About Us - Passion Led Us Here
Autism Unravelled is an independent organisation established by experienced practitioners. Our purpose is to support children, young people and adults with neurodiverse presentations to negotiate what can often be a confusing journey.
We offer a multidisciplinary approach to provide a bespoke service depending on individual requirements. We believe that the diversity of skills and theoretical approaches used in our clinical team ensures that clients receive the most appropriate care for their needs.
We believe we offer competitive prices and we will not suggest extensive assessments or reports, unless absolutely necessary. We have a social responsibility programme which we run in parallel to fee paying clients to raise awareness of ASC and facilitate equal access to support.
We conduct our assessments and therapy at a location of the client’s choice (usually at home or place of education/employment) as we find this helps people to feel at ease. However, we are also able to provide clinic spaces in London if preferred.
Our Core Values
Autism Unravelled is committed to understanding and supporting people with social communication difficulties by focusing on recognising and developing strengths
VALUING A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
Autism Unravelled values expertise, experience and knowledge and we aim to maintain equality between and respect different views from our team members.
Autism Unravelled values open, direct communication in our relationships with individuals, families and professionals.
Autism Unravelled values an open minded and thoughtful approach in our work. We understand that everyone has different experiences and we are keen to continue to learn from our clients and professionals with whom we collaborate.
USE OF EVIDENCE
Autism Unravelled values an evidence-based approach and endeavours to continue learning from the latest research
Meet The Team
We share an enthusiasm for understanding and supporting individuals with ASC and neurodiverse presentations. We met while working in a specialist ASC and learning disability school in East London and were motivated to develop a shared venture to offer a wide range of services focusing on our specialist knowledge and skills in ASC.
Louise has a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters of Science Degree in Speech and Language Therapy, from City University London. Since qualifying, she has worked as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist across London within the NHS for the last 17 years specialising in working with people with autism and complex needs. Louise is passionate about enabling people to reach their maximum potential.
Louise is a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council
Dr Rebecca Varrall
Rebecca is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the NHS with children , families and adults for the last 10 years. She has a specialist interest in working clinically with young people with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and ADHD and has been involved in a number of research projects in these fields. She has experience working in specialist schools for young people with complex needs and learning disabilities through to high functioning Social Communication Disorders Clinic in Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is keen to support those with neurodiverse presentations and associated mental health presentations.
Rebecca is a guest lecturer and examiner on the Child Mental Health MSc at University College London. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, The Division of Clinical Psychology and Young Person Faculty, and is registered with the Health Professions Council.
We work with a small number of highly skilled professionals including Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists with a huge amount of expertise in neurodevelopmental difficulties. We are always happy to work with schools and local clinicians to bring about optimal outcomes for the individual and family.