Specialist Services

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autism/asperger's/additional needs

I offer counselling to people with an Autism Spectrum Condition/learning difference, family members and loved ones.  This involves providing person-centred support and guidance around understanding and managing behaviours and helping you to develop new ways to help build your confidence and self-esteem.


I understand that for many young people and adults with complex needs or disabilities, struggling with stress, anxiety and daily life can be challenging and unsettling and symptoms can sometimes be extremely overwhelming. I tailor my approach to best suit the needs of my clients. I have a wide range of experience and knowledge of working with this client group and a deep understanding of some of the difficulties they may face.

young people

I work with young people struggling with the following issues: 


  • low self-esteem,
  • body image, 
  • anxiety, 
  • depression/low mood, 
  • bereavement and loss, 
  • peer pressure and bullying, 
  • exam stress, 
  • self-harm, 
  • family difficulties, 
  • relationship matters, 
  • sexuality  
  • anger problems.


Counselling can provide you with the space to talk about how you are feeling without the fear of being judged. This space allows you to express your feelings and explore and understand what is happening in your world and what may have caused you to feel this way.


I use a range of creative therapeutic interventions, encouraging the opportunity for exploration, self-awareness and building resilience


lgbtq

I am also proud to support the local LGBTQ community.