Autism Counselling in Taunton

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The Heard Therapy
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I work with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, young people, addictions, trauma/PTSD and childhood abuse, autism ADD/ADHD additional learning needs, sensory issues.
Fed up with waiting lists? SINGLE SESSION THERAPY available to provide a stepping stone to long term therapy and as a risk assessment and management, an immediate intervention opportunity, including coping strategies and signposting and professional safe contact. I can offer room based therapy, nature based therapy or equine therapy. I have 10 years of vast experience and training and am always looking at working in the best possible way to really support clients. I am non judgemental and am particularly focussed on helping people to feel supported and accepted, wherever they are in their life, and whoever they are.
01823 218159
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Taunton TA1
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Becky Eaton Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have a particular interest and experience (personal and professional) in working with neurodiverse ( Autism , ADHD) people and their families.
Welcome. What has brought you here today? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress, perhaps you simply have a sense of life not being quite as you would like it to be. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling I am hopeful I can help you find a way through the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer each and every one of my clients a safe space. It is my hope that from this place of safety you will feel able to explore your challenges, identify the ways in which you can support yourself and make the changes, whether internal or external, that will enable you to live your best life.
0117 463 1019
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Linda Shattock
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have worked for 29 years as a clinical psychologist in community Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS), the last 20 years in Somerset CAMHS offering evidence-based psychological therapy. I have gained additional therapeutic skills and training by becoming an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 10 years ago. I have a wealth of experience assessing and working therapeutically with children and young people and their families presenting with a range of clinical presentations, e.g., emotional difficulties, anxiety and low mood. I am part of a team qualified to do autism assessments and I offer these for under 18s.
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Steve Turner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
01823 589568
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Taunton TA1
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The OCD Treatment Centre
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with clients that primarily struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms and anxiety disorders. My clients experience contamination, responsibility, religious/scrupulosity, relationship, health, symmetry, and 'Pure O' OCD symptoms. I offer formal assessments, treatment proposals, and I regularly educate and support clients to learn specialist skills, tools and techniques to successfully manage their OCD. This includes learning to diffuse from and accept unwanted thoughts, resist the urge to perform compulsions, and improve self-esteem. I am experienced working with mild, moderate, or severe OCD.
01823 211758
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Taunton TA1
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Alice Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer face to face and online counselling in the Taunton area. Together we can look at who you are and the impact of what is going on for you, helping you to develop your self-awareness and to think about the changes you would like to make. Counselling can allow you to develop better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Unshared feelings can feel like a burden and can lead to us feeling isolated and alone. My aim is to help you express these feelings and allow you to re-evaluate your life and to move towards a fresh sense of self.
01823 212842
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Taunton TA1
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Amanda Temple
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an accredited psychotherapist & counsellor offering support to adults, couples & young people 16+. How we relate to ourselves and to others impacts our mood, our confidence, our outlook and self-esteem. I work to shed light on how our relationships shape us, and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. Symptoms such as anxiety, OCD and depression thrive when we get into a vicious cycle of relating ineffectively. Counselling gives us a safe space to reflect and explore what has happened to us. It can free us up to think and feel differently about our lives, our choices, our way forward.
01278 557262
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Taunton TA1
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Langport counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I realise that making the decision to come to counselling can be frightening or tough. Eventually an event, a situation or living with anxiety, low mood, sadness, family or couple difficulties can lead you to consider this option. You have the choice to live in a more comfortable way and I can help you with this. I care deeply about the work I do and the journey we take together. We will look at the issues and feelings that are present for you, providing a gentle, holding place to both understand and work through them. This will lead you to start to feel the benefit of real change.
07803 403778
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Diana Gunner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi I’m Diana. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Are you struggling and feel as if no one ‘gets’ it? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or just lost. Sometimes, life throws challenges at us when we least expect them and are least prepared for the impact they may have on our lives. I can help you to make sense of these experiences and emotions. By offering you space to explore your thoughts we can work together to help you move forward. We can find ways to overcome negative thoughts and to stop you feeling stuck.
01952 984193
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Claire Jones Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
When one of life’s problems becomes overwhelming, you may be feeling anxious or distraught, it can make a real difference prioritising your needs and talking to a counsellor who can listen to you with compassion and without judgement. Life can feel challenging at times, stressful and full of uncertainty; are you struggling to cope with work or family life? Has life set you back? Or are you looking for some peace and calm in your life? Whatever you are struggling with or want to focus on, then I am here to help you.
