A Typical Session
Have a Cuppa With Me
It is vastly important that Lost Women
have the opportunity to be heard and
Because, diagnosis or self-identification is just the start to unravelling everything else.
Most women who meet with me are hoping to connect with another
autistic woman to share their experience with someone.
They are either newly diagnosed, self-identified, facing diagnosis, or just suspecting they could be on the autism spectrum.
Some have not knowingly met another autistic woman before and would like to connect.
If they are in a remote area of Australia, it's common for some to feel they cannot disclose to their communities, friends or families for fear of judgement.
Hence, it's not uncommon for these women to feel socially or emotionally isolated.
Some feel much relief after realising they are autistic, others feel some grief that they are
late-diagnosed and some feel very overwhelmed.
It is not unusual for women to share things with me that they have not felt able to tell anyone else.
Others will ask me questions about my own experience.
Some women choose to embrace autism as their identity, others choose not to.
Most of the women I meet feel emotions exceptionally deeply, even if they
cannot always articulate them.
It is a privilege for me to sit with women as they share their experiences and feelings, because what they are sharing is often exceptionally personal.
It's imperative that these women feel that they can open up in a trusted environment.
We take the appointment at your own pace and you are not pressured to disclose
anything you do not want to.
Most women I meet with feel they have not been validated in a long time, if ever.
They are worried they will not be taken seriously, or worse, they have not been taken seriously.
Everyone's experience is completely unique, hence I never judge any woman I meet with for her thoughts, feelings or emotions.
I am told that an appointment with me leaves my clients feeling heard, validated
and better understood.