Action for Asperger’s utilises the skills of a number of qualified counsellors who also specialise academically and/or experientially in autism counselling and Asperger counselling.
Those who live with Asperger’s syndrome often see the world in different ways than those who do not have the condition. Individuals who have Asperger syndrome/autism currently account for 1 in 100 of the general population, and this statistic means that individuals with the syndrome are in a minority.
We have seen over the years that any minority group is often misunderstood and frequently marginalised. However, being in a minority does not mean that the way Asperger/autistic individuals think is wrong, it is simply a differing neurological profile that is all.
At Action for Asperger’s we recognise the neurological difference, and endeavour to offer complete understanding of the Asperger’s syndrome/autistic personality. Autism-cognisant supervision, which is essentially an overseeing of their work by another, highly experienced counsellor, is also provided for all of our counsellors.
Action for Asperger’s counsellors also counsel those neurotypical persons who are in a close relationship with an Asperger’s syndrome/autistic individual. Such individuals could include siblings and intimate partners/spouses.
Living with Asperger’s syndrome can be tough at times, but it can also be tough for those who are nearest and dearest to the Aspergic/autistic individual.
A neurotypical is anyone who does not have Asperger’s syndrome/autism and who has a typical neurological profile. Neurotypicals account for the majority in the population wherever you are in the world, and yet while it is pleasing to be understood by the mass populous in the wider world, in the home environment, lack of understanding of you, your language, your behaviours and your motives by your Aspergic/autistic loved one(s) may feature in your day-to-day existence, and create upset and disharmony on a regular basis.
Action for Asperger’s counsellors can help you by listening to you and understanding your experience from your perspective. Similarly, we understand the experience of the autist.
How does Action for Asperger’s work?
Action for Asperger’s works by offering the following:~
Confidential counselling sessions on a short or long-term basis according to individual need.
Advocacy and general advice on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome per-se.
A one-off emotional support service for ‘flare-up’ situations and experiences.
Text facility: 0777 380 1506
Private messaging via our Facebook page ‘Action for Asperger’s’.
A confidential email support service. Write to: [email protected]. This is a free service.
Where the client is unable to attend face-to-face with a counsellor, SKYPE or Apple Facetime is available. Skype handles are available upon request for our workers.
One-on-one counselling will occur mainly at our offices/consulting rooms in Corby, Northamptonshire.
We also do counselling and assessment work in schools/colleges and a variety of other organisations.
We have outreach surgeries in North Wales and North Yorkshire currently (we hope to expand further afield in 2018)
How do I make an appointment?
Action for Asperger’s believes that anyone should be able to receive counselling therapy and is happy to provide autism-specialist counselling for those living with, and those living alongside Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Despite the fact that our name refers to Asperger’s syndrome, a higher-functioning variant of autism, we are happy to see individuals who have other variants of autism.
No GP referral is necessary, nor is a formal diagnosis necessary to make an appointment. We will see you based on a suspicion of Asperger’s syndrome/autism.
Due to our heavy workload, we do try to steer people towards making their initial enquiry via email to: [email protected]. However, if this is not possible, telephone 01536 266681 and leave a message.