Working with Neurodivergency

Working with Neurodivergency

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£81.44 – £103

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Friends Meeting House

38 Elmbank Crescent


G2 4PS

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

An opportunity to learn and share about working with neurodivergency.

About this event

The day will consist of a presentation, some small group work and a “supervision forum” in the afternoon. Could all participants please think about what they may wish to bring, whether it’s client work or general questions around neurodivergency. All questions and queries welcome!

Orly’s presentation will cover the following topics:

  • What is Neurodivergency?
  • History of Neurodivergency?
  • Neurodivergent clients; why counselling?
  • Referrals
  • Diagnosis/related issues
  • What happens after diagnosis?
  • Co-morbidity
  • A different nervous system
  • A new language?
  • How can counselling help?
  • Challenges for the counsellor
  • Neuroqueer: GSRD and LGBTQIA+
  • Neurodivergent Females- a world of difference
  • Family therapy
  • Resources for the counsellor
  • Supervision and Support

About the Trainer

Orly Koppel is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She has over 20 years of experience and has been working in private practice in Glasgow since 2006.

Her original training was in Person Centred Counselling (Strathclyde 1999) and she has been working as a supervisor since 2007.

Although she is neurotypical herself, Orly has developed a special interest in working with neurodivergent clients over the last ten years or so but now realises she was working with these clients all along! She has strong links with Scottish Autism, the National Autistic Society, Autistic not Weird, SWAN, Different Together and other organisations. She is currently mentoring/supervising a number of autistic counsellors, some of whom are involved in research in this area. Orly is passionate about her work and welcomes all feedback.

Orly is also an aspiring writer, her first book “Roads without Shoulders, Journeys in Therapy” was published in 2021. It is a series of vignettes about some of her clients over the years, many of them are neurodivergent. Copies are available from the author!

Cost - £95 (Student £75)

Refreshments, snacks, handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.

Note – lunch is not included.

Methods of Payment

Option 1 - Bank Transfer, Cheque or Invoice by emailing

Option 2 - Online via Eventbrite. Please note that there is a NON-REFUNDABLE extra admin charge made by Eventbrite.

Handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.

Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Minimum numbers: 12 - Please note that the workshop is subject to cancellation or re-scheduling if the minimum number required to make them viable is not reached. In this situation, the following options will apply:

  • Receive a full refund (excluding Eventbrite's fee if you pay using this method).
  • Hold the space until a new date has been offered.
  • Move the booking to another workshop.
  • Receive a credit note to use at a future date.

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