Our start point is to celebrate the often unappreciated strengths and creative gifts dyslexic people can possess.
Our counselling and coaching programme incorporates an integrative, predominantly Humanistic approach, which also incorporates theories and strategies from CBT, Mindfulness, psycho-education, Human Givens and psychodynamic modalities which we have found through the years to be particularly helpful for our dyslexic clients.
To inspire creativity, we also include elements of the following when applicable and appropriate:-
Our understanding and empathy stems from the fact that everyone connected with GroOops identifies as being neurodiverse or having extensive experience of living with dyslexia. This affords us a thorough and truly relational appreciation of how dyslexia can impact on emotions and behaviour – and what can be done to alleviate distress, minimise anxiety and promote growth and self-understanding.
We work through the emotional impact dyslexia (or an assessment of dyslexia) can have on a person and how to contend with change and transitions.
We focus on developing healthy coping mechanisms and strategies to allow us to successfully develop a strong sense of dyslexic identity and self advocacy.
We help our clients to appreciate the strengths of dyslexia; understand weaknesses compassionately; develop healthy coping mechanisms to contend with emotions – All leading to the development of self-efficacy, resilience and personal wellbeing.
Where we work
Our North London counselling rooms and training base are situated in a non-clinical setting and provide a safe, tranquil, nurturing, confidential and respectful space in which to explore the emotional challenges of dyslexia.
Although our main base is in North London, we also work widely throughout the UK when delivering larger group work, key note speeches, supervision and training.
Our developing GroOops Dyslexia Aware Emotional Wellbeing and Counselling Network is a burgeoning community of dyslexia aware professionals who have attended our trainings and are deemed competent enough in our approach to take referrals if clients are outside our catchment area.
In certain circumstances, and where appropriate, we can also arrange for dyslexia aware counselling to be provided via Skype.
We provide Dyslexia aware services
1-1 Dyslexia aware counselling, coaching and mentoring
Sessions are usually on a weekly basis, on the same day and at the same time. We operate a sliding scale of costs dependent on the level of expertise required.
Supervision for professionals
For counsellors, psychotherapists and those in related professions such as teachers, social workers, dyslexia tutors, youth workers. Individual or group sessions.
Training for professionals and membership of our Dyslexia Aware Emotional Wellbeing and Counselling Network.
Trainings are available and by arrangement for all professionals associated with dyslexia such as tutors, managers, psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, teachers, youth workers etc.