Autism Counselling in Whitley Bay

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Katy Hunter
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitley Bay NE26
We all struggle at some point in our lives and there is benefit in seeking some help to move forwards and get past what is holding us back. Professional psychology sessions can fundamentally change things within a short number of sessions (6-16). I work with people who have any presentation of symptoms, experiences or unexplained ongoing physical or neurological symptoms. I work with trauma - which is what we can be left with following challenging relationships or difficult life events.
We all struggle at some point in our lives and there is benefit in seeking some help to move forwards and get past what is holding us back. Professional psychology sessions can fundamentally change things within a short number of sessions (6-16). I work with people who have any presentation of symptoms, experiences or unexplained ongoing physical or neurological symptoms. I work with trauma - which is what we can be left with following challenging relationships or difficult life events.
0191 743 9341 View 0191 743 9341
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Jane Miller
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Whitley Bay NE25
I work with adults, young people and children. Whether it is yourself or your child who needs support please get in touch for an informal chat. Counselling can help with many issues you (or your child) may be facing. Anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement, abuse, family issues, marital problems or past trauma are some examples of problems you can explore through counselling. I have considerable experience working with clients from the LGBT+ community. I have significant experience working with self- harm in teenagers and also working with young people who are neuro-diverse and their families.
I work with adults, young people and children. Whether it is yourself or your child who needs support please get in touch for an informal chat. Counselling can help with many issues you (or your child) may be facing. Anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement, abuse, family issues, marital problems or past trauma are some examples of problems you can explore through counselling. I have considerable experience working with clients from the LGBT+ community. I have significant experience working with self- harm in teenagers and also working with young people who are neuro-diverse and their families.
01670 332538 View 01670 332538
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Lyndsey Waugh
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whitley Bay NE25
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
0191 743 9785 View 0191 743 9785
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Next Step Psychotherapy & Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whitley Bay NE25
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
0191 580 4468 View 0191 580 4468
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Fiona Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitley Bay NE26
Hello I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist currently providing online sessions. Life can be hard sometimes and we can often find ourselves feeling alone with our thoughts and feelings and unsure of the way forward. In sessions we work together to understand these often complex thoughts and feelings and find ways to understand, process and alter them. By having the support of therapy you will have a safe, confidential space separate to your life to explore your difficulties, whether you consider these big or small problems they can be shared and made sense of together.
Hello I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist currently providing online sessions. Life can be hard sometimes and we can often find ourselves feeling alone with our thoughts and feelings and unsure of the way forward. In sessions we work together to understand these often complex thoughts and feelings and find ways to understand, process and alter them. By having the support of therapy you will have a safe, confidential space separate to your life to explore your difficulties, whether you consider these big or small problems they can be shared and made sense of together.
0191 580 4200 View 0191 580 4200
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Jesmond Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Whitley Bay NE25
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
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Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
0191 814 7219 View 0191 814 7219
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Georgia Fragkouli
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am working with a range of difficulties around: bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, body image, self-harming, aggression, withdrawal, Autism, ADHD, bullying, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, cultural issues, divorce, health related issues, fostering and adoption process, relationship issues, trauma, developmental and attachment issues.
I am an Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with specialisation in adults, children and young people. I am an Accredited Member by UKCP and a Registered Member of BACP. I offer therapy face to face and online. I practice in English and Greek. I work in a relational, attuned, and holistic way with clients. Clients say I am calm, gentle, and warm. In a non-judgmental, safe, caring, and confidential space, i help clients to go through psychological challenges by improving their relationship with themselves and others, as well as cope with everyday stressors and live more fulfilling lives.
I am working with a range of difficulties around: bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, body image, self-harming, aggression, withdrawal, Autism, ADHD, bullying, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, cultural issues, divorce, health related issues, fostering and adoption process, relationship issues, trauma, developmental and attachment issues.
