ADHD Counselling in London

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Caroline Brown
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE15
You may be neurodiverse ( ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum & dyslexia) and because you see the world differently you struggle with relationships, social situations, work, depression, life management.
Hello, I'm Caroline, I'm here to support you through your anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, trauma, goals and challenges. Beginning therapy means different for each of us, but it is often an act of courage, hope, and self-care. I'm here to help. My approach to therapy is to meet you where you are in your journey and support you through the process so that you can reach a place in your life that feels safe, secure and balanced.
You may be neurodiverse ( ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum & dyslexia) and because you see the world differently you struggle with relationships, social situations, work, depression, life management.
Hello, I'm Caroline, I'm here to support you through your anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, trauma, goals and challenges. Beginning therapy means different for each of us, but it is often an act of courage, hope, and self-care. I'm here to help. My approach to therapy is to meet you where you are in your journey and support you through the process so that you can reach a place in your life that feels safe, secure and balanced.
020 3835 5658 View 020 3835 5658
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Zehavit Milo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW11  (Online Only)
I am an integrative therapist working with clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds, who have felt depressed and lonely, experienced different levels of anxiety, had relationship issues, suffered from trauma and loss, and searched for meaning and identity. I have a unique understanding of ADHD, as I have supported young adults and adults with ADHD with issues related to conflict resolution, motivation, impulsivity and self-esteem. I also have experience with helping those recovering from toxic and or narcissistic abuse in parental/romantic relationships.
I am an integrative therapist working with clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds, who have felt depressed and lonely, experienced different levels of anxiety, had relationship issues, suffered from trauma and loss, and searched for meaning and identity. I have a unique understanding of ADHD, as I have supported young adults and adults with ADHD with issues related to conflict resolution, motivation, impulsivity and self-esteem. I also have experience with helping those recovering from toxic and or narcissistic abuse in parental/romantic relationships.
020 8175 1589 View 020 8175 1589
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Dr Rob Agnew
Psychologist, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
London E14  (Online Only)
Hey, thanks for looking at my profile. I've been in private practice since 2011 treating fatigue, issues related to ADHD and ASD, issues related to head injury, trauma, OCD, health anxiety and BDD; but I can help with most difficulties. I have worked a lot with LGBTQ+ communities and am the Chair of the Section of Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity of the British Psychological Society. I'm also a gay, cis-gendered man and trans ally. I work in partnership with a prescriber to offer rapid ADHD diagnosis (meeting NHS/NICE standards) and medication (turnaround often only 5 to 6 weeks).
Hey, thanks for looking at my profile. I've been in private practice since 2011 treating fatigue, issues related to ADHD and ASD, issues related to head injury, trauma, OCD, health anxiety and BDD; but I can help with most difficulties. I have worked a lot with LGBTQ+ communities and am the Chair of the Section of Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity of the British Psychological Society. I'm also a gay, cis-gendered man and trans ally. I work in partnership with a prescriber to offer rapid ADHD diagnosis (meeting NHS/NICE standards) and medication (turnaround often only 5 to 6 weeks).
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Denise Alves Froede
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE24
I am a psychologist and registered psychotherapist. I work with a psychoanalytical approach also known as talking therapy. People come to Therapy for various reasons such as: anxiety, stress, ADHD, depression, sadness, procrastinations, panic attacks or other issues. Perhaps you are struggling understanding why you feel the way you do. You may wish to explore how you got where you are now in order to find your own solutions.
I am a psychologist and registered psychotherapist. I work with a psychoanalytical approach also known as talking therapy. People come to Therapy for various reasons such as: anxiety, stress, ADHD, depression, sadness, procrastinations, panic attacks or other issues. Perhaps you are struggling understanding why you feel the way you do. You may wish to explore how you got where you are now in order to find your own solutions.
020 8106 8826 View 020 8106 8826
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Natasha Menoni: ADHD & Autism Specialist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW18  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist dedicated to serving adults who have been diagnosed or believe they might have Autism and/or ADHD. I invite you to work together on a therapeutic journey especially catered to your goals and needs. We can work together to identify and make the most out of your own unique strengths, establish robust coping strategies, and build self-awareness to develop a greater understanding of yourself so you can live a more fulfilling life.
