An Autistic led Psychotherapy Service for children, young people and their grown ups.
Autistic children and young people experience a higher proportion of mental health challenges than the neurotypical population. There is a high level of trauma in the lived experience of many autistic children and young people. The ableist environment our children live within, is one which is not designed for them in mind.
Fledge Psychotherapy was born of a hope that autistic young people can access psychotherapy that takes their individual needs into account, that will not pathologize them, or see them through the lens of a deficit based ‘medical’ model, but holds space for them to expand into their authentic identity.
The therapy embraces the social model of disability and identifies as working within the neurodiversity paradigm.
The work aims to understand the underlying reasons why your child is communicating in a particular way, and offers space for the underlying feelings to emerge and be thought about.
The aim is to facilitate a more authentic way of being in the world, one borne of self compassion, understanding and acceptance.
The approach is not only for autistic humans but anyone who would like to explore this way of working.
This is the road less travelled.
For more info please see my website: www.fledgepsychotherapy.co.uk