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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.
Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic may affect you in different ways.
All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, it is possible to live a more fulfilling life.
Some autistic people say the world feels overwhelming and this can cause them considerable anxiety.
In particular, understanding and relating to other people, and taking part in everyday family, school, work and social life, can be harder. Other people appear to know, intuitively, how to communicate and interact with each other, yet can also struggle to build rapport with autistic people. Autistic people may wonder why they are 'different' and feel their social differences mean people don't understand them.
I am happy to work either with an autistic client directly, or give support to the carer, sibling or friend of someone on the spectrum. Whereas I offer no cure for the condition, I can help you to explore any emotional impact you may feel, whilst working on a number of connected issues.
"Thank you for believing in me, when I couldn't"
- Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12.
Counsellors plays a crucial role in improving the health and wellbeing of society. They help people to talk about their feelings, think about their choices or their behaviour, and make positive changes in their lives.
This is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It can be used to work with a wide range of emotional and psychologic problems.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn , "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally."
The benefits that come from this practice include:
Recognise, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions.
Respond more effectively to complex or difficult situations.
See situations more clearly
Become more creative
Achieve balance and resilience at work and at home