I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist dedicated to serving adults who have been diagnosed or believe they might have Autism and/or ADHD. I invite you to work together on a therapeutic journey especially catered to your goals and needs. We can work together to identify and make the most out of your own unique strengths, establish robust coping strategies, and build self-awareness to develop a greater understanding of yourself so you can live a more fulfilling life.
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Dr Sonia Borghino
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London SW5
I use Neurofeedback (EGG Biofeedback) to promote well-being and a person's ability to cope and for a variety of symptoms including insomnia, addiction, ADHD, PTSD, Autism and more.
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
I use Neurofeedback (EGG Biofeedback) to promote well-being and a person's ability to cope and for a variety of symptoms including insomnia, addiction, ADHD, PTSD, Autism and more.
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
020 3893 2192 View 020 3893 2192
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Fiona Grunschlag
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London W8  (Online Only)
As both Chartered Psychologist and ADHD Coach, research-based practice is integral to my work.
Overwhelmed? Stuck? Procrastinating? Trouble with organisation, planning and prioritising. Struggling to get things done? Difficulty with time management? These are some ways in which ADHD manifests. It is often accompanied with other conditions such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and feelings of shame and blame. Additionally, unhelpful coping strategies may follow.
As both Chartered Psychologist and ADHD Coach, research-based practice is integral to my work.
Overwhelmed? Stuck? Procrastinating? Trouble with organisation, planning and prioritising. Struggling to get things done? Difficulty with time management? These are some ways in which ADHD manifests. It is often accompanied with other conditions such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and feelings of shame and blame. Additionally, unhelpful coping strategies may follow.
020 3962 2181 View 020 3962 2181
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Anna Dafna
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
I am an award-winning ADHD, executive function, NLP coach, qualified teacher, and psychologist. I coach neurodiverse (ADHD, ASD, dyslexia) children, adolescents, adults, educational institutions and organisations working with neurodiverse groups globally. Specialism: self-belief, esteem, awareness, acceptance, compassion, confidence, happiness, academic, professional, business performance, communication, leadership, social skills, efficiency, productivity, organisation, time management, planning, prioritisation, task initiation, goal-directed persistence, focus, memory, emotional control, empowerment, inspiration, motivation.
I am an award-winning ADHD, executive function, NLP coach, qualified teacher, and psychologist. I coach neurodiverse (ADHD, ASD, dyslexia) children, adolescents, adults, educational institutions and organisations working with neurodiverse groups globally. Specialism: self-belief, esteem, awareness, acceptance, compassion, confidence, happiness, academic, professional, business performance, communication, leadership, social skills, efficiency, productivity, organisation, time management, planning, prioritisation, task initiation, goal-directed persistence, focus, memory, emotional control, empowerment, inspiration, motivation.
020 8106 5615 View 020 8106 5615
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Mind Hubs
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
London WC1A
I desire to see you healed and whole. I provide weekly one-to-one psychotherapy in person from Central London or online. With over 15 years clinical experience working for many years with complex trauma & PTSD in one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. Specialising in addictions and eating disorders. For the last 8 years, I have been in private practice and mostly working with ADHD, PTSD & racial trauma. I also run a monthly group to explore the intersectionality of ethnicity & gender for diverse corporate women creating a safe, welcoming space where you can explore, grow, and thrive. Can't wait to meet you!
I desire to see you healed and whole. I provide weekly one-to-one psychotherapy in person from Central London or online. With over 15 years clinical experience working for many years with complex trauma & PTSD in one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. Specialising in addictions and eating disorders. For the last 8 years, I have been in private practice and mostly working with ADHD, PTSD & racial trauma. I also run a monthly group to explore the intersectionality of ethnicity & gender for diverse corporate women creating a safe, welcoming space where you can explore, grow, and thrive. Can't wait to meet you!
