ADHD Counselling in Cheltenham

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The Child Psychiatric & Psychological Consultants
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
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Nicola Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
I provide counselling for the challenges of life that neurotypical and neurodiverse people experience including autistic/ADHD adults, children and young people. I work sensitively and adapt to the needs of the individual. Often this involves working with the person and their environment to reduce the distress caused by sensory inputs. I work with clients and therapists in an open and authentic way; offering warmth, creativity and challenge using ourselves, nature and animals to facilitate our work.
I provide counselling for the challenges of life that neurotypical and neurodiverse people experience including autistic/ADHD adults, children and young people. I work sensitively and adapt to the needs of the individual. Often this involves working with the person and their environment to reduce the distress caused by sensory inputs. I work with clients and therapists in an open and authentic way; offering warmth, creativity and challenge using ourselves, nature and animals to facilitate our work.
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Regina Tipping
MA
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello! If you need to talk, I can help! I am a friendly, calm, and caring mother of two. I enjoy cooking, arts, and dance and I enjoy helping in community-building activities. I am accredited by the BABCP. I have worked for NHS talking therapies for over five years helping people manage low mood, worry, panic disorder, specific fears, and other behavioural difficulties. I have in-depth experience in using cognitive behavioural therapies and other holistic techniques to help people regain their happiness and confidence. I work with adults and teenagers including people with ADHD, ASD, and other specific needs
Hello! If you need to talk, I can help! I am a friendly, calm, and caring mother of two. I enjoy cooking, arts, and dance and I enjoy helping in community-building activities. I am accredited by the BABCP. I have worked for NHS talking therapies for over five years helping people manage low mood, worry, panic disorder, specific fears, and other behavioural difficulties. I have in-depth experience in using cognitive behavioural therapies and other holistic techniques to help people regain their happiness and confidence. I work with adults and teenagers including people with ADHD, ASD, and other specific needs
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Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
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Sally Glover
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I have experience working with Trauma, Transgender clients, Autism and ADHD.
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
I have experience working with Trauma, Transgender clients, Autism and ADHD.
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
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Joined Up Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
For those young people who are struggling with a presentation of ADHD I will look to support and offer a referral to my professional colleague who is able to diagnose.
Offering a warm acceptance of all clients, its important in those early sessions that rapport is built and that we work together to understand goals for Counselling. For younger clients this is sometimes hard to communicate and therefore I look to introduce creative ways for them to be able to express themselves. I understand that each client is unique and therefore adapt our sessions to meet the needs of the individual, whether that is creating a safe confidential space just to be heard or supporting with a suite of Cognitive Behavioural Tools to aid negative thinking or behaviour.
For those young people who are struggling with a presentation of ADHD I will look to support and offer a referral to my professional colleague who is able to diagnose.
Offering a warm acceptance of all clients, its important in those early sessions that rapport is built and that we work together to understand goals for Counselling. For younger clients this is sometimes hard to communicate and therefore I look to introduce creative ways for them to be able to express themselves. I understand that each client is unique and therefore adapt our sessions to meet the needs of the individual, whether that is creating a safe confidential space just to be heard or supporting with a suite of Cognitive Behavioural Tools to aid negative thinking or behaviour.
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Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
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Ricardo Goni
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
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Rhian Kenny
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
I'm Rhian, a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist working with children and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. My training and experience within education, outpatient and specialist services means that delivering therapy can be done simply and effectively. I adapt our work to your personal needs whilst keeping your goals at the heart of what we do and can also adapt for neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism). By working together, we can create lasting change not only by resolving your current issues, but by building life-long resilience through skills and understanding of what maintains our problems.
I'm Rhian, a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist working with children and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. My training and experience within education, outpatient and specialist services means that delivering therapy can be done simply and effectively. I adapt our work to your personal needs whilst keeping your goals at the heart of what we do and can also adapt for neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism). By working together, we can create lasting change not only by resolving your current issues, but by building life-long resilience through skills and understanding of what maintains our problems.
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Cathy Cook - New Life Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
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Susan Gray Online Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
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Jen Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
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Chris Matcham
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
