ADHD Assessment 

Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service can provide formal assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder often first recognised in childhood but it can be lifelong. It involves deficits of attention and hyperactivity not related to any intellectual disability. It has two classes of symptoms- inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive. Inattentive symptoms can include a lack of focus, inability to complete tasks, problems following instructions or forgetfulness. Hyperactive / impulsive symptoms can include fidgeting, lots of energy, problems sitting still or doing one thing, talking too much, talking at inappropriate times or impulsive behaviour. It is not uncommon to have a combined presentation where both types of symptoms are present. 

Often, the primary course of treatment sought for ADHD is medication. However, this option may not be for everyone and for some a combination of medication and therapy may be required.

Psychological therapy can also play an important part in the treatment of the issues associated with ADHD. This may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or social skills training to help with social integration, or activity planning to ensure they are supported to meet their goals in school, work and home.

Mindfulness and relaxation techniques are also helpful to help the individual learn to focus when they need to and to self-soothe at times they cannot be active. In therapy, the therapist can take on a quasi-coaching relationship, while using more traditional counselling/therapy methods to help the individual work on any emotional issues and concerns they may have.

At Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service, we offer a free ADHD screening assessment with a Chartered Psychologist. This initial step allows us to assess whether further assessment is warranted, before deciding to undertake the formal, full ADHD diagnostic assessment.  To book your free screening assessment, please click the button below.

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Assessment Overview

A professional assessment

ADHD assessments are carried out by Gemma Holmes, Chartered Psychologist and can be offered remotely by phone/videocall and take place over the course of two sessions. Prior to the assessment, you will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires, to be filled out and returned a before your first appointment date. Also, if available, you will be asked to provide reports from your time at school.

Gain a complete insight

Following the full ADHD diagnostic assessment, a comprehensive report detailing the outcome of your assessment and recommendations for treatment, will also be sent to you between 1-2 weeks after the assessment. However, as part of the assessment process, a follow up call will be provided to discuss your assessment outcomes prior to the report being sent.

Understanding the full picture

In order to obtain a full developmental history, we would ask you to consult with a family member or friend who has known you for a long period of time. They will also be required to complete some questionnaires relating to your childhood and current functioning.

Our approach

In line with best practice guidelines, we recommend a multidisciplinary approach to ADHD assessment and diagnosis. Therefore, we would advise that you also consult with your GP and a Psychiatrist following our assessment, to assess your medical history and for discussion of medication options for treatment, should you wish to pursue this form of treatment.

Free Screening Assessment

ADHD Free Assessment

Access your assessment

Please fill out the form below for your free screening assessment. This will be reviewed by a Chartered Psychologist and followed up by an email response within 24hrs of submission.

    What symptoms do you have that concern you?

    At what age did these first appear?

    Do you have any other mental health issues/or diagnoses?

    Our Therapies

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    CBT is often a relatively short treatment, which can bring about changes and positive results fairly quickly.

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    ​Schema Focused Therapy

    This therapy focuses more on how past experiences and old patterns of behaving are affecting the here and now; which are not helpful any more.

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    EMDR Therapy

    EMDR is a treatment that enables traumatic memories to be reprocessed so that they do not evoke such painful and distressing emotional reactions.

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    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

    DBT is used to tackle problems in regulating one's emotions and with interpersonal difficulties.

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    ​Person Centred Counselling

    Explore your issues with a therapist who provides a safe, non-judgemental, client led, reflective space.

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    Online & Remote Therapy

    A far more accessible solution, you can schedule a session wherever and whenever suits you. We have options to accommodate every need.

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