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Radical Empathy Counselling


Welcome to Radical Empathy Counselling

Social justice-informed psychotherapy

Counselling for individuals who

don't fit the mould

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Radical Empathy Counselling

Hi, I'm Sian Renwick and I'm a qualified counsellor with lived experience of neurodivergence, providing one-to-one therapy for adults at the Charter Studios in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and online throughout the UK.

With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialized, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher.

Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically. I'd love to accompany you on your journey!

Sian Renwick - Counsellor
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Neurodiversity affirming

As a late-identified autistic who also has aphantasia, I understand how transformative it can be to talk to someone who really gets me in a world set up for neurotypical people. Whether you've been formally diagnosed, have self-identified, or are just beginning to wonder if you might be neurodivergent, I'd love to hear from you.

I work with a neurodiversity-affirming model, which means I see neurodivergence as part of the natural range of human variation, and not something that needs to be fixed. However, we can often internalize negative messages about neurodivergence and feel a sense of grief or loss at the idea that we'll never be what neurotypical society expects.

I also work with a neurodivergent supervisor, in order to help me develop my practice and keep learning about the best way to meet the needs of my neurodivergent clients.