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The Training

What is this training?

This stimulating and intensive THREE-day workshop offers both an understanding of the Emotional Repercussions of Dyslexia, and also practical applications to address the issues that it creates. By popular demand, a newly added third day gives participants the opportunity to put recently learned skills into active practice. It is a valuable toolkit for all those who support dyslexic people such as counsellors, trainers, supervisors, social workers, youth workers, tutors, teachers, teaching assistants, and managers etc., and will provide knowledge and skills that can be used directly with clients.

The workshop has been designed as a foundation for professionals who already have a basic understanding and practice of dyslexia support and wish to expand their learning therapeutically within a mentoring/coaching framework.  It is also excellent in helping dyslexic professionals appreciate their abilities and life experiences.

If you are looking to further develop your skills and confidence in working with dyslexic clients using the GroOops approach or add some new techniques to your toolbox, this is the course for you.

What you’ll be getting?

Experiential 3 day workshop

You will join like-minded individuals for a three-day therapeutic, coach/ mentoring programme addressing the Emotional Repercussions of Dyslexia.  This is a skills training workshop based in a tranquil, harmonious setting that nurtures personal and professional wellbeing.

We will be focusing specifically on integrating the learning from our GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling experience, developing your personal practice further and direct you in ways to benefit your client base in new and innovative ways. You will leave this workshop with improved clarity and confidence to incorporate new understanding and skills into your clients’ lives.

GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling

Why are we different?

The GroOops philosophy is based around developing an extensive understanding of how dyslexia can and does impact on the emotions and therefore, potentially, on every aspect of a person’s life. Without this knowledge, it can be challenging to work therapeutically with neuro-diversity.  A dyslexic person, in an emotionally distraught state, is not someone who can engage easily with further learning – including skills support.

Our approach and training programme is successful because we know and understand what is required to change your dyslexic clients’ lives for the better, reduce anxiety and improve self-confidence.  this is based on our ten years experience of working with the emotional repercussions of Dyslexia and evidenced by feedback from clients and professionals as to the efficacy of our approach.

The training programme


Day 1:

A familiarisation of constitutional presentations of dyslexia and the potential emotional repercussions.

Day 2:

Focuses specifically on practice.  Methodologies and devices we have found work for our dyslexic clients and why.

Day 3:

By popular request we are now including a third day full of highly experiential skills practice, role play, case studies and live supervision demonstrations –  putting into practice the theory gained in the preceding two days.

“The experience was inspiring, thought-provoking and invaluable.”

Schedule of course dates

Course details

Experiential Workshop in the Fundamentals of Therapeutic Mentoring in addressing the Emotional Repercussions of Dyslexia.

Date: Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Time: 10:30am – 5pm

Venue:  Finchley N3

Cost:  Day 1, 2 & 3:  £225


For information on future workshops please contact:

020 8346 0941 | |

About the facilitator

Pennie Aston

Pennie Aston is the Founder and Director of GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling, a charity that has worked tirelessly over the last ten years to support dyslexic people to develop an integrated sense of positive dyslexic identity, building resilience and becoming their own best advocates. Pennie holds a Master of Science Degree in Life Course Development from the University of London, a Diploma at Post Graduate level in Counselling from Birkbeck, Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Middlesex University as well as being a qualified Hypno­-Analyst, psychotherapeutic counsellor and therapeutic coach.

She has also studied with the British Mindfulness Institute, is a qualified Supervisor and holds Diplomas in East/Western Psychology and Family/Parent group facilitation.  She has been practising for 16 years and has a commitment to a high standard of ethics in relation to her teaching and practice especially where the presentations of Dyslexia can be detrimentally misunderstood in professional practice and conduct. Pennie brings her passion for Dyslexia Aware Counselling to all her training courses and the need for dyslexia aware therapeutic knowledge. She is dyslexic herself and has raised a neuro-diverse family.