Autism Counselling in Cardiff

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Photo of Louise Duggan, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Louise Duggan
Counsellor, MBACP
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Are you feeling lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious or have thoughts of suicide? Have you experienced an event such as bereavement, loss of a job or the end of a relationship? Is your self esteem or confidence low? Do you feel trapped in a situation and see no way out? Are you a parent/carer and feel alone or that no one understands? I offer counselling to help you explore your feelings safely and without judgement. I specialise in anxiety and depression, self esteem, loss and change and parenting/caring, I also have professional and personal knowledge and understanding of Autism and PDA.
029 2271 0028
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Cardiff CF14
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Dr Lorna Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am an experienced dual-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, spending 28 years working in the NHS and private settings, working organisationally with executive and senior teams, and clinically with children, young people, adults and colleagues in the NHS. I have worked with people with trauma, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, and mental health difficulties (such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, phobias). I have also worked in independent practice for the past 15 years offering psychological assessment, psychological therapy and medico legal assessments for Court.
01749 608294
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Cardiff CF10
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Lucy lenke Theo
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
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I am an accredited, experienced and supportive psychotherapist working in the NHS and in private practice. The talking therapy space I offer is welcoming, relaxed and confidential, so that you will feel able to explore worries and concerns, both past and present and together we can discuss the link between events, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Therapy can help to make sense of life difficulties, loss and change and create new ways to communicate to develop inner confidence, personal happiness and psychological balance. My role is to listen attentively, with commitment and care , so I can view the world as you do.
01446 501478
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Cardiff CF5
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Dr Steven Stirk
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am a Cardiff-based Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), working in both independent practice and the NHS. I have a dual role in the NHS. I am the Therapeutic Lead for a specialist trauma service that supports children, young people and their important adults across Cardiff and the Vale. In my other role, I lead on the psychological support for children and young people living with cystic fibrosis and their families across Wales. As part of my independent practice, I offer consultation, assessment and intervention predominantly for children, young people and their families.
01446 502351
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Cardiff CF14
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Jen Southon
Counsellor, MBACP
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I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2014. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
01443 706632
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Cardiff CF10
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Mark Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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25% off for emergency workers, NHS staff, care workers & students. Available Evenings & Weekends. I like to work with a variety of clients, focusing on their relationship with whatever has brought them to therapy, whether it be anxiety, past trauma, alcohol or family. With the knowledge that change can happen at any time, we work towards where the client wants to be in there life. The more open and honest the client is, the more work we can complete together.
01446 502297
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Cardiff CF14
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Azemina Dani
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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Each of us face times in life when we experience difficulties which can lead us to feel anxious, stuck, or depressed. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to share thoughts, emotions and life experiences. I aim to always create a warm and collaborative environment going at your pace in which you can express yourself without fear of judgement. I have a gentle yet sincere approach which has the ultimate aim of unlocking your own resources to help you to achieve your potential and lead a more fulfilling, healthy, and satisfying life.
01733 530206
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Cardiff CF3
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Helga Anne Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
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Starting the journey to emotional well-being may seem daunting, but with the help of a kind, professional and deeply empathic therapist alongside you, it can become the most important undertaking you ever begin. Whatever issues you are struggling with right now, change is possible and inevitable as soon as you choose to explore exactly what you need and which parts of your life are not working as well as you hope right now. As a therapist I walk beside my clients and together we can explore exactly what it is you need to help you make the changes necessary to reclaim a full and balanced life.
029 2009 8393
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Cardiff CF14
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Therapist online
Psychotherapist
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Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
029 2010 4835
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Cardiff CF14
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Liz Brotherton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Life can feel very heavy at times, unexpected events can flaw us and day to day pressures can get to us too. I can offer you a safe space to explore whatever it is that's troubling you. I am available for face to face appointments as well as appointments over Zoom, or over the phone.
