ADHD Counselling in Southampton

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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
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Madeleine Ayling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18  (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.
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.
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Our expert multi-disciplinary team (child and adult Clinical and Educational psychology, Functional Behavioural Psychology, Speech Therapy) work together to provide therapy and assessments/diagnosis for children and adults; attention deficit disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and cognitive assessments.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
Our expert multi-disciplinary team (child and adult Clinical and Educational psychology, Functional Behavioural Psychology, Speech Therapy) work together to provide therapy and assessments/diagnosis for children and adults; attention deficit disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and cognitive assessments.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
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WholeSum Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14  (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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Helen Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I am a DipHE Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience - based in Bitterne, Southampton. My main areas of expertise are drugs and alcohol addiction Issues, relationship difficulties, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, Autism, anxiety and depression. Are you having problems with managing your drinking or drug use and things in your life have become unmanageable? Are you finding it difficult to maintain your relationships with people? Are looking for a calm, centred, caring counsellor who can support you with your difficulties and provide safe space for you to talk?
I am a DipHE Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience - based in Bitterne, Southampton. My main areas of expertise are drugs and alcohol addiction Issues, relationship difficulties, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, Autism, anxiety and depression. Are you having problems with managing your drinking or drug use and things in your life have become unmanageable? Are you finding it difficult to maintain your relationships with people? Are looking for a calm, centred, caring counsellor who can support you with your difficulties and provide safe space for you to talk?
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Peter Graeme Heath
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
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Fiona Atkins
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Maybe you have been experiencing anxiety or a recent bereavement?  Perhaps you need some support following a traumatic event or coping with a chronic illness.  It can be a daunting decision to start counselling, and I aim to help you by providing a safe, non judgmental space to explore your feelings. I have worked with families and young people in a variety of settings, and have experience of looked after and previously looked after children, and ADHD and Autism.  I have several years experience of working in the public sector, safeguarding families and supporting them through difficult times.
Maybe you have been experiencing anxiety or a recent bereavement?  Perhaps you need some support following a traumatic event or coping with a chronic illness.  It can be a daunting decision to start counselling, and I aim to help you by providing a safe, non judgmental space to explore your feelings. I have worked with families and young people in a variety of settings, and have experience of looked after and previously looked after children, and ADHD and Autism.  I have several years experience of working in the public sector, safeguarding families and supporting them through difficult times.
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Xenia Kaspar
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO19
I have extensive experience in trauma, domestic abuse, relationship issues, bereavement and ADHD to name a few.
Hello, my name is Xenia and I am a accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. Life has it’s challenges and I have certainly had my own over the years. Sometimes we just need support from someone that isn’t family or a close friend. Someone who we can trust that they will hold space for us in order to process certain events, or, a confidential objective party that will listen, without judgement, so we can make sense of ourselves and the world around us.
I have extensive experience in trauma, domestic abuse, relationship issues, bereavement and ADHD to name a few.
Hello, my name is Xenia and I am a accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. Life has it’s challenges and I have certainly had my own over the years. Sometimes we just need support from someone that isn’t family or a close friend. Someone who we can trust that they will hold space for us in order to process certain events, or, a confidential objective party that will listen, without judgement, so we can make sense of ourselves and the world around us.
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Eleos Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
ADHD, AUTISM and Cognitive Assessments. We are experienced in working with Neurodiversity, diagnosing ADHD and Autism. We offer Autism, ADHD and Cognitive assessment and more.
ADHD, AUTISM and Cognitive Assessments. We are experienced in working with Neurodiversity, diagnosing ADHD and Autism. We offer Autism, ADHD and Cognitive assessment and more.
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Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO14
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
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Carmen Morales
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
I support clients to overcome their depression and anxiety disorders -such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias or body dysmorphia-. I also attend to problems such as low self-esteem, anger management problems, interpersonal difficulties and complex trauma. I have a strong background in working with people from underrepresented groups, especially the LGBTQI+ community and the neurodiverse community. I am looking to working with clients who are ready to get to know more about themselves, make changes in their lives, and to support them in their journey.
