Hello, my name is Jasper [he/him] and I'm an associate practitioner with Thriving Autistic.
As a coach, I help individuals to understand the process of (and help to apply for) the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) UK disability benefit, as well as Disability Allowance (DA) for those in Ireland.
I have an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology, so I have a strong professional medical background, which has really helped with understanding the complexity of my own and other people's conditions when applying for disability benefits. Qualifications: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (2020); MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology (2019); BSc in Psychology with Neuropsychology (2017); First Aid Training for Adults and Basic Life Support including AED (2018, annually renewed).
Member of the British Psychological Society, British Neuroscience Association, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, Headway - the brain injury association, National Deaf Children's Society, Ehlers-Danlos Support UK, and the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.
Languages: Fluent in British Sign Language and Spoken English. Experience in years: 5 Pronouns: he/him Gender and/or Sexuality: trans man, queer, asexual Race and/or Ethnicity: White British Neurodivergence(s): Autistic Additional Disabilities: Deaf, EDS, ME/CFS
As a Deaf, autistic wheelchair user, I know first-hand how stressful applying for disability benefits can be.
As well as helping with filling in the application form, I can:
- offer insight from my personal and professional experience - break down all the medical jargon - explain how best to convey answers - help to prepare for the assessment - support you throughout the whole process
I want to make consultations as accessible as possible because it is really important to me that you are comfortable in the sessions and understand all the information.
All sessions will have a BSL interpreter, but if there are any access needs, please let me know, and I am very flexible to adapt to any requirements!
Please note that Jasper is extremely booked up in advance and session availability will be a minimum of 2 weeks from your request. Once the process has started, please respond to any requests for information in a timely manner to avoid disappointment. Emergency booking requests will be at Jasper’s discretion
Session Fees: £10 deposit for free 15 min consult (only to enquire about services) £60 full rate £30 discounted rate
Free initial consult: Yes (Requires a £10 deposit to reduce last-minute cancellations)
Cancellation Policy: I understand life happens, and there are unavoidable reasons for cancelling or rescheduling sessions sometimes. I'm happy to facilitate this up to 48 hours before a session. Any less notice than this will have to be fully charged for as it doesn't give me enough time to offer the session to someone else. Thanks for your understanding!