My name is Lynne Tapper and I am the founder of Communication Coaching and co founder of Gold Mind Coaching.

I am a coach specialising in working with autistic people and the key people in their lives. I work to help build bridges between autistic children and their families, autistic employees and their colleagues.

Challenges with understanding other people’s differences can create barriers and I like to work with people to help them knock these barriers down.

As a qualified and accredited coach, I work with people to help them develop their personal and professional goals.  I work with clients who may be feeling overwhelmed as they approach a new phase in life or who feel a bit stuck and want the opportunity to have some dedicated thinking space to explore what their next step could be.

I am a Speech and Language Therapist with over 25 years of experience working in the NHS.  Early on in my career, I recognised the effectiveness of using a therapeutic approach which enabled people to identify and set specific personalised goals and the actions required to achieve these. I have attended various courses in order to develop my approach including solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, using Socratic questioning, building clients self-esteem, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

 I specialise in working with:

  • young people and adults who are autistic (level 1 & 2)
  • people navigating transition points e.g. leaving home, starting university, starting a new role, starting to date, becoming a parent.
  • parents of autistic children who want their children to grow up feeling good about themselves.
  • employers who recognise the need to adapt their management to meet the needs of autistic employees.
  • school-based groups for young people wishing to develop social confidence and skills.

I use a coaching approach to help people to:

  • Reflect on their current situation.
  • Identify why, when and where they are experiencing difficulties and success
  • Explore options for making life work better
  • Select which options will work best for them
  • Put these options into practice through skill-building and detailed action planning
  • Keep on track using agreed review processes

I understand that being autistic in a world where the majority of people are not autistic can be a challenge.  I work with people to help them develop the self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-regulation they need to successfully navigate life.

Prior to the pandemic, I worked with clients in person at The Orchard Therapy Centre in Horsforth, Leeds. For more information about this venue please visit http://www.orchardleeds.co.uk/

I am now working remotely using zoom for clients for whom this works.

If you’re interested in having some coaching please get in touch to see if I can help  – I’d love to hear from you.