Information for Parents
When parents first hear that their child has an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), they often have a lot of questions. Here at Midlands Psychology we can help you with these questions and we have lots of resources to support you.
Your clinician will be able to explore the options open to you and your child, so that you can identify the best way forward for you and your child.
Information for Adults
Even though you may have lived for some time with the idea that you might be on the autism spectrum, many people tell us that the news can bring mixed emotions. Though it is common to feel some relief (at finally finding some 'answers' to their questions) they may also feel unexpectedly shocked, and it can take a little while for the news to sink in. Some times people talk to us about their feelings of sadness - especially when they think about the struggles they might have experienced during their childhood and adolescence.
All of these emotions are absolutely normal and your clinician will take time to explore these with you when you discuss the outcome of your assessment.
If you have not done so already, you will probably want to find out more about the autism spectrum and how it affects you.
We will be able to help you with this.
Groups, Workshops and Training Courses
We run a number of groups, workshops and training courses to help with all things autism-related, from understanding more about the autism spectrum to dealing with emotions, and from sensory difficulties to making friends and coping with social situations.
For further details, go to our 'courses and groups' page.
Individual therapy is available, should you wish to explore this with your clinician.
We offer a range of therapies, all delivered by trained and accredited staff. Therapeutic approaches include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma-Focused CBT
We are specialist autism practitioners and have the skills to specially adapt our therapeutic approaches to suit children and adults who have an autism spectrum condition.