Mental & Emotional Wellbeing. Support services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome

 

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS

 

Sessions typically combine different therapeutic approaches based on your individual needs.

These sessions could include one or a combination of the following approaches: counselling, hypnotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-based therapy, mindfulness, meditation.

The emphasis is always that of working in partnership with you; aiming for positive change and agreeing strategies that are practical and accessible.

For long-term and lasting benefits.

The issues and conditions that can be addressed within sessions are extremely varied and include the following:

  • Low mood and Depression
  • Anxiety, phobias and panic attacks
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Weight management
  • Anger
  • Smoking cessation and other forms of habitual and addictive behaviours
  • Skill development
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Learning disability
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Eating disorder
  • Pain management
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Stress and worry
  • Unwanted habits such as nail-biting and hair-chewing
  • Shyness and social anxiety

In addition to the above, the service can also provide practical support for those caring for individuals with particular needs, including learning disability, dementia, psychosis, behavioural problems, personality disorder and addiction.

All sessions are strictly confidential between you and the therapist.

 

 

 

Services for Children and Adults on the Spectrum of Autism (including Asperger Syndrome)

Flexible programmes of support or single/short course of sessions for individuals and their families – within your home, school, college, university or clinic

Assessment and intervention in behaviour that is challenging

1:1 therapy sessions for living with Autism and maximising potential

Development of skills for independence

Advisory service to families, schools, colleges and residential services

Practical and emotional support to families and carers

Social stories, PECS and other supports for maximising communication

Supporting individual educational and care programmes

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Appointments

Please note, that due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all consultations will be via phone or Skype until further notice. Later in the year we are hopefully resuming face-to-face meetings in addition to retaining phone or Skype formats if preferred.

If you are unsure of proceeding with an appointment, do contact me to arrange a free 15-minute chat by phone or Skype. An opportunity to share an issue and agree a way forward.

For April and May 2020, clinical NHS staff will be offered a 10% discount. Please ask and have proof of identity.

Just telephone or e-mail for an appointment.

In normal circumstances, appointments are offered for a Tuesday or Wednesday at:
The Oak Suite
Beacon Medical Centre.
Sedemuda Road,
Sidmouth,
Devon EX10 9YA

Free car parking at the centre. Bus stop 3 minutes walk. 

Alternative days and location, including home visits, are available by special arrangement.

Fees

Fees: £38 for single session. Duration of sessions are generally 1 hour but please do allow additional time for your first consultation.

Telephone: 07813 318357

 

Please note meditation groups will be on-line until further notice. Please do register your interest via email.

‘Meditation for Inner Peace’

– weekly non-religious mindfulness – based meditation group. No previous experience required!

Find peace and stillness in a frantic world. Let meditation become part of your everyday. Decrease stress, lower blood pressure, improve breathing and develop insight.

10.00 – 10.30 most Wednesdays. 

£5 per person per session.
Virtual card for 5 sessions (valid for 4 months) £22 

Be more in the present moment. Calm the mind and body. Nourish the spirit.

 

Phobias and fears

Life – limiting intense fears : assessment and individually prescribed treatment programme based on de-sensitisation, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, NLP and relaxation training

Confidential 30-minute no-fee session to meet and talk through the issue.

Fear of spiders (Arachnophobia) is generally considered the 2nd or 3rd most common phobia in the UK and yet we are free of any dangerous spiders in this country. Well publicised cases in the media suggesting otherwise, are normally scenarios involving an allergic reaction to a rare bite from a native spider or exotic pet.

1:1 guidance 30-minute / one-hour sessions. Also available, special one-day workshops with small groups. Whatever the approach, exposure to spiders is a graduated gentle approach and tailored to you.

Similar programme offered for other bug/animal related fears. Why not book a free 30-minute consultation?