Irene
COUNSELLOR

UNDERGOING ASSESSMENT FOR ADHD,  HAS DYSLEXIA, DYSPRAXIA & DYSCALCULIA,  SONS WITH ADHD & DYSLEXIA,  GRANDSONS WITH ADHD

Irene is a passionate mum and granny and has lots of neuro diversity dotted throughout her family. She has known for a long time that she has dyslexia dyspraxia and dyscalculia but she’s only just coming to the realisation that she also has ADHD and this is where her sons will have inherited it from!

Irene has been passionate about helping people all her life. Now her children are grown up, and one is even a counsellor like her, she can give her time to helping others.

Irene volunteered for twelve years on the Restorative Justice Panel working with young people within the Youth Offending Team.  She knows that if you can catch these ‘naughty’ but usually undiagnosed ADHD children early, their entire life path can be changed.

Her second son has been caught up in the criminal justice system for many years and Irene is very well aware of the strong connection between ADHD and offending behaviour.  

Irene completed her counselling placement training with The ADHD Foundation in Liverpool – a national organisation helping people with ADHD UK wide.

Another issue Irene is passionate about is domestic abuse. She has given up her time to counsel clients for Domestic Abuse charities. 

Irene feels very strongly about the amount of ADHD people caught up in the court system and is active in raising awareness of how very often ADHD has been missed in these children and young adults. 

Because of her own personal family experiences, she is very aware that when an early diagnosis is in place ideally with medication, the vast majority of offenders would be able to curb their natural risk-taking and thrill-seeking tendencies and would not spend their life in and out of prison. The correct medication allows them to think of the consequences of their actions, usually for the first time ever. 

Irene gave a passionate speech in front of the Justice Minister at the Houses of Parliament and will raise awareness about how important an ADHD diagnosis is, and at the earliest age possible, whenever she can.  

 

Qualifications

  • Integrative Therapy Diploma 2021
  • Therapeutic Counselling Person Centred Level 3 2010
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma Level 4 2019
  • BA (Hons) Family Studies 2007 
  • CBT Diploma Level 4 2016
  • ICA (PPCA) Coaching 2011 
  • Dyslexia Awareness 2016
  • Domestic Abuse Level 2 2019 
  • Youth Offending Team Training 2007 Dyscalculia Training 2014

Member BACP

 

Irene
COUNSELLOR

UNDERGOING ASSESSMENT FOR ADHD
HAS DYSLEXIA, DYSPRAXIA & DYSCALCULIA
SONS WITH ADHD & DYSLEXIA
GRANDSONS WITH ADHD

Irene is a passionate mum and granny and has lots of neuro diversity dotted throughout her family. She has known for a long time that she has dyslexia dyspraxia and dyscalculia but she’s only just coming to the realisation that she also has ADHD and this is where her sons will have inherited it from!

Irene has been passionate about helping people all her life. Now her children are grown up, and one is even a counsellor like her, she can give her time to helping others.

Irene volunteered for twelve years on the Restorative Justice Panel working with young people within the Youth Offending Team.  She knows that if you can catch these ‘naughty’ but usually undiagnosed ADHD children early, their entire life path can be changed.

Her second son has been caught up in the criminal justice system for many years and Irene is very well aware of the strong connection between ADHD and offending behaviour.  

Irene completed her counselling placement training with The ADHD Foundation in Liverpool – a national organisation helping people with ADHD UK wide.

Another issue Irene is passionate about is domestic abuse. She has given up her time to counsel clients for Domestic Abuse charities. 

Irene feels very strongly about the amount of ADHD people caught up in the court system and is active in raising awareness of how very often ADHD has been missed in these children and young adults. 

Because of her own personal family experiences, she is very aware that when an early diagnosis is in place ideally with medication, the vast majority of offenders would be able to curb their natural risk-taking and thrill-seeking tendencies and would not spend their life in and out of prison. The correct medication allows them to think of the consequences of their actions, usually for the first time ever. 

Irene gave a passionate speech in front of the Justice Minister at the Houses of Parliament and will raise awareness about how important an ADHD diagnosis is, and at the earliest age possible, whenever she can.

 

Qualifications

  • Integrative Therapy Diploma 2021
  • Therapeutic Counselling Person Centred Level 3 2010
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma Level 4 2019
  • BA (Hons) Family Studies 2007 
  • CBT Diploma Level 4 2016
  • ICA (PPCA) Coaching 2011 
  • Dyslexia Awareness 2016
  • Domestic Abuse Level 2 2019 
  • Youth Offending Team Training 2007 Dyscalculia Training 2014

Member BACP