I am an Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with specialisation in adults, children and young people. I am an Accredited Member by UKCP and a Registered Member of BACP. I offer therapy face to face and online. I practice in English and Greek. I work in a relational, attuned, and holistic way with clients. Clients say I am calm, gentle, and warm. In a non-judgmental, safe, caring, and confidential space, i help clients to go through psychological challenges by improving their relationship with themselves and others, as well as cope with everyday stressors and live more fulfilling lives.
0191 743 6502 View 0191 743 6502
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Dr Denika Campbell-Lee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE8  (Online Only)
Do you feel misunderstood, either by others or even yourself? Are you struggling with your mood? Do you find yourself tearful, anxious, confused or angry? Do you have days where you are able to function with your struggles and days you find it too hard to function? Hi I'm Denika and I would love to help! We'll think about everything that makes you, you! Including cultural and social aspects which are not typically considered in traditional therapeutic models. There's many versions of you, and together we can discover the version you want to be most present. I also offer private Autism assessments (starting from £1900).
Do you feel misunderstood, either by others or even yourself? Are you struggling with your mood? Do you find yourself tearful, anxious, confused or angry? Do you have days where you are able to function with your struggles and days you find it too hard to function? Hi I'm Denika and I would love to help! We'll think about everything that makes you, you! Including cultural and social aspects which are not typically considered in traditional therapeutic models. There's many versions of you, and together we can discover the version you want to be most present. I also offer private Autism assessments (starting from £1900).
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Lorna Evans | The Mind Movement Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Hi, I'm Lorna, an experienced psychotherapist (UKCP). I offer you a safe, encouraging, and warm relationship, enabling you to work through present or past issues contributing to your mental and physical well-being. I have extensive experience working with Neurodivergent clients, including ADHD and autism, and I'm neurodivergent.
Hi, I'm Lorna, an experienced psychotherapist (UKCP). I offer you a safe, encouraging, and warm relationship, enabling you to work through present or past issues contributing to your mental and physical well-being. I have extensive experience working with Neurodivergent clients, including ADHD and autism, and I'm neurodivergent.
0191 917 2252 View 0191 917 2252
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Kalmer Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE10
The way we live our lives, how we think, feel and behave can have a huge impact upon us. If we feel stuck, negative about life that’s all we notice, see and attract into our lives. Therapy at Kalmer can change your life! By creating a space to explore you, your needs, your life, dreams and desires you can change your mindset and develop feelings of happiness and positivity. This can help to change everything about your life because if you change you everything around you has to change too. If you want a more fulfilling happy life it starts with you. ‘Like attracts like’
The way we live our lives, how we think, feel and behave can have a huge impact upon us. If we feel stuck, negative about life that’s all we notice, see and attract into our lives. Therapy at Kalmer can change your life! By creating a space to explore you, your needs, your life, dreams and desires you can change your mindset and develop feelings of happiness and positivity. This can help to change everything about your life because if you change you everything around you has to change too. If you want a more fulfilling happy life it starts with you. ‘Like attracts like’
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Dr Alex Hull - Leazes Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
I will help you manage and take back control of your mental health. I specialise in working with anxiety and depression. I have many years experience working in the NHS and private practice. I use evidence-based techniques that really work. I have a warm and accessible style that will help you feel comfortable and understood. I work with young people and adults. I work with health insurance companies and offer some of the lowest session rates for the best quality clinical psychology support available. It's as simple as that.
I will help you manage and take back control of your mental health. I specialise in working with anxiety and depression. I have many years experience working in the NHS and private practice. I use evidence-based techniques that really work. I have a warm and accessible style that will help you feel comfortable and understood. I work with young people and adults. I work with health insurance companies and offer some of the lowest session rates for the best quality clinical psychology support available. It's as simple as that.
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Amanda Fox
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hiya, I'm Amanda a therapist dedicated to empowering adults on their path to recovery from trauma. If you've landed here, you may have frequent anxiety, depression, complex emotions, or challenges in your relationships. Traumatic events and abusive relationships at any age can effect your identity and leave you feeling stuck in the past. If life feels like it keeps repeating the same cycles, it may be time for change.
