What is Neurodivergent Specialist Coaching?

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As a Neurodivergent Specialist Coach, I partner with clients who identify as neurodivergent or present with aspects of neurodivergence such as ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, learning disabilities, or giftedness. My role is to provide an empathetic, non-judgmental space for self-exploration and personal growth.

Because I understand that neurodivergence influences how we process information and experiences. I can offer tailored support to help clients overcome obstacles, develop coping strategies, and realise their full potential.  Acknowledging each individual's unique strengths and challenges.

Coaching prices start at £125 per hour session.  Please note that this is pure coaching, without the energy work that I offer and no additional Voxer support.

If you have an Access To Work grant, please contact me to discuss pricing options in line with your award.

My coaching often focuses on areas like:

- Building self-compassion to understand &  embrace neurodivergence
- Setting healthy boundaries and managing perfectionist tendencies
- Developing emotional regulation skills
- Identifying how neurodivergence impacts leadership style and leveraging strengths
- Gaining insight into preferred learning styles and information processing
- Creating reasonable accommodations and self-advocacy plans

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My goal is to you better understand yourself, reduce inner criticism, and make empowered choices to thrive personally and professionally. I create a caring, confidential environment for you to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and ambitions without judgment.

If you identify as neurodivergent or believe you may be neurodivergent, I invite you to explore coaching with me. By embracing neurodiversity, we can work together to help you effectively navigate life's challenges and opportunities.

Got any questions?

Let's have a (no obligation) chat to find out if we're a good fit!

Access to Work

If you have ADHD, are autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic or have another condition or disability, did you know that you can secure funding through Access To Work via the UK Government? Read on to find out more.

What is Access to Work?

Access To Work is a UK government programme that grants up to £66,000 per annum to support people with a physical or mental health condition or disability to take up or stay at work*.

If you have ADHD are autistic or have another neurodivergent condition, you could qualify for the grant.

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical, life-changing support with the following:

  • Starting work
  • Staying in work
  • Moving into self-employment or starting a business (but not to cover start-up costs)

*The Access To Work grant is NOT available for those who cannot work or are retired.

Who can apply?

If you are 16+, live in the UK & are in full time/part time employment for an hour or more a week, and have ADHD or are autistic or any other disabilities.

You can also apply if you are looking for work, thinking about becoming self employed, and have ADHD or are autistic or any other disabilities.

All you need to do is tell your employer that you are applying, as they contribute around 20%. If you are already self employed, you can apply for it yourself.

When you apply, you need to be open and honest about your needs, explain in detail and be really clear!  Because the more detail, the more likely you will receive the support.

What can I get support with?

It will really depend on your needs.  Through Access To Work, you can apply for a range of support including:

  •   a grant to help pay for practical support with your work
  •   support with managing your mental health at work
  •   money to pay for communication support at job interviews

Here is an example of the kinds of support that clients have successfully secured:

  • ADHD or coping strategy coaching - anything from 6 to 26 weeks
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • A support worker
  • Text reader
  • Job aide or admin support
  • Mind Mapping software
  • Standing desks
  • And more…

Useful to know...

You don't need to be office based to apply, your workplace can include your home if you work from there.

How much you earn doesn't matter, the Access To Work grant is not means tested. If you are awarded a grant, it will not affect any other benefits you get and you will not have to pay it back.

You (if you're self-employed) or your employer may need to pay some costs up front and claim them back later. 

Check your eligibility by visiting here.  You do not need to have an official diagnosis (except for dyslexia), however I do know that people have been refused without a diagnosis. Definitely worth applying though, just in case.

How do I apply?

You can apply for Access To Work by visiting the DWP website here.  Once you have secured your funding, get in touch with me to have an Alchemy call about Neurodivergent Specialist coaching.