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Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Relationship Counselling

Love is a big part of life, and if you find that your partner or spouse is frequently ‘not on the same page’ as you, and as a consequence tensions arise, then it may be wise to speak with someone who can help guide the relationship through a potential rough patch and help to clarify any confusion either partner may be experiencing.

It may be that you are both neurodiverse, but as we know, neurodiverse people can be very different. Conversely, it may be that you have neurological profiles that do not match i.e., one of you may be autistic/Aspergic while the other may be neurotypical. Whatever the case, it is important to speak to a counsellor that understands autism/Asperger’s syndrome and has plenty of experience of relationship counselling where one or both partners is neurodiverse.

Where it is the case that one partner is autistic/Aspergic and the other is not, it is important to build up an understanding between the two existences, living with autism/Asperger’s syndrome and living without the condition.

Someone with autism/Asperger’s syndrome may see their partner as irrational or illogical, while a neurologically typical individual may see their autistic/Aspergic partner as being malevolent or stubborn; these descriptors of mind states, however, can be far from the truth – but are still important to pick up on.

As counsellors, we would hope to shine a torchlight on the relationship that is being reported, and proffer clarity, compassion and spaciousness, so to help guide clients towards a more happier, calmer, state of being.

Our counsellors either have an additional qualification in autism/Asperger’s syndrome in addition to their base counselling qualification and/or they have a strong experiential history of working with/living with autism/Asperger’s syndrome. This makes our therapists highly skilled for autism/Asperger’s syndrome relationship counselling.