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The fact that you’re on this page probably means that you either have Autism Spectrum Disorder (or suspect you might do). I specialise in working with women with Autism Spectrum Disorder and am on Psychology Today’s in-house panel of experts where I write regularly on this subjects. I’ve now shared everything I know about women with autism in my latest publication “Women with Autism: Accepting and Embracing Autism Spectrum Disorder as You Move Towards an Authentic Life”.
Why I work with women with autism
I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in my late forties and this discovery has transformed how I view my past and how I manage my present life. Particularly with regard to current management, I am aware of those things in life which are difficult – such as excessive socialising – and have measures in place to deal with them. Discovering I had Autism Spectrum Disorder has helped me with the self-esteem issues I’d suffered with for a lifetime. Realising that some of my ways of being were simply due to the way my brain worked, as opposed to searching for what was “wrong” with me, changed the way I viewed myself and the world.
Women’s Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition which presents very differently to male Autism Spectrum Disorder and many women spend their whole lives feeling something is wrong, but not knowing what. My “Becoming an Authentically Autistic Woman” Life Coaching Programme is designed for women whatever stage they are at in their autism journey, from women who are seeking clarity about autism to those who have been formally diagnosed and want to know how to lead the authentic life they deserve. If you’re at the stage of wondering whether you might have autism, my single session 90 minute consultation may be what you’re looking for.
When it was originally suggested to me that I might have autism, by a therapist who specialised in working with autistic women, I was extremely surprised. I knew next to nothing about autism and certainly didn’t think I fitted with what “autism” was, with my limited knowledge coming from films and television. Some days I was relieved that there might be an explanation for my depression, anxiety and poor emotional regulation – others, I was genuinely worried about what life with autism might mean.
I’ve developed my coaching programme to help you through the concerns and issues which might arise as you think about having autism, to help you establish whether you do have autism, and to move towards a life which is fulfilling and validated.