Over the past few years I have specialised in modifying CBT to help both children and adults who have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Condition (AS/ASC).
I have completed my ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale) training and am able to provide private assessments for those that are finding NHS waiting times too long, whilst there are a number of other excellent services that can provide a diagnosis of ASC, there is little in the way of individual and family support, psycho-education and implementing strategies to manage social, behavioural and psychological difficulties.
CBT has shown to be extremely effective in helping those with ASC and subsequent mental health difficulties, providing it is adapted to meet the needs of the individual. CBT for ASC utilises all the proven strategies and techniques that anyone accessing CBT would see.
For information on how CBT could assist you or someone you know with ASC or for more information on assessments, please contact me to discuss further.
Effective strategies taught include a number of aspects: Socio-emotional skills groups for children and adults, Stress management, Procrastination, Depression and Anxiety, Perfectionism, Phobias, OCD, Emotion Regulation and Relationship difficulties. For those with and without an Autism diagnosis.