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Counselling for Families and Adults Affected by Autism Spectrum Condition

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Butterfly Counselling Services have many years of experience providing counselling therapy for children, adolescents, young people, parents and families with a specialist understanding of autism spectrum condition and neurodivergent people. This means that we understand the varied ways that children, young people and adults communicate and the different behaviours they may use to communicate.

Our therapists have worked extensively with local authorities, counselling and supporting looked-after children and adopted children and families. Our therapists have a full understanding of multi-agencies and have worked closely with them. We also take referrals from adult social care.

Each person is unique and because of this we integrate various therapeutic models including person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, play therapy, attachment work, creative work, dyadic developmental psychotherapy & parenting (DDP), non-violence resistance (NVR), transactional analysis, gestalt therapy. We also have an understanding around attachment theory, neuro-developmental functioning, developmental stages and family systems.

Services we offer

  • Children and young people: individual face-to-face sessions.
  • Parents/carers and child face-to-face sessions.
  • Counselling sessions for parents/carers to help support with challenging behaviours and other issues within the family home.
  • Counselling for staff who work with children, young people and adults affected by autism spectrum condition and neurodivergent people.

Our therapists work 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
  • 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/PTUK. They are DBS checked and have monthly supervision.

Referrals can be made via email or telephone call.

Please contact Butterfly Counselling Services for details on fees.