ASPECT  delivers weekend training four times a year.

the first two training dates for 2024 are:

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March


Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June

Autumn and Winter dates to be announced


The training will be delivered via Zoom by ASPECT’s Director Jenny Ronayne, MA (distinction), BSc (Hons), MBACP, GMBPsS

Day 1

Saturdays  (23rd March and 8th June)

11.00 – 3.00
Four hours’ ppt training (with breaks) with opportunity for questions. This is a teaching session which aims to enable delegates to better understand how differently many people with autism think, process information and experience the world and how this impacts on approaches to therapy and counselling. We will hear from people with autism themselves as well as learning about the theories underlying autism and how these can explain many of the differences between autistic and neurotypical people. The ppt will be made available to delegates on request.

Fee:  £115.00 for Saturday only

Day 2

Sundays (24th March and 9th June)

11.00 – 2.00 (Please note: attendance on Day 1 is a pre-requisite for attending Day 2)

This is a three-hour session (with breaks) for those who attended the previous day’s training and who would like to discuss and explore problematic issues they are experiencing working with autistic clients or clients they have reason to believe have autism. Facilitated by Jenny Ronayne, delegates can benefit from shared experiences and concerns, gaining insight and increasing their confidence and expertise in this field.

Fee:  £190.00 (for both days)

To book your place, please email: or call Sandra on 07712 587152 or 020 8318 1392

Thank you.

Please also note that ASPECT can provide individual training for your organisation or group tailored to your specific needs. To discuss, please email us at:

Who does ASPECT provide training/consultancy for?

  • teaching and support staff
  • health professionals
  • child and adolescent mental health services
  • adult mental health services
  • social workers
  • counsellors and therapists
  • day and residential care workers
  • youth offending teams

Essential training areas include:

  • Understanding and working with autism and Aspergers
  • Counselling individuals with autism/Aspergers
  • Couple counselling where a partner has autism/Aspergers
  • Autism and mental health issues
  • Puberty, sexuality and relationships
  • Appropriate care and support for people with autism/Aspergers
  • Behaviour and emotion management
  • Classroom support
  • Support in the workplace