The Autistic Survival Guide to Therapy – Book Review

Book Review of
“The Autistic Survival Guide to Therapy”

by Steph Jones,
Forewords by Tony Attwood and Sarah Hendrickx

Publishers: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just received a copy of ‘The Autistic Survival Guide to Therapy’ by Steph Jones. Steph, if you’d like to look on our Meet the Team page, is one of our associates.

There are forwards by both Tony Attwood and Sarah Hendrickx, who again many of you know as one of our associates. We are privileged to have such individuals as part of Axia.

I can’t really add much more than the marvellous forwards from Tony Attwood and Sarah Hendrickx, so let me give you an idea of what the book contains. The beginning is about why Steph wrote this book and who the book is for, as well as what she calls the Roadmap to the Survival Guide. She then talks about myths, misdiagnosed, and misunderstood- marvellous alliteration here! 

There is a chapter on trauma, and along with explaining what trauma is, it goes on to pursue why Autistic people are at greater risk for trauma.

The very interesting title of chapter three is ‘Do You See What I See’, where she explores Central Coherence, delayed processing, and the different processing of the world.

Chapter four is about problems that Autistic individuals might encounter, and why the traditional therapy approach might not work.

Therapeutic concepts are explained, using psychological theory and strategies used by Therapists. She presents information about how to choose the right therapy and the right Therapist. 

The final chapter is ‘Does Neurotypical Therapy Work for Neurodivergent Brains’.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book. I will be bringing copies to the Post Diagnostic Support Group for you to borrow.

Dr. Linda Buchan
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Governance Lead,
Founder and Director of Axia ASD Ltd.

Share This Post:
Posted in Book Reviews
2 comments on “The Autistic Survival Guide to Therapy – Book Review
  1. Helen Jones says:

    I’m very much looking forward to reading Steph’s book and imagine that it is going to be a game changer for many autistic people and their families.
    I think it could be a very valuable reference point as well for healthcare professionals who may not be in tune with the needs of those with ASD.
    So I hope this book reaches far and wide, it sounds to be unique and very thorough.

  2. Linda Buchan says:

    I totally agree Helen
    We are going to recommend this to anyone contemplating therapy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The Next Axia29th May 2024
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Get in Touch

To find out more, ask a question or book a consultation, get started by filling out the short form below:


Follow Us!

Subscribe to Our Monthly Round-Up

Submit Guest Content

Submit your own "Reviews" or "Guest Content" by clicking on the icon, or click here.
If you are experiencing difficulties with the functionality of our website, please let us know by clicking the image above.