As part of my masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy, I carried out a heuristic study on my experience of being dyslexic. This dissertation is an account of my research and my results. I have shared my dissertation with a handful of people. Each of them has said it helped them gained an insight into the social and emotional impact of dyslexia, which has helped them understand their own experience, or helped them to understand others who have dyslexia. My desire now is to reach a wider audience who may also find my research useful.