B. A MSc. A C II ACI Arb MBCAP
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I was diagnosed with high functioning autism at the age of fifty-five. Ten years on, I have obtained two post-graduate qualifications in autism and an MSc in counselling. My approach is drawn from psychodynamic, humanistic, and relational modalities to support you in being confident in your neurodiversity in a neurotypical world. My non-judgemental and confidential process seeks to scaffold you preferencing a psycho-educational system embracing an understanding of “double empathy” and focussed solution concepts.
In my professional experience an traumatic event such as a bereavement; or the need re-access ones direction in life can trigger needing help.
Feelings of feeling like a square peg in a round whole abound leading to anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Often a change in circumstances such as a family member being dependant, a career change, or a change in management can spark these issues.
I also work with intelligent and motivated students trying to complete their higher education courses. Einstein struggled as a student, but his perseverance gave the world the theory of relativity.
I see clients with or without a diagnosis of neurodiversity.
- I am available to walk with you on your journey of self-recognition.
Training, qualifications & experience
• M Sc Counselling (Northampton) 2020
• Cert. Autism (Cumbria) 2015
• PG Diploma Autism (Sheffield Hallam )2016
• Institute of Narrative Therapy Level 1 Course
• Institute of Narrative Therapy Level 2 Course
• Some thoughts on autism –should it be regarded as a special contribution to human life rather than, than a diminution? - Thoughts -challenging the negative connotation of disability. (2015)
• Narrative therapy concepts -useful for autism? (2016) • A Thematic Analysis of Therapist Experiences of Counselling the Neuro-diverseβ.(2020)
• BA Law 1979
• A C I I 1982
• ACI.Arb 1981
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £69.00
£50-£69.00 for 60 minutes
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