I have close to 30 years' experience in assessing and treating attention deficit disorder in children and adults.
Over that time, I have seen society's attitude change from being dismissive, cynical and with blame placed on parents, to today where there greater acceptance that ADD and ADHD are real conditions with a neurological base that lead to the brain working differently compared to the "average brain".
Experience has taught me that the best first step is to start by helping you to understand the activity of your and your child's brain and how this affects behaviour, organisation and concentration.
I provide information and strategies for dealing with the difficulties associated with ADD or ADHD as well as the range of other problems that are often associated with these conditions.
Having ADD or ADHD is not all bad news. There are strengths that can be uncovered and used to your advantage and benefit. Building confidence and belief in yourself (or your child) is very much a focus of therapy.
After a diagnosis, medication may be prescribed by a paediatrician or psychiatrist, but medication is certainly not the only way to deal with ADD or ADHD. We may be able to achieve some very positive outcomes through therapy and developing strategies for managing the symptoms of ADD and ADHD.
I understand that at times, you may need extra support in coping with a child or family member who has ADD or ADHD, I do make myself available in emergencies to provide brief telephone support.
The earlier ADD or ADHD is recognised and diagnosed the sooner treatment can begin. So if you suspect you, or a family member may have this condition, feel free to give me a call. We can discuss options for an assessment and further treatment.