Autism Counselling in Swindon

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Nicole Rice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swindon SN2
I have supported adults within various settings and have specific experience with those who have learning disabilities, autism and ADHD.
Life's path can be windy and uncertain, where and who do you turn to when there are areas you cant resolve? Counselling is the opportunity to discuss with someone without judgement or advice. Instead we will create a relationship where you will be free to make your own choices and decisions which benefit you. Have you ever wondered who you could or should be? Where you're heading or why life hasn't been how you would have liked? Let's take time and discuss what's happening for you? I am able to provide short or long term counselling to suit your individual needs.
I have supported adults within various settings and have specific experience with those who have learning disabilities, autism and ADHD.
Life's path can be windy and uncertain, where and who do you turn to when there are areas you cant resolve? Counselling is the opportunity to discuss with someone without judgement or advice. Instead we will create a relationship where you will be free to make your own choices and decisions which benefit you. Have you ever wondered who you could or should be? Where you're heading or why life hasn't been how you would have liked? Let's take time and discuss what's happening for you? I am able to provide short or long term counselling to suit your individual needs.
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1st For CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN5
1st for CBT is a therapy service that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) to tackle symptoms for a range of Mental Health conditions. CBT is an evidenced and skill-based therapy which looks at understanding the links between our thoughts (cognitions), feelings (emotions) and actions (behaviours). Our aim is to help and support all individuals live the life that they would like too, without the burden of negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours getting in the way. We are proud to specialise in adapting CBT for developmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.
1st for CBT is a therapy service that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) to tackle symptoms for a range of Mental Health conditions. CBT is an evidenced and skill-based therapy which looks at understanding the links between our thoughts (cognitions), feelings (emotions) and actions (behaviours). Our aim is to help and support all individuals live the life that they would like too, without the burden of negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours getting in the way. We are proud to specialise in adapting CBT for developmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.
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Ana Garcia
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swindon DY3  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Ana, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I have worked in mental health for almost two decades. Are you feeling stuck, lost or finding things difficult to manage? This may include struggling with waiting lists for support or guidance around Autism and/or ADHD? Are you unsure on what direction to go next or what choices to make? I would encourage you to reach out and get in touch with me. I work with a range of mental health difficulties, and I will work with you to help adapt our work to focus on your own individual needs and experiences, supporting you to achieve your goals.
Hi I’m Ana, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I have worked in mental health for almost two decades. Are you feeling stuck, lost or finding things difficult to manage? This may include struggling with waiting lists for support or guidance around Autism and/or ADHD? Are you unsure on what direction to go next or what choices to make? I would encourage you to reach out and get in touch with me. I work with a range of mental health difficulties, and I will work with you to help adapt our work to focus on your own individual needs and experiences, supporting you to achieve your goals.
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Theresa Bell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN4
I offer Counselling and Supervision. My background is in education, providing support for students from Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form/College, and University. While working with a diverse range of people, I have received specialist training for working with students and adults with Autism, ADHD, Asperger's and challenging behaviour. I have also previously worked in a Specialist Autistic (SRP) unit. I also work with adults and those that have received a late diagnosis to help accept, adjust and make sense of this impact on their lives and that of their family.
I offer Counselling and Supervision. My background is in education, providing support for students from Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form/College, and University. While working with a diverse range of people, I have received specialist training for working with students and adults with Autism, ADHD, Asperger's and challenging behaviour. I have also previously worked in a Specialist Autistic (SRP) unit. I also work with adults and those that have received a late diagnosis to help accept, adjust and make sense of this impact on their lives and that of their family.
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Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
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Michelle Grice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN1  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by life, struggling to see the point of it all and that it is just impossible to manage? Do you feel low for no reason? Do you have unhelpful ways of thinking or behaviours that are keeping you stuck? Are you having a particularly stressful time and need some tools to help you navigate through it? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a way of helping you manage your mental and emotional health. It has a strong evidence base in being successful with many difficulties through providing tools and techniques you can use to manage your situation more effectively. ​
Do you feel overwhelmed by life, struggling to see the point of it all and that it is just impossible to manage? Do you feel low for no reason? Do you have unhelpful ways of thinking or behaviours that are keeping you stuck? Are you having a particularly stressful time and need some tools to help you navigate through it? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a way of helping you manage your mental and emotional health. It has a strong evidence base in being successful with many difficulties through providing tools and techniques you can use to manage your situation more effectively. ​
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Ground 2 Grow Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN5
I have experience working with a wide diversity of clients young to elderly, each client is unique with their own stories. We have worked together on things such as stress, anxiety, loss, emotional dysregulation, trauma, depression, anger, self-harm, low-self-esteem, relationship difficulties, survivors of domestic and sexual abuse both historic and acute. I have worked with recent diagnosis and ill health, including those caring for children/partners who are neurodivergent. No matter what you would like to bring to our sessions, I am open to exploring with you in a non-judgmental, caring way, to help you find the answers you need.
