Autism Counselling in Pickering

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Chris Major
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
Not accepting new clients
I’ve worked closely with young people, those with autism, trauma and anxiety.
Counselling is an opportunity to be heard, to share with a trained person some of the difficulties that you encounter and to be supported to make positive changes to your life. I work in a respectful, empathic, understanding and compassionate way, providing a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. By reflecting on these experiences you can learn new ways of doing things and progress past what you feel is holding you back or causing you difficulty. I currently work from a comfortable and private space that is used solely for client sessions, online via video call or outdoors.
I’ve worked closely with young people, those with autism, trauma and anxiety.
Counselling is an opportunity to be heard, to share with a trained person some of the difficulties that you encounter and to be supported to make positive changes to your life. I work in a respectful, empathic, understanding and compassionate way, providing a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. By reflecting on these experiences you can learn new ways of doing things and progress past what you feel is holding you back or causing you difficulty. I currently work from a comfortable and private space that is used solely for client sessions, online via video call or outdoors.
01723 339702 View 01723 339702
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Clare Forsyth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety and sadness, low mood, bi-polar, loss, loneliness, bereavement, family issues, parenthood, men’s issues, menopause, self-esteem, trauma, domestic violence- both male and female, childhood emotional and sexual abuse, neurodivergence- Autism, ADHD, estrangement, military, anger management, twins.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am trained in Transactional Analysis. I will listen to what you tell me, and we will work together to tailor an appropriate approach drawing from a variety of theoretical models to support you as you explore what is happening for you. You are the expert on yourself, and this is key as we develop a relationship.Central to my work is feeling safe, heard and seen, honesty and being valued.Through the time we spend there will be a myriad of feelings and emotions, we may laugh or cry, we may be quiet or simply offload.Most of all you will be accepted just as you are.
I work with adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety and sadness, low mood, bi-polar, loss, loneliness, bereavement, family issues, parenthood, men’s issues, menopause, self-esteem, trauma, domestic violence- both male and female, childhood emotional and sexual abuse, neurodivergence- Autism, ADHD, estrangement, military, anger management, twins.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am trained in Transactional Analysis. I will listen to what you tell me, and we will work together to tailor an appropriate approach drawing from a variety of theoretical models to support you as you explore what is happening for you. You are the expert on yourself, and this is key as we develop a relationship.Central to my work is feeling safe, heard and seen, honesty and being valued.Through the time we spend there will be a myriad of feelings and emotions, we may laugh or cry, we may be quiet or simply offload.Most of all you will be accepted just as you are.
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Kay Farquharson
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
Hello and thank you for checking my details. I am an experienced Doctoral Psychologist working regularly in Ryedale and area with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating & body concerns, bereavement, loss and trauma, (including childhood issues). I have additional training, experience and working knowledge in both trauma and all forms of dissociation. Psychological therapy is a highly effective means of dealing with emotional issues and my work is dedicated to offering a professional, confidential service, helping people to deal with problems and gain the insight needed to build healthier more fulfilling lives.
Hello and thank you for checking my details. I am an experienced Doctoral Psychologist working regularly in Ryedale and area with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating & body concerns, bereavement, loss and trauma, (including childhood issues). I have additional training, experience and working knowledge in both trauma and all forms of dissociation. Psychological therapy is a highly effective means of dealing with emotional issues and my work is dedicated to offering a professional, confidential service, helping people to deal with problems and gain the insight needed to build healthier more fulfilling lives.
01904 929211 View 01904 929211
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Nina Dowdeswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
Hello. In this busy, hectic world we all need the time and space to stop and check-in on ourselves and our mental well-being. As a qualified counsellor I would like to offer you that safe, non-judgemental space to figure out a way forward in your world. Whether it is trauma from your past, relationship issues, grief, or finding yourself struggling with the here and now, I would like to enable you to find your own solutions, with empathy and compassion.