Hiya, I'm Amanda a therapist dedicated to empowering adults on their path to recovery from trauma. If you've landed here, you may have frequent anxiety, depression, complex emotions, or challenges in your relationships. Traumatic events and abusive relationships at any age can effect your identity and leave you feeling stuck in the past. If life feels like it keeps repeating the same cycles, it may be time for change.
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Dr Clark Davison
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
My name is Dr Clark Davison and I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with experience working within the NHS and private sector at a senior level.
My name is Dr Clark Davison and I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with experience working within the NHS and private sector at a senior level.
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Chris Stoker
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
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My Family Psychologist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
My work is to empower you to understand and manage your own and your family's psychological wellbeing. From initial confusion and hopelessness the end game is enlightenment and clarity. I rely on data, clear aims, objectives, and objective measurement.
My work is to empower you to understand and manage your own and your family's psychological wellbeing. From initial confusion and hopelessness the end game is enlightenment and clarity. I rely on data, clear aims, objectives, and objective measurement.
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Sycamore Grove Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12  (Online Only)
For me and my practice, it is really important to understand and acknowledge the complexity of every individuals experience. I endeavour to do this by holding an open mind and creating a safe boundaried space in which we can both get to know you better. I encorporate a range of theories and skills in order to best facilitate your individual process and needs. Within my practice I work with a range of issues such as anxiety & depression, sexual abuse, trauma, sexuality exploration, gender, anger, loss, illness and body image. I am currently working online.
For me and my practice, it is really important to understand and acknowledge the complexity of every individuals experience. I endeavour to do this by holding an open mind and creating a safe boundaried space in which we can both get to know you better. I encorporate a range of theories and skills in order to best facilitate your individual process and needs. Within my practice I work with a range of issues such as anxiety & depression, sexual abuse, trauma, sexuality exploration, gender, anger, loss, illness and body image. I am currently working online.
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Sangeeta Murkunde
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I am highly qualified & experienced psychotherapist who has an ability to provide relaxed & safe environment for a client to explore their issues. Being an integrative psychotherapist I use different therapeutic models e.g TA, CBT etc according to the needs of my clients. I have an extensive experience in helping with a wide range of areas including anxiety, depression, work related issue, trauma, bereavement etc. I can help you to be more self aware so that you can have more clarity about your needs, how to fulfil them and move on with your life. I offer evening, weekend appointments & also provide video counselling.
I am highly qualified & experienced psychotherapist who has an ability to provide relaxed & safe environment for a client to explore their issues. Being an integrative psychotherapist I use different therapeutic models e.g TA, CBT etc according to the needs of my clients. I have an extensive experience in helping with a wide range of areas including anxiety, depression, work related issue, trauma, bereavement etc. I can help you to be more self aware so that you can have more clarity about your needs, how to fulfil them and move on with your life. I offer evening, weekend appointments & also provide video counselling.
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First Psychology Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
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Tracy Woodhouse
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sunderland SR5
Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. My driving force is that I care deeply for people who are suffering when their life isn't working as they need it to, but don't know where to start, or even if it is possible to change or do things differently. Are you stuck? I'm here to help. I provide safe, confidential and professional support to facilitate change through difficult times offering Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and Self Compassion Mindfulness. Contact us for a free no obligation telephone initial consultation. Easily accessible as we are situated on the ground floor.
Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. My driving force is that I care deeply for people who are suffering when their life isn't working as they need it to, but don't know where to start, or even if it is possible to change or do things differently. Are you stuck? I'm here to help. I provide safe, confidential and professional support to facilitate change through difficult times offering Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and Self Compassion Mindfulness. Contact us for a free no obligation telephone initial consultation. Easily accessible as we are situated on the ground floor.
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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.