What is neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity acknowledges that there is a natural variation with how brains work and how people experience, interpret and interact with their environment.

Neurodivergence occurs when neurotypes diverge from what is considered typical (NT). For example, Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Dyslexia are neurodevelopmental differences that are considered neurodivergent. Coming from a neuro-affirming model, these variations in brains are seen to have an evolutionary purpose.

I recognise that being Neurodivergent (ND) has both strengths and challenges (challenges such as being misunderstood, feeling like you have to mask your true self, and the struggle with trying to meet the relentless demands of a neurotypical environment) and understand that being ND in a society that predominantly supports NT’s can be deeply traumatising. I provide therapy from a neurodiversity-affirming approach, tailored to support your unique needs.