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Autism in the Therapy Room – in Partnership with Louise Ordish and Helen Franklin

January 12 @ 9:30 am-5:00 pm

£105 – £115

Professional Training (CPD) for Therapists and Health Professionals

This is an IN-PERSON event

Austism in the therapy room

Autism in the Therapy Room

Adapt your practice to work successfully with clients on the autism spectrum with the help of this highly-rated, full-day, experiential course

Roughly 1% of the population is thought to be on the spectrum but we believe 10-20% of your clients are likely to be in this group. These people are much more likely than average to need mental health support with anxiety, depression and suicidality. Most formal training programmes don’t touch on this subject despite growing numbers of adults, especially women, seeking and receiving diagnosis and looking for support. This hands-on, practical day will equip you to:

  • Understand more deeply what it’s like to be on the autism spectrum
  • Build a relationship of trust with autistic clients
  • Adapt your practice to work effectively and compassionately with each unique autistic client
  • Understand the overlap of autism and trauma
  • Consider how you can best help your autistic clients build self-esteem

Louise Ordish is an Oxford-University-trained psychodynamic counsellor and self-diagnosed with autism. Her practice includes working with young people and adults with autism and PDA.

Helen Franklin has a master’s degree in Gestalt psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute and a diploma in contemporary trauma practice. During her training, she discovered that her second child had autism. She works with a wide range of neurodivergent clients.

Shaw House is an Elizabethan mansion near Newbury. It’s fully equipped as a modern training venue and easily accessible from the A34 and the M4.

Feedback about Louise & Helen from our previous events

Open to psychological therapists (including trainees) from all modalities and health professionals.

CPD certificates supplied. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Parking is free.

The vast majority of our professional CPD events are led by psychotherapists. Each delegate is responsible for self-care should material during the event trigger difficult personal feelings.

Attend in person

£105 early bird booking before 12th December 2023

£115 from 12th December 2023

Attend in person

£105 early bird before 12th December 2023

£115 from 12th December 2023

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“Great use of visual, physical materials and body”

Autism in the Therapy Room - January 2023

“Clear, engaging, warm, varied.”

Autism in the Therapy Room - January 2023

“Thank you, I’m taking home energy and inspiration for work!”

Autism in the Therapy Room - January 2023

“Varied discussion, anecdotes shared, examples of practice”

Autism in the Therapy Room - January 2023

“I loved the wealth of knowledge within both trainers and how this was delivered with care and lack of judgement”

“The course content was perfect”

Autism in the Therapy Room - January 2023

“Both trainers are amazing and work so well together”

“Good mix of teaching, group work and discussion”

Autism in the Therapy Room - January 2023

“Helpful to work with embodiment and physicality”

Autism in the Therapy Room - January 2023

For enquiries about this event please email Louise Ordish – or telephone 07456 669952

Alternatively to book: email or phone 07599 369566 with the name of the event(s) you wish to attend plus the following information: your full name; postal address; best contact telephone number and job title.

Please note: The TEAM discount code and the 10% discount for 3+ tickets do not apply to this event


January 12
9:30 am-5:00 pm
£105 – £115
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Louise Ordish
07456 669952


Shaw House
Shaw House, Church Road
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2DR United Kingdom
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