issues and you should never think that what you're feeling is unworthy of therapy. If you're looking at this site and feeling you need help, you have made the right decision and have made the first step toward realising the change in your life that you long for.
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Katie Shepherd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN6  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 01327 227406
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Jo Nicklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN1
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and making the decision to seek therapy can feel daunting, I will offer you a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore, at your pace, the difficulties you may be having. I believe that the relationship between you and your counsellor is as important as the approach, cultivating an environment of trust in order to explore the issues that are impacting your life right now. These may come from the past or recent events resulting in preventing you from living your life to its full potential.
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and making the decision to seek therapy can feel daunting, I will offer you a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore, at your pace, the difficulties you may be having. I believe that the relationship between you and your counsellor is as important as the approach, cultivating an environment of trust in order to explore the issues that are impacting your life right now. These may come from the past or recent events resulting in preventing you from living your life to its full potential.
01536 907244 View 01536 907244
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Stephanie Clayson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Northampton NN3
Are you going through a difficult time? Or do you feel like something is stopping you from leading a better life? I’m Steph. I’m an experienced qualified counsellor and work with adults and children aged 11+. I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical guidelines. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can talk about anything and not be judged. I believe that developing a strong therapeutic relationship and building trust are the key to explore any problems you’re experiencing and finding ways to make positive changes.
Are you going through a difficult time? Or do you feel like something is stopping you from leading a better life? I’m Steph. I’m an experienced qualified counsellor and work with adults and children aged 11+. I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical guidelines. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can talk about anything and not be judged. I believe that developing a strong therapeutic relationship and building trust are the key to explore any problems you’re experiencing and finding ways to make positive changes.
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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.