Autism Counselling in Stroud

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Fiona Ryan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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If you are struggling with feelings of low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression or bereavement or if you are having problems in your relationships at home or at work, counselling might be able to help you to make important changes in your life. Counselling provides a special therapeutic relationship where you will not be judged and where you will be given the respect and empathy that is needed for you to truly express yourself. Without providing advice, instructions or directions I aim to empower my clients so that they can work towards a happier future.
01453 700788
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Stroud GL5
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A Pinch Of Positivity Counselling C.I.C
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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Hi, and a warm welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor and have been for a number of years offering therapeutic support for adults, adolescents, children and families either together or individually, in my private practice and within primary and secondary schools. I can offer support too many for many reasons. I have two locations; Quedgeley and Stroud both a welcoming safe space. I always welcome a free initial email or chat or meet and briefly discuss ways of support that suits all. This can also give you all an opportunity to see the space, meet and talk with me with no obligation. This helps in deciding what is best for you.
01452 923058
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Stroud GL5
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Apple Tree Psychotherapy - Rachel Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
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You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
01453 701919
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Stroud GL6
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Dominic Olivier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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Systemic and Family Psychotherapy. MSC (distinction) from The Family Institute, University of South Wales. NHS employed (CAMHS), with small private practice. Working with individuals, couples, families and children.
01453 708276
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Stroud GL5
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Rodger Cuddington
Counsellor, BACP
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I work as a Therapist in Stroud and Cheltenham with Adults, Individuals, Couples, Counselling offers a safe and supportive confidential space, an opportunity to explore what is most important to you, through this process subtle change can start to take place. Issues such as anxiety, relationship, family issues,bereavement,social anxiety,loss,depression. you may be feeling stuck or at a cross roads unsure of what direction to take you have a feeling of anticipation yet you are not able to move with it.
01453 708209
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Stroud GL5
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Caterina Baskerville
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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Now more than ever we are living in a world where contact with others has become increasingly difficult, not just physically but also emotionally. It would be understandable for many people to be feeling isolated and cut of from the rest of humanity at this time, for some this may also trigger painful, old wounds of unmet needs and maybe even a sense of hopelessness. You may crave feeling really connected to someone who is fully present with you and is invested in really understanding you and your situation, someone who can help you to create a relationship that will help to heal relationships that have failed in the past.
01453 700679
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Stroud GL5
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Josephine Burke
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I am a fully qualified and highly experienced art psychotherapist, parenting consultant clinical supervisor. I provide evidence-based therapeutic services to children, families and adults through art psychotherapy, VIPP-SD (Video feedback Interaction to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline) and the Incredible Years Parenting Programme. I have over 12 years of clinical experience working for CAMHS/NHS, charities and within educational institutions with parents, children and adults with varied abilities including neurodiversity. I am passionate about helping others discover inspiration and a fulfilling life.
01453 706627
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Stroud GL5
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Jess Gailey
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
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Hello I'm Jess and I work with young people (aged 10 upwards) and adults in their 20s and 30s to help you understand yourself better. Does life not really make sense to you? Do you feel lost or confused about what's going on for you? Everything might look like it's going okay on the surface and yet underneath you wonder what it's all about. What would it be like to explore your life and figure out who you really are?
01453 703730
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Stroud GL5
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Beehive Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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If you are experiencing inner turmoil, challenges with relationships or dealing with loss, I can offer you a safe and supportive environment to help you understand the roots of your difficulties. We can try and make sense of the past and how it affects your life today. Gaining insights into the reasons for your issues will develop your capacity to cope with current and future difficulties; to gain the self care tools you need for lasting change.
01594 808761
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Stroud GL5
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Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Experienced and chartered Counselling Psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, teenagers, and adults. I offer a range of approaches including EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I’ve been fortunate to have varied experiences within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS Camhs, educational and residential settings. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same: my passion to support people to overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
01453 708245
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Stroud GL5
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Lara Piper
Counsellor, MBACP
People take the step to seek counselling for many reasons. Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, overwhelm or depression. You may be facing a dilemma, feeling stuck or lacking a sense of purpose or direction in life. Often people will come because they are struggling with relationship or family issues that feel hard to resolve. A traumatic event, loss or life-stage crisis might lead you to look for professional support.
01453 703526
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Stroud GL5
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Gary Catterall
Psychotherapist, ACP
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I have over 18 years’ experience working in mental health settings. I have worked extensively in the field of infant, child & adult mental health services, have held senior roles and managed a psychological service department for CAMHS. I am trained in understanding complex, multi-layered communications, and I work with a broad range of issues from mild to severe difficulties. I always hold my patients in mind and am patient led with all therapeutic interventions. I work with compassion and empathy and I am highly passionate at helping people overcome adversity/challenges. I work with kindness and gentle curiosity.
01452 687104
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Stroud GL5
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Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
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Counselling can provide a place for honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medically diagnosed conditions, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive negative thinking. Understanding our own experience, in a world that seems to change so rapidly, surrounded by seemingly limitless information that offers wholly contradictory explanations can leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is tough. Counselling can reduce anxiety and deepen understanding as we strive to create personal harmony with both internal and external tensions.
01344 948104
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Stroud GL5
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Luke Brownlee-Williams
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Counselling is a place to explore our thoughts, feelings and emotions. A chance to explore our life direction. An opportunity to pause and understand where we are and what is happening in our lives right now. It is a place to explore past and present events or traumas and a space to speak out loud thoughts that had previously been unspeakable.
0117 325 5294
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Stroud GL6
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Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
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Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
01666 331453
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Stroud GL5
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Allan Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Counselling by way of a therapeutic relationship may provide you with space to explore your life, to think about what you need and perhaps together help you to find ways to develop and grow towards a better future. I will listen with compassion and without judgement. I will try to be with you through whatever is causing you difficulty What can I help with? I work with clients who are struggling with all kinds of issues including abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, bereavement, care-giving, depression, disability, eating disorders, education worries, physical health worries, identity and self-esteem, work worries, self-harm, stress
01793 540900
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Stroud GL5
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Serena Fisher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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We all face difficult times in life, in fact I think we could just say, life is difficult. In counselling you will be thinking with another person about how you manage life’s struggles, how you relate to friends and family and how your present situation may be related to your past experiences. Talking and thinking with another can bring about a new perspective to old problems or worries and help you find new ways of approaching things. in. In my experience even small changes can have a very positive impact. Speaking to someone might feel a bit daunting to begin with but I find people soon settle in.
01257 449513
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Stroud GL5
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Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
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During this time I worked with a range of mental health issues from stress, anxiety, depression, relationships through to self harm, suicidal thoughts, gender, autism , ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and more.
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am a qualified and accredited counsellor (MNCS accred) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADD/ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
01242 507893
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Gloucester GL2
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Phil Meek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I pride myself on offering my clients a safe place to explore their concerns. I have a warm and empathic approach to my work. I work on empowering that person with the awareness and inner strength to help them move forward to a better place emotionally.
07951 847789
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Gloucester GL1
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Miranda Carey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Is anxiety, low mood, anger, lack of confidence and low self esteem affecting the quality and enjoyment of your life? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope with these thoughts and feelings, perhaps not understanding where they have come from? This is where counselling can help. I can give you a safe and confidential space to talk about your present, past and future concerns. Together we can work towards a brighter future and personal fulfillment. The core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence will help you realise you are your own best helper and how to help yourself.
01454 803920
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Wotton-under-Edge GL12
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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.