Headstuff-ADHD-Therapist-Andrea

ANDREA
ADULT ADHD COACH
PARENTING COACH
SINGLE PARENT COACH
TEEN 16+ SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD

LOCATION ~ NG2

Andrea was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 49. She felt a combination of elation at finally understanding herself but also sadness that she had been masking her entire life without knowing it.

It was after many years working professionally in Education with ADHD students that Andrea started to see the trait similarities in herself. She also noticed the very same traits in her teenage daughter.

Andrea now feels excited and empowered by this diagnosis meaning she can very much relate to others to support and show them how ADHD can be used as a powerful gift, while accepting the challenges it brings.

From a very young age, Andrea had always been adventurous, loved a dare and was always an independent child.

Losing a parent at the age of 8 had a lasting impact on Andrea growing up, but with counselling and coaching she now understands how her ADHD  interplayed in dealing with feelings of abandonment.

Andrea was always described in school reports as ‘conscientious, quiet and polite but could try harder and needs to ask more questions’.  This always felt harsh and frustrated Andrea growing up, seeing her friends achieve but not really understanding why she didn’t, even though she tried her very best.  Andrea would often find herself drifting off and lacking the focus and concentration to study and sit still for long periods of time!

Andrea still enjoyed school but left without achieving qualifications. She decided to train to be a hairdresser and excelled at this. A different setting, a change to how she learnt and the opportunity to demonstrate her knowledge practically helped her achieve her qualification. Becoming a hairdresser played to Andrea’s creative skills and she hugely enjoyed working with people and listening to them.

Overtime Andrea went back to night school and started to really enjoy learning which propelled her career to new heights.

She enjoyed a very successful career in Event Management, working on large scale projects and events around the world and managing a Team. Working in a fast paced, high stress but very exciting environment suited Andrea’s ADHD traits.

However, it wasn’t until Andrea started a family and changed career to match her family’s needs that the cracks started to appear. Andrea found parenthood a real challenge and looking back now understands that she was probably suffering with post-natal depression. The demands of motherhood hit hard and Andrea can only now see how her ADHD and introverted nature really impacted on her whilst trying to navigate this new world.

As a mature student Andrea threw herself into studying for a degree whilst having a small toddler and working part-time.  Andrea loved her university experience but equally loved helping other students and supporting them.

Andrea continued her work in supporting students and has experience in Post-16 education supporting students aged 16 to 18 with transitions. She has coached students during A-Level studies, with mental health issues and 18+ future career plans. Andrea has supported students with their Disability Support Assessment and UCAS applications.

Andrea is a passionate advocate and will fight to ensure that the right support is in in place for her ADHD clients. Andrea has great empathy and understanding in recognising the frustrations a person can go through when they desperately want to succeed.
Andrea gains great satisfaction coaching parents to best support their teens in navigating key milestones and empowering young people to give them the confidence to succeed and become independent.

Andrea really enjoys working with people, listening to their stories and getting to know and understand their motivations and passions in life.
Having a better understanding of her own ADHD has helped Andrea discover how she can get the best out of her own diagnosis. Andrea loves to be creative which is a really important part of her ADHD. This is only something that she has completely understood over the last few years.
Andrea also uses her creative side when coaching clients and likes to use creative ways to problem solve and to help the client visualise and achieve their goals and passions.

Andrea is also keen to offer support to parents with children over the age of 15 especially those with Inattentive ADHD or ASD. She has much experience working with both girls and boys with dyslexia and all the other ADHD comorbidities.

Andrea can offer 1:1 coaching via WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams and Google Duo. She also available to offer face to face meetings if local to Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.  Andrea is keen to adapt the sessions for all clients to feel comfortable in their surroundings.

 

Qualifications

  • Qualified Personal Development Coach, Trainer & Facilitator
  • Critical Criminology BA Hons 2:1 2006
  • ILM L5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring 2019
  • AET award L3 in Education and Training 2021
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Training 2021
  • Mental Health First Aid Champion MHFA 2017
  • Barefoot Coaching – Visual Facilitation 2021
  • Scriberia – Using Ink to Think 2021
  • Art in Coaching 2021
  • Stress reduction and delivering a Stress Reduction Programme 2017
  • Understanding Autism, Aspergers and ADHD 2021
  • Dyslexia Awareness 2019
  • Professional Member of the European Coaching Council (EMCC)
  • Professional Member of the Association for Coaching (AC)
  • Professional Member of of the Society for Education and Training (SET)

 

Headstuff-ADHD-Therapist-Andrea

ANDREA

ADULT ADHD COACH
PARENTING COACH
SINGLE PARENT COACH
TEEN 16+ SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD
LOCATION ~ NG2

Andrea was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 49. She felt a combination of elation at finally understanding herself but also sadness that she had been masking her entire life without knowing it.

