Family therapist specialising in neuro diversity – Dianne Zaccheo


You’re here because you, or a family member are Neuro-diverse. You may need help to manage difficult aspects of your life.

Conditions I work with:

I work with the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD / Aspergers)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Developmental Delay, Learning and Behaviour Disorders
  • Conditions associated with neurological disorders such as: Anxiety, Anger Management, Bi-polar, Depression, OCD.

If you, or a family member live with any of these conditions, you will need a collection of solutions to help your life to run smoothly.

I can help you to understand the impact of your condition. Then to develop strategies to make your life run more smoothly.

Qualified family therapist

I am a qualified Family Therapist. I have extensive experience gained over 30 years. My specialism is in family therapy where neuro-diversity is present. For example, Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay, Learning and Behaviour Disorders.

Approach to therapy

I offer a programme specifically tailored to you.

My approach brings together a range of traditional and holistic therapy methods. These methods are designed to address your whole person and your unique challenges.

The methods I use include; Family Therapy, Coaching approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Alternative Therapies. This blend of therapeutic methods offers a well rounded solution. It takes into account your whole self and needs.

Clinical Background

I have extensive practical and academic experience.

I graduated from Boston University with a masters degree in Social Work, (MSW LCSW) in 1989.

Following that I completed a three year graduate program at the Kantor Family Institute to qualify as a Family Therapist. This is where I began specialising in families where Neurodiversity was present.

In addition to 30 years private practice as a family therapist, I have held a variety of posts including:

  • Clinical Director of Autism SOMERSET – current (since 2018)
  • Consultant to Special Education Programs for ‘Aurora Group’ – current (since 2017)
  • The Priory, Special Education Schools, Behavioural Specialist, (1999 – 2016)
  • University of Leicester, Associate Tutor at School of Education, Course instructor: ‘Integrated Coaching
  • Approaches in the Classroom, CPD Department, (2000 – 2015)

I have developed my own patented coaching model. This incorporates a variety of different therapeutic approaches. This approach is beneficial for you as your situation is unique.

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