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Counselling for Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Related Conditions

Below is a summary of Neuro-Diverse conditions.  They can occur singly or in various combinations.

ADHD Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Easily distracted, impulsive, temper outbursts, quickly frustrated

Autistic Spectrum Disorder including Asperger's Syndrome
Obsessiveness, social and communication difficulties, literal thinking

Difficulties with numbers

Difficulties with sequencing, reading, writing and spelling

Poor balance, co ordination, spacial awareness, organisation and memory

Tourette's Syndrome
Verbal and physical tics, may have obsessions and compulsions

Counselling Issues

People with Neuro-Diverse conditions can have problems 'fitting' within their family, the educational system, work and social situations. They often struggle with tasks which the majority take for granted and are likely to under achieve educationally unless their condition is understood and provided for.

They may have to deal with bullying and labels such as lazy, stupid, naughty, immature and strange. This can result in low confidence and low self-esteem, anger, loneliness and depression.

The Benefits of Counselling

Your counsellor will respect and value you and will want to understand your experiences and the challenges you face. Talking to a qualified person can help you to come to terms with past experiences and to address current issues. Counselling is an opportunity to understand yourself at a deeper level. It can enable you to feel more confident and empower you to make decisions and changes in your life.

People who have a child, sibling or spouse with the conditions I have described also face particular challenges and can benefit from exploring these with the support and understanding of an experienced counsellor.

Further Information
Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association (DANDA)

Counselling in Harrow
Paula Newman - 020 8930 9831 / 07941 958 034

Counselling in EDGWARE
Lester Chern - 07973 803 952


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