Vinita Latham MSc. Psychotherapy & Counselling. BA, MBACP(Reg).

Autism Spectrum. Aspergers Syndrome.

Seeking therapy for many people can be a difficult decision and for those on the autism spectrum, it can be even more of a challenge. In addition, therapy is an inherently social process based on talking to someone new, often in an unfamiliar setting, so seeking therapy for someone with social and communication difficulties can be a daunting prospect.

You can find a little more about how therapy works here.

If you would like to book a session – get in touch here. 

To find out about the services I offer – services.

I have professional experience working with people on the autism spectrum and am familiar with how challenging daily life can be, which helps inform the way I work. As with all clients I consider each person’s individual needs and am considerate with regard to sensory processing issues. I work respectfully and at a pace that’s suited to each person. People on the autism spectrum may be at increased risk of experiencing anxiety-related issues and depression. Common everyday tasks can feel overwhelming and maintaining a mask of calmness whilst beneath the surface struggling to cope can feel exhausting. I work with clients who are finding life difficult because of their autism or related issues. I also work with clients who experience unrelated problems. Talking through your concerns in an environment where you feel comfortable and safe can positively impact your mental health and sense of well-being.

Women: Asperger’s. Autism Spectrum.

If you’re a woman on the autism spectrum, you may have found it challenging to get the correct diagnosis, or you may feel that you don’t need a diagnosis to confirm your autism. On the other hand, there could be a sense of relief if you recently got a diagnosis or you may be left feeling confused.

It has been acknowledged that females have found it harder to get recognition for their autism which can lead to feelings of frustration and a sense of not having their experiences validated. Early childhood might have been challenging, especially if there was no awareness of the impact autism had on your day to day experiences. Adult life may bring its own challenges. Talking about your emotional challenges can validate your experiences which can positively impact self-esteem, self-worth and self-identity.