General areas of counselling and services offered:
Autism - family support
Autism - Post Diagnosis
Eating disordered thoughts and behaviour
Autism - Children and families Managing a Family Support Service at the National Autistic Society supporting both parents and children with a diagnosis of autism or Social Communication Difficulties. We also work alongside Children & Adolescence Mental Health Service (CAMHS), community pediatricians, Speech and Language Therapist (SALT), Occupational Therapists (OT) and psychologists. Getting a diagnosis whether it's for yourself or a family member can be a life changing experience; a sigh of relief for some and somewhat daunting for others. We hope to help you understand more about the diagnosis and explore where you go from there.
Counselling might be about; What is autism and what does autism mean for you? Why me? Learning or understanding more about the sensory world of autism. Overwhelmed with whats available or lack of resources. Challenging behaviours and strategies for managing these.
Are you on the autistic spectrum but the conventional approach to counselling doesn't appeal or meet your needs? We can negotiate a convenient time and place to meet. We could meet in a park, at a place of interest, or at a therapeutic space. Also offering telephone and videoconferencing. It may be that you would like advice on social skills - to support making positive relationships with others, coping strategies or relaxation methods.