I support my clients with psycho-education and support around mental health, also understanding their neurodiversity (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Autistic Spectrum Condition/Pathological Demand Avoidance).   

I support clients pre- and post-diagnosis to help them understand themselves better and consider strategies to support their executive function and/or differing needs.  Sometimes, they may suspect neurodiversity, I conduct basic screenings (not diagnoses) and support them through the process of assessment.   See testimonials client feedback.

If you are interested in sessions, I offer a free 10-minute chat, or you can email me to discuss what your goals are, and decide whether you think I am the right fit for you.  In the first session, you have an opportunity to talk about your needs and an opportunity to see if the therapeutic relationship will work.  Many of my clients pay for sessions 6/7 in advance, I will give dates that far in advance, so you know when your sessions are, and you definitely have a slot.  However, you are not committed to the sessions and if you feel you want to leave for any reason you can, a good relationship is key to good results for the client.  

After each of your psychotherapy sessions, you will receive an email with confirmation of future dates/times of appointments and any points that might be helpful, this helps us review for next time. 

I use a variety of techniques dependent on the needs of the individual.  In my case, this is predominantly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and psychodynamic theory. However, over the years since 216 I have had a lot of professional development and picked up other modalities and integrated them in to my practice and use these to suit my clients needs.  This is called integrative psychotherapy, it means the therapist uses various modalities to support the client.  

I was a teacher, and this lends itself to the coaching and training elements of my work.  My ongoing professional development may mean I learn new skills and methods, which I develop and integrate in to my work.  When working with neurodiverse clients it is necessary to work in a way that works for them and that is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach, it is an individualised therapeutic model.

Although I do specialise in neurodiversity, and the majority of my clients are neurodiverse.  You do not need to be neurodiverse to work with me.  Spring offers psychotherapy for people wanting support for:

  • bereavement
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • eating disorders
  • depression
  • phobias
  • life coaching

I offer specialist supervision for psychotherapists working with neurodivergent clients.  Therapy for neurodivergent clients needs to be delivered by specialists, it is essential that supervision is received from a qualified practitioner experienced within this field.

Over the years, I have found neurodivergent clients have expressed their difficulties accessing support and making progress, due to previous therapists not understand their neurodiversity.

This can be due to therapists’ making incorrect assumptions of behaviours/thinking styles and confusion because the clients may not be responding well to a neurotypical style of therapeutic interventions.

If therapists and supervisors are not skilled in recognising when neurodiverse traits are present, it is likely that their treatment plans would be ineffective. It is important that their therapist can identify the key issues which are at the root of their difficulties. Specialist supervision provides supervisees with the confidence to work flexibly and provide effective support to their clients.