People with Asperger's syndrome or High Functioning Autism (AS/HFA) perceive the world in different ways from others. Their sensory experiences may cause difficulties and their cognitive processes may be different but are just as valid and are often fascinating, creative and admirable.

Being different can bring conflict with conventional ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Conflict with family, friends, colleagues and professionals can make life difficult.

Individuals with AS/HFA can be marginalised members of society who suffer from anxiety related illnesses and depression at a higher rate than the rest of the population. The impact of this on family members can be equally debilitating.

How can autism counselling help?

Counselling provides a non judgmental and confidential place to explore specific problems and consider better ways of coping.

Counselling pre or post diagnosis can help to improve understanding and acceptance by developing self awareness and personal strengths.