"I can't begin to thank you for the help you have given us. We just had no idea how to help our child access and start to understand or regulate his emotions, nothing we had tried had helped until you started working with him. It has given him and us some handholds up the rock face!
There seems in general to be so much emphasis on 'making' children conform and so little on helping them understand how. Children are just children. They are not broken and don't need 'fixing', they need help in understanding who they are and how they can relate to the world. You have given him such a wonderful start, and his growing confidence and enjoyment in his sessions has been so lovely to watch.
At the beginning, you told me you weren't an ASD specialist and I said I didn't need one, I wanted someone to see and work with my child, not his diagnosis. You have certainly done that and its been amazing.
I am very very sure we will be back, either with X when the next phase of life proves too confusing for him, or with one of my other gloriously different children who all need a bit of help negotiating the world, but make it a better place."
Mother of a 9 yr old