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Autism and ADHD

In the forest

My interest and passion in Autism and ADHD stems from my own lived experiences. These have informed my counselling and supervision framework in myriad ways and supporting others in a similar position now forms the majority of my practice. I support and welcome self-diagnosis, and tend towards identity first language (Autistic person rather than person with autism) unless you prefer otherwise.

Whether you are at the beginning of your explorations into potential Neurodivergence and curious about traits that you may identify with, participating in the screening process or managing the impact of a diagnosis and where to go from there, I am able to use my experience and training to support you.

The majority of my experience lies with Autism and ADHD, alongside a solid foundation of understanding of other neurodivergences including but not limited to dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome and dyslexia.

I believe that being neurodivergent is unique to each individual and is therefore an innately personal experience. I hold the view that being neurodivergent holds many strengths as well as challenges, and endeavour to support you from a holistic perspective that enables us to hold all of these potential paradoxes.

I see neurodivergence as difference, not something that needs to be ‘fixed’ or ‘cured’. This is the basis of my Neurodivergent affirmative approach to counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. 

Forest Path
Lavender Fields

"...maybe you function exactly as you ought to function, and that you just live in a society that isn't yet sufficiently enlightened to effectively accommodate and integrate people who function like you. And that maybe the troubles in your life have not been the result of any inherent wrongness in you. And that your true potential is unknown and is yours to explore. And that maybe you are, in fact, a thing of beauty."

Nick Walker, in Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities

Autism and ADHD: Services
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