020 3893 3290 View 020 3893 3290
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The Spectrum Clinic
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London WC1N
The Spectrum Clinic has been established to provide a person-centred approach to assess for Autism and ADHD without compromising on quality and reliability of our assessments. Our patients are at the centre of what we do and every assessment starts with hearing about their journey. We use the gold standard tools for our assessments and follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines when offering our services. This means that our assessments are evidence-based and that our clinicians adhere to the highest standards of practice set in the UK.
The Spectrum Clinic has been established to provide a person-centred approach to assess for Autism and ADHD without compromising on quality and reliability of our assessments. Our patients are at the centre of what we do and every assessment starts with hearing about their journey. We use the gold standard tools for our assessments and follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines when offering our services. This means that our assessments are evidence-based and that our clinicians adhere to the highest standards of practice set in the UK.
020 3667 9039 View 020 3667 9039
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Lynda Henley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N3
Everyone experiences hurt or confusion at some point in their life, but for some this can leave you feeling as if you really can’t cope. You might feel everything so deeply and it's hard to let go. Finding a safe place to talk is a positive step to feeling better. I will listen to you and support you to find your own answers and learn new behaviours, so you can feel comfortable in your skin and take more control of your life. I have a keen interest in helping people with ADHD. Whether you are pre or post ADHD diagnosis or if you have chosen not to get diagnosed I can help you understand yourself and the many hidden symptoms.
Everyone experiences hurt or confusion at some point in their life, but for some this can leave you feeling as if you really can’t cope. You might feel everything so deeply and it's hard to let go. Finding a safe place to talk is a positive step to feeling better. I will listen to you and support you to find your own answers and learn new behaviours, so you can feel comfortable in your skin and take more control of your life. I have a keen interest in helping people with ADHD. Whether you are pre or post ADHD diagnosis or if you have chosen not to get diagnosed I can help you understand yourself and the many hidden symptoms.
020 3870 2477 View 020 3870 2477
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Nadia Wilkinson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW18  (Online Only)
As a trained and experienced Educational Psychologist, I also have a sound understanding of living with additional needs such as Autism and ADHD and the challenges this can bring.
Dealing with a loss, major change in your life or a new diagnosis? Feeling overwhelmed by trauma from your past or by a current relationship? Experiencing family difficulties and or realising your values are different from the ones you grew up with? At some points in our lives we all need extra support and this is nothing to feel ashamed of, in fact asking for help is one of the bravest things you can do. I offer an empathic, non-judgmental approach and warmth in our journey together. This will enable you to explore the sometimes painful feelings, past experiences and stuck patterns of behaviour that may be holding you back.
As a trained and experienced Educational Psychologist, I also have a sound understanding of living with additional needs such as Autism and ADHD and the challenges this can bring.
Dealing with a loss, major change in your life or a new diagnosis? Feeling overwhelmed by trauma from your past or by a current relationship? Experiencing family difficulties and or realising your values are different from the ones you grew up with? At some points in our lives we all need extra support and this is nothing to feel ashamed of, in fact asking for help is one of the bravest things you can do. I offer an empathic, non-judgmental approach and warmth in our journey together. This will enable you to explore the sometimes painful feelings, past experiences and stuck patterns of behaviour that may be holding you back.
020 3838 0855 View 020 3838 0855
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Valerie Teller
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW19
I have a high knowledge of adult ADHD from a personal, practical and scientific viewpoint and can help clients to see how it has been impacting on them and what may help them to live life in a way which is better suited to the differences ADHD brings.
I use existential therapy in session with my clients, as this approach sees each client as someone with their own unique experiences, and therefore their own unique difficulties. I seek to obtain an understanding of each client's world enabling us to then work together towards making changes which are specifically tailored to you and which help you to find a way towards a better future. I am an integrative therapist and so am also trained in humanistic person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies which add to my ability to understand people's differing experiences and tailor the work to each individual.
I have a high knowledge of adult ADHD from a personal, practical and scientific viewpoint and can help clients to see how it has been impacting on them and what may help them to live life in a way which is better suited to the differences ADHD brings.
