Autism Consulting with Heart
I am a mother to a spirited autistic girl and I am also a psychologist with a passion for children and families with complex needs. My little girl is the motivation and inspiration behind me specialising in Autism and applying the most cutting edge, up to date, respectful, kind and relevant therapies possible, in my consulting to families affected by Autism. I set out on a journey to find the therapies and/or interventions that would give my own child, and every child I would have the pleasure of getting to know in this role, the best opportunities to reach their full potential and achieve the best quality of life possible. I am passionate about and committed to other families experiencing similar progress, joy and fulfillment.
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) is the most comprehensive and expansive developmental and relationship-based approach to address those things that our children find most difficult as a result of their neurology.
I am a basic practitioner of Stanley Greenspan’s DIR (Development – Individual differences – Relationship) Floortime approach. In this strong relationship based approach the relationship and emotional connection (affect) in the parent-child relationship is central,
Dr Stuart Shanker’s Self-reg has been a ground-breaking approach in understanding the impact of stress on children’s (and parents’) ability to self-regulate. It is based on neuroscientific research
Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.