Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most successful treatment for autism options.
CBT teaches social and emotional awareness and enables the individual to develop a ‘toolbox’ of successful coping mechanisms to help deal with difficult, anxiety inducing situations.
CBT works well because the individual is encouraged to adapt the skills taught in their own way, making them a better ‘fit’ and therefore more likely to be used effectively.
We know that being in a relationship with someone who receives a diagnosis of autism can be difficult. The relationship can be put under a lot of strain and it can be hard to discuss feelings, leading to resentment and even relationship break downs.
Relationship counselling, with a therapist with experience of working with autism, can really improve things. The counselling provides a safe space for both parties to discuss their emotions and develop healthier ways of relating, whilst the counsellor can help the couple find workable solutions to some of the difficulties commonly experienced in these situations.
Family therapy can help partners, children, parents and grandparents work through any difficulties that might arise when someone in the family has autism. Common problems include sibling rivalry, a lack of understanding as to what autism means, conflict around parenting styles and frustrations with challenging behaviour.
The therapist will work with you to determine successful coping strategies and mechanisms to achieve a fulfilling and happy family life. By airing frustrations in a safe, non-judgemental environment the atmosphere at home can often improve drastically as family members gain an understanding of each other’s points of view and common goals can be worked towards.
Clinical Partners have a team of psychotherapists and counsellors who have successfully helped couples in this situation. You can call to discuss whether this might be helpful for you on 0203 326 9160 or us the contact us form to request a call back.
To talk to one of our team please call today on 0203 326 9160.