About Respect for All
Putting our clients first
At Respect for All we offer client led counselling for autistic people, for learning disabled people, and for their families and carers, throughout the whole of Greater Manchester.
All our counsellors have personal and professional experience with our client group. We offer counselling in English and British Sign Language. We also have specialist counsellors: for example, some have expertise in play therapy.
We believe that everyone is unique and different and we all deserve the space and time to explore our thoughts, feelings and beliefs in order to gain a better understanding of why we think, feel and act the way we do.
Who Are Our Clients?
Learning Disabled People
A learning-disabled person can have difficulties in understanding new or complex information and may find it hard to cope independently. These difficulties have been present from an early age.
There are many other kinds of learning difficulties, for example “specific learning difficulties” such as dyslexia, or people with head injuries or recovering from a stroke. We are sorry our service does not include people with these kinds of difficulties. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you would be eligible for our service.
Learning disability or limited communication skills do not prevent you from taking part in counselling, but some mainstream services have difficulty offering the flexibility and understanding needed.
Autism (including aspergers) is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It can also affect how they make sense of the world around them. Autistic people may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.
It can be difficult to get a diagnosis for Autism and so we do not require that you have a diagnosis. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you would be eligible for our service.
Families and Carers
We believe that a holistic approach is crucial when working with clients. Families and carers can be such an important part of everyone's lives.
We work with families and carers to explore and better understand autism and learning disability in the context of relationships, family dynamics and how your beliefs and society influences how we think, feel and act.
For families and carers the most difficult part of accessing our service can be finding the time! We try to be as flexible as possible with regards to how we support you. This could be online or in person or over the phone. We can also help to signpost to other agencies which may be of use.