When first qualified I chose to focus on Counselling clients with special needs. I began work in a local special needs school. During the past four years I have done one to one sessions and group work. I have taken this experience on to private practice.
The types of disabilities I have worked with have included, mild to severe Autistic spectrum disorders, mild to severe learning disabilities, deafness, Downs Syndrome, Speech & Language disorders, Dyslexia, and Neurological disorders. ODD, ADHD, Chronic pain.
It is important to create an environment of accessibility & attuned empathy. This includes the layout of the room & how I conduct the counselling.