Alastair Coomes Therapy



A term that expresses the diversity people show in how the may process sensory information

Neurodiversity is not a single condition...

Although often associated with autism spectrum disorder, it includes many people who may, be labelled with other, often co-occuring, neurodevelopmental condition such as, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder (known as dyspraxia).

My perspective is that these neurodivergent traits offer both challenges and strengths and it is wrong and potentially harmful to view them as disorders or abnormalities but rather part of the rich tapestry of humanity.

However, these traits, although advantageous in certain scenarios may create challenges, particularly where social norms of behaviour act counter to an individuals preferred way of being in the world.

Being neurodiverse can lead to mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety and a host of associated disorders (OCD, eating disorders, self-harm, panic disorders etc). There is a wealth of evidence to support this link1. Discord with friends, family; work or school/university is a common experience.

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Having over 20 years in the field as an assessor, coach and psychotherapist/psychologist I can offer a non-judgemental, holding space.

With my guidance clients explore the meaning and impact of any diagnosis; what strategies can be used to reduce the psychological distress, as well as building self-esteem towards living a more fulfilled and happier life.

Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like to arrange an appointment.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07971020804 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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