- Hello & Nice to Meet You -
I'm Jack, and I have been working with children and adults who have autism and related developmental differences since I was 16 - it truly is my passion and my privilege.
After graduating in psychology (BSc. Hons, University of Birmingham), I moved to the USA to receive specialised training in relationship-based play-therapy. In my 12+ years as a consultant play therapist I have had the honour to work with hundreds of families in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Italy, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
In 2020 I founded Autism Optimism International, providing new ways to reach even more families touched by autism throughout the world.
I have worked with families in their homes, providing direct play therapy for their children as well as training and support for parents, training and supervision for voluntary and professional staff, helping children re-enter the school system, working with schools and teachers to best support re-integration, as well as providing ongoing phone and online support for the families I work with.
My services are designed to give you practical tools to support your child's social development, as well as working closely with you to overcome the many emotional challenges that can be part of the autism journey.
My dream is to help YOU to help your child. To help you embrace your child as they are and to believe in their potential. To help you reconnect to your faith in your abilities as a parent.
"My goal is to share hope and solutions with you & your child."
- Jack Mason-Goodall
Together we can create Autism Optimism.
Jack Mason-Goodall BSc. (Hons) MBPsS
Director of Autism Optimism International
Psychologist & Autism Play Therapy Consultant
Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
- More About Jack -
• To create a global community of people touched by autism, based on the principles of love, acceptance, and optimism.
• To support parents in their desire to offer their children the best opportunities to learn and grow.
• To provide practical and emotional support and guidance for everybody touched by autism.
• To continue to learn and grow ourselves so that we may best support our community with more joy, love and passion each day.
2021: Certificate in Counselling Skills from University of the West of England
2020: Founded Autism Optimism International
2017: Qualified as a Yoga Teacher & Spiritual Development Teacher, 200hr Yoga Training
2010: Licensed as a relationship-based play therapist
2006: Graduated with BSc (Hons.) in Psychology from the University of Birmingham
2003: Professional Diploma in Classical Singing and Performance from Guildhall School of Music (Cert GSMD(P))