Category: Kate Stubbings

Raising Awareness of Aspergers Syndrome: Demonstration and Discussion – Kate Stubbings and Allan Turner

Kate Stubbings

We estimate that 1 in 10 of individual counselling clients is affected (either personally, or through a close relationship) by Autistic Spectrum conditions. For couples counsellors we estimate that this figure climbs to 4 in 10 since it creates so many relationship difficulties. In this demonstration workshop we will first role play the partner of a person with the condition and then the client with the condition. There should also be about 30 minutes of discussion time.

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Person Centred Couples Counselling – Allan Turner & Kate Stubbings

Allan Turner

This is an important, but often neglected area of Person Centred Counselling. There is very little theoretical writing which is exclusively person centred, on this subject. This presentation is unashamedly person-centred and will focus on PCA theory as it is applied to couples work.

Our two presenters are both very experienced in the field with more than 40 years experience between them. They are both Senior Accredited members of BACP.

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Raising Awareness of Aspergers Syndrome – Kate Stubbings and Allan Turner

Kate Stubbings

There has been a blossoming of awareness of the Autistic Spectrum condition including Aspergers’ in the last decade. It is estimated that the condition affects about 1% of the population. It frequently creates difficulties with empathy, social interaction, two-way social communication, leading to anxiety, fear and depression. We estimate that 1 in 10 of individual counselling clients is affected (either personally, or through a close relationship) by Autistic Spectrum conditions. For couples counsellors we estimate that this figure climbs to 4 in 10 since it creates so many relationship difficulties.

As person-centred counsellors we continue to offer Rogers 6 conditions to clients on the spectrum but we frequently find ourselves working differently and the concept of ‘empathy’ has to be reviewed afresh and used with precision and accuracy.

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