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Est. 1995

Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychologist
  • Services
Autism Assessment
  • Over 150 cases completed to date
Expert Witness Reports
  • Many of cases completed
Marriage & Family Counselling
  • 28 years experience

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– Doctor of Psychology
– HCPC Counselling Psychologist since 19/01/2012
– Autism Assessment: Over 150 cases assessed to date
– Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychologist- Cardiff University and Bond Solon Qualifications for Expert Witness Work Completed
– 28 years’ experience as a Counselling Psychologist in the UK working with Children, Adolescents and Adults
– Expert Witness Psychological Report Writing since 2007 – many reports completed
– Strong knowledge and qualifications in therapeutic interventions using systemic and CBT framework
– Highly experienced in adolescent psychological assessments such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, PTSD, abuse and social withdrawal

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Overview
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person.
ASD occurs in every racial and ethnic group, and across all socioeconomic levels. However, it is significantly more likely to develop in males than females. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 1 in 100 children has autism. This estimate represents an average figure, and reported prevalence varies substantially across studies. Some well-controlled studies have reported figures that are substantially higher.
Characteristics of autism may be detected in early childhood, but it is often not diagnosed until much later, which can impact the support and intervention that individuals receive. People with ASD often have co-occurring conditions, including epilepsy, depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as challenging behaviors such as difficulty sleeping and self-injury. The level of intellectual functioning among autistic people varies widely, extending from profound impairment to superior levels.
Living with a person with ASD affects the entire family—parents, siblings, and in some families, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Meeting the complex needs of a person with ASD can put families under a great deal of stress—emotional, financial, and sometimes even physical.
The societal attitudes and the level of support provided by local and national authorities are important factors determining the quality of life of people with autism. Care for people with autism needs to be accompanied by actions at community and societal levels for greater accessibility, inclusivity, and support.
Evidence-based psychosocial interventions can improve communication and social skills, with a positive impact on the well-being and quality of life of both autistic people and their caregivers. It’s crucial for society to foster an environment of understanding and acceptance, ensuring that individuals with ASD can lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.
For more detailed information on ASD, its effects, and the support available, you can visit the World Health Organization’s page on autism spectrum disorders, or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s page on ASD.

Autism Assessment in London

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person. That’s why it’s crucial to have a comprehensive assessment conducted by a professional who is deeply experienced in the field.

Dr. Alireza Moafi, a Doctor of Psychology, stands out as a leading expert in autism assessments in London. With over 150 cases assessed to date, Dr. Moafi brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the nuances involved in diagnosing and supporting individuals with ASD.

The assessment process is a critical step in identifying the presence of autism spectrum disorders. It involves a series of evaluations, including but not limited to developmental history, observation, and structured interviews. Dr. Moafi is well-versed in these techniques and utilizes a combination of ADOS-2, ADIR, and 3di assessments to ensure a thorough and accurate diagnosis.

Beyond his role in assessments, Dr. Moafi is also recognized for his extensive work as an expert witness, providing psychological report writing since 2007 with over 100 reports completed. His expertise is not limited to autism assessments; he is highly experienced in adolescent psychological assessments covering a range of issues from depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, PTSD, abuse, and social withdrawal.

For families navigating the often overwhelming process of seeking an autism assessment, Dr. Moafi’s clinic offers a beacon of hope and clarity. The clinic’s approach is rooted in a strong knowledge base and qualifications in therapeutic interventions using systemic and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) frameworks. This ensures that each assessment is not just a diagnosis but a pathway to tailored support and intervention.

Dr. Moafi’s dedication to his field is evident in his 27 years of experience as a counseling psychologist in the UK, working with children, adolescents, and adults. His educational background and training, including Cardiff University and Bond Solon qualifications for expert witness work, further solidify his standing as a trusted professional in the psychology community.

For those seeking an autism assessment in London, Dr. Moafi’s clinic represents a comprehensive resource backed by decades of professional experience and a commitment to the mental health and well-being of his clients. To learn more about Dr. Moafi and his services, you can visit his website or reach out for a consultation to discuss your specific needs and concerns.

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