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Symptoms of ADHD

ADHD involves much more than just struggles with concentration; it encompasses a range of experiences that might affect every aspect of your life. Recognising these signs is your first step towards understanding how to manage them. Here are some common symptoms and feelings that might resonate with you if you’re dealing with ADHD:

  • Persistent distractibility, where maintaining focus on tasks or conversations feels nearly impossible.
  • Frequent forgetfulness in daily activities, like missing appointments or losing track of personal items.
  • Impulsivity, acting on a whim without considering consequences which can disrupt your life and relationships.
  • Restlessness and difficulty staying still, leading to feelings of constant agitation or needing to move.
  • Difficulty organising tasks and activities, which can lead to underperformance at work or school despite your best efforts.
  • Frequent mood swings, experiencing rapid changes in mood in response to everyday stressors.
  • Challenges with time management, such as often underestimating the time needed for tasks, leading to chronic lateness or missed deadlines.
  • Feelings of frustration and dissatisfaction, especially in environments that require sustained attention or routine.

Navigating ADHD requires a tailored approach that addresses both the symptoms and your unique life circumstances. At our practice, we offer a variety of evidence-based therapies designed to manage ADHD effectively. Here’s an overview of the approaches we may consider:

  1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT helps individuals with ADHD identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours. This therapy focusses on teaching practical skills to manage everyday challenges such as organisation, planning, and problem-solving.
  2. Behavioural Therapy: This approach is often effective for younger clients, focussing on reinforcing desirable behaviours and reducing unwanted ones through consistent feedback and rewards.
  3. Mindfulness-Based Interventions: These help in improving concentration and reducing impulsive behaviour. Mindfulness teaches how to stay present and engaged, reducing the prevalence of distractibility.
  4. Psychoeducation: Understanding ADHD is a crucial part of the treatment. Psychoeducation involves learning about ADHD and its effects, which can empower you and improve coping strategies.
  5. Medication management: While not a therapy in the traditional sense, discussing the role of medication as a complementary approach can be part of our comprehensive care plan.

As we work together, our initial task will be to understand your specific experiences and challenges with ADHD. From there, we can collaboratively determine which therapy or combination of therapies will best suit you. Our goal is to create a personalised treatment plan that not only addresses your symptoms but also aligns with your personal goals and lifestyle, ensuring a path towards lasting change and self-mastery.

Why not consider taking the next step? Booking a session is straightforward, and it’s just about starting a dialogue. Our team consists of empathetic and skilled practitioners who are dedicated to helping you manage your ADHD with confidence. Every journey begins with a single step, and yours could start with a simple conversation. We’re here to support you towards a more focussed and rewarding life.