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

ASD in Adults

Around 700,000 individuals affected by ASD

Reviewed by Consultant Director, Lorna Wykes.

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, creating unexpected challenges in adult life

Person in Autism therapy session having an Autism assessment with our clinician in Buckinghamshire

Understanding Adult Autism

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.

Adult male in need of adult autism support

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 in the way of managing daily life it may be a period of depression. Not only are people with autism more likely to experience depression it can be hard to seek help. It can be challenging to find help and speak to professionals; it may be that this causes stress and that they could be worried that it will not be taken seriously or that they might be blamed. It may also be difficult to communicate experiences and describe symptoms.

How We Can Help

Specialist help for adult ASD

Autism & Mental Health Assessment

Getting to know you and understanding your needs

A part of your initial assessment you will talk in detail about how you manage your diagnosed or suspected ASD condition, any challenges you have and then look at what your needs are currently. During your initial assessment we will also ask you about your mental health and explore any concerns you have. Treatment options will be explained and you will be encouraged to take some time to consider if you like to move forward with any recommendations.

Initial Autism Screening

Finding a way forward whatever your circumstances

If you do not have an official Autism diagnosis we will be able to book a screening appointment where we can assess if you meet the criteria to get an official Autism Diagnosis. We can either assist you to then get an official diagnosis or offer you treatment based on a working diagnosis. Your views are always paramount when making decisions about your next steps and treatment.

Therapy & Crisis Support

Tailored treatment options to suit you

We offer long and short term therapy options depending on what you need and the outcome of the assessment. These appointments will help you to further explore your condition, process anxiety, manage difficult emotions build healthy thinking styles and work towards any treatment goals you have identified.We are able to offer emergency appointments and phone support in times of crisis.

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

We have experience supporting those with ASD and drug and alcohol problems

If you have any concerns about drug or alcohol use we will be able to ensure that you receive support in this area too. Our drug and alcohol team have experience working with a range of individuals with different conditions including ASD. We work with both harm reduction and abstinence strategies depending on what your goals are.

Family Support

Building strong and helpful relationships

We are able to support family members and friends when it would be beneficial for you. It may be helping them to understand your condition and how that impacts you or it can be teaching strategies to them to help you manage your condition. Your therapist will also be able to help both you and family members address any communication problems or interpersonal conflict. Confidentiality remains a priority and information is only disclosed to family memebers with your consent.

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Explore More Of The Specific Areas We Provide Support For Adult Mental Health

Adult Autism

ASD is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition that affects a person’s communication and how they relate to others and the world around them.

Learn more about the support and therapy we have available for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Stop anxiety holding you back. You are not alone: 5% of the population have Generalised Anxiety Disorder and 1 in 6 adults have experienced a common mental health disorder in the last week.

We offer short and long term therapy and support for anxiety.

Borderline Personality Disorder

It may be that you have already been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or as you read further you may recognise the symptoms of BPD. If you or a family member have BPD it is essential for treatment to begin when a pervasive pattern of borderline personality disorder behaviour is diagnosed.


Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, short-lived episodes of sadness to major clinical depression.

Regardless of your circumstances, depression is a treatable medical condition and there is help available.

Hoarding Disorder

Around 1.2million people are affected by a hoarding disorder.

We believe hoarding should be managed in a safe & sustainable way. It’s an approach that helps us work successfully with people suffering from hoarding disorder

Trauma & PTSD

1 in 10 people will develop PTSD in their lifetime. Trauma can be experienced at any point in an individual’s life causing serious & life changing physical and mental symptoms.

Learn more about how we can help you confidentially with Trauma and PTSD.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Adult Mental Health Support Services

What Would You Like To Know?

We aim to see you within 48 hours for the initial appointment. This will help us to understand your needs and allocate the right therapist for you.
Many people see their therapist weekly but equally we have many people that require more intensive support, and we accommodate the needs of each individual.
The initial appointment is approximately 2 hours, and the cost is between £200 and £250 depending on who you book with. After this, the cost per session ranges from £75 to £125.
We offer a high level of confidentiality and will not contact others without your consent. The exceptions to this are if you are at imminent risk to yourself or another person. We will go through this with you in more detail but please be reassured that our aim is to keep your confidence.

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