ADHD & You & Me

"ADHD is being a perfectionist without the capability of motivating yourself to achieve said perfection. So you are in this constant state of paralysing anxiety and self-doubt, all the while feeling worse about it every passing minute."

Does that description sound familiar?

 

I have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder a label that I'm not sure helps but it has given me some purpose and a deeper understanding that we are not all wired the same.

 

One of the main benefits of choosing counselling as a vocation is that it has forced me to comprehensively research and address this issue and to work on myself to gain a better understanding of my negative thoughts and patterns of behaviour such as procrastination, impulsiveness and problems focusing on a task. 

 

Getting an official ADHD diagnosis is almost impossible, the NHS is appallingly slow. In the end, I pursued a private route through a wonderful psychiatrist who also has ADHD. From a professional counselling perspective, it was a personal epiphany.

 

A eureka moment of insight, characterised by elation, enthusiasm and hope. Medication helps me in many ways, but I also realise that it is not a magic silver bullet. Having first-hand experience of ADHD has driven me to look into helping others with similar problems.

 

Adult ADHD can be debilitating and hold you back from achieving your true potential.  My aim is to help my clients through the byzantine maze of diagnosis and through proactive coaching and therapeutic methods help them attain psychological integrity. 

 

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Procrastinate no more. Call me to fix up a session.

Want to know a little more.

 

Here's some recommended reading around  ADD Adult ADHD; 

Books

Taking Charge of ADHD - Russell A. Barkley

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Driven from Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D

Weblinks

https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/therapy-today/2020/february-2020/articles/adult-adhd-are-you-spotting-it

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/symptoms/

Other ADHD professionals

https://www.harleytherapy.co.uk/counselling/category/adhd

https://www.headstuffadhdtherapy.co.uk/

Online tests

https://add.org/start/adhd-test

Fact sheets

https://chadd.org/understanding-adhd/adhd-fact-sheets/

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