Deborah Wortman - Parent Consultations, Couples and Clinical Supervision
My practice is now online therefore making it accessible to anybody in the UK and other parts of the world.
I trained as a Transactional Analyst over 20 years ago and believe that the most important value that I bring as a Psychotherapist is the respect of the individual. I have worked as a specialist Autism and ADHD therapist and clinical supervisor for over 10 years, bringing not only a professional knowledge but also a personal understanding of neurodiversity as a parent and a partner.
BA Honours, CQSW, CTA, PgCert in Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Certificate in, Couple Counselling Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Children.
I am not currently offering any individual therapy due to other work committments.
Pre Diagnostic Screenings and Post Diagnostic Consultations
I am able to offer pre diagnostic screenings for neurodiversity for people wanting to explore whether they wish to pursue a formal diagnosis or just self identify.
Following diagnosis clients often want the opportunity to explore and understand what their diagnosis means for them, and to develop a deeper understanding of their neurodiversity with a neuro-affirming therapist.
I offer couples counselling for neurodivergent couples enabling them to understand each other, improve communication, and to establish a more fulfilling relationship. I able to bring my own lived experience of being in a neurodivergent relationship for 30+ years and the challenges and joys when a couple work together to appreciate each others diversity.
I offer parent consultation sessions to help support the parent child/adolescent relationship. Parenting a neurodivergent child can be challenging, hence helping parents to consider different ways of parenting and developing alternative communication styles can be very helpful, particularly when parents feel stuck or that that no one is listening to them.
In Addition, I have specialist knowledge of 'demand -avoidance' and can help parents to work towards achieving emotional regulation for their children.
I offer supervision to therapists working with neurodivergent clients. As a therapist, I personally struggled to find a supervisor who was able to offer the knowledge and appreciation of how working with neurodivergent clients requires a 'thinking out of the box' approach to enable clients to engage in a successful therapeutic relationship.
As a supervisor I work in a collegiate way with the supervisee, developing and putting forward creative ways to work with neurodivergent clients.