I have worked for many years with clients on the Autistic spectrum; firstly as a creative artist and then as a counsellor. I Currently work part-time with a Manchester based charity called Respect for all which provides free or low cost counselling for people on the spectrum and also for their siblings, carers, parents and partners.
It was through working as an artist with adults with learning disabilities that I realised that I wanted to train as a psychotherapist, thereby turning an aptitude into a qualified skill.
Many people, especially young people are receiving diagnoses of ASC with little or no understanding of how it might be affecting them. Counselling can be a good way of exploring these issues and gaining confidence and self-compassion.