Headstuff-ADHD-Therapist-Abby

ABBY
ADHD & ASD COUNSELLOR & COACH
YOUTH COUNSELLOR

UNDIAGNOSED ADHD, AWAITING DIAGNOSIS

LOCATION ~ HP27

Abby is a qualified Counsellor and Trainee Therapeutic Play Practitioner with a particular passion for both ADHD and ASD clients. She works in a person centered way, is completely non-judgmental and understanding of her clients as well as being genuinely interested to hear their story.  Abby has experience working with people from all walks of life from university students struggling with the executive dysfunction that ADHD brings through to ex-offenders released from prison straight onto the streets. Abby values each clients individuality and her aim is to work with them to achieve a positive outcome – whatever that means for them.

Abby has always been passionate about supporting those who are living on the edge of society and believes everyone deserves a second chance. She spent 18 months working within a local homeless charity counselling a huge variety of clients, all with mental health issues as well as practical day-to-day problems. Nearly all of her clients here had undiagnosed ADHD and she soon became used to the constant stream of clients struggling to make sense of their risk-taking behaviours, unsuccessful attempts to get on top of their addictions and their despair at trying to understand their differences. Abby became adept at spotting undiagnosed ADHD in these clients and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience through working with so many different presentations of the Inattentive, Hyperactive/Impulsive and Combined traits.

Within Abby’s family she is surrounded by ADHD and Autism and understands first hand the unique demands that living with neuro-divergence and sensory processing difficulties can present.

She also has personal experience of navigating the SEND system within schools and understands the additional pressures and frustrations that difficulties accessing the appropriate support can place on individuals and their families.

Abby also works as a school counsellor and is in the process of training to work with younger children. She  is happy to work with individuals from the age of 11 upwards.

 

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 2020
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 2020
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 2018
  • Counselling Children & Young People 2018
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Training 2021
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse Level 1 2020
  • Award in Alcohol Awareness Level 1 2020
  • Dealing With Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm 2020
  • NAS Understanding Autism 2020
  • Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Interventions 2019
  • The Web of Shame and Trauma Informed Practice 2019
  • BA (hons) Fine Art 2:1 2015

     

    Member BACP,  PTUK(trainee)

 

Headstuff-ADHD-Therapist-Abby

ABBY

ADHD & ASD COUNSELLOR & COACH
YOUTH COUNSELLOR

UNDIAGNOSED ADHD, AWAITING DIAGNOSIS

LOCATION ~ HP27

Abby is a qualified Counsellor and Trainee Therapeutic Play Practitioner with a particular passion for both ADHD and ASD clients. She works in a person centered way, is completely non-judgmental and understanding of her clients as well as being genuinely interested to hear their story.  Abby has experience working with people from all walks of life from university students struggling with the executive dysfunction that ADHD brings through to ex-offenders released from prison straight onto the streets. Abby values each clients individuality and her aim is to work with them to achieve a positive outcome – whatever that means for them.

Abby has always been passionate about supporting those who are living on the edge of society and believes everyone deserves a second chance. She spent 18 months working within a local homeless charity counselling a huge variety of clients, all with mental health issues as well as practical day-to-day problems. Nearly all of her clients here had undiagnosed ADHD and she soon became used to the constant stream of clients struggling to make sense of their risk-taking behaviours, unsuccessful attempts to get on top of their addictions and their despair at trying to understand their differences. Abby became adept at spotting undiagnosed ADHD in these clients and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience through working with so many different presentations of the Inattentive, Hyperactive/Impulsive and Combined traits.

Within Abby’s family she is surrounded by ADHD and Autism and understands first hand the unique demands that living with neuro-divergence and sensory processing difficulties can present.

She also has personal experience of navigating the SEND system within schools and understands the additional pressures and frustrations that difficulties accessing the appropriate support can place on individuals and their families.

Abby also works as a school counsellor and is in the process of training to work with younger children. She  is happy to work with individuals from the age of 11 upwards.

 

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 2020
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 2020
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 2018
  • Counselling Children & Young People 2018
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Training 2021
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse Level 1 2020
  • Award in Alcohol Awareness Level 1 2020
  • Dealing With Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm 2020
  • NAS Understanding Autism 2020
  • Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Interventions 2019
  • The Web of Shame and Trauma Informed Practice 2019
  • BA (hons) Fine Art 2:1 2015

    Member BACP,  PTUK(trainee)