I have been working with children and adolescents with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) for over 10 years, and in various roles. I now specilise in working with adults with ASCs (although I do see people who aren't on the autistic spectrum).
I work with adults and adolescents as a Counselling Psychologist. This means I am trained to try to listen to and understand what someone is experiencing, and to work with them to explore any difficulties they might be having in their lives. These will generally be when someone wants emotional support (someone to listen, or to help with processing how they are feeling and why they are feeling a certain way); or when someone wants social or relationship support (someone to listen, or to help with exploring how what is happening in their social relationships). There are also many other areas that someone might want a Counselling Psychologist to help them with, for example if they are experiencing depression or anxiety that is affecting their lives.
I am trained to work using both CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), and to use relational therapy. Both of these approaches can be adapted in ways that make them more appropriate for someone with an ASC. For example, more use of writing things down, perhaps more use of drawings - but everyone is an individual and it would depend on what each person found helpful.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Dr Steph will then contact you to discuss making a booking....