The majority of autistic children, and particularly those with a demand avoidant profile (PDA), can suffer from high levels of anxiety. This may lead to times where the child, or young person, becomes so distressed that their behaviour can appear out of control, or they appear to be having what looks like a panic attack.
This can be extremely distressing for both the young person and their family.
At Help for Psychology we have extensive experience in working with both autistic children and autistic adults, and can offer the following support at our clinics:
- One-to-one sessions with our Assistant Psychologist. These sessions are ideal for younger children and teens who would benefit from a friendly, structured approach to help them learn useful techniques to recognise and manage their anxious feelings.
- One-to-one sessions with one of our Clinical Psychologists. We would recommend these sessions for those children and young people with more enduring or complex mental health challenges. We offer an integrative approach which may include CAT, CBT, DBT, EMDR or Schema approaches.