Thank you for ‘clicking’ on our website. I hope that you will find much of what you read helpful, and, if so, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you scroll further down this home page, you will find our information video. The video runs for approximately 37 minutes and has been specifically designed to be of assistance to the non-reader.
Despite our charity name indicating a preference for autism of the Asperger’s variant, we do in fact counsel all variants of autism, from lower-functioning to higher-functioning types.
All work that our charity undertakes is donation-led. We are an international (thanks to Skype/FT counselling) award-winning charity that has been operating since October 2008. Demand is high.
We do not receive any funding from the Lottery or Government currently. Funding from client donations is essential to the provision of this service therefore. A donation that is in the region of £35-£50 per hour (lower to higher incomes) for our counselling service is kindly requested. Presently, ALL that is received in terms of income is used to enhance the service directly. Action for Asperger’s is charitable by choice; this does not equate to less.
Please note that out of respect for client confidentiality, no client testimonials can be found on this website. We do, however, perform client satisfaction audits in September/October each year. For the year ending September, 2016:
- 90% of the clients who responded rated the service as “Excellent” or “Very Good”
- The unique AfA open-ended approach (i.e. counselling that is unlimited in terms of number of sessions on offer) to counselling had helped 93% of respondents to feel safe and secure.
- Additionally, over 60% of respondents felt that their sense of self had improved since becoming a client of AfA, with a further 27% stating that their sense of self was ‘slowly improving’*.
*The comments for this latter group of 27% (above) reinforced that this was primarily due to the short length of time since their diagnosis and consequently was still a work in progress.
Note that we are happy to receive enquiries from undiagnosed autists as well as enquiries from formally diagnosed autists.
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Elaine Nicholson, MBE CEO & Counsellor
Email: [email protected]