Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Who do I work with? Children 5+, Adults and Families
How do I work? Online, Face-to-Face and offers Walking Therapy
Where am I based? Leeds/Wakefield
My name is Tasha, I am an Accredited Counsellor MBACP & Clinical Supervisor. I am a mum to a son & daughter who are ADHD, it is this reason and seeing the effects in schools on CYP being misunderstood with Neurodiversity that drives my passion to work with this community but also to try and affect change to make schools safer for ND CYP and to advocate for all ND people.
I work in private practice but before that spent 13 years working for Northpoint Wellbeing, 8 of those years in a cluster of schools as a therapist working with CYP & families.
I work with CYP and adults with most difficulties.
I specialise in therapeuticallysupporting, advocating and offering training in Neurodiversity.
I offer a warm, friendly and safe space (online also) for people to come and with my help make sense of what is going on for them, whether it be relationship issues, to low self-esteem to issues around abuse etc.
Ways of Working
I offer 1:1 therapy sessions, Clinical Supervision to therapists and other Helping profession roles, this can also be ad hoc Supervision sessions. I work face to face in WF3 but also online. I use a range of methods depending on the individual ranging from talking (Relational) therapy, play therapy and elements taken from other modalities over the years.
I have been successful in offering pre screenings including QB Check Tests for ADHD within school settings and have been successful in having many children placed on the CAMHS Neurodevelopmental pathway for full assessments.
The Types of Issues I Support Neurodivergent Clients With
- Support families in exploring whether their child is Neurodivergent, through the referra
- Assessment process and post diagnosis.
- Exploring if you are neurodivergent and post diagnosis.
- I support CYP with difficulties such as accepting their Neurodiversity
- Emotional regulation
- Relational difficulties
- school/work related difficulties
- Gender/sexuality exploration
- Burnout including parental burnout
- I can support families with communicating with schools their child’s ND presentations needs/adjustments
- Family pressures/Separation/Divorce where ND is a factor
Dip HE in Therapeutic Counselling (Relational)
Certified Autplay Therapist, DDP Level 1
Level 7 PG Cert – Supervision in Counselling, Psychotherapy & Helping Relationships
Additional CPD Specific to Neurodiversity
Best Practice when Supporting Autistic Clients – Aspire Autism Consultancy
ADHD in The Therapy Room – Aspire Autism Consultancy