Help your autistic child reach his or her potential and find the support you need as parents 

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Last updated Sep 4, 2021 by Dr. Sheri Jacobson Dr. Sheri Jacobson

Autism Support at Harley Therapy™ London

Have a child with autism spectrum disorder?  

Has your child or teen been diagnosed as autistic? And you are looking for further support to help them lead their best life? As well as navigating what this means for you and your family?

Receiving a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can bring both relief at finally understanding your child's struggles, as well as overwhelm at what now lies ahead.

Help for child autism symptoms

From learning differences to mild autism or Aspergers, the ASD spectrum is wide. Each child will manifest autism in their own unique way. It's now also understood that autism in girls can present differently than in boys.

But in general, autism symptoms mean your child will socialise and communicate differently than other children, have a limited range of interests, repetitive behaviours, and either under or overreact to sensory information like sounds, light, colour, and touch.  

Post diagnostic support for children and teens 

Post diagnostic support troubleshoots all these areas of autistic child behaviour, while also developing your child's strengths, unique gifts, and confidence. There is no known 'cure' for autism. But the right support can help your autistic child lead a life where they are happy, with the skills to do things to the best of their ability, and have a high quality of life. 

Autism counselling and consultations

At Harley Therapy we have one of the widest ranges of mental health experts available to help your family and child as needed, including:

  • educational psychologists
  • child psychologists
  • child psychiatrists
  • a GP with mental health specialty
  • counselling psychologists
  • psychotherapists and family therapists. 

Support and diagnosis of related issues

There are very strict protocols around child autism assessment here in the UK. We are able to offer you the best advice for how to get your child tested, and can then diagnose and consult  co-occuring issues, including:

  • anxiety/depression
  • learning differences (SpLD assessment)
  • physical clumsiness
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  

Autism help for parents

It is important to have a strong support network for both the child and parent after an autism diagnosis. Autism help for parents can include support groups but also individal counselling and couples counselling. The aim is to provide:

  • education
  • targeted parenting skills 
  • stress management tools 
  • help with family communication and conflict
  • identity support (maintaing your life outside of 'mom/dad')
  • and a safe, non-judgemental space to unload thoughts and feelings. 

Autism and developmental disorders in London - the Harley Therapy™ approach

Our team of autism experts recognise you and your family are unique. They aim to make navigating your child or teen's autism as clear and comfortable as possible for you, with targeted treatments and support. 

All our practitioners at Harley Therapy are known for being among the best in their field. Trained at top institutions and with many years of experience, they are hand selected for their committment to clients. 

 Why not get in touch to discuss your concerns and get the support you need? Call us now or book online to make a confidential appointment with one of our mental health experts in Harley Street.

Autism Resources 

Further reading 

Autism charities, support groups, and organisations in the UK 

 

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