Around two and a half million adults in the UK are believed to have either autism (including what used to be called Asperger’s) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
16% of us are born neurodivergent, and when you consider all the conditions that neurodiversity embraces, such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Sensory Processing Disorder etc., those with some form of neurodiverse condition account for 1/6 of us.
Our ADHD and Autism coaching in London provides personalised support and development for those who are either self-diagnosed or clinically diagnosed with autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, ADHD, and attention deficit disorder.
WHAT ARE AUTISM AND ADHD?
The various autism spectrum disorders are complex, lifelong developmental neurodiverse conditions that typically become apparent in early years through a child’s social skills, physical and verbal communication, relationships, and self-regulation, but which may not be picked up or identified until much later in life.
Typically, the symptoms and behaviours associated with spectrum conditions can include being nonverbal or having atypical speech patterns, experiencing difficulty in understanding or interpreting nonverbal communication, difficulty making and keeping friends, difficulty conversing in a familiar back-and-forth way, and demonstrating repetitive behaviour, patterns, activities, and interests
WHO IS AUTISM AND ADHD COACHING FOR?
Our Autism and ADHD coaching in London is provided by Sara-Louise Ackrill, who is herself autistic with ADHD, and this treatment is ideal for neurodivergent clients experiencing:
- Low confidence and poor self-esteem
- Emotional dysregulation and/or Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
- Compulsive behaviours
- Unstable relationships
- Suicidal ideation
- Partner violence and domestic abuse
- Redundancy, issues at work and/or unemployment
- Difficulty accessing practical, emotional, or financial support in the public and private sector
- Struggles with Executive Function
HOW DOES AUTISM AND ADHD THERAPY AND COACHING WORK?
Our treatment offers a dynamic blend of psychoeducation, acceptance, strategies, communication, and self-advocacy, all done at the client’s pace.
The work we do together is at once challenging and supportive but recognises that ‘traditional’ talking therapies can be daunting for those with Autism and ADHD. Our more directive approach is designed to allow clients to develop the coaching relationship at their own speed.
For those who like to continue the work between sessions, Sara-Louise Ackrill, our wonderful Autism and ADHD coach in London, is always happy to share a range of techniques and resources so clients can take ownership of their process.
The nature of neurodiversity means some people find it difficult, traumatic, or simply impossible to remember their past or imagine their future, and some of us need more time than average to process what’s been said and to form an answer.
With Autism and ADHD coaching, neurodivergent people can communicate with dignity, increased self-confidence, and improved self-esteem in all areas of life.
Our coaching techniques are designed to empower our neurodiverse clients to accept themselves and their life choices, to communicate their difference, and to celebrate their strengths.
We look at what skills and benefits may have come from challenging times, how to put them to use, and how to make up for lost time when we were in emotional pain, experienced loss of dignity, or found it hard to connect with others.
And we work on how to communicate Autism and ADHD to employers, colleagues, collaborators and loved ones.
BENEFITS OF AUTISM AND ADHD THERAPY AND COACHING
Our Autism and ADHD coaching in London helps our clients to process what is often an atypical life path. Therapy and coaching for neurodiversity allow clients to get more out of life, with fewer mental health issues and healthier and longer lasting relationships.
They learn how to use their inner resources to self-advocate and have their needs met in every area of life – from better prioritisation and task completion, to improved self-confidence and self-esteem, and from being able to articulate complex conditions, to better self-care routines and personal hygiene.
If you’d like to book a consultation with Sara, please use our online booking portal. If you would like to learn more about Autism and ADHD therapy and coaching in London, please get in touch for a confidential informal chat.