We understand that living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be a challenge. We know that ADHD can impact all areas of life, from work and school to personal relationships and self-esteem. That’s why we’re here to help. Our team of experienced therapists can provide the support and guidance you need to manage your symptoms and live a fulfilling life.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodivergent brain anatomy that influence millions of people’s daily lives around the world. It is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It can impact individuals of all ages and genders, although it is often diagnosed in childhood.
Symptoms of ADHD
The symptoms of ADHD can vary from person to person, but they generally fall into two categories: inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity.
Inattention symptoms may include:
- Difficulty paying attention to details and making careless mistakes
- Difficulty staying focused on tasks or activities
- Difficulty listening when spoken to
- Difficulty following instructions or finishing tasks
- Avoidance of tasks that require sustained mental effort
- Losing things necessary for tasks or activities
- Being easily distracted by external stimuli
- Forgetfulness in daily activities
Hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms may include:
- Fidgeting or squirming
- Difficulty staying seated
- Difficulty engaging in quiet activities
- Talking excessively
- Interrupting others
- Blurting out answers before questions have been completed
- Difficulty waiting their turn
- Acting impulsively without thinking through the consequences
It’s important to note that everyone experiences ADHD differently. Some people may experience primarily inattention symptoms, while others may experience primarily hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms. Some people may experience both.
Treatment for ADHD
Living with a neurodivergent brain can be supported and effectively managed with a combination different tools, therapies and sometimes medication.
Medication: Stimulants and non-stimulants are medications that can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD. These medications work by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are involved in attention and impulse control. Our therapists can work with you and your doctor to help you find the medication that works best for you.
Therapy: Therapy can help individuals with ADHD develop strong strategies and skills that can help them understand and work with their symptoms to enhance their lives. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been shown to be particularly effective for ADHD. CBT helps individuals with ADHD identify negative thought patterns and develop more positive ways of thinking. It also helps individuals with ADHD develop organizational and time-management skills.
Individual Therapy for ADHD
Individual therapy is an essential component of ADHD counselling, as it provides clients with a safe and supportive environment to explore their thoughts, feelings, and presence. Our counsellors use evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to help clients develop self-awareness, improve self-esteem, and learn effective coping strategies. Through individual therapy, clients can gain a better understanding of how their ADHD affects their daily life and work towards developing practical solutions to manage their symptoms.
Family Counselling for ADHD
Family therapy is another crucial aspect of ADHD counselling, as it helps clients and their families to develop better communication and relationship skills. ADHD can put a strain on family dynamics, as individuals with neurodivergent brains may struggle communicating their lived experience. Our family counselling sessions are designed to help families learn how to support each other effectively and develop strategies to manage ADHD symptoms within the family unit.
Behavioural interventions are also an essential part of the counselling journey, as they help clients develop practical skills to manage their symptoms. Our counsellors use evidence-based techniques such as behavioural modification and coaching to help clients develop self-regulation skills, improve organizational skills, and build self-esteem. We work collaboratively with our clients to develop personalized treatment plans that incorporate their unique needs and goals.
At Skylark Counselling, our therapists are highly trained and experienced in working with clients with ADHD. We use evidence-based approaches to help our clients manage their symptoms and achieve their goals.
At Skylark Counselling, we understand that living with ADHD can be at times a difficult experience. We also know that many individuals have experienced trauma in their lives. That’s why we take a trauma-informed approach to treatment.
A trauma-informed approach means that we recognize the impact of trauma on individuals and their families. We understand that trauma can impact how individuals experience and respond to their lived experience.
Our therapists are trained to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals who have experienced trauma. We use evidence-based approaches that have been shown to be effective in treating trauma, such as CBT.
Why Choose Skylark Counselling?
At Skylark Counselling, we are supportive of all client challenges that come with life. We also know that every person with is unique, and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we take a personalized approach to treatment. We work with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.
Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in working with clients with ADHD. We use evidence-based approaches that have been shown to be effective in supporting ADHD habits. We also take a holistic approach to treatment, addressing not only the habits of ADHD but also any supports clients may required.
We also understand that seeking help for ADHD can be difficult. That’s why we strive to create a welcoming and non-judgmental environment for our clients. We want our clients to feel comfortable sharing their experiences and concerns with us.
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