I have experience working with a wide diversity of clients young to elderly, each client is unique with their own stories. We have worked together on things such as stress, anxiety, loss, emotional dysregulation, trauma, depression, anger, self-harm, low-self-esteem, relationship difficulties, survivors of domestic and sexual abuse both historic and acute. I have worked with recent diagnosis and ill health, including those caring for children/partners who are neurodivergent. No matter what you would like to bring to our sessions, I am open to exploring with you in a non-judgmental, caring way, to help you find the answers you need.
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Joanne Harris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
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Susan Jennings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety or just not feeling yourself? Counselling can ease the depression and unlock any distress you are feeling. My style of counselling can also help you to change any patterns of behaviour that are not working for you and improve your relationships with friends, colleagues, partners or family members. I work in Swindon and Oxford. I have over 25 years experience in the social and charity sector. I am DBS checked and a member of the BACP.
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety or just not feeling yourself? Counselling can ease the depression and unlock any distress you are feeling. My style of counselling can also help you to change any patterns of behaviour that are not working for you and improve your relationships with friends, colleagues, partners or family members. I work in Swindon and Oxford. I have over 25 years experience in the social and charity sector. I am DBS checked and a member of the BACP.
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Anna Watson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN2
I have a vast range of experience in working with clients with varying presenting issues. I am empathic and caring and will support you in your journey. I was drawn to counselling from my own life experiences. One of the most important things I feel I can offer to you as a client is empathy. Previously I have volunteered with a grief charity as part of my journey to being the fully qualified counsellor I am now. This journey has taken me 8 years of academic study and volunteering in a variety of counselling agencies. I feel I am still on my own personal journey, which will never end in terms of learning.
I have a vast range of experience in working with clients with varying presenting issues. I am empathic and caring and will support you in your journey. I was drawn to counselling from my own life experiences. One of the most important things I feel I can offer to you as a client is empathy. Previously I have volunteered with a grief charity as part of my journey to being the fully qualified counsellor I am now. This journey has taken me 8 years of academic study and volunteering in a variety of counselling agencies. I feel I am still on my own personal journey, which will never end in terms of learning.
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Tracy Mendis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN5
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
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Marianne Le Coyte Grinney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
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Counselling with Carrie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
Hi from me, Carrie, and a thanks for considering counselling with me. I can imagine how daunting it is to see all these profiles of people wanting to help! When you’re struggling with life, choosing someone and making contact can be a tough first step. Well done for getting this far! I’m a qualified counsellor and I’ve worked with all sorts of stuff- Anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma and more. I’m here to listen to whatever you need to talk about, to find a new perspective or a way through whatever is troubling you. I’m a safe, non-judgemental person and I will hear you.
Hi from me, Carrie, and a thanks for considering counselling with me. I can imagine how daunting it is to see all these profiles of people wanting to help! When you’re struggling with life, choosing someone and making contact can be a tough first step. Well done for getting this far! I’m a qualified counsellor and I’ve worked with all sorts of stuff- Anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma and more. I’m here to listen to whatever you need to talk about, to find a new perspective or a way through whatever is troubling you. I’m a safe, non-judgemental person and I will hear you.
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Talk It Out Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN5
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile today. Because I feel, we are so different in how we respond in our life’s situations, we can feel more hopelessness, struggling, feeling more overwhelmed with everyday life’s problems, and feeling more stuck in life. By working, listening and supporting you, when your experiencing higher levels of stress, and anxiety, you can find better ways to help you cope, and not be so overwhelmed with your negative thoughts, whilst learning to manage, cope, and communicate better for yourself, improving your relationships with people around you, who are part of and in your life.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile today. Because I feel, we are so different in how we respond in our life’s situations, we can feel more hopelessness, struggling, feeling more overwhelmed with everyday life’s problems, and feeling more stuck in life. By working, listening and supporting you, when your experiencing higher levels of stress, and anxiety, you can find better ways to help you cope, and not be so overwhelmed with your negative thoughts, whilst learning to manage, cope, and communicate better for yourself, improving your relationships with people around you, who are part of and in your life.
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Annette Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN4
If now is the right time to talk about something that is troubling you, please contact me. It may be that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you have experienced loss or trauma and need to talk about this or maybe you just need to make some changes in your life. I understand that this step is not always an easy one, but I will listen without judgement and offer a safe, supportive environment to enable you to talk freely. Talking together can help to clarify things and find a way through. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and life stages, from young adulthood through to later life.