I support clients to overcome their depression and anxiety disorders -such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias or body dysmorphia-. I also attend to problems such as low self-esteem, anger management problems, interpersonal difficulties and complex trauma. I have a strong background in working with people from underrepresented groups, especially the LGBTQI+ community and the neurodiverse community. I am looking to working with clients who are ready to get to know more about themselves, make changes in their lives, and to support them in their journey.
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Tracey Burgess
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
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.
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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO19
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.
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Niki Reeves
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO18
Our earliest relationships have an effect on the relationship we have with ourselves, with those who are important to us, with society, and the wider world in which we live. If carers are unable to give the care that met our changing needs in childhood, if our parents were unable to attune to us, our emotional resilience can be insufficient. Now grown we can feel we list from one crisis to another, have relationships that cause unhappiness and feel life is really difficult and everything goes wrong. Our defence mechanisms, once vital for survival, are now additional problems that can make life almost too difficult to bear.
Our earliest relationships have an effect on the relationship we have with ourselves, with those who are important to us, with society, and the wider world in which we live. If carers are unable to give the care that met our changing needs in childhood, if our parents were unable to attune to us, our emotional resilience can be insufficient. Now grown we can feel we list from one crisis to another, have relationships that cause unhappiness and feel life is really difficult and everything goes wrong. Our defence mechanisms, once vital for survival, are now additional problems that can make life almost too difficult to bear.
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Conny Golde
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO14
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or any other personal challenges, your needs will be safely met. With extensive experience working with couples and individuals, I'm committed to your progress. I support and guide you towards greater clarity and emotional stability.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or any other personal challenges, your needs will be safely met. With extensive experience working with couples and individuals, I'm committed to your progress. I support and guide you towards greater clarity and emotional stability.
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Sarah Willis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO30
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling with low self-esteem? I'm Sarah, and I understand that life's challenges can sometimes make us feel like we're drowning in despair. I can help you work through your own process, whether you are experiencing loss, a recent relationship breakup, feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck in life. I truly understand the difficulties you may be facing, and I am here to explore them with you. I understand finding the right therapist can be challenging with so many options available; that's why I offer a free 15-minute call to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling with low self-esteem? I'm Sarah, and I understand that life's challenges can sometimes make us feel like we're drowning in despair. I can help you work through your own process, whether you are experiencing loss, a recent relationship breakup, feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck in life. I truly understand the difficulties you may be facing, and I am here to explore them with you. I understand finding the right therapist can be challenging with so many options available; that's why I offer a free 15-minute call to see if I am the right therapist for you.
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Katy Jones
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Modern life seems to offer more and more challenges, and more and more people are looking for support in facing them. As a counsellor, my role is to provide space and guidance to help you negotiate the current situation you are in, find some understanding, relieve emotional and psychological pain and stress, and return some balance to your life to help you face the demands of the modern world. Exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with someone from outside your day-to-day life often leads to a fresh perspective, and perhaps a renewed vision for the future. Not only for you, but for the important people in your life too.
Modern life seems to offer more and more challenges, and more and more people are looking for support in facing them. As a counsellor, my role is to provide space and guidance to help you negotiate the current situation you are in, find some understanding, relieve emotional and psychological pain and stress, and return some balance to your life to help you face the demands of the modern world. Exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with someone from outside your day-to-day life often leads to a fresh perspective, and perhaps a renewed vision for the future. Not only for you, but for the important people in your life too.
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Megan Baker-Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
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Dr Li-Faye Lim
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Do you keep coming back to the same problem, and struggle to get yourself out? Have you tried lots of different things and feel it’s time to reach out for professional help? Perhaps life has thrown challenge after challenge at you, and you are reaching your limit. Perhaps there has always been a problem you’ve suppressed, and you now feel it’s time to get help for it. Or you would like some time and space to explore your past. You could be seeking help for yourself, or it could be for a loved one or a child - they need help and you also want to know how to help them.
Do you keep coming back to the same problem, and struggle to get yourself out? Have you tried lots of different things and feel it’s time to reach out for professional help? Perhaps life has thrown challenge after challenge at you, and you are reaching your limit. Perhaps there has always been a problem you’ve suppressed, and you now feel it’s time to get help for it. Or you would like some time and space to explore your past. You could be seeking help for yourself, or it could be for a loved one or a child - they need help and you also want to know how to help them.
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
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.
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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.