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The Tuke Centre: 4. Autism & ADHD Private Service

telephone – 01904 430370
fax – 01904 424850
emailinfo@thetukecentre.org.uk

Autism & ADHD Private Service?

The Autism and ADHD Private Service offers a range of services on a private basis. This means clients pay themselves.

What services do we offer?

  • Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Support following diagnosis of Autism or ADHD (by a Clinical Psychologist or Occupational Therapist)
  • Psychological Therapy for those with a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD
  • Training on Autism and ADHD
  • Consultancy to other agencies
  • Supervision to other professionals working in the area of Autism and ADHD

How can you access Autism and ADHD Private Services?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how the individual makes sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their

What services do we offer?

  • Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Post Diagnostic Support
  • Specialist Psychological Therapy
  • Training
  • Consultancy
  • Supervision

How can you access Autism and ADHD services?

  • Please contact us via phone or email. We can give you advice and information about the steps you need to take to access our service.
  • Phone: 01904 426043
  • If you already have a diagnosis please let us know when you contact us.

The Team

Dr Victoria Hughes – Clinical Lead and Psychologist

Dr Katja Osswald – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Fionnuala Larkin – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Thomas Elanjithara – Consultant Psychiatrist

Guy Richardson – Occupational Therapist

Anna Heussi – Assistant Psychologist

Rebecca Peace – Assistant Psychologist

Dr Huarda Valdes-Laribi – Speech and Language Therapist

Lucille Liebenberg – Lead Administrator

Aimee Code – Administrator

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An Autism Service client says...

I came to the Tuke Centre during a very low period of my life. I had struggled throughout school, struggled with University (dropping out twice), and struggled with employment. Depression, anxiety, and zero self worth meant I was at a crisis point. I didn’t understand why I felt so different to my peers, and why my behaviour and actions generated distrust and disapproval from colleagues and friends.

The Tuke Centre was a life changer for me. I had not considered that I might simply be wired differently to everyone else. The Specialist Autism Service were well equipped to support me through a diagnosis and the subsequent implications. The kind and gentle understanding from the staff alleviated all my concerns, questions, and fears. It is rare to have such a good service on York’s doorstep.

I was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome (high functioning autism). My mannerisms, the ticks and peculiarities, and even the way I think could all be explained. My problems in social life, in school, and in work were given a much needed context. I felt validated and I now had the self-awareness to try and change my life.

My formal diagnosis has helped me to come to terms with my past, and gave me the knowledge to work towards a better future. I have gone from a bleakness in life, to stability and a valued contributor to society. Thank you to all at The Tuke Centre, for opening my eyes on what a positive experience being diagnosed can be.


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