Counselling Therapy for Autistic and Neurodivergent Young People in College

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Butterfly Counselling Services have many years of experience providing specialised counselling therapy for autistic and neurodivergent children, adolescents, young people, parents, families and adults.

At Butterfly Counselling, we understand people’s differences, helping people with autism to navigate life in a neurotypical society in a way that keeps stress and anxiety under control. This can help to prevent long term mental health conditions.

College is a time when students not only have stress and anxiety academically, but also socially. When you are a college student affected by autism, day-to-day life at college can be really difficult, including sensory issues, change to routine and structure, and change of friendships and peer groups.

Each young person with autism is unique and because of this we integrate various therapeutic models of therapy. We tailor the therapy to the needs of the young person.

Our services to colleges

Students – 1:1 counselling therapy

Counselling will help students work towards their goal to help them face the challenges of college life.

School staff – 1:1 counselling therapy for staff members

To provide consultation to staff who are supporting young people.

To support the emotional well-being of school staff.

Staff sessions can be face-to-face or online.

Our therapists can help you with:

  • All forms of anxiety and the symptoms linked to it, for example, nausea, sickness, avoiding situations, angry outbursts, struggling with focus and concentration, sleep disturbances, nightmares, sense of dread, body pains associated with anxiety
  • Depression and symptoms linked to it, for example, feelings of sadness/guilt/hopelessness/helplessness/irritability, low mood, lack of motivation
  • School difficulties – Transitions, social skills, challenging behaviours, peer difficulties, stress linked to schoolwork, the effects of bullying
  • Family difficulties – Parent’s separation and divorce, relationship struggles
  • College difficulties – Transitions, social skills, challenging behaviours, peer difficulties, stress linked to schoolwork, the effects of bullying, exam stress
  • Grief and loss
  • All forms of abuse (Physical/Emotional/Sexual)

There are many other emotional issues that we can also help you with. All our therapists are either accredited or are working towards accreditation with a professional regulatory body – UKCP/BACP/BAPT. They are DBS checked and have monthly supervision.

Please contact Butterfly Counselling Services for details.