Evening Seminar 3 November 2018
Our evening seminars are held once a month on a Saturday evening from 5.00pm until 6.45pm.
Come and take the opportunity go gain some excellent CPD as well as meet and socialise with colleagues. We have invited speakers to come and share their ideas and enthusiasm about counselling, therapy and transactional analysis with us.
We open the doors open from 5.00pm – the seminar starts at 5.15pm for an hour and a half. When you arrive we will offer you hot and cold drinks and snacks. There is a small charge of £10 per ticket for the seminar.
What is the Seminar About?
It can be challenging work for therapists when trying to support clients who do not find it easy to express their thoughts and feelings. People with autism often have problems when relating to others. They will undoubtedly struggle to interpret the behaviours and actions of those around them.
This can make it confusing and can make knowing how to respond appropriately to family, friends and colleagues difficult. Some people may be affected by ‘alexithymia’ – making it very hard for them to identify and describe their emotions. This can lead to marked dysfunction in social attachment and interpersonal relating.
Ruth will help attendees to recognise when they may be working with clients who display traits of Autism. She will look at ways in which practitioners can equip themselves in order to better support these clients and their family members.
Presenter: Ruth Williams
Ruth is a therapist, trainer and supervisor with many years’ experience of supporting people on the autistic spectrum. She has personal experience of living with family members who are diagnosed with autistic spectrum conditions. She therefore fully understand the pressures of daily life, for both the person with autism and their relatives. Over the past few years she has been providing quality training courses for therapists, families and healthcare professionals to better equip them to understand and support people with autism.