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Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training Conference: Working with Neurodiversity in Therapy

Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training Conference an in person event with Suzy Rowland, and David Moat


The day's presentations:

Suzy Rowland (Chair and speaker)

Creativity & Individuality: Emotional Expressions of Neurodiversity

In this presentation, Suzy plans to explore some of the motives, drives, personal and emotional possibilities of life as a Neurodivergent person. Suzy will look at themes of self-advocacy, identification, creative expression as a route to self-actualisation and how therapeutic practice can support clients you are working with.

Third speaker TBC

David Moat

Neurodiversity and Relationships

Details TBC

Speaker biographies

Suzy Rowland is an author, Autism & ADHD Specialist, Adaptive Cognitive Behaviour Therapist & Speaker. She founded the #happyinschool project to provide creative and interactive training and consultancy, rooted in lived experience. She works directly with local authorities, families and young people, examining challenging issues and situations and building connections, that enable educators and families to work collaboratively, for successful educational outcomes. The project started off as a forum for autism & ADHD parent advocacy and quickly developed into detailed training programmes for mental health professionals, educators and complex organisations. Suzy is also a presenter for Women’s LIK UltravisionTV.

Qualifications & Experience: Suzy is PCBT (British Psychological Society approved) Scope & IPSEA trained, Safeguarding Certified, IAPT (Improving Access Psychological Therapy), trainer and holds a current DBS. Suzy has worked with: Universal Music, Express CIC, Fastminds, Richmond Borough Mind, ADHD Embrace, ADHD Foundation, A2nd Voice, Achieving for Children (AfC) and National Autistic Society as well as private clients. Suzy’s book S.E.N.D. in the Clowns ‘Essential Autism, ADHD Guide’ was a best seller in Amazon’s neurology listing; her next writing project is a children’s workbook for JKP about school avoidance. Suzy is widely published: Melan Magazine, My Baba, Special Needs Jungle, Kingston Chamber Magazine, Diversity Q, School Run, Your Autism Magazine, Open Access Government, Primary Times, “From Hurt to Hope” (JKP).


David Moat has a wealth of experience in counselling, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. Alongside his general practice, he works in the field of Neurodiversity (which includes people with autism spectrum conditions, AD(H)D, dyslexia and dyspraxia). He has written on Integrative Therapeutic Approaches to the Autism Spectrum, and has lectured across the UK and Eastern Europe. He is a founder member of CoSPPA (Coalition of Senior Professionals for People with Autism).

David works with individuals, couples and families, with clinics in Cambridge and Burwell (in East Cambs).

He is a keen actor within his local amateur dramatic scene, and can often be seen gigging around East Cambridgeshire with his ukulele band.