Thriving Autistic

Neurodivergent Practitioner Network

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About Astrid

I'm Astrid Coxon (Ph.D., MBPsS, MBACP) and I'm a person-centred counsellor and psychologist. I offer both short and long-term therapy for adults, through weekly one-to-one sessions, either face-to-face at my private practice, online via Zoom, or on the telephone.

I have worked with clients from a broad range of backgrounds, exploring issues related to low mood, stress, sexuality, gender identity, neurodiversity, self-harm, perfectionism, relationships, chronic illness, and work conflict. I offer reduced fees for students or low-income.

I specialise in life transitions - perhaps you've had a life-changing diagnosis, relationship difficulties, or are considering making a significant career change. I'm interested in how we negotiate these transitions, explore the decision-making process, and support clients at "forks in the road".Before completing my person-centred counselling training, I worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and a Community Cancer Support Team in Suffolk.​In 2018, I completed my Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia.

I conducted in-depth interviews with nurses coordinating a new hospital care pathway. This work helped me to appreciate the complexity of interpersonal relationships, and I realised how much I valued the process of supporting people to explore their challenges in a non-judgemental and confidential space.​I'm also a writer, proofreader, and teacher.

I teach psychology and research skills at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I specialise in qualitative research methods, which aim to provide rich insights into people's lived experiences, rather than exploring statistics. I've supervised several Masters-level dissertations on the stress experienced by healthcare professionals.​

Outside of work, I enjoy everything the Suffolk countryside has to offer - walking with my dogs, beekeeping, and (when I'm feeling brave) taking a dip in the North Sea.

Qualifications: Ph.D., MSc, BA(Hons), DipHE
Pronouns: any pronouns
Gender and/or Sexuality: asexual
Race and/or Ethnicity: White British
Neurodivergence(s):: autistic


Autistic Person-Centred Counsellor & Psychologist

Session Fees: €90 per session

Free initial consult: Yes

Cancellation Policy: Cancel or reschedule with 24 hours notice to avoid being charged