Counselling Sessions would be helpful for you if you want to explore the following options:
First, you want to stay in your relationship. And for that you would like to understand what’s happening to you. By understanding how you partner’s mind functions, you’ll understand how to relate to him/her. The key is to know what works for your partner with ASD and you, and then come up with strategies. Based on your experience, as you’re the one who knows him/her best, we’ll work on how you can feel heard. We’ll look at how you can get your needs met and put in place ways to look after yourself.
Second, you feel lost, you can’t remember who you were or understand who you have become. We are built for interaction which means that we get to know ourselves in relation to others. When living with someone on the spectrum who is wired differently, neurotypicals can lose sight of who they are because of this lack of feedback and empathy.
We’ll work on rebuilding your self-esteem, your sense of worth and empower you so you reconnect with yourself to claim back your identity. Then we’ll explore what you want to do and how you see your future. With clarity regained, you’ll see you have choices.
Third, you have made your decision: you want to leave. With full acceptance, I’ll accompany you and support you in your choice of separation or divorce. We’ll work on empowering you so you can own your resourcefulness to be able to withstand the journey ahead.
What do I offer: a space that is completely yours and confidential where there will be no judgement or shaming, where you will be able to:
Talk freely about the reality of your everyday life, your pain and your disappointments,
Reclaim visibility – find love again for yourself,
Process grief in letting go of the expectations you had…
If you are someone who lives with a partner on the spectrum or you know someone who struggles with this issue,
contact me: Michele Palmer at 07791 209 797