ADHD Counselling in Portsmouth

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Dr Jacinta Murphy-O'Sullivan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6  (Online Only)
Are your worries overwhelming, your thoughts snowballing, can't relax or feel like you don't recognise yourself anymore? Major life events or a stacking up of small life stresses can leave us feeling fatigued, anxious and overwhelmed. You may want to make small changes or you want to understand yourself and your past on a deeper level. I specialise in anxiety, maternal mental health, psychosis, personality disorder and ADHD but the label or diagnosis does not matter, I work with your experience of these things. I also do assessments for Autism as part of a team.
Are your worries overwhelming, your thoughts snowballing, can't relax or feel like you don't recognise yourself anymore? Major life events or a stacking up of small life stresses can leave us feeling fatigued, anxious and overwhelmed. You may want to make small changes or you want to understand yourself and your past on a deeper level. I specialise in anxiety, maternal mental health, psychosis, personality disorder and ADHD but the label or diagnosis does not matter, I work with your experience of these things. I also do assessments for Autism as part of a team.
01329 552534 View 01329 552534
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WholeSum Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am also an Autism Ambassador, with vast experience in counselling people with Autism and ADHD.
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Nichola, and I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor; I also have training to utilise the CBT and Humanistic approaches alongside my main modality. Currently, I am offering telephone and online sessions. This will be reviewed regularly. I have familiarity in working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, from the ages of 12+. I place individuality at the forefront of my sessions and value autonomy. With this, I also provide a safe, confidential environment that encompasses exploration.
I am also an Autism Ambassador, with vast experience in counselling people with Autism and ADHD.
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Nichola, and I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor; I also have training to utilise the CBT and Humanistic approaches alongside my main modality. Currently, I am offering telephone and online sessions. This will be reviewed regularly. I have familiarity in working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, from the ages of 12+. I place individuality at the forefront of my sessions and value autonomy. With this, I also provide a safe, confidential environment that encompasses exploration.
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Crena Watson
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
020 3835 5186 View 020 3835 5186
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Dr Alesia Moulton-Perkins at Neurodiverseonline
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Diagnostic & cognitive assessments for adults, children/young people with ADHD, Tourette's/Tics & ASD.
Do you or your child want a diagnostic assessment for ADHD, Autism/ASD or Tics/Tourettes, or need support coping with these conditions? Or maybe anxiety, low mood, difficulties with relationships, or problems at school, college or work are holding you or your child back? In a complimentary initial session we will explore this together, and make a plan: this could be with me, or one of my colleagues at Neurodiverse Online if I think they are a better fit. We're a small, caring & highly expert team of psychologists working with neurodivergent adults and children.
Diagnostic & cognitive assessments for adults, children/young people with ADHD, Tourette's/Tics & ASD.
Do you or your child want a diagnostic assessment for ADHD, Autism/ASD or Tics/Tourettes, or need support coping with these conditions? Or maybe anxiety, low mood, difficulties with relationships, or problems at school, college or work are holding you or your child back? In a complimentary initial session we will explore this together, and make a plan: this could be with me, or one of my colleagues at Neurodiverse Online if I think they are a better fit. We're a small, caring & highly expert team of psychologists working with neurodivergent adults and children.
01903 947001 View 01903 947001
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Madeleine Ayling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive. (I currently have space for new email clients - video and phone slots are full).
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive. (I currently have space for new email clients - video and phone slots are full).
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2
I work with many clients with ADHD Autism & Asperger's.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
I work with many clients with ADHD Autism & Asperger's.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
07947 351146 View 07947 351146
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Graham Clarke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
ADHD forms a growing part of my practice.
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
ADHD forms a growing part of my practice.
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
01243 957014 View 01243 957014
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Different Kinds of Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Not accepting new clients
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
01730 771179 View 01730 771179
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Tracey Burgess
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Hello! My name is Tracey and I’m a Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist, professionally trained to Degree level and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I’m mainly based in Newport on the Isle of Wight and can also have availability in Wootton, IW. I am aware of everyone being an individual person and because in therapy there is no ‘one size fits all’ my work is tailored to each person, walking with them as they find their own way towards a fulfilling and happier life. I offer a space that is safe, non-judgmental and confidential for you to work at your own pace.
