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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Evolving Minds: Empowering Neurodiversity

At Evolving Minds Counselling, we are passionate about providing quality services and positive experiences for our neurodivergent clients, including children, adolescents, and adults.

We offer a variety of therapy services, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to support building essential skills in communication, social interaction, and emotion management.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a widely used, evidence-based approach that can be particularly beneficial to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by:

 

Managing Anxiety and Depression: CBT helps by identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviours, teaching coping mechanisms, and promoting healthier thinking habits.

 

Developing Social Skills: Through structured exercises, role-playing, and social stories, clients learn how to interpret social cues, engage in conversations, and build meaningful relationships.

 

Enhancing Emotional Regulation: Clients learn strategies to recognise and regulate their emotional responses, which is particularly helpful in reducing meltdowns and emotional outbursts.

 

Improving Problem-Solving Skills: By breaking down complex problems into manageable steps, CBT helps develop effective problem-solving skills. This approach can reduce frustration and improve adaptive functioning in daily life.

 

Addressing Rigid Thinking Patterns: CBT encourages cognitive flexibility by challenging black-and-white thinking and introducing alternative perspectives, making it easier to adapt to change and new situations.

 

Reducing Repetitive Behaviours: CBT can help decrease repetitive behaviours and rituals by understanding their underlying causes and gradually introducing more adaptive behaviours through exposure and response prevention techniques.

 

Building Self-Esteem and Confidence: Through the positive reinforcement of new skills and accomplishments, CBT helps boost self-esteem and confidence.

You might want to visit Autism Awareness Australia's website to access resources, information, and support related to autism.

Contact Us

If you wish to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please contact us at 02 8519 4197.

Alternatively, you can fill out the online booking form below, and one of our team members will get in touch with you.

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