I use existential therapy in session with my clients, as this approach sees each client as someone with their own unique experiences, and therefore their own unique difficulties. I seek to obtain an understanding of each client's world enabling us to then work together towards making changes which are specifically tailored to you and which help you to find a way towards a better future. I am an integrative therapist and so am also trained in humanistic person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies which add to my ability to understand people's differing experiences and tailor the work to each individual.
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San Vtgotsky Wong
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E14
Here are some of the most common problems I can help with: - ADHD - Autism - Specific Learning Difference (SPLD) - Speech disorder - Social disorder - Depression - Anxiety - Addictive - Relationship Difficulties - Grief and Trauma Management - Stress and Anger Management - Low Self Esteem - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Post Traumatic S.
I am San Vtgotsky Wong. I am a senior Psychotherapist and University Supervisor, working for children, youth and mental health for more than 19 years. I am very passionate about therapeutic interventions that vary from deep psychological interventions based on the client's history and memories, to an emphasis on the relationship between therapist and client, including their cultural context and systems. I am also very interested in using symbolic representations and meanings in the therapeutic setting to assist clients on their reflections and self-awareness. I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric h
Here are some of the most common problems I can help with: - ADHD - Autism - Specific Learning Difference (SPLD) - Speech disorder - Social disorder - Depression - Anxiety - Addictive - Relationship Difficulties - Grief and Trauma Management - Stress and Anger Management - Low Self Esteem - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Post Traumatic S.
I am San Vtgotsky Wong. I am a senior Psychotherapist and University Supervisor, working for children, youth and mental health for more than 19 years. I am very passionate about therapeutic interventions that vary from deep psychological interventions based on the client's history and memories, to an emphasis on the relationship between therapist and client, including their cultural context and systems. I am also very interested in using symbolic representations and meanings in the therapeutic setting to assist clients on their reflections and self-awareness. I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric h
020 8138 8672 View 020 8138 8672
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Emily Cole
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
London NW10
I specialise in relationship difficulty, ADHD and trauma.
Are you ready to explore what you want from life and get in touch with your values? Are you going through a major life change, or facing the impact of loss or trauma? Are you tired of constant anxiety and stress, or of feeling disconnected in your relationships? Whatever it is that is drawing you to therapy and towards change, I offer a non-judgemental and transformative therapeutic relationship where every part of your experience is held in a safe and supportive environment.
I specialise in relationship difficulty, ADHD and trauma.
Are you ready to explore what you want from life and get in touch with your values? Are you going through a major life change, or facing the impact of loss or trauma? Are you tired of constant anxiety and stress, or of feeling disconnected in your relationships? Whatever it is that is drawing you to therapy and towards change, I offer a non-judgemental and transformative therapeutic relationship where every part of your experience is held in a safe and supportive environment.
020 4538 2137 View 020 4538 2137
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David Cooper
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
London E8
Depression / Anxiety / Bereavement / Low self-esteem / Loneliness / Burnout and work-stress / Relationship problems / Family issues / ADHD / Childhood trauma / Complex PTSD / Sexual abuse / Emotional abuse / Sexual identity / Gender identity / Dissociation / Perfectionism / Health / Sleep / Sex / Obsessive thoughts / Intrusive thoughts / Social anxiety.
Hi I’m David. I work with diverse clients with diverse reasons for seeking therapy. I provide a warm and inclusive, confidential space that is sensitive to you and your needs. We all possess the capacity to self-heal, but sometimes these resources within us become blocked. In a safe and supportive relationship we can start to become aware of what might be restricting us, start to remove these barriers, and allow our own resources and strengths to emerge. I have significant experience in providing therapy through various services across London and in private practice working with issues such as:
Depression / Anxiety / Bereavement / Low self-esteem / Loneliness / Burnout and work-stress / Relationship problems / Family issues / ADHD / Childhood trauma / Complex PTSD / Sexual abuse / Emotional abuse / Sexual identity / Gender identity / Dissociation / Perfectionism / Health / Sleep / Sex / Obsessive thoughts / Intrusive thoughts / Social anxiety.
