Adult ADHD is serious
It can ruin lives.
Manage your ADHD your way with person-centred counselling and coaching
You are unique. Your ADHD is a part of you. You have your own ways of thinking and feeling.
But modern life makes increasing demands, and it can seem difficult to fit in. From school onwards we are told to ‘sit down, shut up and pay attention’, when this is just not us.
I have ADHD, and I understand that options for treatment are limited. Most psychotherapy for ADHD focuses on reinforcing life skills such as time management. This may, or may not, be what you need.
Person-centred therapy can also be very helpful because those with ADHD are much more likely to suffer from stress, anxiety disorders, clinical depression, and other conditions. Worse, people with ADHD are generally less able to cope with these additional challenges.
Person-centred therapy can help you make sense of things in your own way, and find your own solutions, so that you can live with increased confidence and dignity.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it
Could you have undiagnosed ADHD?
It can really help to know that you have ADHD, which often leaves people overwhelmed by life’s challenges. Do you struggle with:
- Emotional control?
- Low motivation?
- Difficulty with knowing what is most important?
- Concentration problems?
- Feeling easily overloaded in work?
- Long-term anxiety and / or depression?
- Feeling rejected and misunderstood by others?
People with ADHD can live fulfilling lives if it is properly treated. With ADHD medication you can get a lot more from relationships, work, and life in general.
If you think that you, or someone close to you might have ADHD symptoms, I encourage you to see a qualified medical clinician for an ADHD test / assessment.
For more information about ADHD, you might start with the excellent book ‘Driven to Distraction’ by Dr Edward Hallowell and Dr John Ratey.
You could also take a look at Dr Russell Barkley’s excellent 30 things you should know about ADHD