Hello! My name is Tracey and I’m a Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist, professionally trained to Degree level and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I’m mainly based in Newport on the Isle of Wight and can also have availability in Wootton, IW. I am aware of everyone being an individual person and because in therapy there is no ‘one size fits all’ my work is tailored to each person, walking with them as they find their own way towards a fulfilling and happier life. I offer a space that is safe, non-judgmental and confidential for you to work at your own pace.
01983 214482 View 01983 214482
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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
01329 756804 View 01329 756804
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Elena Gava
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Hi I'm an integrative counsellor, specialising working with a range of issues including high functioning anxiety, emotional distress, work issues, perfectionism, all- or nothing thinking, OCD, confidence & self-esteem, relationship issues, people pleasing those who struggle maintain healthy boundaries, The focus, for me, is on the client’s experience of their life and potentially working through the areas that may feel stuck, due to impact of strong inner critic or guilt as a result of difficult issues maybe from childhood abuse, neglect ect.. or negative experience what prevent client to live a life that is more meaningful for you.
Hi I'm an integrative counsellor, specialising working with a range of issues including high functioning anxiety, emotional distress, work issues, perfectionism, all- or nothing thinking, OCD, confidence & self-esteem, relationship issues, people pleasing those who struggle maintain healthy boundaries, The focus, for me, is on the client’s experience of their life and potentially working through the areas that may feel stuck, due to impact of strong inner critic or guilt as a result of difficult issues maybe from childhood abuse, neglect ect.. or negative experience what prevent client to live a life that is more meaningful for you.
023 8254 1966 View 023 8254 1966
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The Haven Child Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
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Embrace Children,Young People and Family Services
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO6
At Embrace, we provide compassionate and professional support services for children, young people, and families. Our team of expert associates are dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome difficulties with challenging behaviour, adolescent relationships, transitions, anxiety, and low mood. All clinical interventions are delivered by a qualified and experienced PG Certified Psychotherapist. Our approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual or situation and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our clients.
At Embrace, we provide compassionate and professional support services for children, young people, and families. Our team of expert associates are dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome difficulties with challenging behaviour, adolescent relationships, transitions, anxiety, and low mood. All clinical interventions are delivered by a qualified and experienced PG Certified Psychotherapist. Our approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual or situation and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our clients.
01329 551164 View 01329 551164
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Lisa Duff
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO3
I am a fully qualified and insured psychotherapist and a member of the BACP. I  use a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT and DBT. I work with a tailored approach that will meet my clients individual needs,  thus meaning that rooted in my belief is that everybody has the capacity for self growth. My goal is to empower my clients to build resilience, develop coping skills and achieve their personal and emotional wellbeing. I am dedicated to my work and have a passion to work collaboratively with my clients to get them to a place they desire. I specialise in addiction and trauma.
I am a fully qualified and insured psychotherapist and a member of the BACP. I  use a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT and DBT. I work with a tailored approach that will meet my clients individual needs,  thus meaning that rooted in my belief is that everybody has the capacity for self growth. My goal is to empower my clients to build resilience, develop coping skills and achieve their personal and emotional wellbeing. I am dedicated to my work and have a passion to work collaboratively with my clients to get them to a place they desire. I specialise in addiction and trauma.
01329 553368 View 01329 553368
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Cora Metelerkamp
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
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Marble White Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
01329 553428 View 01329 553428
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
01329 557272 View 01329 557272
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Caroline Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that therapy is about self exploration, which can help when you are struggling with your current life, perhaps feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed. I aim to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to be fully transparent and talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts or feelings. I hope that through a reflective partnership, I can help you become more self aware but with no judgement.
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that therapy is about self exploration, which can help when you are struggling with your current life, perhaps feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed. I aim to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to be fully transparent and talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts or feelings. I hope that through a reflective partnership, I can help you become more self aware but with no judgement.
023 9431 1396 View 023 9431 1396
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
023 8235 6102 View 023 8235 6102
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Catherine Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
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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.