I am a Counselling Psychologist and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My qualifications are:
- B.Psych - Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- M.Phil - Community and Development, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - Middlesex University, UK
I am the lead clinician in two Adult Autism Services in London and have extensive experience in both Autism diagnostic assessment and in offering intervention.
In addition to clinical work, I published the following academic research:
- Kock, E., Strydom, A., & Tantam, D. (2019) The Impact of a Diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome on Women’s Expectations of Intimate Relationships. Advances in Autism
- Kock et al., (2012) Cross-Cultural Validation of a Measure of Felt Stigma in People with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability
- Ali, A., Kock, E., Molteno, C., Mfiki, N., King, M. & Strydom, A. (2014) Ethnicity and self-reported experiences of stigma in adults with intellectual disability in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
- De-institutionalisation in South Africa: The Family Perspective - Presented at the 13th IASSID World Conference in South Africa in 2000
I frequently act as an external reviewer for academic journals and supervise doctoral research projects related to Autism. Most recently, I supervised research which explored the topic of fathers with Autism.
I have worked in Child Protection Services, schools, Youth Offending Teams, and Talking Therapy Services. These experiences have added to my knowledge of all the factors that could impact on a person's social abilities. Therefore, although I work as specialist in Autism, I draw on broader psychological knowledge when supporting others.
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