What our clients say

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help with my two sons and step son, for years my wife and I had been concerned something was not right with the boys but simply didn’t know where to start, we had been to the doctors a number of times, CAMHS (twice) to be told they were not ADHD and generally around in circles, one phone call to you and I started to feel the reassurance that you could really help and during the call you said you could, you lived up to your promise and we thank you for that.

You have gone that extra mile to help us all, you took the time to meet with them all individually ( ages 15, 18 and 32!) and they all felt elated after having met you and reassured that there was an explanation for the way they felt, the explanation you gave them of their condition and the associated traits along with the reassurance that they can be helped, proved the catalyst for us as a family to move forward. Now with a clinical diagnosis of ADHD they are all on the road to getting the help they need including medication, support at school for the youngest and at work for the two eldest.

For people that don’t do this every day and are very worried about their family the path forward can be a confusing one but you explained where to go in respect to getting a formal diagnosis, putting us in touch with the medical professionals that could help and provided on going support as and when it was needed, face to face, by text or email you were always there, we never once got the impression we were a nuisance and the information you gave was always helpful and accurate.

I would recommend anyone with concerns about their child’s mental health to contact you without hesitation, even if you have been thwarted or told nothing is wrong numerous times before, as a parent you know your kids better than anyone and you know if there is a problem, it is too important not trust your instincts on.
Finally we all get up and go work but few of us are in a role that can really make a difference to another person’s life, what you do does and in our case it has, you are passionate about your clients and it really doesn’t seem like a job to you, you seem to take it as a personal mission to help these kids out as you have with us and for that I really can’t thank you enough.

Rob M

We could not be more relieved and grateful to have Greg in our son’s life. 

Pre-diagnosis we were certain our then 12 year old had ADHD but like so many families we were waiting and waiting for assessment. 

During those months, Greg helped our son understand what ADHD was and how his ways of thinking and behaving came not from a place of ‘naughtiness’ but from how his brain is wired. 

He helped him see ADHD as a positive, as a condition with so many brilliant traits, and as something that’s just who he is, not a deficit. 

This meant that by the time my son got a diagnosis, he was so at peace with the label – he pretty much shrugged it off and got on with his day! 

Our son finds new people and situations very stressful but the relationship Greg very quickly established meant our son had almost instant trust and respect. He goes above and beyond to keep our son at the centre of everything, and at the same time to support us as his parents. 

Putting our child in touch with Greg has given him a role model and mentor who completely understands him – there can’t be much more valuable than that for a young teenager with a new ADHD diagnosis. We can’t thank Greg enough and would recommend him to any family in a similar position to us 

Mum, ADHD Boy 12, Yorkshire

Sonya is the best therapist I have had. I have been in therapy for 12 years and seen a total of 10 therapists (Sonya included).

When speaking to Sonya I feel like I am speaking to a friend I have known for years. I don’t feel the need to mask or hide who I am to get her to like me (which I have done with other therapists).

Sonya just gets me and helps me find solutions to problems I have. I look forward to our sessions, knowing that I will come away with new knowledge and skills to implement into my life to make things easier.

Sonya is kind, caring, compassionate and friendly. I have spent 39 years feeling like I was a failure and lazy, and that I was the only one. Sonya has made me feel less alone. She makes me feel comfortable to open up and confident to celebrate my neurodivergence. Making the choice to find someone who is also neurodivergent was one of the best decisions of my life.

Kerry, Bedfordshire

Thanks to Sarah R for helping get through a really difficult time of my life. Having sessions with you every week has had a tremendous impact on me and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you help and support.

Male, 29, West Midlands

Sally’s knowledge around ADHD has been breathtaking. Really knowledgeable and super friendly and kind, everything you could wish for in a therapist. 

I’ve  been working with Sally for around 3-4 months now and as someone newly diagnosed ADHD, this whole process can be scary and overwhelming. However, with Sally’s personal touch she has made me understand more about myself and ADHD than I’d learnt in the last 33 years!

Honestly, without Sallys help, I would be lost.  Shes very relatable and highly professional and I would recommend her to anyone struggling with ADHD.

ADHD Male, 33

I have been seeing Sally to help manage my ADHD behaviours and emotional disregulation. She has been helped greatly in a number of ways including providing a foundation of validation and self-awareness to help me through a difficult time. She’s provided guidance on meditation and awareness, planning and helping my time management and looked at ways to manage my procrastination and avoidance 

Sally’s helped me understand better how ADHD is impacting on relationships, introducing me to tools such as transactional analysis in order to improve outcomes in communication, and given me self-confidence where I may have been doubting myself.

