Aspergers Couples

Autism is a developmental disability that affects the way people interact with the world. As a spectrum condition, it affects people in different ways. Asperger’s syndrome is one form of autism. Affecting an estimated 700,000 people in the UK alone, autism is relatively common.

Someone living with Asperger’s syndrome will see things differently to someone who doesn’t. It is not a disease, nor is it something that can be ‘treated’, there are however approaches and support frameworks that can be helpful.

The aim of counselling at 3 CCAA is to provide you, the client, with a confidential opportunity to explore personal and relational issues in emotional safety. The counsellors’ role is to help you and your spouse through this process without judgement. The counsellor may, on occasions, give information or offer suggestions. During counselling, we set goals agreed between the couple and the therapist. The couple agrees to work towards the agreed goals. If at any time the counsellor feels they can no longer help them, the counsellor will offer to refer them to someone who can.

Sessions last approximately 50 minutes and will be every week typically on the same day and time, suitable to you and within 3 Counties hours of operation. 3 Counties Counselling sessions can take place at clients homes, or other suitable premises.

We ask that you commit to 6 sessions before realistically evaluating the effectiveness of therapy. After this, the contract can be renewed verbally for additional sessions, and a review is given every when appropriate. Part of the review process is to determine if more sessions are necessary in order to reach your goals. If both therapist and client collaboratively agree that more sessions are necessary, they contract for more sessions before ending therapy or reviewing the process again.


What should I be looking for in a counsellor or psychotherapist?

In terms of psychological support, NICE Guidelines recommend cognitive behavioural therapy and/or behavioural therapy. To help manage symptoms such as anxiety and/or repetitive thoughts, medication may also be offered.

3 Counties Counselling & Autism Assessment 2018