Autism & neurodiversity support

Autism & neurodiversity counselling

Neurodiversity is the natural diversity in human brain neurology and processing.

Neurodiversity embraces autism, ADHD and other neuro-developmental conditions as natural, important and valuable parts of the spectrum of human possibilities.

Using a neurodiversity-affirming perspective, and trauma-informed practice, Gabrielle works with autistic and neurodivergent children and adults, to support their individual needs and wellbeing.

This may include therapeutic support for the goals you’d like to achieve in your life, or working together to create strategies to help you or your child thrive.

As a member of a neurodivergent family, Gabrielle has lived experience as well as clinical expertise in this area. She can draw on both her personal and professional experience to add to the depth of understanding and support you will receive.

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

For people who have an NDIS plan that is self-managed or plan-managed, Gabrielle can offer:

  • Early childhood support* for children aged 3-7
  • Therapeutic Support for people aged 7 years and older.



*As part of a neurodiversity-affirming perspective, Gabrielle uses inclusive language, such as ‘early childhood support’ rather than terms like ‘Early Childhood Early Intervention’, because autism does not require ‘intervening in’ or ‘fixing’.

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© One Life Counselling & Psychotherapy, Grafton, and Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar 2019-2022. Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar is a counsellor, psychotherapist and social worker, offering counselling and psychotherapy in Grafton on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, and online, serving the Clarence Valley and Mid-North Coast.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging; and pay particular respect to the Bundjalung, Gumbayngirr and Yaegl nations, traditional owners of the land where the counselling and psychotherapy rooms are located in the Clarence Valley.