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Why choose an autistic counsellor?

In short, because as a fellow autistic person I am likely to understand you quickly. I know first-hand the life-long struggle of fitting in and the tension that comes with simply being in a busy space.

Every individual's experience is unique. There are however definitive aspects of being autistic, for example issues with social interaction, sensory sensitivity and repetitive behaviours. These are autistic commonalities. You are not alone. I believe in the value of shared lived experience.

Qualifications  and approach

A registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I hold a level 4 diploma in counselling. I have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate confirming a clear record, a professional insurance cover and work in accordance with the BACP ethical standards. I have a deep interest in autism and engage in continuous professional development focused on that subject.

My approach to counselling places you, the client, at the centre of the process of positive change. When things get hard you may lose sight of your strengths. I am here to support you with using your existing resources and gaining new skills to get closer to what you want your reality to be. 

As well as a counsellor, I am a data analyst at an IT consultancy and a mother of three girls.

I completely get how hectic life can be and so I offer therapy virtually on weekday evenings and in person in Beaconsfield on Sunday afternoons.

Realised you are autistic? Would you like some support making sense of it all? 

In this short video I talk about the common concerns, which bring autistic people to counselling, and how talking therapy helps. I specifically mention the benefits of engaging with counselling soon after self-identification or after receiving a confirmed diagnosis.

Paul

“I would like to thank you for your compassion and understanding and to let you know that the sessions definitely have helped…"

H.

"As an autistic person suffering with chronic anxiety, I came to Lii for support to cope with burnout associated with constant masking and the social difficulties of working in a high-pressure professional environment. Lii identified my deep-rooted need for self-compassion and approached the sessions with kindness and pragmatism that was very much needed. I am very grateful to have found Lii."

Alastair

"I found Lii to be professional, intelligent and helpful in my opinion and experience."

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