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weebo

Six sessions does indeed strike me as woefully inadequate. To my knowledge, six weeks is the very lowest allocation possible under the standard NHS guidelines for CBT, but for any complex condition or treatment resistant patient, six sessions is patently insufficient.

I would certainly request more sessions - there is usually a facility to increase the allocation at the discretion of the therapist.

Beyond that, you could contact an advocate at MIND, NAS or DIAL if you find yourself being denied necessary care and would feel more comfortable with someone acting on your behalf.

I hope that helps.

yer i dont think that this is gonna work in 6 bot even double that to be honest, it takes me a long time to get to no someone as it is so i not sure how this is gonna work :-(

I tried CBT but it wasn't particularly effective. It works for some but not for others. A certain low level of anxiety is always with me because I tend to dwell on problems rather than move on and put them behind me, but it increases if I find myself in an unfamiliar situation which I can't control, and I'm always anxious in social situations, even with people I know. My usual way of coping with anxiety is supressing it in order to go about my daily business, and then dealing with it later.

i am pretty much the same there, but holding it back is hard and makes it worst becasue when you get home it just all comes out at once

there needs to be a therapy designed for adults with autism or at lest the CBT therapists need to understand autism more than they do at this time becasue its really not helping

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Nesf

there needs to be a therapy designed for adults with autism or at lest the CBT therapists need to understand autism more than they do at this time becasue its really not helping

You're right about that. I think very few therapists have had any experience in dealing with patients with ASD and assume that the same approach will work for everyone. I think that there should always be therapists with specialised training in ASD available.

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You're right about that. I think very few therapists have had any experience in dealing with patients with ASD and assume that the same approach will work for everyone. I think that there should always be therapists with specialised training in ASD available.

 

Agreed. One problem I have encountered in this area is that due to the ASD and other factors I am deemed "too complex" for standard CBT and as a result I have been waiting for specialist CBT treatment with the Autism Unit for several years.

Whilst specialist care is almost certainly essential, it does tend to bring with it excessive delays.

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Nesf

Agreed. One problem I have encountered in this area is that due to the ASD and other factors I am deemed "too complex" for standard CBT and as a result I have been waiting for specialist CBT treatment with the Autism Unit for several years.

Whilst specialist care is almost certainly essential, it does tend to bring with it excessive delays.

Yes - in general there aren't many services equipped to provide for the needs of people with autism, especially adults, who tend to be overlooked. I also understand that it can vary a lot in the UK from county to county, so if you're unlucky enough to live in a county with limited services available, you may have to wait a long time.

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weebo

Yes - in general there aren't many services equipped to provide for the needs of people with autism, especially adults, who tend to be overlooked. I also understand that it can vary a lot in the UK from county to county, so if you're unlucky enough to live in a county with limited services available, you may have to wait a long time.

i think this is something that needs ot b e looked at, i have my next appoiment next wedenday i think i am going to have to say something but i dont no how

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