“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and don’t surrender, that is strength”
ADHD Positive strives to develop therapeutic relationships built on respect, understanding, genuineness and non-judgement.
Adolescents (age 12-17 years)
Adolescence is a time of immense physical and social change. Typically, most teenagers demonstrate difficulties with mood and emotional regulation but for those with ADHD, these difficulties can be exacerbated. In particular, persistent or long-standing negative feedback from others means that these teens are vulnerable to low self-esteem and can be underdeveloped in self-efficacy and adequate coping strategies.
Therapy aims to meet the needs of the individual, but most teens will require building a trusting relationship with the therapist in which they can explore and make sense of their experiences, identify and practice positive coping strategies, build resilience and develop and nurture personal strengths.
In recent years ADHD has become more recognised in Adults. However, for many, receiving a diagnosis is only the start of unpacking a lifetime of confusion, despair and emotional issues such as low self-esteem and a negative self-concept. Studies suggest that 75% to 80% of adults with ADHD also have disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and substance misuse.
Working together we can identify practical and creative ways to recover from past traumas, unhelpful thought processes and to change unwanted or habitual behaviours.
ADHD positive believes that despite the complications and difficulties experienced from unrecognised and unsupported ADHD, those with the condition most frequently demonstrate great resilience, determination, creativity and ingenuity. A major emphasis of therapy will involve supporting you to identify and develop your areas of strength, aspirations and personal goals.
Ready to Become who you really are?
I offer a no-obligation, free of charge consultation (30 minutes). So that you can explore and decide for yourself if counselling is right for you.
Subsequent sessions are charged at £40 per hour.
Contact details are available via the Contact page.
I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your journey towards personal growth soon.