Neuro Diverse Couple Course
Course for couples impacted by AS and ADHD
Our course has been specifically designed for couples impacted by neurodiversity. We address the issues you face with a new approach. We’ll give you fresh information, quick and easy to use strategies, real life case studies and group discussions.
Areas the course covers:
- Neurodiversity introduction to the themes which impact relationships
- Communication issues
- Emotional dysregulation and its impact on the couple
- Executive function: Impairments that affect the life of a couple. Memory, task organisation, difficulty with planning, distraction, impulsivity
- Social issues: Difficulties with friendships, inappropriate behaviours, inability to read nuanced language, over socialising and intimacy issues
- Six weeks
- Two hour sessions
- 7pm – 9pm
- 10 plus couples participating
What to expect
The course is six sessions of group work online. The sessions are two hours long on a mid week evening and run from 7pm – 9pm.
There are ten couples on each course. Two therapists host and present the course and answer questions.
The beauty of the experience is that it is made richer by the members of the group sharing their experiences of being in neurodiverse relationships. This is often the most important part of the process as participants get relief and encouragement from each other.
Outcome of therapy
All participants report an improvement in their understanding of their partner. The tools and strategies are helpful alongside the educational presentations but the group experience is the most powerful and successful outcome.
Why choose this course
- This is the only couples course run by therapists for couples impacted by neurodiversity
- You’ll gain practical tools and techniques to navigate your relationship and communicate more effectively
- This will help you both to understand how to better fulfil your partners needs
2024 course dates
- Jan 16 – Feb 20
- April 9 – May 14
About the trainers
Combining 50 years of experience to bring you a groundbreaking course.
Karen Doherty is a Couple Therapist and has been working in private practice for 18 years. She specialises in couple issues and developed an interest in neurodiversity whilst working with her client base made up of financiers and creatives. For the past five years, she has run training and talks around neurodiversity and relationships.
Dianne Zaccheo is a Family Therapist and Specialist Coach working in private practice for 30 years . Dianne works with individuals and families experiencing the difficulties of Neurodiversity; e.g. Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behaviour Disorders.
“Working with Karen was an absolute pleasure. She is friendly and thoughtful, and opened our eyes to a different perspective on our partnership and how to make the most of it.
We would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to reinvigorate their relationship.”
We felt safe and supported
“We have been thoughtfully, thoroughly and knowledgeably guided by Karen, and given clear strategies and a framework to explore and reappraise the complexities of our long-term relationship. As an ADHD specialist, Karen’s input has been an invaluable revelation. We have
felt safe, and supported, to dig deep and reframe our patterns of behaviour to move forwards.”
Extensive knowledge and understanding
“We wouldn’t be where we are today as a couple without Karen’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the complexities of neurodiversity and how the many different traits can show up and tear relationships apart. We would never have got to the level of understanding we have now without her expert knowledge, skills and compassion.”