1: 1 Autism Support
For whom?I provide practical and emotional support for autistic people.You can have an autism spectrum diagnosis, be self-diagnosed, or just considering the possibility of being autistic.
I am used to working with people who experience high levels of stress and anxiety, have sensory sensitivities or have difficulties with speaking or writing.
What it is?I provide individually planned autism support sessions in a proactive, holistic and supportive way. The work is not intended as psychotherapy in the sense that autism should be cured. I do not consider autism as an illness or disorder but as a distinct structure within our human neurodiversity.
I also accommodate families with autistic children. The support I provide can be open-ended or agreed for a period of time.
What does an autism support session look like?The individual one-to-one support sessions are used to discuss a variety of concerns you may have in relation to being autistic or used to find ways to support you with your work, education, general communication, social difficulties, or with everyday life in general.
The support sessions are practically orientated and may take a variety of forms depending on individual interests, sensitivities and capabilities.
We may stay indoors in an autism-friendly environment, take a walk outside, or find ways to learn new skills that you may use to live a more independent life.
For children?With children, the supportive work is done through play. Play offers children a different way to symbolise their experiences, their wishes and their worries. It also allows the child to engage with a safe and calm – but interesting and fun – environment that slowly allows a work towards new and more settled way to and to be in, and engage with, the world.
The work is done in collaboration with the family.