ALEX

ADULT ADHD LIFE COACH
EXECUTIVE & BUSINESS COACH
ADHD DISCRIMINATION & EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR
ACCESS TO WORK ADVISOR

DIAGNOSED ADHD, PROBABLE DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA & DYSGRAPHIA

LOCATION ~ DN21

If you are struggling with understanding who you are or have recently been diagnosed with ADHD and have no idea where to go from here, Alex is passionate about helping clients in this situation.

Alex allows you to gently take off any mask you’ve been hiding behind to unravel and explore all those questions you have about yourself and accompany you on your journey of ADHD self-discovery. Alex will work with you and your ADHD traits to understand and unpick all those years of not understanding yourself. Digging deep to discover what’s important to you, your life goals, purpose and eventual transition to complete self acceptance and content happiness.

Alex only found out about her ADHD in her mid 30s, following what was misdiagnosed as ‘a nervous breakdown’. Having lived all her life being told she was purely suffering with Depression with Anxiety – it never rang true for Alex and the treatments were never effective. Alex now sees she indulged in several self-medicating/stimulating behaviours to manage her ADHD symptoms without even realising. Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria manifested in overachieving and to the outside world, she appeared a successful person, however inside she felt far from it.

Despite this, Alex carved out a very successful career in Social Care and Housing.  She has managed regional services both in senior and front line roles. Due to her clarity, energy and passion, Alex was able to naturally motivate previously low-performing into high-achieving teams as well as ensuring best practice models for service delivery and service user involvement.

Following her own ADHD diagnosis, Alex has been on an intense learning and self-growth journey and now sees ADHD as a mixture of Superpower and Kryptonite. ADHD has gifts no one could imagine, but with the sweets comes the sours, and this has led to Alex experiencing the difficulties and challenges ADHD brings. It was a huge relief to realise this was the reason but it was coupled with a sense of sadness it had not been recognised sooner.

Alex is passionate about working with Adults with ADHD to understand their own superpowers and to manage the Kryptonite as well as truly understand themselves, their dreams, wants, desires and feel authentically you. It has become her life’s ambition to raise awareness and celebrate Neurodiversity.

Having experienced discrimination in the workplace because of her ADHD, Alex works tirelessly to ensure she is able to provide the most accurate legal and procedural support and guidance to clients she works with. Alex now also offers Neurodiversity Training for employers to understand and get the very best from their staff.

Alex is passionate about helping clients with employment law and discrimination, SEN law, corporate social responsibility, training, development and public speaking.

 

Qualifications

  • Member The International Coaching Federation
  • Member The Association for Coaching UK
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Masters in Business (MBA)  2009
  • HR Management Level 7 2020
  • UK Employment Law & Discrimination Diploma 2021
  • Diploma in Life Coaching (Distinction) 2021
  • MA in Housing Law 2005
  • Introduction to Counselling 2004
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 2013
  • SEN Law & Advocacy 2021
  • Restorative Justice Practitioner 2012
  • Corporate Stress Management 2018
  • Managing Stress in the Workplace 2018
  • Health and Social Care Level 5 2014
  • Training & Development Diploma Level 3  2019

 

See what Alex’s previous clients have said …

 

Getting diagnosed with ADHD was a confusing and unexpected process for me as it came as a bit of a surprise at the age of 29. I was given some information from the doctor with websites but I was looking for local support groups and couldn’t really find anything.

I found the Headstuff ADHD website and I’m so glad I contacted them. Sarah was so helpful and advised me about Access to Work funding and paired me with Alex who could help me with ADHD coaching.

I never would have known how much help and support I could get for work and Alex helped me do the ATW application and explained the process step by step. I also couldn’t have afforded to pay for coaching myself and having this option was extremely helpful.

I have worked with other professionals and counsellors in the past but Alex’s approach and ADHD informed knowledge has helped me immensely.
I now have words for all the difficulties and struggles I experience and am beginning to understand how my brain works and how to approach life. She has also been amazing at getting to the root causes or emotions of what I’m experiencing when I can’t really verbalise or express it.

I feel truly understood and empowered and I feel like I know myself more now than I ever have.

My communication skills have improved personally and in my relationships and I feel more resilient within myself. I also feel more confident and value myself more and am more aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I understand my triggers and know what I need to function better.

I think before having coaching I had a lot of self blame and low self esteem resulting from being undiagnosed and not understanding why I couldn’t just ‘do life’ the way other people seem to.

I’m so glad I have had this experience as it really has changed my life and this is only the beginning. I just wish I knew earlier and had the support, but I’m so happy I have it now.

