Autism and ADHD Coaching

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
  • Loneliness
  • 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
Autism And Adhd Coaching

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 Аutism and АDHD Тherapy 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.

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Autism and ADHD Coaching FAQs

Autism and ADHD coaching is a specialized form of coaching that provides support and strategies for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to improve executive function, social skills, and overall well-being. 80% of us have mental health difficulties and seen through a lens of neurodiversity, talking therapy and coaching is generally a lot more effective for depression and anxiety.
Yes, coaching can address challenges in organization and time management by developing strategies and routines tailored to individual needs. There will be trial and error involved because different people and different situations call for a tailored approach
Yes, and Sara-Louise sees clients who are 16 years old and over.
Yes, coaching can provide targeted interventions and social skill-building exercises to improve communication and social interactions. Sara-Louise takes the approach that neurodivergent people can design the social skills they wish to practice, rather than aping neurotypical people and social norms.
Yes, coaching can provide coping mechanisms and techniques to manage impulsivity and hyperactivity associated with ADHD by understanding the individual’s unique mix of challenges and what is causing these traits in each case.
Coaching can offer strategies for studying, organization, and time management, as well as advocacy for accommodations and support in educational settings and the workplace.
Yes, coaching can provide techniques to manage sensory sensitivities and create environments conducive to better focus and well-being.
Yes very much so, coaching can provide tools for emotional regulation and coping with unique stress and challenges related to ASD or ADHD.
Yes, coaching can empower individuals to advocate for their needs and preferences in various settings. The process simultaneously works on psychoeducation, self-acceptance, communication skills, developing strategies and self-advocacy.
Yes, coaching can assist individuals in setting realistic goals and creating action plans to achieve them. This may also involve the use of tech solutions and other innovative methods.
Yes, coaching can provide guidance and support for parents and caregivers in understanding and effectively supporting individuals with ASD or ADHD. A client’s parents or partner is always welcome to attend with the client (by prior arrangement) for ad-hoc information sessions so they can better understand their loved one. You may also want to consider having your therapy with a separate member of the team.
Yes, coaching can ease transitions by developing coping strategies and facilitating adjustment to change. Neurodivergent people can struggle with all kinds of transitions.
Yes, coaching can focus on developing life skills, fostering independence, and building self-confidence. Looking at independence may involve looking at employment, CVs and self-employment. Sara-Louise is experienced in supporting neurodivergent people with their employability and entrepreneurial endeavours.
Yes, coaching can provide tools and techniques to manage anxiety and develop resilience. Sara-Louise also looks into what might appear to be anxiety and checks for other possible causes for the problematic feelings. For example, the fight or flight response may be triggered by a sensory issue that is nothing to do with say, social anxiety.
Yes, coaching can provide social skill-building exercises and strategies to enhance relationships. Even more introverted clients need a network and people they can learn from or get nourishment from, socially speaking, from time to time.
Yes, coaching can offer strategies for time management, organization, and communication in professional settings. Sara-Louise also advocates for clients with their employers as necessary and can invite them to information sessions with the client.
Yes, coaching can provide techniques to enhance focus and attention.
Yes, coaching can provide techniques to manage sensory overload and create sensory-friendly environments.
Yes, our therapy and coaching is strengths-based and Sara-Louise starts by ensuring the client is aware of the difference between self-confidence and self-esteem to identify what issues the client needs to work on.
Yes, coaching can help clients to articulate their values and how they want to show up in society. Neurodivergent people have quite a mix of unique challenges that mean that social anxiety is extremely common in our community but this can absolutely be worked on and vastly improved.
Yes, coaching can support individuals in setting specific and achievable goals.
Yes, coaching can be adapted to address challenges associated with co-occurring conditions. These might be mental health or physical health challenges. Sara-Louise was previously a disability specialist advisor for the government Work Programme and is used to approaching many topics from the point of view of a person’s health challenges. For example relationships, employability and independence.

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