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Twice & Thrice Exceptional
Counselling Services

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Do You Are Twice Or Thrice Exceptional?

I have worked with many individuals who are twice or thrice exceptional, also known as 2e or 3e. The term 2e or 3e refers to people who are intellectually gifted but also experience some form of neurodivergence, such as ADHD, autism, or a learning difference. It can be difficult for them to navigate a world that doesn't quite understand their unique combination of strengths and struggles. This can lead to them feeling out of place in the world.

What Are The Impacts?

One common struggle for twice and thrice exceptional individuals is feeling like an outsider. They may struggle to fit in with their peers, especially if their giftedness is not recognized or valued. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. They may think about things more deeply and feel things more deeply than their peers, which can be overwhelming at times. Their intellectual capacity may mean that they might exhibit rapid learning, larger vocabularies, stronger curiosity, creativity, and divergent thinking.

However, 2e and 3e individuals may also struggle with social interaction, perfectionism, inconsistent performance, executive functioning, and fatigue. Another issue unique to 2e and 3e individuals is the misunderstanding that they are not trying hard enough. Despite their giftedness, 2e and 3e individuals may still struggle with certain tasks due to their neurodivergence. However, because they are so capable in other areas, their struggles may be dismissed as lack of effort when in reality, they are likely trying as hard or even harder than their peers. This can be incredibly frustrating for the individual and can lead to low confidence and self-esteem.

What Can You Do?

As a therapist and coach, I use an integrative approach to supporting 2e and 3e individuals that is strength-based and neuro-affirming to explore the various challenges they present with. We work together to focus on the strength that already exists, address negative thought patterns, and build coping strategies. Mindfulness and relaxation techniques can also be effective in managing emotional intensity. It's important to tailor the approach to the individual and their unique needs. I focus on resilience and leveraging the abilities my clients have and acceptance of their neurodivergence. If you are interested in exploring some of these topics in therapy, please click the button below to get in touch and book a free 15-minute consultation.

Benefits of Virtual Counselling and Coaching

I provide virtual counselling and coaching (online or by phone). Virtual services allow counselling or coaching to be accessible to clients regardless of barriers such as location or scheduling limitations. It is convenient and allows savings on travel, or parking.

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