DR ADRIAN EDWARDS
Specialist in Autism Spectrum Conditions in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire
I am Dr Adrian Edwards, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Having worked in the NHS for over ten years, I now work primarily with those with neurodevelopmental difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). I have gathered experience with a varied client group, across the lifespan, supporting children, adolescents (and their families) and adults with, or exploring a diagnosis of, an Autism Spectrum Condition. I have developed particular expertise in assessing females with a possible ASC.
"“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done”
"...different not less"
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Supporting your onward journey
I am committed to establishing a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment in which the child, adolescent or adult can resolve their difficulties and improve their quality of life. Exploring a diagnosis is often the first step towards adjusting and celebrating your individuality.
Whether you’re experiencing anxiety and depression, a difficult relationship, or trying to simply understand your idiosyncrasies - I have the tools and professional experience to help you move forwards.
Supporting difficulties associated with neuro-developmental conditions
I provide assessment towards exploring a possible diagnosis of neuro-developmental difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Conditions. This usually involves a combination of semi-structured interviews, use of psychometrics and other diagnostic tools. In addition I will work to offer advice and liaison for accessing appropriate services.
I am also able to provide therapeutic support to individuals with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis drawing on an integrative set of approaches, such as CBT, Systemic and Behavioural models. Whether you’re experiencing anxiety and depression, a difficult relationship, or trying to simply understand your idiosyncrasies, I have the tools and professional experience to help you move forwards and celebrate your individuality.
I am based in Bournemouth (Dorset) and therefore accessible from the remainder of Dorset and neighbouring south west counties including, Hampshire, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and the Isle of Wight.
Your mental health and well-being is important to me. I am proud to help my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges, and I get great satisfaction from seeing them heal and thrive. Contact me today to see how I can help you and let’s discuss the range of options available to you.
You can contact me by email or phone or by completing the form below. If you are not sure whether I can help, then I am very happy to talk through your situation in complete confidence and we can see whether it is a good idea for us to work together.
If you contact me and I have no current availability, I am usually able to put you in touch with trusted other professionals on my network.
Dr Adrian Edwards,
The Consulting Centre,
348 Poole Road, Poole, BH12 1AW.
07887 997 995