My name is Maxine Aston and I live and work in Coventry, England - a city close to Shakespeare's birthplace.
I achieved a first class honours Psychology Bachelors degree at Coventry University in 1999 and in 2007 achieved my Masters in Health Psychology.
Author of four books, 'The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome', 2nd Edition 2014 published by Jessica Kingsley (first published in 2001 by the National Autistic Society), 'Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs', published in 2003 by Jessica Kingsley, 'The Asperger Couple's Workbook - Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors', published in 2009 by Jessica Kingsley and 'What men with Asperger syndrome want to know about Dating, Women and Relationships' published in 2012 by Jessica Kingsley
I am a Relate trained couples counsellor and have been working as a counsellor since 1994. I now run my own Counselling Practice very close to Coventry city centre. I specialise in couples, families and individuals affected by Asperger syndrome.
Maxine is a Relate trained couple counsellor and a qualified trainer and teacher in adult education. Maxine runs her own Practice close to Coventry City Centre.
I run workshops for both individuals and professionals. Asperger syndrome is still emerging and there's an awful lot of ignorance, about the condition, within professional circles. I also run workshops for women who are in or have been in a relationship with a partner affected by Asperger syndrome. The purpose of all my workshops is to provide a positive benefit to both those affected by Asperger syndrome and the partners and to families that love them.
I have spoken at both National and International conferences since 1999, to promote awareness and understanding.
if it exists within the absence of acceptance and understanding'
Maxine Aston (2008)