Harriet
ADHD PLURALISTIC COUNSELLOR
STUDENT/UNIVERSITY SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD

Harriet started her counselling journey in 2018 and is trained as a pluralistic counsellor working with an integrative model.  This means that every client and their needs are viewed as unique and can change over time, so Harriet will be able to combine both creative and contemporary approaches to counselling to suit each client throughout their journey.

Harriet had been interested working in a therapeutic role her entire life. Her background is in working within childcare and early years education, where her undiagnosed ADHD traits blended in well with the structure, routines and energy of the children she worked with.

She also grew up caring for and riding horses, which she later noticed had given her remarkable assistance in managing her ADHD symptoms as a child.

Harriet is passionate about education and awareness surrounding ADHD and it’s co-existing conditions. She has relational empathy and first-hand understanding based on her own experiences of staying undiagnosed until her early 20’s.

It wasn’t until she had lost 7 different notebooks for 4 modules, constantly interrupted silences, could never sit still and was ready to give up and abandon her degree, that Harriet’s course tutor finally recognised her symptoms and said something about it!

Harriet then sought out an ADHD therapist to help her navigate and understand her own neurodiversiy. What followed was a lengthy and complex assessment journey eventually arriving at a diagnosis ADHD Combined type.

Her previous tactics of self-medicating with alcohol to manage her symptoms, as well as sensory processing difficulties and difficulty communicating her needs, were finally acknowledged and understood for what they were. Everything finally made sense to her – ADHD was the last piece of the puzzle! Having gained a sense of empowerment and clarity, Harriet became eager to help others in similar situations.

Since her diagnosis, she has supported many individuals, including parents and many students, who are considering or going through ADHD diagnosis.

Harriet has also recently delivered training about the experience of studying with ADHD to her University’s Academic and Disability teams. She has presented a short booklet on ADHD: Disability Awareness and Workplace Accommodations to a large company with thousands of recipients.

She has also been instrumental in starting a section for ‘Understanding ADHD’ for her University’s self-help section.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Counselling & Therapeutic Practice Level 6 2021
  • Level 4 & 5 – BA (Hons) Counselling and Therapeutic Practice 2020
  • Childcare & Early Years Level 3 2019

 

Modules Studied & Passed

  •  Working Creatively
  • Counselling Children and Young People (3 years)
  • Academic Skills for Practice – Focused Learning
  • Working Therapeutically with Older Adults
  • Integrative Practice (2 years)
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Online counselling (video, telephone and email)

 

CPD

  • Understanding ADHD: Current Research & Practice – Kings College London
  • Student Course Representative Training (2 years)
  • Telephone Counselling Theories & Practises
  • Understanding ADHD & Eating disorders in Children & Adults
  • Food for Thought – How Nutrition Influences Neurology
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence – University of Sheffield
  • Clinical Science of Eating Disorders – University College London

Harriet
ADHD PLURALISTIC COUNSELLOR
STUDENT/UNIVERSITY SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD

Harriet started her counselling journey in 2018 and is trained as a pluralistic counsellor working with an integrative model.  This means that every client and their needs are viewed as unique and can change over time, so Harriet will be able to combine both creative and contemporary approaches to counselling to suit each client throughout their journey.

Harriet had been interested working in a therapeutic role her entire life. Her background is in working within childcare and early years education, where her undiagnosed ADHD traits blended in well with the structure, routines and energy of the children she worked with.

She also grew up caring for and riding horses, which she later noticed had given her remarkable assistance in managing her ADHD symptoms as a child.

Harriet is passionate about education and awareness surrounding ADHD and it’s co-existing conditions. She has relational empathy and first-hand understanding based on her own experiences of staying undiagnosed until her early 20’s.

It wasn’t until she had lost 7 different notebooks for 4 modules, constantly interrupted silences, could never sit still and was ready to give up and abandon her degree, that Harriet’s course tutor finally recognised her symptoms and said something about it!

Harriet then sought out an ADHD therapist to help her navigate and understand her own neurodiversiy. What followed was a lengthy and complex assessment journey eventually arriving at a diagnosis ADHD Combined type.

Her previous tactics of self-medicating with alcohol to manage her symptoms, as well as sensory processing difficulties and difficulty communicating her needs, were finally acknowledged and understood for what they were. Everything finally made sense to her – ADHD was the last piece of the puzzle! Having gained a sense of empowerment and clarity, Harriet became eager to help others in similar situations.

Since her diagnosis, she has supported many individuals, including parents and many students, who are considering or going through ADHD diagnosis.

Harriet has also recently delivered training about the experience of studying with ADHD to her University’s Academic and Disability teams. She has presented a short booklet on ADHD: Disability Awareness and Workplace Accommodations to a large company with thousands of recipients.

She has also been instrumental in starting a section for ‘Understanding ADHD’ for her University’s self-help section.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Counselling & Therapeutic Practice Level 6 2021
  • Level 4 & 5 – BA (Hons) Counselling and Therapeutic Practice 2020
  • Childcare & Early Years Level 3 2019

 

Modules Studied & Passed

  •  Working Creatively
  • Counselling Children and Young People (3 years)
  • Academic Skills for Practice – Focused Learning
  • Working Therapeutically with Older Adults
  • Integrative Practice (2 years)
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Online counselling (video, telephone and email)

 

CPD

  • Understanding ADHD: Current Research & Practice – Kings College London
  • Student Course Representative Training (2 years)
  • Telephone Counselling Theories & Practises
  • Understanding ADHD & Eating disorders in Children & Adults
  • Food for Thought – How Nutrition Influences Neurology
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence – University of Sheffield
  • Clinical Science of Eating Disorders – University College London