It was after many years working professionally in Education with ADHD students that Andrea started to see the trait similarities in herself. She also noticed the very same traits in her teenage daughter.

Andrea now feels excited and empowered by this diagnosis meaning she can very much relate to others to support and show them how ADHD can be used as a powerful gift, while accepting the challenges it brings.

From a very young age, Andrea had always been adventurous, loved a dare and was always an independent child.

Losing a parent at the age of 8 had a lasting impact on Andrea growing up, but with counselling and coaching she now understands how her ADHD  interplayed in dealing with feelings of abandonment.

Andrea was always described in school reports as ‘conscientious, quiet and polite but could try harder and needs to ask more questions’.  This always felt harsh and frustrated Andrea growing up, seeing her friends achieve but not really understanding why she didn’t, even though she tried her very best.  Andrea would often find herself drifting off and lacking the focus and concentration to study and sit still for long periods of time!

Andrea still enjoyed school but left without achieving qualifications. She decided to train to be a hairdresser and excelled at this. A different setting, a change to how she learnt and the opportunity to demonstrate her knowledge practically helped her achieve her qualification. Becoming a hairdresser played to Andrea’s creative skills and she hugely enjoyed working with people and listening to them.

Overtime Andrea went back to night school and started to really enjoy learning which propelled her career to new heights.

She enjoyed a very successful career in Event Management, working on large scale projects and events around the world and managing a Team. Working in a fast paced, high stress but very exciting environment suited Andrea’s ADHD traits.

However, it wasn’t until Andrea started a family and changed career to match her family’s needs that the cracks started to appear. Andrea found parenthood a real challenge and looking back now understands that she was probably suffering with post-natal depression. The demands of motherhood hit hard and Andrea can only now see how her ADHD and introverted nature really impacted on her whilst trying to navigate this new world.

As a mature student Andrea threw herself into studying for a degree whilst having a small toddler and working part-time.  Andrea loved her university experience but equally loved helping other students and supporting them.

Andrea continued her work in supporting students and has experience in Post-16 education supporting students aged 16 to 18 with transitions. She has coached students during A-Level studies, with mental health issues and 18+ future career plans. Andrea has supported students with their Disability Support Assessment and UCAS applications.

Andrea is a passionate advocate and will fight to ensure that the right support is in in place for her ADHD clients. Andrea has great empathy and understanding in recognising the frustrations a person can go through when they desperately want to succeed.
Andrea gains great satisfaction coaching parents to best support their teens in navigating key milestones and empowering young people to give them the confidence to succeed and become independent.

Andrea really enjoys working with people, listening to their stories and getting to know and understand their motivations and passions in life.

Having a better understanding of her own ADHD has helped Andrea discover how she can get the best out of her own diagnosis. Andrea loves to be creative which is a really important part of her ADHD. This is only something that she has completely understood over the last few years.

Andrea also uses her creative side when coaching clients and likes to use creative ways to problem solve and to help the client visualise and achieve their goals and passions.

Andrea is also keen to offer support to parents with children over the age of 15 especially those with Inattentive ADHD or ASD. She has much experience working with both girls and boys with dyslexia and all the other ADHD comorbidities.

Andrea can offer 1:1 coaching via WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams and Google Duo. She also available to offer face to face meetings if local to Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.  Andrea is keen to adapt the sessions for all clients to feel comfortable in their surroundings.

 

Qualifications

  • Qualified Personal Development Coach, Trainer & Facilitator
  • Critical Criminology BA Hons 2:1 2006
  • ILM L5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring 2019
  • AET award L3 in Education and Training 2021
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Training 2021
  • Mental Health First Aid Champion MHFA 2017
  • Barefoot Coaching – Visual Facilitation 2021
  • Scriberia – Using Ink to Think 2021
  • Art in Coaching 2021
  • Stress reduction and delivering a Stress Reduction Programme 2017
  • Understanding Autism, Aspergers and ADHD 2021
  • Dyslexia Awareness 2019
  • Professional Member of the European Coaching Council (EMCC)
  • Professional Member of the Association for Coaching (AC)
  • Professional Member of of the Society for Education and Training (SET)