Special Needs Support
I have a special interest in offering support to children, adults or families managing special needs. These needs may related to a particular illness, condition or disability (e.g. Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, etc) or as the result of an accident (e.g. Traumatic Brain Injury).
Everyone has the right to be an active member of their community and to lead a life of value. For persons with special needs, this goal is often obstructed or frustrated for a variety of reasons. Psychotherapy can be effective in supporting a person with disabilities to identify their needs, and in finding ways of pursuing a life of meaning and good (mental) health.
The impact of special needs on families should not be understated, and psychotherapy has proven useful for siblings and parents of individuals with special needs. Psychological support can be useful at times of adjustment, including placement in a care facility, employment in a workshop, or adjustment to a new stage of life.
If you think you may be interested in finding out more about support for someone with special needs or their family member(s), please contact me.