Kathy Carter

I am Kathy (pronouns she/her), and I am thrilled to be working with Thriving Autistic. I am a neurodiversity-affirming cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, as well as an autistic Mum to an autistic son.

I believe that cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy is a very broad, holistic type of talking-therapy; some clients may like to simply be listened to, as they talk in a supportive space; some with degrees of mutism or who are just not big talkers prefer a more listening-based session, with more mindfulness and meditative techniques. Some clients like a very dynamic and collaborative session, looking at cognitive behavioural issues, e.g. addressing unhelpful beliefs, ‘stuck’ thought patterns, and issues of identity and self-acceptance; while others seek problem-solving and goal-setting support, perhaps concerning sensory needs and workplace or familial issues.

I have a very holistic outlook, embracing positive psychology and polyvagal principles; I am always keen to help clients develop aspects of themselves like self-regulation, authenticity and empowerment.

I was late-diagnosed as autistic in my forties, and have found my diagnosis (and that of my son, along with my husband’s ADHD diagnosis!) to be life-affirming and life-changing. I hope that I can help you feel this way too, and look forward to walking with you on your journey.

Email me at: kathy@thrivingautistic.org
You can check out my personal blog at https://www.arrivetherapy.co.uk/hypno-cbt-blog - it has lots of info on how therapy can be adapted for neurodivergent people.
There's also a video at this link on Instagram explaining more about the way I help autistic and neurodivergent individuals: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQVhMBbjX1t/

I have one year's experience as a hypnotherapist, with other experience as a coach, listener and counsellor.

Qualifications: Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist
Experience in years: 1
Pronouns: She/her
Neurodivergence(s):: Autistic
Practitioner works with clients in these locations::
North America
South America

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What a difference it makes to have a ND therapist, who has been through it all herself. I'm enjoying ongoing benefits from my sessions with Kathy.