Female, 30, Devon

ALEX

ADULT ADHD LIFE COACH

EXECUTIVE & BUSINESS COACH

ADHD DISCRIMINATION & EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR

ACCESS TO WORK ADVISOR

DIAGNOSED ADHD, PROBABLE DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA & DYSGRAPHIA

LOCATION ~ DN21

If you are struggling with understanding who you are or have recently been diagnosed with ADHD and have no idea where to go from here, Alex is passionate about helping clients in this situation.

Alex allows you to gently take off any mask you’ve been hiding behind to unravel and explore all those questions you have about yourself and accompany you on your journey of ADHD self-discovery. Alex will work with you and your ADHD traits to understand and unpick all those years of not understanding yourself. Digging deep to discover what’s important to you, your life goals, purpose and eventual transition to complete self acceptance and content happiness.

Alex only found out about her ADHD in her mid 30s, following what was misdiagnosed as ‘a nervous breakdown’. Having lived all her life being told she was purely suffering with Depression with Anxiety – it never rang true for Alex and the treatments were never effective. Alex now sees she indulged in several self-medicating/stimulating behaviours to manage her ADHD symptoms without even realising. Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria manifested in overachieving and to the outside world, she appeared a successful person, however inside she felt far from it.

Despite this, Alex carved out a very successful career in Social Care and Housing.  She has managed regional services both in senior and front line roles. Due to her clarity, energy and passion, Alex was able to naturally motivate previously low-performing into high-achieving teams as well as ensuring best practice models for service delivery and service user involvement.

Following her own ADHD diagnosis, Alex has been on an intense learning and self-growth journey and now sees ADHD as a mixture of Superpower and Kryptonite. ADHD has gifts no one could imagine, but with the sweets comes the sours, and this has led to Alex experiencing the difficulties and challenges ADHD brings. It was a huge relief to realise this was the reason but it was coupled with a sense of sadness it had not been recognised sooner.

Alex is passionate about working with Adults with ADHD to understand their own superpowers and to manage the Kryptonite as well as truly understand themselves, their dreams, wants, desires and feel authentically you. It has become her life’s ambition to raise awareness and celebrate Neurodiversity.

Having experienced discrimination in the workplace because of her ADHD, Alex works tirelessly to ensure she is able to provide the most accurate legal and procedural support and guidance to clients she works with. Alex now also offers Neurodiversity Training for employers to understand and get the very best from their staff.

Alex is passionate about helping clients with employment law and discrimination, SEN law, corporate social responsibility, training, development and public speaking.

 

Qualifications

  • Member The International Coaching Federation
  • Member The Association for Coaching UK
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Masters in Business (MBA)  2009
  • HR Management Level 7 2020
  • UK Employment Law & Discrimination Diploma 2021
  • Diploma in Life Coaching (Distinction) 2021
  • MA in Housing Law 2005
  • Introduction to Counselling 2004
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 2013
  • SEN Law & Advocacy 2021
  • Restorative Justice Practitioner 2012
  • Corporate Stress Management 2018
  • Managing Stress in the Workplace 2018
  • Health and Social Care Level 5 2014
  • Training & Development Diploma Level 3  2019

See what Alex’s previous clients have said …

 

Getting diagnosed with ADHD was a confusing and unexpected process for me as it came as a bit of a surprise at the age of 29. I was given some information from the doctor with websites but I was looking for local support groups and couldn’t really find anything.

I found the Headstuff ADHD website and I’m so glad I contacted them. Sarah was so helpful and advised me about Access to Work funding and paired me with Alex who could help me with ADHD coaching.

I never would have known how much help and support I could get for work and Alex helped me do the ATW application and explained the process step by step. I also couldn’t have afforded to pay for coaching myself and having this option was extremely helpful.

I have worked with other professionals and counsellors in the past but Alex’s approach and ADHD informed knowledge has helped me immensely.
I now have words for all the difficulties and struggles I experience and am beginning to understand how my brain works and how to approach life. She has also been amazing at getting to the root causes or emotions of what I’m experiencing when I can’t really verbalise or express it.

I feel truly understood and empowered and I feel like I know myself more now than I ever have.

My communication skills have improved personally and in my relationships and I feel more resilient within myself. I also feel more confident and value myself more and am more aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I understand my triggers and know what I need to function better.

I think before having coaching I had a lot of self blame and low self esteem resulting from being undiagnosed and not understanding why I couldn’t just ‘do life’ the way other people seem to.

I’m so glad I have had this experience as it really has changed my life and this is only the beginning. I just wish I knew earlier and had the support, but I’m so happy I have it now.

Female, 30, Devon