Anita
ADHD COUNSELLOR, TEEN SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD, SON DIAGNOSED ADHD

Anita started to look into the possibility of her being ADHD when it was mentioned that her 8 year old son might be. Although her son was eventually given a diagnosis, Anita understands how incredibly frustrating and difficult it can be to get the correct treatment as she had to navigate through the system – finally getting treatment for her son four years later when he was 12.

After her son was diagnosed and seeing so many of the same traits in herself she sought and was given a diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 41.

Anita understands what is like to go through life not quite understanding why you are like you are.  Her diagnosis was almost the last piece of the jigsaw fitting into place. A very big piece!   So now she is passionate about supporting  anyone who has been in a similar position.  She loves helping people make sense of themselves and helping anybody on their ADHD assessment and diagnosis journey.

Anita worked as a secondary school teacher for a number of years before becoming a counsellor  and relates extremely well to and enjoys working with 11-18-year olds.

Anita is an experienced therapist having worked extensively with depression, loss, suicidal ideation, trauma, stress, anxiety, self-harm and many other issues with teenagers and adults.

Anita has a specialist interest in men’s mental health and strongly believes men should be able to access the support they need with an approachable therapist.

She sees every client as unique and whatever your problem is – you will be heard, understood and valued by her.

Anita is a keen runner. She started from ‘The Couch’ 6 years ago, now exercises regularly and she finds this is a great way of regulating her ADHD.  She is a Leader in running fitness for her local running club. Anita is happy to work with clients who want to improve their fitness at the same time as having ADHD therapy.

Anita likes to raise money through sponsorship of her running events for mental health and counselling charities.  She also volunteers one afternoon a week in a local agency to support access to low cost counselling.

 

 

Qualifications

  • BACP Member 2019
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  2019
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 2016
  • PGCE Secondary Teaching Geography 1999
  • BSC Geography 1998
  • English Athletics leader in running fitness. 2017

 

CPD

  • Understanding ADHD Kings College London
  • Sexuality and Gender awareness
  • Working with Suicide and Self-harm
  • ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation
  • Loss and Bereavement : Grief in Lockdown. Cruse Bereavement care.
  • Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT . University of Reading

Anita
ADHD COUNSELLOR
TEEN SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD, SON DIAGNOSED ADHD

Anita started to look into the possibility of her being ADHD when it was mentioned that her 8 year old son might be. Although her son was eventually given a diagnosis, Anita understands how incredibly frustrating and difficult it can be to get the correct treatment as she had to navigate through the system – finally getting treatment for her son four years later when he was 12.

After her son was diagnosed and seeing so many of the same traits in herself she sought and was given a diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 41.

Anita understands what is like to go through life not quite understanding why you are like you are.  Her diagnosis was almost the last piece of the jigsaw fitting into place. A very big piece!   So now she is passionate about supporting  anyone who has been in a similar position.  She loves helping people make sense of themselves and helping anybody on their ADHD assessment and diagnosis journey.

Anita worked as a secondary school teacher for a number of years before becoming a counsellor  and relates extremely well to and enjoys working with 11-18-year olds.

Anita is an experienced therapist having worked extensively with depression, loss, suicidal ideation, trauma, stress, anxiety, self-harm and many other issues with teenagers and adults.

Anita has a specialist interest in men’s mental health and strongly believes men should be able to access the support they need with an approachable therapist.

She sees every client as unique and whatever your problem is – you will be heard, understood and valued by her.

Anita is a keen runner. She started from ‘The Couch’ 6 years ago, now exercises regularly and she finds this is a great way of regulating her ADHD.  She is a Leader in running fitness for her local running club. Anita is happy to work with clients who want to improve their fitness at the same time as having ADHD therapy.

Anita likes to raise money through sponsorship of her running events for mental health and counselling charities.  She also volunteers one afternoon a week in a local agency to support access to low cost counselling.

 

Qualifications

  • BACP Member 2019
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  2019
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 2016
  • PGCE Secondary Teaching Geography 1999
  • BSC Geography 1998
  • English Athletics leader in running fitness. 2017

 

CPD

  • Understanding ADHD Kings College London
  • Sexuality and Gender awareness
  • Working with Suicide and Self-harm
  • ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation
  • Loss and Bereavement : Grief in Lockdown. Cruse Bereavement care.
  • Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT . University of Reading