ELLIE
ADHD COUNSELLOR & COACH
INATTENTIVE ADHD SPECIALIST
GESTALT, CBT & SOLUTION FOCUSSED THERAPIST
MINDFULNESS
ANXIETY, TRAUMA & ‘STUCKNESS’
ADDICTION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, LOSS & SEXUAL ABUSE
YOUTH 15+

ADHD DIAGNOSED AND ADHD SON

LOCATION ~ SO45

Ellie is a late-diagnosed inattentive ADHD parent – who raised two undiagnosed ADHD sons! Her eldest is hyperactive ADHD and the younger inattentive ADHD. Both are now grown up however Ellie believes that an ADHD diagnosis in childhood would have vastly altered the happiness of their childhoods and subsequent further-education options.

Ellie is particularly passionate about the vital importance of early diagnosis in order to achieve the best outcome – and before low self-esteem and disillusionment sets in.

Having herself been diagnosed much later in life, Ellie has has personal insight into how crippling the feelings of underachievement can be – when you know you have the ability but never seem to fulfil your potential.

Ellie completed her Counselling Diploma and qualified as a Counsellor in 2010, progressing on to her Counselling Degree shortly afterwards.  The degree gave her in-depth training in sexuality and diversity, CBT and working with adolescents.

As a child Ellie had painfully poor numerical skills, including the inability to tell the time. Timekeeping and organisational problems were an issue and homework was paralysing yet nobody ever suggested she might have ADHD.

Now as an adult, organisation is still a struggle, with Birthday cards, deadlines and decision-making still being a challenge!  Her most useful tool is her calendar and her smartphone with its alarms, reminders and instant access to information all being invaluable.  She has learned through sheer determination she can create and maintain  behaviours that help her manage her work and life – which has allowed her to become more empowered and feel capable at last. She is now passionate about helping her clients find their own way of managing their traits

In counselling clients Ellie discovered she was able ‘to give back’ by working with and empowering anxious and overlooked clients. Her first experience of this was in working with young people. She specialised in Anger Management in an education setting – frustration and anger so often being a major issue for ADHD teens. She also counselled at ‘No Limits Youth Services’ and believes that early intervention is key to preventing the damage to self esteem that ADHD so often causes.

Ellie also has a real understanding of ADHD’s connection to addiction having been a Key Worker and counselled for several Substance Misuse Services.

Ellie also has experienced working with survivors of sexual abuse having trained and counselled for Rape Crisis.

Having come to her ADHD diagnosis so late, Ellie is passionate about helping clients in shock and disbelief about the possibility of having undiagnosed ADHD. She has a real empathy and understanding of the inner turmoil and mixed emotions late diagnosis can bring.

Ellie believes that anxiety is so often a huge part of the life of someone with ADHD, which is why techniques for managing this are often an important first step in taking control.

Ellie struggled so much before her diagnosis and is now committed and passionate about helping others work through all the feelings and emotions that come with a missed or late diagnosis and adapting positively afterwards.

 

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Humanistic Counselling 2011
  • Diploma Gestalt Counselling 2010
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 Certificate 2008
  • Mindfulness Diploma 2021
  • CBT Level 4 Certificate 2018
  • Life Coaching Diploma 2021 
  • Certificate in Supervision 2017
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency 2013
  • Solution Focused Skills 2011
  • Anger Management Facilitator Training 2011
  • Rape Crisis Counselling Training Programme 2009

Qualifications

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Hampshire Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

ELLIE

ADHD COUNSELLOR & COACH
INATTENTIVE ADHD SPECIALIST
GESTALT, CBT & SOLUTION FOCUSSED THERAPIST
MINDFULNESS
ANXIETY, TRAUMA & ‘STUCKNESS’
ADDICTION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, LOSS & SEXUAL ABUSE
YOUTH 15+

ADHD DIAGNOSED AND ADHD SON

LOCATION ~ SO45

Ellie is a late-diagnosed inattentive ADHD parent – who raised two undiagnosed ADHD sons! Her eldest is hyperactive ADHD and the younger inattentive ADHD. Both are now grown up however Ellie believes that an ADHD diagnosis in childhood would have vastly altered the happiness of their childhoods and subsequent further-education options.

Ellie is particularly passionate about the vital importance of early diagnosis in order to achieve the best outcome – and before low self-esteem and disillusionment sets in.

Having herself been diagnosed much later in life, Ellie has has personal insight into how crippling the feelings of underachievement can be – when you know you have the ability but never seem to fulfil your potential.

Ellie completed her Counselling Diploma and qualified as a Counsellor in 2010, progressing on to her Counselling Degree shortly afterwards.  The degree gave her in-depth training in sexuality and diversity, CBT and working with adolescents.

As a child Ellie had painfully poor numerical skills, including the inability to tell the time. Timekeeping and organisational problems were an issue and homework was paralysing yet nobody ever suggested she might have ADHD.

Now as an adult, organisation is still a struggle, with Birthday cards, deadlines and decision-making still being a challenge!  Her most useful tool is her calendar and her smartphone with its alarms, reminders and instant access to information all being invaluable.  She has learned through sheer determination she can create and maintain  behaviours that help her manage her work and life – which has allowed her to become more empowered and feel capable at last. She is now passionate about helping her clients find their own way of managing their traits

In counselling clients Ellie discovered she was able ‘to give back’ by working with and empowering anxious and overlooked clients. Her first experience of this was in working with young people. She specialised in Anger Management in an education setting – frustration and anger so often being a major issue for ADHD teens. She also counselled at ‘No Limits Youth Services’ and believes that early intervention is key to preventing the damage to self esteem that ADHD so often causes.

Ellie also has a real understanding of ADHD’s connection to addiction having been a Key Worker and counselled for several Substance Misuse Services.

Ellie also has experienced working with survivors of sexual abuse having trained and counselled for Rape Crisis.

Having come to her ADHD diagnosis so late, Ellie is passionate about helping clients in shock and disbelief about the possibility of having undiagnosed ADHD. She has a real empathy and understanding of the inner turmoil and mixed emotions late diagnosis can bring.

Ellie believes that anxiety is so often a huge part of the life of someone with ADHD, which is why techniques for managing this are often an important first step in taking control.

Ellie struggled so much before her diagnosis and is now committed and passionate about helping others work through all the feelings and emotions that come with a missed or late diagnosis and adapting positively afterwards.

 

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Humanistic Counselling 2011
  • Diploma Gestalt Counselling 2010
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 Certificate 2008
  • Mindfulness Diploma 2021
  • CBT Level 4 Certificate 2018
  • Life Coaching Diploma 2021
  • Certificate in Supervision 2017
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency 2013
  • Solution Focused Skills 2011
  • Anger Management Facilitator Training 2011
  • Rape Crisis Counselling Training Programme 2009

Memberships

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Hampshire Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy