Welcome to Axia

Axia was founded and is co-directed by Dr Linda Buchan, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a forty-year experience in the field of Autism and neurodiversity, alongside Co-Director, Calvin Atkinson, Self-Proclaimed Nerd Consultant and also Linda’s son.

Axia has a vastly experienced Multidisciplinary Team of diagnosticians including Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Teachers and prestigious trainers, authors and researchers in the field of Autism. Our full team can be viewed on the ‘Meet the Team’ section of our website.

Axia’s model of working is informed by the Partnership Model developed by Professor Hilton Davis and Dr Linda Buchan in the 1980s. This means that parents are viewed as the experts on their children and individuals as experts on themselves. Our task is to share the mutual expertise that is in the room in the spirit of openness, honesty and genuineness. We do not adopt a deficit model in relation to neurodevelopmental difference but rather focus on the strengths that come with neurodiversity as well as some of the challenges.

We pride ourselves on our short waiting times, and operate a cancellation list for those who may be flexible with their appointment date.

Axia’s team has a varied pool of interests, and we are able to use this to engage and connect with those who visit our clinic, for example, our Anime Amigos. Axia has a neurodiverse team and we passionately believe in valuing individual’s interests.


“Dr Buchan was very easy to talk to and we feel we benefited not only from her vast clinical experience but also her personal experiences.”

“Linda has not only saved my marriage but I believe she has also saved my husband’s life as I’m sure he would have ended his life without Linda’s support. For this, we will both be forever grateful.”

“Getting an identification of autism can prove a problem for families and individuals, and I am frequently asked whether I know of any trustworthy organisations that I can recommend. I invariably point them in Axia’s direction as it is an organisation that families and individuals who have used the service feedback to me how excellent they found it.”
Dr Luke Beardon – November 2015
The Next Axia29th May 2024
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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