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Emily Hustwick


I’m Emily, an Independent Autism Consultant and Mental Health Mentor. Mental illness has always been a topic of interest to myself, but when I received my diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eighteen, I felt overwhelmingly compelled to raise awareness for neurodiversity and the staggering implications that this can have over one’s life. Truthfully, society often fails to understand the complexities that come alongside living with neurological differences, so it can feel daunting to know where you can look for help, and perhaps more importantly, who you can trust. Unfortunately, autism continues to be misrepresented within the media, resulting in the stereotypes being perpetuated, yet I remain committed to enlightening my clients about the realities of the spectrum. Not only will I support you to prepare for a diagnosis, but I will also act as a listening ear- a dependable individual to turn to in times of deep uncertainty.

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  • Level Two Qualification in Counselling Skills

  • Level Two Qualification in Understanding Autism

  • Level Three Qualification in Health Science

  • Currently working towards a level three diploma in counselling 



My autism consultation services are designed to provide comprehensive support to individuals throughout their autism journey. Whether you are seeking pre-diagnosis guidance or post-diagnosis assistance, I am here to help. For those in the pre-diagnosis stage, I offer valuable resources to support your preparation for assessment. My pre-made materials aim to empower individuals and their families, providing them with knowledge and tools to navigate the diagnostic process with confidence and understanding.


For those who have already received a diagnosis, my post-diagnosis support is tailored to address specific needs. I recognise that autism can bring about unique challenges, and my goal is to create a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals can thrive. Working collaboratively, I can reduce feelings of anxiety, improve self-esteem, increase self-awareness, and implement effective coping strategies. I am committed to providing personalised guidance, ensuring that each individual receives the support they require to reach their full potential. By working together, we can foster a sense of belonging, empowerment, and well-being for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Teen mentoring (£15)

Navigating the challenges of change and school can be overwhelming for young minds. At Life Behind a Mask Consultancy, I am dedicated to providing essential support to help young people improve their mental health and thrive during these transformative years. My mentoring program offers a safe and empowering environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns with a trusted mentor. Through open dialogue and personalised guidance, I aim to equip young people with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's transitions with resilience and confidence. Whether it's coping with academic stress, building self-esteem, managing relationships, or developing healthy habits, my mentoring service is tailored to address each individual's unique needs. Together, we can foster positive growth, resilience, and a sense of well-being, empowering young minds to embrace their full potential and flourish in their journey through school and beyond.

Autism Support Group (Free) 

Welcome to the Autism Support Group! This service is a monthly gathering that takes place on Zoom, where individuals from all walks of life come together to form a nurturing and understanding community. At our core, I prioritise creating an environment where each participant feels a profound sense of belonging. My support group transcends the digital boundaries of the screen, fostering connections that span beyond the virtual realm. Through heartfelt discussions, shared experiences, and the power of empathetic listening, I have cultivated a safe space where the challenges and triumphs of navigating life with autism are embraced and celebrated. My commitment to compassion and mutual support has shaped us into a close-knit family, allowing every member to shine as their authentic selves. Whether you're seeking advice, camaraderie, or simply a place to be heard, my Autism Support Group eagerly welcomes you into our fold every month on Zoom.

September's Support Group
September's Support Group
27 Sept, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
Virtual Event


Reaching out for mental health support can feel intimidating, and it often takes courage to acknowledge that you need help. Whether you have general inquiries about my services or would like to request a consultation, I welcome your contact. I am dedicated to providing a safe and understanding environment where you can express your concerns and find the guidance you need to embark on a brighter future.


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