Counselling Clients Affected by Autism - Understanding and working with neurodiversity

A one day workshop with Maxine Aston

Friday 28th October 2022 | Matrix College, Wymondham, Norfolk
£70 Matrix Member, £90 non Member - To request a booking form please email

The day is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of Autism. It will include how to recognise and discuss Autism with your clients and how to help clients manage relationships. There will also be an opportunity to learn about how to best support neurodiverse individuals.

Maxine Aston

Maxine has an MSc in Health Psychology and worked as an BACP accredited counsellor for over twenty years. Maxine is a qualified supervisor and a teacher in Adult Education. She runs her own counselling centre and has specialised in individuals, couples and families affected by Autism since 1998.

Maxine is the author of four books, which have been translated into three languages. ‘The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome’ was the first book published on relationships when one partner has Asperger Syndrome.

Friday 28th October

Agenda of the Day

09.45 am                         Arrival and welcome

10.00 am                         Introduction

10.15  am                        Developing a better understanding of autism, the spectrum, masking,

mindreading and meltdowns

                                          Recognising autism in your clients – what are the tell-tale signs to look for?

How would you share your concerns with your clients?

11.30 am                         Break

11.45 am                         Understanding the effect of being in a neurodiverse relationship on both partner

Looking at the emotional, mental, and physical impact autism can have in an intimate relationship

1.00 pm                           Lunch

1.30 pm                           What works and what doesn’t. How best to support neurodiverse individuals?

2.45 pm                           Break

3.00 pm                           Group discussion and sharing. Q&A



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