Autism Counselling in Preston

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Sarah Tomlinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I can work with any adults who require therapy but I specialise in working with adults who have experienced trauma, using either EMDR or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also have specialist skills in working with adults with autism and/or learning disabilities. I am trained in diagnosing autism .
0161 524 0238
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Preston PR1
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Kathryn Crameri
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I have specific experience in working with people on the autism spectrum, and in recovery from addiction.
Whatever your personal reasons for seeking therapy, I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your situation and move towards your goals. Counselling and psychotherapy have been proven to help with a wide range of issues, whether these are related to current distressing feelings or something traumatic from the past. Talking to someone who won't judge you or tell you what you should do can help you find your own way forward. As a counsellor, I accompany you on your journey. Trained in integrative psychotherapy, I can also suggest specific approaches to our work together that are based on your personal needs.
01995 917905
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Preston PR3
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David Kinvig
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
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I am trained in a range of modalities including cbt, mindfulness and systemic family therapy. As an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor I work across the full spectrum of psychological disorders. I have particular interest in all areas of trauma, OCD, eating disorders, high end groups, personality disorders, addiction, autism , learning disabilities and bereavement. I have a particular passion in working with suicidal people, survivors of suicide and with the families/friends of those whom live with the aftermath of suicide. I have particular interest in couple/relationship work. I am a trained and experienced family therapist.
01253 335645
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Preston PR2
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Shaun Noteman
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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As a professional mental health therapist i utilise a range of interventions including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR. to support and provide therapy. My work and life experience means i am able to relate well and work with sufferers of anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Spectrum disorders. Additionally, i provide therapy for OCD, phobias and other behavioural issues.
01772 958120
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Preston PR2
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Apple Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
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Are you struggling with something difficult in the here and now, such as the loss of a loved one, or the breakdown of a relationship? Or perhaps you’re aware of vague, underlying feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of repeated disappointments with partners, friends, career and don’t know why. Whether you know what the problem is, or even if you don’t, therapy can help. It’s an opportunity to explore yourself; to examine feelings, thought, and motivations to gain understanding - the first step towards navigating a different, happier course. You've taken the first brave step - the next is to call.
01772 419875
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Preston PR4
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Lorraine Gibbons
Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I am a qualified Systemic Family Practitioner supporting Children, Young People and Families to find solutions to their problems including issues such as anger, self-esteem, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. I am also an Internal Family Systems Practitioner supporting young people, adults and couples and my holistic approach will ensure that every avenue is explored to ensure the most beneficial experience for you.
01772 419527
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Preston PR1
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Moira Finley-Landry
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Life throws us some very difficult challenges at times and it's not always easy to face these alone. I work alongside you, at your pace, on the things that matter to you most. I can offer you a supportive, safe and confidential space in which to explore your concerns in a non-judgemental relationship, with you at the core of everything we do together. I have a wide range of experience of counselling people of all ages with a variety of emotional, social, relational & mental health issues. I am qualified and experienced in working with Adults, Children & Young People.
01772 963395
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Preston PR1
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Graham Westwell Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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Looking for a therapist is a courageous first step to make. You may be feeling uncertain of what might come next. I have found that common themes clients bring often include: • Feelings of shame and a lack of worthiness • Being very self-critical • Feeling rejected, hurt, and alone • Stuck in relationships that are not fulfilling • Feeling that your life lacks purpose • Traumatic experiences that feel like they define you • Would it help to have a space to work through these issues and to feel greater clarity in your life? If any of these issues resonate with you then you might benefit from working with myself as your therapist.
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Preston PR4
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Equinox Psychotherapies
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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Psychotherapy can be a broad term - I offer first and foremost a safe space for you to be yourself, without judgment and with compassion, where we can begin to unravel some of your feelings. We don't get the chance very often to really think about how we are doing, even though we might ask each other several times a day. How many times do we respond other than the "Fine, thanks! You?" Therapy is a place for me to ask "How are you?" and for you to really think about the answer.
