Autism (ASD)
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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

 

Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.

 

Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

 

All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic may affect you in different ways.

 

All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, it is possible to live a more fulfilling life.

 

Some autistic people say the world feels overwhelming and this can cause them considerable anxiety.

 

In particular, understanding and relating to other people, and taking part in everyday family, school, work and social life, can be harder. Other people appear to know, intuitively, how to communicate and interact with each other, yet can also struggle to build rapport with autistic people. Autistic people may wonder why they are 'different' and feel their social differences mean people don't understand them.

 

I am happy to work either with an autistic client directly or give support to the carer, sibling or friend of someone on the spectrum. Whereas I offer no cure for the condition, I can help you to explore any emotional impact you may feel, whilst working on a number of connected issues.

Contact us to discuss support options for Anxiety.

Services

Counselling

Counsellors plays a crucial role in improving the health and wellbeing of society. They help people to talk about their feelings, think about their choices or their behaviour, and make positive changes in their lives. 

CBT

This is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It can be used to work with a wide range of emotional and psychologic problems.

Mindfulness

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn , "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally."  

 

The benefits that come from this practice include:

 

  • Recognise, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions.

  • Respond more effectively to complex or difficult situations.

  • See situations more clearly

  • Become more creative

  • Achieve balance and resilience at work and at home

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- Wantage & Faringdon       

   in Oxfordshire

- Oxford

- Rickmansworth & Little          Chalfont in Hertfordshire

- Leighton Buzzard

- Northampton

- Gloucester

- Cheltenham

- Swindon

- London

- Birmingham

- Manchester

- Milton Keynes

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Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services can offer counsellors and therapists who can work with you to support a number of different conditions such as Depression, Anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Stress, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder), Anger, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Loss, Shame and Relationship Counselling, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Marriage Counselling, 

Our Counsellors and Therapists can offer Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Life and Executive Coaching, Psychodynamic Counselling, Block Clearance Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling, Gestalt Counselling, Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Gestalt, Relational Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage.

We have counsellors and therapists who can either work Face to Face out of our practices in Wantage, Lambourn and Faringdon in Oxfordshire, Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, Little Chalfont in Hertfordshire, Gloucester in Gloucestershire, Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, or Northampton in Northamptonshire. Alternatively, we cover the entire UK using skype, zoom or phone from what we call the Hope Network.

Some areas covered face to face by our counsellors and therapists include Wantage, East Challow, East Hendred, West Challow, Childrey, Sparsholt, Kingston Lyle, Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis, Grove, Denchworth, Childrey, East Lockinge, Ardington, Abingdon, Witney, Faringdon, Ardington Wick, Denchworth, Grove, East Lockinge, Goosey, Baulking, Uffington, Longcot, Fernham, Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Shellingford, Hatford, Stanford in the Vale, Littleworth, East Challow, Buckland, Lambourne, Pusey, Charney Bassett, Kingston Bagpuise, Fyfield, Frilford, Marcham, Garford, Shippon, Abingdon, Appleton, Culham, Drayton, Steventon, East Hanney, Milton, Fawley, Swindon, Oxford, Witney, Rickmansworth, Moneyhill, Batchworth, Croxley Heath, Croxley Green, Woodshots Meadow, Holywell, Batchworth Heath, Chandlers Cross, Mill End, Watford, Maple Cross, West Hyde, Maple Cross, Heronsgate, Northwood, Moor Park, Chorleywood, Leighton Buzzard, Clipstone, Eggington, Stanbridge, Tilsworth, Battlesden, Great Brickhill, Stoke Hammond, Ledbury, Slapton, Northall, Totterhoe, Sewell Aylesbury, Swanbourne, Bletchley, Dunstable, Toddington, Luton, Stoke Hammond, Soulburym Aston Abbotts, Crafton, Ledburn, Grove, Tebworth, Gloucester, Hempsted, Saint Pauls, The Docks, Linden, Tredworth, Podsmead, White City, Kingsholm, Wotton, Over, Coney Hill, Cheltenham, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Chesham, Latimer, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont Common, Gerrards Cross, Maple Cross.

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