Counselling for Autism (ASD)

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how a person communicates, interacts, learns, and behaves. ASD is referred to as a “spectrum disorder” because there is a significant variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience.

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Autism (ASD) Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment for Individuals 16+

We offer evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for individuals (16+ years experiencing symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)).

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how a person communicates, interacts, learns, and behaves. ASD is referred to as a “spectrum disorder” because there is a significant variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be diagnosed at any age, but it is described as a “development disorder” because symptoms usually appear in the first two years of life.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disorder, but treatment can improve symptoms, daily function, and quality of life.

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What An Assessment Involves

Step 1

To ensure an accurate and helpful diagnosis that can be used to work out the best way forward for you, the assessment involves several steps.

You will be sent several psychometric tests to complete and return. These consist of multiple-choice questions about your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and will help us to build a picture of you and the difficulties you are experiencing. The tests are quick and easy to complete, but if you experience any problems or have any questions, we are here to help you.

Step 2

You will meet with an Assistant Psychologist via video call, and they will ask you a series of questions about the experiences that have led you to suspect you may be suffering from ASD. This meeting will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will be recorded and reviewed by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to assess your social and communication skills.

Step 3

You will meet via video call with the Consultant Clinical Psychologist who reviewed the video recording in Step 2 to discuss your experiences in more depth. This meeting will last approximately 40-50 minutes.

Step 4

You will be asked to nominate an ‘informant’, a close family member or friend who has known you since you were a child. This person will meet via video call with the Consultant Clinical Psychologist and be asked a series of questions about your development milestones. If you are unable to nominate an ‘informant’, alternative ways of gathering this information will be discussed with you.

One week after the assessment is complete, you will receive a report outlining the details of your assessment, diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment. If you would like to meet for a further session with the Consultant Clinical Psychologist to discuss the report, this can be arranged but is not included in this package.

Fees

Prices can be found on our Fees page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0203 504 9300 or fill out a contact form.

Therapists

All of our Therapists offer Autism (ASD) counselling.

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