autism specific counselling

About Autism Specific Counselling

I didn’t get on well with mainstream services and so I feel really lucky to have found autism specific counselling, and a service that truly understands me.

Specialist Autism Services’ autism specific counselling service is unique in that therapy is structured around an individual’s autistic needs first and foremost. We make adjustments to each session to ensure that you can comfortably communicate, interact and express yourself.

We offer a confidential and safe space for you to explore and come to terms with a new diagnosis or to make sense of how your condition impacts on all aspects of your life. You are able to relax and talk about issues such as managing your relationships with other people, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, stress and anxiety in a friendly atmosphere where your condition is understood.

Because we have been working with adults with autism for over 17 years we have a specialist understanding of autism which removes the need for you to explain your behaviours and communication methods, allowing you and your counsellor to focus solely on the root cause of your difficulties. Throughout autism specific counselling and the exploration of different issues, strategies can be introduced to help you cope with life events and everyday social situations.

We can use different types of therapeutic methods (like talking therapy, CBT skills, educational discussion and mind mapping) as well as different methods of communication to identify any difficulties and to develop strategies for you to manage social interaction and everyday living. We do this in a way that is specific to what will help you the most. Through autism-specific counselling we aim to improve your ability to cope with stress and anxiety, build your confidence and develop your social skills.

Where do we deliver Autism Specific Counselling?

We currently provide Autism-Specific Counselling in Leeds and

Useful Documents

Download our full marketing pack

Download the Counselling referral form.

Download the Counselling Self-referral form.

Download our Counselling additional information.

Download the Counselling pathway into service.

Other information

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