Hi, I am Kathy (pronouns she/her), and I am thrilled to be working with Thriving Autistic.
I am a neurodiversity-affirming cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, as well as an autistic Mum to an autistic son.
I believe that cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy is a very broad, holistic type of talking therapy; some clients may like to simply be listened to, as they talk in a supportive space; some with degrees of mutism or who are just not big talkers prefer a more listening-based session, with more mindfulness and meditative techniques. Some clients like a very dynamic and collaborative session, looking at cognitive behavioural issues, e.g. addressing unhelpful beliefs, ‘stuck’ thought patterns, and issues of identity and self-acceptance; while others seek problem-solving and goal-setting support, perhaps concerning sensory needs and workplace or familial issues.
I have a very holistic outlook, embracing positive psychology and polyvagal principles; I am always keen to help clients develop aspects of themselves like self-regulation, authenticity and empowerment.
I was late-diagnosed as autistic in my forties, and have found my diagnosis (and that of my son, along with my husband’s ADHD diagnosis!) to be life-affirming and life-changing. I hope that I can help you feel this way too, and look forward to walking with you on your journey
If I sound like I could potentially be the right fit for you, please book in for a 15-minute free consultation by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability: Wednesdays and Fridays