If now is the right time to talk about something that is troubling you, please contact me. It may be that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you have experienced loss or trauma and need to talk about this or maybe you just need to make some changes in your life. I understand that this step is not always an easy one, but I will listen without judgement and offer a safe, supportive environment to enable you to talk freely. Talking together can help to clarify things and find a way through. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and life stages, from young adulthood through to later life.
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Fran Dundee
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
Are your thoughts, feelings or circumstances distressing you? Are they affecting your relationships, sleep or ability to function and enjoy everyday life? Life can often be unpredictable and challenging. Sadness, fatigue and a sense of something missing can be draining and overwhelming. How can counselling help? I'm a fully qualified Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I know Counselling offers a safe space to share your thoughts, feelings and circumstances. I listen deeply and you will feel heard. We can explore what you want to achieve from having counselling. I work with your goals and what you want to achieve in your sessions.
Are your thoughts, feelings or circumstances distressing you? Are they affecting your relationships, sleep or ability to function and enjoy everyday life? Life can often be unpredictable and challenging. Sadness, fatigue and a sense of something missing can be draining and overwhelming. How can counselling help? I'm a fully qualified Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I know Counselling offers a safe space to share your thoughts, feelings and circumstances. I listen deeply and you will feel heard. We can explore what you want to achieve from having counselling. I work with your goals and what you want to achieve in your sessions.
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Isabel Martins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
I have experience in counsel adults in a clinical setting who are feeling distressed, where mental health issues arise when a difficult circumstance of their lives happens. I have experience in working with clients who recovering from alcohol and substances addictions.
I have experience in counsel adults in a clinical setting who are feeling distressed, where mental health issues arise when a difficult circumstance of their lives happens. I have experience in working with clients who recovering from alcohol and substances addictions.
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Barbara Lorusso Mbacp(Accred).
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
Counselling can help you to work through thoughts, feelings and/or behaviours that concern you. I am non judgemental, open and accepting of you as a person and will work with you to help you to improve your future. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist/counsellor with many years experience. As an integrative counsellor I draw from various theoretical approaches which enables me to adapt the therapy to fit each individual and their specific needs. My hours of work are Monday,Tuesday from 12 until 9pm and Friday afternoons, for Face to Face. Thursdays 12-9 and Friday mornings on Zoom(can be flexible).
Counselling can help you to work through thoughts, feelings and/or behaviours that concern you. I am non judgemental, open and accepting of you as a person and will work with you to help you to improve your future. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist/counsellor with many years experience. As an integrative counsellor I draw from various theoretical approaches which enables me to adapt the therapy to fit each individual and their specific needs. My hours of work are Monday,Tuesday from 12 until 9pm and Friday afternoons, for Face to Face. Thursdays 12-9 and Friday mornings on Zoom(can be flexible).
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Blissful Balance counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN5  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Natalie and throughout my counselling journey I have worked alongside a range of clients from young to the elderly. I see each client as an individual with a unique story to tell. We have worked together on issues such as stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, low mood, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am here to allow you to be heard in a non-judgemental safe space and can offer time to work through any and all difficulties that you may be facing. I believe my clients have their own inner resources that are yet to be revealed which allows you to focus on your healing process.
Hi, my name is Natalie and throughout my counselling journey I have worked alongside a range of clients from young to the elderly. I see each client as an individual with a unique story to tell. We have worked together on issues such as stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, low mood, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am here to allow you to be heard in a non-judgemental safe space and can offer time to work through any and all difficulties that you may be facing. I believe my clients have their own inner resources that are yet to be revealed which allows you to focus on your healing process.
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Anthony John Horsburgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
Life can often be seen that we put the needs of others' before our own, therefore neglecting ourselves and experiencing difficult environments and emotions. I offer time for 'you' to explore your own needs and provide this by short or long term therapy, based on your emotional needs. As an integrative therapist, I invite clients to experience different ways of exploring personal experiences and create positive change to the challenges that are faced. The therapy I offer is a process that helps you restore your natural sense of harmony and balance.
Life can often be seen that we put the needs of others' before our own, therefore neglecting ourselves and experiencing difficult environments and emotions. I offer time for 'you' to explore your own needs and provide this by short or long term therapy, based on your emotional needs. As an integrative therapist, I invite clients to experience different ways of exploring personal experiences and create positive change to the challenges that are faced. The therapy I offer is a process that helps you restore your natural sense of harmony and balance.
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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.