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Sophie Page
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, I'm Sophie and I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in a calm space in Central Cheltenham. I provide Face-to-Face counselling or online counselling, to suit your needs. It is not easy to make the decision to come to counselling and it takes courage to seek the help that you feel you might need. There are many reasons that someone might seek out counselling: Perhaps you are feeling stuck, finding it hard to make a change? Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed or in a low mood that feels hard to shift? Perhaps there is something in your past which is having an impact on how you feel now in your life?
Hello, I'm Sophie and I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in a calm space in Central Cheltenham. I provide Face-to-Face counselling or online counselling, to suit your needs. It is not easy to make the decision to come to counselling and it takes courage to seek the help that you feel you might need. There are many reasons that someone might seek out counselling: Perhaps you are feeling stuck, finding it hard to make a change? Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed or in a low mood that feels hard to shift? Perhaps there is something in your past which is having an impact on how you feel now in your life?
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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Abi Howells
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I specialise in working with young adults aged 18-30 who want to work through a difficult time, or who want to learn more about themselves and gain a deeper level of self awareness. I utilise creative methods and alternative ways of working if this is something you are interested in. All sessions are completely tailored to your needs/ interests and I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore anything that you want to work through.
I specialise in working with young adults aged 18-30 who want to work through a difficult time, or who want to learn more about themselves and gain a deeper level of self awareness. I utilise creative methods and alternative ways of working if this is something you are interested in. All sessions are completely tailored to your needs/ interests and I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore anything that you want to work through.
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Julie Ingram
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
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James Kojo Aboa
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
With five enriching years dedicated to the field of mental health, I have had the privilege of working with countless incredible individuals who, despite facing various challenges, have yet to fully realize their true potential. As a compassionate counsellor, I firmly believe that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space where they can find solace, understanding, and guidance needed to embark on a transformative journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. My driving force is a profound passion for assisting others in overcoming life's obstacles.
With five enriching years dedicated to the field of mental health, I have had the privilege of working with countless incredible individuals who, despite facing various challenges, have yet to fully realize their true potential. As a compassionate counsellor, I firmly believe that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space where they can find solace, understanding, and guidance needed to embark on a transformative journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. My driving force is a profound passion for assisting others in overcoming life's obstacles.
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Franeen McDonald
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am an accredited Psychotherapist, CBT and Brainspotting Practitioner, providing help and guidance to adults, children, and teenagers. I use a variety of proven approaches and with 38 years of experience, I take great care to consider your specific needs to establish the best approach to help you with any emotional block or problem you are experiencing. My aim is to help you to achieve your goals for therapy and together we work collaboratively to achieve them. My office is situated in such a way that clients can access therapy in a private and confidential setting.
I am an accredited Psychotherapist, CBT and Brainspotting Practitioner, providing help and guidance to adults, children, and teenagers. I use a variety of proven approaches and with 38 years of experience, I take great care to consider your specific needs to establish the best approach to help you with any emotional block or problem you are experiencing. My aim is to help you to achieve your goals for therapy and together we work collaboratively to achieve them. My office is situated in such a way that clients can access therapy in a private and confidential setting.
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Claire King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
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ADHD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for ADHD?

You should seek treatment for ADHD if you consistently have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity that interferes with your daily life. Symptoms of ADHD include the inability to sustain attention during tasks, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, being easily distracted, frequent fidgeting or squirming, and talking or interrupting excessively. If these symptoms interfere with your career, academics, or relationships—for example, consistently failing to complete professional projects on time—you should seek an evaluation for ADHD.

How does treatment for ADHD work?

Effective treatment for ADHD often consists of medication, behavioural therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain; higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are known to improve attention and focus. Therapy works by helping people with ADHD understand the condition, discuss their areas of difficulty, and develop behavioral strategies to manage their symptoms. In some cases, modifying one’s diet and exercise can also help improve symptoms.

How long does treatment for ADHD take?

It’s tough to give an exact time frame because everyone varies. In terms of medications, stimulants begin to work very soon after you take them, generally within the hour. It may take time to identify the right medication and dosage, but the medication itself is fast-acting. In terms of therapy, it takes time to develop skills and put them into practice, but you will likely see improvements within a few weeks or months.