Under the radar - female autism
Female autism is hugely under and misdiagnosed; I wasn't diagnosed until I was 57.
If I'd known then what I know now, how much kinder and accepting of myself I would have been!
Without realising it, all of us will, at some time or in the future, have a female client who will be on the autistic spectrum (young or old and anywhere in between), and neither of us know it due to superb 'masking' abilities.
I am passionate about getting the message out there about an area and client who is poorly understood. Attending my workshop will give you a basic understanding of autism, how female autism presents, and how different it is to the stereotypical images we are 'fed'.
The spectrum, its traits, the myths, the difficulties, the co-morbidity ails which usually present first in the counselling room, and a lot more.
This is an opportunity to learn more about female autism from the perspective of first-hand experience, and what it is like in the counselling room for both client and counsellor.
I have chosen to run this workshop with a maximum of six spaces (no less than four) to limit my sense of overwhelm. Therefore, I will be hosting the workshop on a monthly basis throughout the year (dates TBC) to avoid disappointment or missing out on a place.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, as well as a light lunch.
Five hours CPD and a certificate of attendance to the workshop included.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email me for a registration form at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by Heather Meek
My special interest areas of work are with trauma, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, which are also co-morbid ails of female autism. As a late diagnosesd female of Autism, I know what it is like struggling in a world where you feel you don't fit in or belong. With knowledge and understanding we can help ease our autistic clients struggles