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Hey there, I’m Ayhan, a registered psychotherapist in the UK, dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of the autistic community. Although I’m not currently taking on new psychotherapy clients, I’m here to answer your questions and provide links to clinicians who may be able to help.
If you’re interested in collaborating on bridging the gaps in gestalt theory about autism, I’d love to hear from you! I’m also open to connecting with organisations that are striving to create more inclusive environments for neurodivergent people. I’m always excited to connect with like-minded people and work towards a more equitable future.
Thriving Autistic Practitioner List
Thriving Autistic offers a neurodivergent affirmative practitioner list with specialists from various fields, including creative art therapy, individual therapy, relationship therapy and occupational therapy.
The Adult Autism Practice
The Adult Autism Practice is an LGBTQ+ friendly, neuroaffirmative practice and can help with formal, sensitive and nuanced autism diagnoses.
Affordable Counselling Services
There are several counselling services in the UK which might be able to help with affordable counselling services. Please get in touch with them directly for an assessment.
Queering Gestalt Therapy:
An Anthology on Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity in Psychotherapy
I am delighted to share that Routledge has published “Queering Gestalt Therapy – An Anthology on Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity in Psychotherapy“, available now on Amazon. This book is a joint project with my colleagues, Dr Vikram Kolmannskog and John Gillespie.
Routledge Summary of the Book:
“The first peer-reviewed book of its kind, this important volume addresses a current gap in the field of gestalt therapy: that the practice—and psychotherapy more broadly—still suffers from pervasive hetero- and cis-normativity.
This book offers gestalt-therapy-based research and training material on gender, sex, and relationship diversity (GSRD), including chapters on a variety of GSRD issues and how therapists can become more GSRD-sensitive. The contributors position themselves across the whole spectrum of GSRD and offer their voices as an invitation to further queer the gestalt community with diverse content ranging from academic, research-oriented pieces to experiential, reflective perspectives. Featured chapters explore topics including gender-radical clients, sex and sexuality, relationship diversity, integrating GSRD and gestalt therapy, and addressing heteronormativity in gestalt therapy training.
Queering Gestalt Therapy is for everyone who is interested in gender, sex, and relationship diversity, especially as they relate to gestalt therapy practice. This book will be especially useful for therapists, supervisors, coaches, and students of gestalt therapy.”