029 2271 0168
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Cardiff CF14
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Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
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My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
029 2167 2265
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Cardiff CF11
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Breathe UK
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We have a large team of experienced, compassionate counsellors who can work with people facing all kinds of challenges. Whether you have a specific issue or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, health, feeling low, grieving, experiencing distressing thoughts or are looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Counselling can help you to explore anything you want, work through your challenges, recognise unhelpful behaviours and find coping strategies.
029 2010 3013
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Cardiff CF24
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Umeus Talk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hi I'm Sarah, a Counsellor and Relationship Therapist. I am based in discreet location in Roath, Cardiff and I would like to help you move towards a happier future. With many years experience, you will find that I am a warm, friendly and effective Counsellor, that will help you feel at ease as you embark on what could be a life changing experience.
029 2271 0185
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Cardiff CF24
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Mark Greenaway-Robbins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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I commit to: - offer you a therapeutic relationship in which you are therapeutically held and cherished; - be curious with you trusting that through my stance of curiosity you will be offered different ways of being in the world; - be ready to challenge you through gentleness within your capacity to receive it; - be a cheerleader who trusts in your inner resources; - model and practice self-compassion in our work together; - honour the place of humour and playfulness as essential to wellbeing; - be a co-creator with you as the therapeutic relationship develops between us. For more information see www.markgr.co.uk
01446 501253
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Cardiff CF10
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Kathryn Lock
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hello there, I am here to help you with your difficulties, to address problems with the circumstances you are facing; I provide a safe, warm and empathetic space that is confidential. You don’t have to struggle alone; I provide a non-judgmental environment where you can share your feelings and concerns. Why choose me? I am a qualified and experienced relational psychotherapist; having studied integrative counselling at university. I have worked in this area for over ten years and have worked with hundreds of different people. I have a background of counselling within the NHS, universities and employee wellbeing services.
029 2271 0176
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Cardiff CF24
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Gemma Greenland
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred
Verified
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I can only imagine how hard it feels to reach out for help for yourself or your child; to want things to feel better and not know how to make it happen. This is what I can help you with. Maybe you or your child feel anxious all the time and just want to feel safe? Or perhaps you can't seem to get rid of that little voice inside that tells you you'll never be good enough? Maybe your child is struggling with understanding themselves and the world around them and you just want them to feel happy and safe? I understand that situations like these can feel overwhelming and I am passionate about helping people overcome them and feel better
029 2010 3039
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Cardiff CF23
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El Davis
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
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Cardiff CF14
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Turning Page Counselling - Maddison York
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hello, I’m Maddison, a qualified pluralistic integrative counsellor, with a warm, empathic, non-judgemental approach to working with clients, providing you with a safe space to explore, process and work through any of the difficulties you may be facing. Working pluralistically means that I value each client as an individual, who will have different needs at different times during counselling. As such, the therapeutic process involves flexible collaboration, and tailoring my approach to each session, to ensure that you are able to achieve whatever you may want from our sessions.
01446 508111
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Cardiff CF24
Not accepting new clients
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Woodland Counselling for Couples and Individuals
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have trained as an integrative counsellor, and believe that therapy can help us evolve from surviving to thriving. I became a counsellor for many reasons, but fundamentally because of the powerful way in which counselling can help you take back control of your life story; tomorrow does not have to be like yesterday. I can offer you a calm space to explore what feels safe to you until you are ready and I will not make assumptions about the individual struggles you are going through. I work with the full belief that it is possible to find a way through your experiences and re-gain that sense of who you are.
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Cardiff CF14
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Sophia Ayesha Ansari
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
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I am an at depth body orientated psychotherapeutic counsellor (UKCP accredited) and a yoga therapist (BWY, Ayurveda dip). I combine my skills and experience to offer therapy to couples and individuals who benefit from a somatic focus. Soma means ‘of the body’ and concerns our living, day to day, breathing, feeling, moving, thinking experiences. This method respects and utilises the connection between body and mind.
01446 501419
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Cardiff CF5
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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.