If you have an ADHD diagnosis or feel you are struggling with traits associated with ADHD, then I can help. ADHD can be hugely impacting on a person’s mental health and is still largely misunderstood. I feel very passionate about breaking down the shame & ignorance that surrounds the myths, that often hold people back from seeking the support they need. Living with ADHD as a child, is often a very difficult, turbulent time, which impacts on family life, attachments & friendships, learning & schooling, on top of the crippling negative beliefs, isolation & lack of self-worth that become part of how you think & feel. All these factors take their toll on the individual & as an adult living with ADHD, it can feel overwhelming, leaving the person feeling lost, anxious & low. In working with me, the counselling process will help you to feel connected with someone that understands the challenging nature of ADHD. Developing an awareness & understanding of your unique brain wiring is incredibly valuable & forms the basis for self-acceptance, in being able to let go of the self-blame & negative beliefs, that have often formed.
As I work alongside you, we can navigate together, your best path through the confusion & overwhelming feelings, experienced in day to day life, which can often leave the individual feeling stuck & helpless. I believe that through building a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic relationship, a more resilient, positive way of looking at daily struggles can be adopted, where you can feel more in control of your life.
Do you, or someone you know; ∙ struggle to manage emotions, get angry easily, feel overwhelmed or unable to feel anything at all ∙ feel an inner restlessness or inability to focus on either starting tasks, maintaining interest or failing to finish things ∙ get easily distracted or lose interest ∙ have low mood ∙ have low self-worth & negative beliefs ∙ have difficulty processing information ∙ struggle with organization & prioritizing
My humanistic, integrative approach begins with understanding how your brain really works, together we can explore who you ‘really’ are, what your strengths are & within the process of discovery, feelings of hope & empowerment will develop. We can begin turning problems into opportunities.
I am experienced in working with a broad range of associated issues, such as; stress, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, low self-esteem, isolation & trauma. Along with co-morbid conditions that often exist; ASD, OCD, ODD, BPD & Bipolar disorder.