Neurodiversity is an umbrella term to cover a number of neurodevelopmental conditions where a person's brain works in a different way than the majority (or neurotypical). Some of the conditions considered neurodiverse include:
- Acquired brain injury
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Pathological Demand Avoidance
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Tourette’s Syndrome
Being neurodivergent does not mean that you have a mental illness. Like any difference, being neurodivergent can create challenges for daily life, and more so for unexpected events. Feeling different, out of place or misunderstood can be isolating, frustrating, or frightening. Living and working in a world designed by and for the neurotypical may lead to the development of anxiety, low mood or unhelpful coping mechanisms. These differences are often ‘hard-wired’ in the brain, and though they cannot be ‘cured’ we can learn to recognise and manage them.
Working together I can help you to recognise the challenges in your life and how your strengths can help you build confidence and acceptance.