What Our Clients Think
I’m a 17 year old, autistic, transgender male. I wasn’t diagnosed with autism until a few months ago. Looking back now, I honestly don’t know how it was missed. I’d had such an awful few years.
Meeting Claire was like a light switch going on; she made me realise, it’s not me who’s a failure; it’s the system which has failed me.
When I meet her, I never feel judged, pressured or awkward, or that I’m in a ‘traditional’ therapy session. I was so low and on edge when I first met her, for the first couple of sessions, we just hung out and chatted and fed the animals in her therapy centre. She just makes me feel so at ease; I actually want to go meet up with her and discuss my feelings. Trust me, I never thought I would ever feel this way. Before I met her, after four and a half years in child mental health services, I didn’t want to see or speak to another therapist ever again! I couldn’t understand why I felt so rubbish after a therapy session at NHS; now I know, it’s because I’m autistic and they just didn’t know how to speak my ‘language’. Claire ‘gets’ me loud and clear.
If any parent or another young person is swithering about whether to pick up the phone to TAAUK, please just do it. You won’t regret it. Not for a second.