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Counselling & Autism : Orly Koppel (Pure Counselling) and Chris Bonello (Autistic Not Weird)

Greenwood Events

Friday, 9 February 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

Counselling & Autism : Orly Koppel (Pure Counselling)...

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pure counselling : working with ASD - 9 Feb 2018 - Early Bird
Early Bird Ticket
Ended £80.00 £3.95
Pure counselling : working with ASD - 9 Feb 2018 Ended £90.00 £4.37

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Event Details

This event is now fully booked.  If you would like to go on the waiting list, contact  Apologies for any disappointment caused.

This event represents a unique opportunity to learn about working with autistic and neurodiverse clients. In the first joint training event of its kind, Orly, a counsellor and trainer and Chris, a speaker on Autism who is autistic himself, are aiming to achieve the following:

  • To increase awareness of the sorts of difficulties experienced by this client group and their families that might bring them to counselling.
  • To share Orly's wide ranging experience with clients.
  • To discuss what type(s) of therapy is most helpful.
  • To discuss how counselling this group of clients might be different (or not) for the therapist.
  • To hear about the lived experience of a person who has Autism.
  • To hear what the neurotypical majority can do to help the autistic community.

Orly Koppel is a BACP Snr Accredited Counsellor with a special interest in autism and neurodiversity. She has a wide range of experience with this client group and is on the National Autistic Society’s List of Counsellors. She will present her workshop “Pure Counselling” during the first half of the day.

Chris Bonnello is a former primary school teacher who is has Aspergers. He is now a well known writer, blogger and speaker on Autism issues and author of Having worked in primary as well as special education, he is well placed to share his insights from both a personal as well as a professional perspective. To date, autisticnotweird has had over 1.3 million page hits and his Facebook community stands at 67,000 followers. He will present after lunch and will offer ample time for Q&A at the end of the day.

Who is it for?
Counsellors, trainee counsellors, psychologists and other mental health workers.

How much?
Early bird £80, £90 from 15 January 2018
Refreshments, handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.
Note that lunch is NOT included in the price.

How do I register?
Above or by requesting and registration form from
Note that there is an extra admin charge if payment is made online.

Terms & Conditions: Payment must be received prior to the event. If you cancel prior to 9 February 2018, you may send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, you will be charged a cancellation fee of £35. Please note that delegates who do not cancel prior to 9 February 2018, or who fail to turn up on the day, will be charged the full amount. A delegate space is not guaranteed until payment has been received.

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Pass it on! Feel free to pass this invitation on to colleagues and counselling centres – everyone is welcome!

Disclaimer: Workshops are provided by third parties. The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the speakers/facilitators are theirs alone. Greenwood Events make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information presented or provided before and during workshops and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.

Do you have questions about Counselling & Autism : Orly Koppel (Pure Counselling) and Chris Bonello (Autistic Not Weird)? Contact Greenwood Events

When & Where

Alcohol Focus Scotland
166 Buchanan Street
G1 2LW Glasgow
United Kingdom

Friday, 9 February 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Greenwood Events

Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable CPD seminars and workshops to anyone interested in building up their counselling skills or anyone who is interested in self development or considering a career in counselling.  It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit for more information.

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