We work with two Autism coaches (Karen and Caroline) both of whom have Autism diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome and a counsellor (Amber) who has an Autistic son. All have many years’ experience of both personal and professional Autism experience.

Please read the profiles for all of our associates and make contact directly with whomever you feel would be best suited for your needs and circumstances. You will need to make all appointments and arrangements directly with the individuals.

Fee: £50.00 per hour. Any other financial arrangements by discussion with KarenCaroline  or Amber.

Karen Manghan

Karen carries out in-person appointments in Brighton and also works via Skype and by email.

Contact: asckeymentoring@gmail.com

Karen specialises in working with Young People between the ages of 16 – 30, specifically to manage educational or employment transitions, or support individuals and families pre and post diagnosis. Karen has a diagnosis of autism, which affords her an intrinsic understanding of her clients and the barriers they often face, her sessions are solution focused and work towards agreed goals which are client led.
Read Karen’s full profile.

Caroline HearstCaroline Hearst

Caroline carries out in-person appointments in Reading and also works via Skype and by email.

Website: http://www.autismmatters.org.uk/consultations.html
Contact: caroline@autismmatters.org.uk

Caroline regards herself as an Autism Educator providing consultations which offer a chance to discuss autism as it affects you/a family member, friend, employee or client. They provide a positive perspective on autism and the space to explore your situation from an informed insider perspective. Caroline has a diagnosis of autism which provides her with personal insight into living well as an autistic person.
Read Caroline’s full profile.

Amber Redish

Amber works in the daytime on Friday’s and Saturdays and some evenings and from therapy rooms near 5 Ways in Brighton, East Sussex and via Skype.

Website: http://www.brightoncounselling.org
Contact: a.redish@hotmail.com

Amber specialises in counselling young people and adults from 16+. During her counselling practice she has worked with clients both diagnosed and undiagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) /Asperger’s. Amber appreciates and values that for some Autistic people there can be a close relationship and lifelong principle to speaking their personal authentic truth. 1:1 counselling offers the opportunity to express, be heard and understood, find relief, and understanding; within safe, predictable boundaries.
Read Amber's full profile.

Here is a quick guide to the types of autism support work that each of our coaches feels suitably qualified to undertake. Please note that we do not work directly with children.

SubjectCaroline HearstKaren ManghanAmber Redish
Exploring possibility of AutismYESYESYES
Post-diagnostic supportYESYESYES
Parents of Autistic childrenYESYESYES
Autistic parentsYESNOYES
Couples workYESNONO
Dating SupportYESYESYES
Anxiety and DepressionYESYESYES