01772 419576
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Preston PR1
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Diane Feeney - Counsellor And C B T Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
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FACE2FACE Covid Safe OPEN 7 DAYS -Adults,Couples,Young People 4-18 & Families. Anxious,depressed,afraid,worried? Experienced CAMHS & IAPT Counsellor. Here to listen Mob07494 120291 Small niggles growing or a big worry; Relationships? Bereaved? Issues causing anxieties leading to depression? Not knowing outcomes can impact on us. Appt’s: Day,Eve, zoom/phone Short/long term. Providing Mindfulness/calming techniques, Play/Crafts/Art Therapy, Parenting Guidance/Support MBACP Reg no:299337 So...Do you Need to Talk? *Perhaps just 1 Session or 1 Session At A Time Therapy!*ADHD, ADD &OCD All Welcome-*Confidential *Non-judgemental *Caring
01695 668292
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Preston PR1
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Chi Ko Psychosexual Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
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Chi is a Psychotherapist, accredited by BACP and COSRT. He is also NMC registered with excellent working knowledge on many psychiatric and mental health conditions.
0161 696 8319
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Preston PR1
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The Wellness Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Often clients contact me when other therapy has not helped them in the way they had hoped. This is often due to the complexity of difficulties being layered perhaps in a history of trauma. Distress in the body and mind can be triggered by what appears to be something superficial. This can open up the past or come at a time when our emotional resilience is low so this event has a greater impact than it may have done. We can find ourselves not being able to function in our normal way. Many clients often identify as 'good copers' and those who 'just get on with it'. Perhaps we can't now - this is frightening and can derail us.
01204 238760
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Olivia Rose Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
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Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for looking. My name is Rebecca Bullen. I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor with over 10 years experience of working with Children, Young people and adults who have faced many different mental health difficulties. In our lifetime, we will all experience difficult and challenging times where we feel we need that extra support, and sometimes do not feel comfortable to share our feelings with those closest to us. It can often be difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with our loved ones and that's where I, as a therapist can help.
01254 786718
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Ribble Valley Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
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I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering high quality therapy to clients with complex needs. I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and breakdown, PTSD, isolation, attachment issues, child hood trauma and self harm. My specialism has focussed on supporting clients who also battle addiction and I also have specific training on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. I value myself as a therapist who can tailor my therapy to meet the needs of my clients and integrates many psychological schools to do this.
01580 234754
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Preston PR1
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Rizwan Rehman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Rizwan and if you need help and support with today's ever fast moving life and the mental stresses that come with it then get in touch. I have experience of working with various groups of people of all ages. I work with in an Integrative Model which means I can help and support you in which you feel comfortable. I am able to move at a pace with which you feel comfortable allowing you the time and space you may need to give you a better understanding of what is happening for you. If you feel that you need the help and support, then please get in touch.
01282 953056
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Preston PR4
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Serenity Counselling Cleveleys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hi I'm Jayne, Counsellor and Hypno-Psychotherapist. Enhanced DBS checked. Virtual Face-to-Face and Telephone Therapist (£35pr session) Adult and Young People service My Mission Statement; To help You through adversity with Empathy, Respect, Honesty and Benevolence. To keep Your costs low. Therapy reduced by room cost (£10), Free Consultation session I was once in a very dark place, there was no way forward, then a Counsellor that helped me understand what was happening. So profound a gift needed paying forward. So i devote my time learning how to help YOU!
01253 835195
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John Warrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
01524 917953
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Preston PR1
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Angela Verity
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
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Hi I'm Angela. Coming to counselling can feel like such a big step. There may be an obvious reason as to why you're feeling low, such as bereavement or a traumatic event. Equally you could be feeling sad and you don't really understand why. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or you're having panic attacks? Many people are struggling with their mental health for the first time due to COVID 19. Whatever you're going through I'd like to help you feel better. I'm trained in both Person Centred Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). You can choose to work with either model or a combination of the two.
01580 234507
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Preston PR3
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Lee Rowland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I am a trusted Psychodynamic/CBT Therapist. I have helped many break through the obstacles holding them back; Life’s too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I am proficient in issues including, Early Life Experiences, ADHD, Addiction, Alcohol/Drug issues, OCD/Phobias, Anxiety/Depression, Work Related Stress, PTSD, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Panic Disorder.
0151 453 6765
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Preston PR1
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Helené Duerden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Are you wondering how to help your family thrive? Is your child displaying behaviour you do not understand? Does your child have a diagnosis and you are confused as what to do next. In this modern world raising children is hard and I welcome families and children into my specially designed play room to help rebuild these connections and understandings of each other. During this pandemic children are struggling and I want to help them and you work through understanding of the world around them and help with anxiety that have arisen from the current situation.
01200 401456
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Blackburn BB2
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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.