Codner Psychological Associates is a Northamptonshire based specialist Independent Clinical Psychology service for the assessment and diagnosis of adult Asperger's Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Welcome to the private practice website of Dr Jason Codner, Clinical and Registered Psychologist. I am the Founder and Director of Codner Psychological Associates which provides psychological assessment in Northamptonshire and surrounding areas. My aim is to help you find clarity and understanding from the distress and confusion that has been an obstacle and barrier to you uncovering and developing your true potential. Using a psychological assessment, I can help. Feel free to explore the site to learn a bit more about me and how I can help you. If you are ready to make an appointment or just have questions please click the button below to contact me so that we can begin your journey to a better you.
My goal is to help you grow from the struggles, heal from your pain, and forward to where you want to be in your life.
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I am a Chartered and registered Clinical Psychologist who will tailor my therapeutic approach to your needs, working alongside you to help you work towards improving your quality of life and achieve your therapy goals. I have been working in the field of psychology for over 10 years. I specialise in assessment and diagnosis for the neurodevelopment conditions Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in older adolescents (16+) and adults.
I am always more than happy to discuss your care or treatment needs in advance of booking an appointment. If you are thinking about making an appointment for an initial consultation, you are welcome to contact me with any questions you may have with no obligation to commit to therapy.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and my pin number is PYL3982. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology. I have previously worked in the education and banking sectors before my current role working in the NHS.
How long will I need to see you for?
This depends upon the problem you are seeking help for. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) publish recommendations regarding duration of therapy or number of sessions for different kinds of mental health difficulties; these can be viewed at www.nice.org.uk. Whilst this information can offer a useful guide, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, and you may need or want a lower or higher number of sessions. This can only really be agreed in a meaningful way after attending an assessment.
How long are sessions?
Sessions are usually 50 minutes.
When can I come?
Due to prior commitments I am only able to offers sessions during weekday evenings (from 6pm) and some Saturday mornings (9am -12pm) if needed. You may initially want to attend weekly sessions, at the same time each week, and this will usually be possible. If your other commitments make it difficult for you to attend in this way, and you prefer to attend less frequently, or at different times each week, this may be possible please ask.
Where do sessions take place?
I currently use a consulting room at Albion Consultancy, in Derngate Northampton. There is on-street pay and display parking available a short distance away as well as several multi storey car parks with 2 hours free parking. Various bus routes pass by on either side of the main road and the train station is within a 20 minute walking distance (Northampton station).
What happens if I cannot come to an appointment I’ve booked?
Cancellations made more than 48 hours before the appointment will not be charged. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice will incur the usual session charge.
What are the rules about confidentiality?
I usually provide a brief summary to your GP and/or referrer about the work undertaken. This, however can usually only happen with your consent, so if you prefer that no information is shared this is usually fine. The only exception to this is if you disclose information which could imply that you, or someone close to you, is at risk; in this eventuality, I have a professional and legal responsibility to share this information. Efforts would always be made to discuss this with you prior to liaison with other agencies.
What can I do if I’m unhappy about any aspect of my psychological work?
Firstly, please feel free to discuss this with me as I am always interested to hear honest feedback and adapt my work accordingly. If this doesn’t resolve matters, you can contact the HCPC at http://www.hcpc-uk.org.
When would it not be appropriate to work with me?
I am not able to offer a crisis service, so if you are unable to keep yourself safe between sessions and/or are regularly engaging in very risky self-harming behaviours, it would usually be recommended that you seek input from your local NHS service. Please discuss this with me if you’re unsure whether it is relevant for you.
In the case of life threatening emergencies please dial 999 and for non life threatening, but urgent help dial 111. For more information about accessing help for mental health emergencies please click here.
World wide crisis link
If you are accessing this site outside the UK, and you are in an immediate crisis, please call 911 in the US and Canada, 112 in Europe.
Alternatively, you can visit Befrienders Worldwide to find a suicide helpline for your country.
Once the initial screening appointment has indicated that at full assessment is warranted, as a first step I usually ask the person to complete some questionnaires. Then meet with the person to conduct a semi structured interview and if required conduct formal observations. Where possible an interview with the client’s informant (usually a parent) would take place as well as a review of any documentation such as previous school reports, medical, educational or psychological assessments, work evaluations or other descriptions the person may have that could shed light on the question of Asperger’s. A full assessment takes no less than 3 hours (often more as time for analysis of results is often needed). You will receive a full report with details of the assessment and confirmation of the diagnosis. This should constitute medical evidence where it might be required.
Once the initial screening appointment has indicated that at full assessment is warranted, as a first step I usually ask the person to complete some questionnaires as well as someone who knew them as a child (usually a parent). I then conduct a semi structured interview using a standardised and well researched tool namely the Brown’s ADD scales. A number of attention tasks using a psychometric test would then be conducted. While a full assessment takes no less than 2 hours (often more), it is usually possible to determine whether or not a client has ADHD on the day of an assessment. You will receive a full report with details of the assessment and confirmation of the diagnosis. This should constitute medical evidence where it might be required.
Therapy is an individual endeavour and therefore I attempt to be as flexible as possible to meet your individual needs. There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions that people can be seen for. Most therapies range from 8-12 sessions, however sometimes up to 20 sessions or more are required. Brief contracts (1-4 sessions) are offered if a psychological assessment and understanding are all that is required. Typically, sessions are on an individual basis, however, there may be occasions where it would be helpful to be joined by a partner, family member or carer either for some, or all, of the sessions. Sessions tend to be 50 minutes. Due to my other commitments appointment times are available evenings (6pm - 9pm) and occasionally on Saturday if needed. Therapy sessions generally occur weekly or fortnightly.
· Initial diagnostic screening assessment (fixed fee) approximately 60 minutes - £150
· Cognitive assessment - £500
· ADHD – Full Assessment - £1000
· Asperger’s Syndrome assessment - £1800
I have previous experience of working with children and adolescents who were experiencing a range of psychological difficulties, as well specialist knowledge and experience of assessing and working with adult Asperger’s Syndrome, High-functioning Autism and ADHD.
Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions (CBITS- Tourettes), 2019
Mental Health First Aid trained 2019
Supervision in Applied Psychological Practice , 2018
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) , 2017
Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO), 2016
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Teesside University, 2016
Dipolma in Primary Care Mental Health 2009
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology and Psychology, Liverpool Hope University, 1998
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
Full Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology
Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The following resources have been recommended by Psychologists and health care providers as well as patients. They are excellent books to help improve various mental mental related difficulties and I feel comfortable in personally recommend each and everyone, as several I have used with clients and have had good feedback.
*Please note that in the interest of transparency this list includes affiliate links. This means that I receive a small commission off the sales of these books if you use these links. This does not cost you any extra but goes towards helping me provide more free and valuable content.
"The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). This is the go to handbook for the newly diagnosed with adult Autism,and anyone else interested in Asperger's Syndrome. While the first edition was first published over a decade ago (1998), this updated edition includes an introduction the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria as well as a frequently asked question section and resources for anyone wanting to know more as a specific aspect of Asperger's Syndrome. Giving the "textbook" look and feel I often suggest you pick a particular chapter relevant to what you are looking for, rather than reading cover to cover.
Dr Hallowell is an well respected Psychiatrist, author, International Speaker and Director of the Hallowell Clinic in New York. He was also diagnosed with ADHD as a adult. Dr Hallowell has a written an invaluable guide to the causes, symptoms and treatment of ADHD through the use of case histories.
A very helpful and short guide for parents and professionals that has chapters on diagnosis, social behaviour, language and interest and routine, motor clumsinsess, cognition and a frequently asked question section. All in all very informative and helpful book by the world famous Professor Tony Attwood.
Accessible yet authoritative CBT self-help guide for the effective treatment of common emotional problems, including depression, anger, anxiety, self-esteem and stress. Another big book but again only pick the bits helpful to you. It comes with a wealth of resources, strategies and several questionMarie’s to help you manage your difficulties effectively. One of the books on prescription choices from the The Reading Agency.
A very helpful Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) work book that you can use without the need of a clinician. Full over examples, strategies and techniques to help you overcome emotional distress. Another key text from the Books on Prescription schem.
A big book (544 pages) but a Sunday Times best seller providing a history and development of the Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis and interventions through case studies of individuals who have received these diagnosis (or the early incarnations). Highly recommended.
I strive to provide comprehensive care for my clients and I hope this blog helps provide information for individuals, parents, and families to find some of the answers to common questions and concerns. My blog's aim is to offer not just information that gives an overview of what I and others in the field of psychology do, but hopefully to provide resources. If you have any specific questions or topics you would like me to discuss please contact me and I would be happy to answer your queries.
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24 Albion Place, Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England NN1 1UG, United Kingdom
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