Are you looking for help with autism counselling, therapy or coaching? Talk to us.

Coaching, counselling and therapy are three different ways of getting one-to-one help when things are getting tough for you to manage on your own – either as an autistic person or someone who cares for an autistic person.

These approaches to getting help are based on a relationship with you and your helper, who will help lead you both in a creative conversation process to heal, inspire and maximise your potential. Helping can be personal, professional or a combination of both. Autism Helping is a skilled process which includes skilled listening and questioning, providing feedback, direction and encouragement.

We specialise in coaching for autistic people and their family members who need support. We’ve been involved in supporting people from a strengths-based perspective of Autism, Aspergers and ADHD for many years. After a ‘chemistry conversation’ over coffee, phone or the internet, we contract around your goals and aspirations, for a pre-agreed term.

We can also advise you in reaching out to an autism counsellor or therapist.

Jonny Drury and Jackie Elliott are both available for private autism coaching.

Jonathan is a qualified coach (PGCert), specialising in autism with a lifetime of experience. Drawing on a range of classical coaching models and integrated approaches including, relational, transpersonal, Gestalt, existential and goal-oriented, he embodies a deep empathic listening for a powerful and effective thinking and growing space. Go to Jonathan’s coaching page for more information.

Jackie is an EMCC accredited Coach-Mentor  (Senior Practitioner), an expert teams, women and executive’s coach and has 30 years in IT leadership. Jackie is also an author. Go to Jackie’s website for more information and to get in touch.

Together, you and your coach will safely addresses your mental, emotional, physical, social and creative needs, with an emphasis on the role of a healthy spirit. You will both get to know your situation thoroughly and/or whatever you wish to work on, clarify your goals and options, solve any interference and move you assertively forwards to achieve the results you really want and need. Coaching can be highly transformative.

You might like to address;

  • a current challenge in your role at work
  • wanting to become a better leader
  • a performance or development issue
  • a challenging relationship
  • going through a change
  • workplace ‘reasonable adjustments’
  • autism, neurodiversity and sensory issues
  • improving life-work balance
  • family matters
  • exploring your level of satisfaction at work
  • finding the confidence to explore a new approach
  • aspects of yourself and identity

Sessions usually last between 50 and 90 minutes and this would be agreed with the quantity of sessions at the contracting stage. It may be that 3 or 4 sessions is enough for you. Get in touch for our rates.

  • Face to face*
  • Phone
  • Zoom (video or just audio).

*No face to face during government COVID-19 isolation guidance.
Usually, private meeting rooms in Sheffield or your preferred location.

Jonathan and Jackie follow the EMCC Code of Ethics and are fully insured.

More details will be sent on request. You will be offered an informal, explorative call or meet up to see if, and how, coaching or mentoring could benefit you.

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Autism Client Training for Therapists using the Autism Dialogue Approach®

AUGUST 7th / 14th / 21st, 2023.

6 – 8pm.

Working with Neurodivergent Clients Using the Autism Dialogue Approach®

An introduction to ADA for therapists and coaches Sign up at

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About this short course:

The Autism Dialogue Approach is a unique approach to interacting and communicating across neurotypes, especially among autistic and non-autistic people, in a range of support settings. Client-therapist neurodiverse and intersectional encounters can be greatly enhanced and enriched with integration of ADA skills.

ADA consists of a set of easy-to-learn practices based on robust social-cognition sciences and the strengths and uniqueness of autism and interaction processes, not deficits or behaviours. It is a holistic interaction approach that provides both autistic and non-autistic people with the skills and confidence to achieve mutual understanding in most mixed-neurotype settings. Developed since 2017, the ADA philosophy is loosely based on Bohmian Dialogue, the Implicate Order theory, various Dialogue approaches, Enaction theory and Participatory Sense-Making in Autism.

We particularly welcome professionals and trainees who identify as autistic or neurodivergent, and those who may use AAC (augmented and alternative communication).

Learning objectives:

Learn communication strategies for dealing with a range of situations concerning neurodivergent and neurotypical people.

Understand and experiment with your own communication differences and preferences.

Gain confidence in, and insight into, cross-neurotype interactions.

Who this workshop is appropriate for?:

Counsellors, therapists, coaches and health professionals.