Support for Individuals
Have you or your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) been diagnosed with anxiety? Is the diagnosis of ASD 'getting in the way' of being able to access psychological therapy for anxiety – perhaps you have been told that there is no help or support available, or you may have been told that you/they will not be able to benefit from it?
Children and adults with ASD are much more likely to experience anxiety than those without ASD. This is because life can be harder for them than the average person. The anxiety can in turn make social difficulties worse. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is the main approach for treating anxiety in children and adults, and there is growing evidence that, with modifications, it can help with ASD too.
CBT aims to teach new skills to help manage emotions. At The Autism Service we modify the style of teaching so that it is also accessible to people with ASD.
We spend extra time talking about emotions and include work on social skills. CBT is provided on a 1:1 basis and for children has a high-level of parent involvement.
The number of sessions needed will vary across individuals. Our fee per session (one hour) is £120. Our fee includes work we complete outside of the session that is relevant to the intervention. We will agree on a plan with you following an initial meeting.
- Assessment completed by a multi-disciplinary team
- Use of gold standard tools like the ADOS-2 and ADI-R
- In line with best practice guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- Practice of each clinician is regulated by an independent body
- Understand the many ways autism can present