Autism, Aspergers, neurodiversity
Member of the aspire yorkshire region autism consultancy network
Neurodiversity is a special interest for me
Within my broad counselling practice, I have a strong interest in supporting anyone for whom neurodiversity in the form of Autism, Asperger's, ADHD etc might be proving challenging, either for individuals who may find their own neurodiversity difficult at times, for those who find the neurodiversity of others confusing or challenging at times and for couples for whom neurodiversity may prove challenging within the relationship.
I am a member of the specialist Aspire group which meets ten times per year for training and supervision on autism, Aspergers's and other neurodiverse areas which may or may not be associated in conjunction with autism. We update skills and share ideas and experience in order to offer the best support we can to our clients. Difference not deficit is a focus.
The kind of areas I might be working on with clients
Do I recognise my own emotions - do I recognise the emotions of others?
Communication - others don't understand me - I don't understand them?
Feeling overwhelmed, high anxiety and stress
Depression, low mood
Relationships - would like to have more - would like to improve the ones I have - would like less
ADHD together with autism
Executive function challenges
Managing social situations, wanting to do more or less
Managing study or work
Plus, of course, any other issues that anyone might bring to counselling
My relevant Training, courses and Reading
Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, Attwood
Successful Practice When Counselling Clients on the Autistic Spectrum
Women and Girls with ASD, Hendrickx
Anger counselling course, BACP
Genes, Environment and Us, Osgood article
Different together Conference
Autism and Eating Disorders
Working With Autism
Asperger's Syndrome, Attwood
Aspergers and High Functioning Autism
The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome, Aston
Neurodiverse Relationships, Pike and Attwood