ADULT MENTAL HEALTH

Adult Autism Support

Offering support and therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

We offer confidential, caring & professional support for adults dealing with autism

Free initial consultations within 24 hours

    ASD in Adults

    Around 700,000 individuals affected by ASD

    ASD is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition that affects a person’s communication and how they relate to others and the world around them. Autism can also affect a person’s behaviour, cognitive processing, and attention.

    Although symptoms of Autism usually show in early childhood some individuals do not receive a diagnosis until much later in life and in some stances may have been misdiagnosed.

    Autism can go misdiagnosed in childhood
    This can create unexpected challenges moving into adult life
    We empower our clients by helping them understand
    Through a compassionate and understanding approach

    Understanding your condition

    The effect of ASD will vary from person to person

    Autism is described as a spectrum disorder; this means it can range in severity for each individual. There are many different terms that can be used to describe an individual on the Autism Spectrum such as high-functioning, low-functioning, atypical and pervasive developmental disorder.

    The important thing to remember is that no two people with Autism are the same and their condition will vary in severity and impact on their life.

    Getting help to manage your Autism as an adult

    No label or diagnosis can tell you exactly the challenges each individual will face in their life

    We strongly believe that although diagnosis can be an important step it is also helpful to work with those with ASD to better understand these personal challenges and to assess needs on a case by case basis.

    Although ASD is not an illness or a medical problem that can be cured, we work to help each person understand and manage their condition in a way that they are able to reduce interference and increase the quality of their life, building on areas where there may be cognitive and behavioural deficits to help build a better and brighter future.

    Mental Health and Autism

    If you have ASD you are more likely to suffer from a mental health condition

    Those on the autism Spectrum are more likely to have a mental health condition than the general population, however unfortunately these concerns can often be overlooked. It is important to address these issues early on if you can, so that you get the right support and treatment. Two common mental health conditions are anxiety and depression:

    Anxiety disorders are common for those on the Autism Spectrum, it’s thought that there is a higher vulnerability to stress because of biological differences and social difficulties may contribute to low self-esteem and heightened responses to apparent threats that may not always be proportionate. Particularly changes in routine and environments can often trigger the onset of stress-based responses and affect the persons ability to cope and function, overtime this can also then can also lead to depression and other

    Most people will experience times of feeling sad or low, however when theses feelings persist and get