ADHD Counselling in Southsea

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Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I have a growing understanding of Neurodiversity, especially ADHD & ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) I am an LBGTQ+ Ally.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
I have a growing understanding of Neurodiversity, especially ADHD & ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) I am an LBGTQ+ Ally.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
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Amy Reynolds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone’s realities are unique and therefore the only expert in your life is you. Sometimes the world can feel overwhelming and we just need someone to understand and care. As a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, I can offer you a safe space to offload your thoughts and feelings. I hold a Psychology degree with the University of Winchester and a Counselling diploma with Middlesex University. I offer online confidential counselling to people who struggle with all kinds of issues. I choose to charge a low rate compared to other therapists because I want to to reach as many people as I can.
I believe that everyone’s realities are unique and therefore the only expert in your life is you. Sometimes the world can feel overwhelming and we just need someone to understand and care. As a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, I can offer you a safe space to offload your thoughts and feelings. I hold a Psychology degree with the University of Winchester and a Counselling diploma with Middlesex University. I offer online confidential counselling to people who struggle with all kinds of issues. I choose to charge a low rate compared to other therapists because I want to to reach as many people as I can.
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Caroline Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
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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Ruth Heatherley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
If you are struggling with your relationships, feeling depressed, anxious or sad, or have difficult feelings about yourself and are finding it hard to enjoy life, I would like to help. Perhaps you keep repeating a pattern of behaviour that is difficult for you, or perhaps you just want to grow, change and develop. Experiencing difficulty is such a normal part of life. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to process past experiences and gain a greater understanding of behaviours, thoughts and feelings in the present.
If you are struggling with your relationships, feeling depressed, anxious or sad, or have difficult feelings about yourself and are finding it hard to enjoy life, I would like to help. Perhaps you keep repeating a pattern of behaviour that is difficult for you, or perhaps you just want to grow, change and develop. Experiencing difficulty is such a normal part of life. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to process past experiences and gain a greater understanding of behaviours, thoughts and feelings in the present.
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Dr Hasina Khatun
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents in both Mental Health and Health settings. I continue to work within the NHS using evidence-based practice. I provide both therapeutic intervention and Assessments. I am eclectic in style as I hold a strong value that we are not fitting the client to the therapy, rather provide a treatment plan to meet the needs of my client. I work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and heavily influenced by Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. I hold non-judgemental and curiosity in my stance.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents in both Mental Health and Health settings. I continue to work within the NHS using evidence-based practice. I provide both therapeutic intervention and Assessments. I am eclectic in style as I hold a strong value that we are not fitting the client to the therapy, rather provide a treatment plan to meet the needs of my client. I work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and heavily influenced by Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. I hold non-judgemental and curiosity in my stance.
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Beth McLeod
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5  (Online Only)
Counselling can be beneficial for anyone whether you’re struggling with day to day life or you would like to learn more about yourself. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space for you to explore your worries and be heard.
Counselling can be beneficial for anyone whether you’re struggling with day to day life or you would like to learn more about yourself. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space for you to explore your worries and be heard.
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5  (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.
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More Therapists Nearby

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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.
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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?
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
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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Jeni Gill
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
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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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Colin Beckwith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
07401 292314 View 07401 292314
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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.
01489 665864 View 01489 665864

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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.