Hello. In this busy, hectic world we all need the time and space to stop and check-in on ourselves and our mental well-being. As a qualified counsellor I would like to offer you that safe, non-judgemental space to figure out a way forward in your world. Whether it is trauma from your past, relationship issues, grief, or finding yourself struggling with the here and now, I would like to enable you to find your own solutions, with empathy and compassion.
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Sheron Veail
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
Sometimes we all need a little help, juggling the pressures responsibilities of work, families and relationships. Are you looking for someone to help you understand your anxiety or depression. I work as a Person Centred Counsellor/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work with depression, bereavement, general anxiety disorder (GAD) relationship issues, children (bullying/self-harm) and anxiety. Counselling can help alleviate some of the most distressing symptoms that people feel and allow you to see things from a different perspective. Therapy can help start this process of developing insight and self-awareness about your situation.
Sometimes we all need a little help, juggling the pressures responsibilities of work, families and relationships. Are you looking for someone to help you understand your anxiety or depression. I work as a Person Centred Counsellor/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work with depression, bereavement, general anxiety disorder (GAD) relationship issues, children (bullying/self-harm) and anxiety. Counselling can help alleviate some of the most distressing symptoms that people feel and allow you to see things from a different perspective. Therapy can help start this process of developing insight and self-awareness about your situation.
0113 519 0937 View 0113 519 0937
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Counselling by Jane & Animal Assisted Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
01723 333046 View 01723 333046
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Carolyn Knaggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
The aim of sessions is to work towards an understanding of the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make. During sessions, you will be the focus of our attentions and I will value you without judgement, as a unique person, an equal. Having been in counselling myself, I have an understanding of the process. It can be a daunting prospect, and I will support you in that journey. I have listed many specialities and whilst I do have experience of working with them, I believe there is more to you than a "diagnosis" or an "issue" so the focus is on you the whole person, and whatever you choose to bring. NOTE - OVER 18'S ONLY
The aim of sessions is to work towards an understanding of the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make. During sessions, you will be the focus of our attentions and I will value you without judgement, as a unique person, an equal. Having been in counselling myself, I have an understanding of the process. It can be a daunting prospect, and I will support you in that journey. I have listed many specialities and whilst I do have experience of working with them, I believe there is more to you than a "diagnosis" or an "issue" so the focus is on you the whole person, and whatever you choose to bring. NOTE - OVER 18'S ONLY
01723 332928 View 01723 332928

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Sue Morris
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
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Nicola O'Donnell
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Not accepting new clients
You may be visiting my page because you or your child have been newly diagnosed with a health condition. Or you might have been living with physical or psychological difficulties for a long time. When dealing with health challenges it can be common to experience anxiety, depression, or stress. As a practitioner health psychologist, I use an integrative approach to support people of all ages. Throughout my extensive training I have developed competence in many different therapeutic techniques, meaning that I will tailor your sessions to you, rather than trying to make you and your experiences fit into a particular approach.
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Helen Moss
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO17
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Juliet D Bloom
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Maybe the journey isn't about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be all along. Our lives present unique challenges – relationship difficulties, bereavements, life transitions, & chronic symptoms - often creating feelings of frustration, anxiety, & sadness. At such times it is easy to forget that we all need assistance in addressing these challenges, especially as they can often feel overwhelming, or even impossible, to deal with. We all deserve to have support when we are struggling, & often it is specifically this support that allows change to occur.
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Counselling by the Sea
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
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Carolyn Hart
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S10
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
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Lucy Marie Fenwick
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rossendale BB4
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Anna Faff
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Manchester M24
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Equa
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
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Adele Parker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS23
Furthermore, I co-ordinate an autism assessment & follow-up service (4 to 17 yrs).
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Counselling with Pamela
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10  (Online Only)
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Uzma Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn BB1
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Lesley Whittaker
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK3
Within this I have experience of helping people with anxiety, depression, self-image, bereavement, sexuality, autism, ADHD, health anxiety, disability, eating disorders, trauma and low mood.
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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.