Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complicated brain disorders that often makes it hard to communicate with and socially interact with others. The symptoms and severity of autism spectrum disorders vary widely, but most types affect a child’s ability to connect with people. Autistic children may have trouble developing language skills (or not develop them at all), exhibit repetitive behaviors, and appear uninterested in the world around them. As they grow, children with autism have trouble recognizing social cues, like facial expressions, which makes it difficult for them to interpret what others are feeling or thinking.
ASD appears in early childhood and, for many, the struggle to relate to others is a life-long battle. While there is no cure for autism, behavioral therapy is often a critical part of the treatment plan and can help the child develop social and language skills. Parents and siblings of children suffering from autism can also benefit from therapy to help them develop healthy and supportive ways of coping.
Therapists specialising in Autism
I am a qualified mental health clinician since 1995 and a cognitive analytic therapist and psychotherapist (since 2010) and work as a Psychotherapist in the NHS. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couple...
NHS Mental Health Services for 25+ years in nursing or therapist roles. I have worked in children & adolescent mental health, eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health, HIV and primary care.
Therapy TypeCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Emotionally FocusedHumanisticIntegrativeNarrative
I work with adults and children of all ages, helping them deal with almost all the issues that we humans face in our lifetimes. I value the power of a warm and accepting therapeutic relationship, sprinkled with a little humour. Although I use a variety of approaches, I am most interested in clearing...
I'm an Australian trained, British Registered Psychologist. I have been practicing psychology in a clinical setting for 35 years. in government organisations, including universities, colleges, the NHS, and private practices.
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Behavioural TherapyEclecticEnergy PsychologyGestalt TherapyHolisticIntegrativeMindfulnessSolution Focused Brief TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor (pgDip), registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to my on-going personal and professional development and I am in regular supervision for my client work. I am currently in my final year training...
My background and experience is very eclectic from many years working in the media and creative industries, to working as a gardener which I still do part time. I also work in a secondary school 1 day a week as a facilitator for an emotional intelligence program for 'at risk' youth and teach gender...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Addiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Compassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEclecticEmotionally FocusedEnergy PsychologyExistentialExperientialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational InterviewingPsychodynamic TherapyPsychosexual TherapyPsychosynthesisSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)Transpersonal Psychology
Mick is a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) registered counsellor. Police checked (DBS) counsellor and counselling supervisor. His qualifications include a BA Honours degree in Counselling Psychology, a Foundation degre...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyAnger ManagementHumanisticPlay Therapy
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