ADHD Coaching

Phoenix Mental Health Services offers Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) coaching.

ADHD coaching is a specialised service designed to assist individuals with developing skills, strategies, and techniques to manage their symptoms and achieve their goals. It is a new field becoming increasingly more popular as an intervention complementing medication and other non-pharmacological alternatives. You do not have to be diagnosed with ADHD to access this service, however it is offered alongside our ADHD Clinic.

Our ADHD Coach, Laura Christie, also offers coaching to those with other mental health conditions too, so please contact us if you would like to see if coaching is a recommended service for you. Laura offers a free introductory call so she can understand your concerns and discuss the ways that coaching can help.

Our coaching session packages start at 3 sessions and go up to 12 sessions. You and your coach will decide the frequency of sessions. Laura also works with clients with Access to Work funding. You can read more about this below.

Not sure if this is the right service for you? Read all Laura’s FAQ’s below and contact us to arrange your free introductory call.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of things could we work on in our ADHD coaching sessions?

In ADHD coaching sessions, there are several areas that you we focus on to support your symptoms. If you’re unsure of what might be most beneficial to focus on for you personally, do use the contact form below to arrange a free 20 min zoom consultation with me to chat it through. In the mean time, here are some frequent focus’s:

  1. Time management and organization: Develop strategies to prioritize tasks, create schedules, and stay organized using tools like planners, calendars, or digital apps.
  2. Goal-setting and planning: Set realistic, achievable goals and break them down into smaller, manageable steps. Develop strategies to stay motivated and focused while working towards these goals.
  3. Self-awareness and self-management: Understand your ADHD symptoms and personal triggers. Develop strategies to manage impulsivity, improve self-control, and minimize distractibility.
  4. Study and work techniques: Learn effective study and work techniques suited for individuals with ADHD, such as chunking tasks, using visual aids, or employing active listening strategies.
  5. Emotional regulation: Develop strategies to manage emotional reactions and impulsive behavior, and learn techniques like mindfulness or deep breathing to reduce stress and anxiety.
  6. Communication skills: Work on improving interpersonal communication skills, including active listening, assertiveness, and conflict resolution strategies.
  7. Problem-solving and decision-making: Develop problem-solving skills to find alternative solutions and make informed decisions when faced with challenges or difficulties.
  8. Lifestyle management: Incorporate healthy habits such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, a balanced diet, and stress management techniques to improve overall well-being and daily functioning.

How does ADHD coaching work?

ADHD coaching involves weekly one-to-one sessions with a trained coach who understands the challenges associated with ADHD. The coach works with the client to identify areas of difficulty, set goals, develop strategies, and provide ongoing support and accountability.

Who can benefit from ADHD coaching?

ADHD coaching is beneficial for individuals of all ages who struggle with ADHD related symptoms. It can be particularly helpful for those struggling with time management, organization, procrastination, prioritisation, motivation, eating issues and maintaining focus.

Do I need a diagnosis of ADHD to use ADHD coaching services?

I do not require a formal diagnosis of ADHD, and am more than happy to work with individuals who suspect they have ADHD but have not been diagnosed.

How is ADHD coaching different from therapy or counselling?

While therapy and counselling focus on healing emotional wounds and addressing psychological issues, performance coaching is present and future-oriented and focused on personal growth and achieving goals. Coaches provide guidance, support, and motivation to help clients move forward, whereas therapists often delve into past experiences and emotions.

Can ADHD coaching replace medical advice?

ADHD coaching is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment. It is meant to complement and work alongside your existing healthcare plan.

What is Access to Work funding?

Those diagnosed, and disclosed to their workplace, can investigate whether they are eligible for this funding.  

To check whether you are eligible for Access to Work Funding, please click here.

To apply for Access to Work Funding, please submit GOV.UK's online form here.

We will assist in any way we can, so please do contact us. If not, please let us know when you have funding so we can arrange this.