Hi I’m David. I work with diverse clients with diverse reasons for seeking therapy. I provide a warm and inclusive, confidential space that is sensitive to you and your needs. We all possess the capacity to self-heal, but sometimes these resources within us become blocked. In a safe and supportive relationship we can start to become aware of what might be restricting us, start to remove these barriers, and allow our own resources and strengths to emerge. I have significant experience in providing therapy through various services across London and in private practice working with issues such as:
020 4592 8951 View 020 4592 8951
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Sharon Bergin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC2M
My specialist areas are relational difficulties and trauma. From these areas, we experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, and at times other harmful and/or repetitive behaviours. My focus will be on helping you understand the function they have served for you, where they come from, and how to bring about change I have experience of working with individuals who present with diagnoses such as ADHD, autism, with one or more of the many different personality disorder, and with individuals who experience psychotic states of mind. That said, anyone can engage in therapy at any time, and, for any reason.
My specialist areas are relational difficulties and trauma. From these areas, we experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, and at times other harmful and/or repetitive behaviours. My focus will be on helping you understand the function they have served for you, where they come from, and how to bring about change I have experience of working with individuals who present with diagnoses such as ADHD, autism, with one or more of the many different personality disorder, and with individuals who experience psychotic states of mind. That said, anyone can engage in therapy at any time, and, for any reason.
020 3835 3297 View 020 3835 3297
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Erinn T. Brown
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1G
Limited spaces available • I specialize in working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, assertiveness, childhood relational trauma, exploration of sexual orientation and gender, and ADHD. I work frequently with individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+, gifted, and neurodivergent communities. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I strive to help my clients understand and find practical ways to cope with their challenges. I primarily draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches to therapy in my work.
Limited spaces available • I specialize in working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, assertiveness, childhood relational trauma, exploration of sexual orientation and gender, and ADHD. I work frequently with individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+, gifted, and neurodivergent communities. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I strive to help my clients understand and find practical ways to cope with their challenges. I primarily draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches to therapy in my work.
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Kathy Stewart
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SW3
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety & stress, neurodiversity (ADHD, autism), low self-esteem, relationship and commitment issues, family dynamics, addictions, LGBTQ+ affirming therapy, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, women's health (PMDD, menopause).
Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can feel too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, and find ourselves in need of help. Let me offer you an open, safe and judgment free space, that encourages you to explore whatever's on your mind. I am a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist working with adults, couples and groups. I believe that therapy should be an empowering process for each client, therefore taking a collaborative, client-focused approach which respects diversity and difference is essential for an effective therapeutic process.
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety & stress, neurodiversity (ADHD, autism), low self-esteem, relationship and commitment issues, family dynamics, addictions, LGBTQ+ affirming therapy, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, women's health (PMDD, menopause).
Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can feel too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, and find ourselves in need of help. Let me offer you an open, safe and judgment free space, that encourages you to explore whatever's on your mind. I am a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist working with adults, couples and groups. I believe that therapy should be an empowering process for each client, therefore taking a collaborative, client-focused approach which respects diversity and difference is essential for an effective therapeutic process.
020 4538 9139 View 020 4538 9139
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Phil Mollon
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
London W1G
Having been in clinical practice for over 45 years, much of it within the NHS, I have experience in working with most kinds of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include trauma, relationship problems, all kinds of anxiety states, depression and low self-esteem, disorders in the sense of self, ADHD - along with the more subtle states of "feeling different" and the challenges of being a "highly sensitive person" or "indigo" being. Spirituality and working with our higher dimensional aspects are a core part of my work, along with help in identifying a person's 'soul mission' and resolving blocks to pursuing this.
Having been in clinical practice for over 45 years, much of it within the NHS, I have experience in working with most kinds of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include trauma, relationship problems, all kinds of anxiety states, depression and low self-esteem, disorders in the sense of self, ADHD - along with the more subtle states of "feeling different" and the challenges of being a "highly sensitive person" or "indigo" being. Spirituality and working with our higher dimensional aspects are a core part of my work, along with help in identifying a person's 'soul mission' and resolving blocks to pursuing this.
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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.