01392 719735
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sandra fraser counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
In our daily lives there can be times that we find we have problems that are difficult to endure and even harder to share. I offer appropriate individual therapies aimed at your own personal needs in a confidential and safe environment, where we can work together with respect and the time needed for you to explore your own emotions and work towards a positive outcome.
07963 877925
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Taunton TA20
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Sally O'Connell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck, lost or unsure of where to go or what is troubling you? Whatever the issue is, I can help you to identify both difficulties and solutions by offering a safe space for you to explore your inner world, your emotions and to make sense of your issues with a person centred approach. Together we will work towards you moving forward with strength, self-confidence and renewed direction.
01278 557646
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Rosalind Coon
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
As a clinical psychologist I work with adults, children, adolescents, and families to address a variety of psychological difficulties. With over 25 years experience, I am skilled in a variety of psychological interventions, drawing on different approaches as appropriate. I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties from depression and anxiety to loss and relationship issues. I am particularly interested in working with children and adolescents: whether working with anxiety, self harm, poor self esteem or family conflict, I aim to help parents and children feel supported, and to foster loving family relationships.
07480 736724
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Oak Tree Therapy Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to my Profile. You may be wondering is counselling for me? It may have been suggested to you that you need to get some counselling but you're unsure what it is and if it will work for me?! To begin with i always say to my clients 'for counselling to work you need to find the right counsellor for you. It's like finding your favourite chocolate bar, you may have to try a few before you find the one you like!' Are you someone who is feeling they are struggling with day to day living but not sure why, is it hard to talk about, are you confused or are you embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it even to loved ones.
01934 314141
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Dr Lynda Foulder- Hughes
PhD
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Hello there! My name is Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes I am a private Psychotherapist. My initial training was as a State Registered Occupational Therapist (now retired). I have over 30 years of successful practice experience with all ages of adults, young people and children in hospitals, clinics, social care, voluntary organisations, education settings and television. I am trained in a range of approaches including: CBT, EMDR, Flash EMDR Technique, EFT, Counselling, DBT, ACT, SFT, CFT, MI, Mindfulness and Meditation. My approach to treatment is holistic, evidence-based and integrated, depending upon your needs.
07380 327510
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louise Riley
Psychotherapist, MA
My name is Louise and I’m a qualified Private practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP). I specialise in working with children and adults with Anxiety and anxiety related issues, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), Trauma, Low self esteem and confidence, Loss, Attachment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I’m a member of ADMP (Association of dance movement psychotherapy) whose guidelines I follow.
01404 519470
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Taunton TA1
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Joanne King Art Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
01275 402827
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Taunton TA1
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Blue Amber Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello my name is Lizzy and I work from my own private practice in Brent Knoll Somerset. I offer a kind, caring and confidential counselling service, working with individuals, children & adolescents, couples and the elderly. I offer my counselling sessions as either open-ended or for an agreed time period. I usually work from my therapy room in Brent Knoll but can work within the community and offer home visits to housebound or disabled clients. I take referrals from outside agencies and employers. However I’m offering a mixture of face to face and online at present.
01278 760680
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Debra Welsh
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Does life sometimes feel like a struggle? I can support you if you would like to explore your thoughts and feelings, to be treated with warmth and empathy and be really listened to without judgement or to be supported in helping you resolve your problems. Counselling can help with any situation which has led you to feel anxious, sad, stressed or frustrated. It can help you to see things from another perspective and help you find solutions for your worries. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with 8 years experience and I offer counselling via telephone and video.
01278 554608
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Bridgwater TA7
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James Summerhayes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello there, I’m James and I am a counsellor offering evening sessions in the Weston area. Life can be difficult, sometimes traumatic and we often need someone professional to talk to and guide us to find solutions or acceptance to the problems we are facing in a way that best suits us. Whether you're anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy or lost, I can offer you a confidential and caring space to explore issues that might be keeping you from finding the contentment and happiness you seek. Whatever approach we decide to follow it is important that you leave each session feeling accepted and understood.
01275 408864
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Bridgwater TA5
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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.