Autism

 

I hold an NVQ3 in Adult Health and Social Care, as well as an NVQ3 in Residential Childcare.

 

I have also attended regular training sessions in safeguarding adults and children, as well as other training relevant to the support and care sector.

 

I have 10 years of experience working with adults and children with autism, and am confident that I can support families, friends, children and young people with Autism through counselling and play therapy.

 

I enjoy working with neurodiversity and am constantly adding to the list of services and groups of people I can work with.

 


Support for NeuroDiverse Adults

Mentoring, Personal Assistance, Support work

Empowering you to achieve your goals and live your best life.


 

There seems to be a lot of support for young people and children in regards to support work and I am looking to bridge that gap by working one-to-one with neurodiverse adults.

My experience in supported living and residential care will come in to handy here, as will my counselling skills.

My role as a support worker or personal assistant will vary greatly from how I work with counselling clients, supervisees and languages students.

I will be offering accountability and advice on how to go about your day without getting too distracted, procrastinating or getting overwhelmed.

You will be doing the work, with my input and support.

Sometimes just having an “outsider’s” perspective helps us get back on track and gain new insights into what we’d like to achieve in our lives.

Together, we will find the right pace for you and as we get to know each other, I’ll have a greater perspective of the key areas we might need to focus on to create habits that help you in every area of your life, including your working and personal relationships.

 

 


Counselling Young people and Children


 

When working with young people and children, the cooperation of the parent(s) or carer(s) is essential for the process to fully work.

Parents and carers are the main models in a child’s life, including the counsellor they will be seeing and trusting with their feelings and difficulties in expressing what they might be going through.

Therefore, input and support from parents is essential.

As adults, we have learned, through better or worse circumstances, how to work out what we are feeling, how to address it – by seeking counselling ourselves or by talking it through with those closest to us –  and work through it to regain balance in life.

As such, we are in a great position to support our children and young people to do the same, understanding that their life experiences are not extensive yet, and are learning to do what we already know how to do, to a greater or lesser degree.

It is also important to be aware that some young people might not want their parents involved in their therapeutic process, which relates to the Gillick Competencies:

“parental right yields to the child’s right to make his own decisions when he reaches a sufficient understanding and intelligence to be capable of making up his own mind on the matter requiring decision.”

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