ADHD Male, 51

Being diagnosed with ADHD at a pretty late stage in life was a real shock. But Sally has thoughtfully and carefully counselled and mentored me through previous and current difficult experiences, explaining how my ADHD has been responsible for so many behaviours and traits.

She has then provided me with a wide range of solutions and practises which have helped to give me confidence for the future and confidence in myself for the first time in years. I can’t recommend Sally highly enough.

ADHD Male 56

Discovering I might be ADHD initially came as a bit of a surprise, but by working with Sarah and building more knowledge of it, it has helped me to  understand myself more. By spending time with Sarah to educate myself on ADHD, I’ve started to make sense of my own behaviours and this has allowed me to have a more positive outlook about the future.

Male, 36, High Wycombe

I’ve had quite a few sessions with Sarah now and after so many disappointing and unfulfilling experiences with other counsellors I have to say it was worth the time and money with Sarah.

Mainly because she understands ADHD and spectrums on a personal level and also she isn’t clinical and unengaging which is often a problem with other counsellors. Sarah will talk back and advise and hand over valuable experience which leaves you elevated and not flat and dejected. Couldn’t recommend more.

Male, ADHD 35, Midlands

I had absolutely no idea the Department for work and pensions offered any of any sort of funding support for people like me with a diagnosis of ADHD. But once they’d got my diagnosis sorted, the team at Headstuff helped me apply. Paperwork and forms and even getting back to emails is not my speciality so they took the whole thing over for me. Within just a few months I was awarded funding which has literally transformed my life. 

If you are terrified like me of the whole process, you can put yourself in the hands of the Headstuff team. They genuinely have your best interests at heart and I can’t fault the service.

Professional sportsman, 43, Surrey

Sally has been crucial in my personal development over the last year. We have had weekly and bi-weekly sessions where we have dug into some of the reasons why I have been so down, and looking at possible solutions for that. 

My knowledge, understanding and acceptance of my ADHD has been at the forefront of my work with Sally and has allowed me to be comfortable with who I am as a person. Looking back at where I was a year ago and where I am now, I have no doubt that my work with Sally has been the driver for my personal development and achievements.

ADHD Male 24

What can I say. I was at rock bottom in life. No exaggeration. I was struggling to get over a long term relationship and I’d just turned 40 with nothing to my name. Literally nothing. I could have packed my life into the boot of a car. I was back living with my parents and I was stuck in a dead end, soul destroying minimum wage job. I was broken and I really couldn’t see a way out.

Ten weeks after my first meeting with Sarah I was flying out to Sark for three months to work and be trained up by an award winning chef and one of the finest in the Channel Islands!

I was desperate to break into the food and catering business and Sarah took the skills I had and gave me the confidence and knowledge to fight for something I’d never thought attainable. With her unbreakable will and spirit she proved to me that all setbacks are merely springboard to greater things and all problems are merely hurdles to be smashed thorough. Her positivity attitude is genuinely infectious and she imbued me with a sense of supreme confidence. With her knowledge, advice and constant unwavering support I was actually in a position where I had four good job offers on the table and a real choice of direction.

Brad, 40, West Midlands

We were lucky enough to find Sarah shortly after our son was diagnosed with ADHD, a condition which was having a very serious impact on his life and prospects.
Having been through the gamut of NHS therapists and CBT counsellors, none of whom were of any real help at all, Sarah’s expertise in this area has been a revelation to us and an enormous support to our son.

Sarah’s has an in-depth knowledge of ADHD and great empathy with those who suffer from it.  Her advice is always practical, unpretentious and down-to-earth, and has helped our son to cope with his volatile emotions much better than before.
We would highly recommend Sarah to any parent with a child suffering from this condition.

Mum & Dad of Male 18, Buckinghamshire

My experience with Ellie has been excellent.  In just a few sessions we got to the core of my anxiety issues and worked through them.
I have suffered with anxiety, depression, a chronic worrier who also suffered with low self esteem.
Ellie quickly helped me realise how strong I am and how there was a brighter future for me and I didn’t have to continue down this path if I didn’t want to.
We employed a mix of strategies including CBT and journaling.  We looked into my past to better understand my anxiety and how to manage it more effectively.

I found it very easy to open up and talk to Ellie so I was able to share some deeply personal experiences which ultimately helped me cope with, and understand, my anxiety issues.  I now understand the causes of my anxiety and have effective tools in place to manage my worries and negative thinking.

I feel Ellie completely understood me and was very calming, kind and non judgmental.  I’ve been implementing Ellie’s strategies and I’m in a much better place now because of Ellie. I couldn’t recommend Ellie more highly.  An absolute professional who talked to me and explained things to me on a level I connected with completely.  The tools Ellie has given me have made a world of difference to the way I view myself and stressful situations.  I honestly cannot recommend Ellie highly enough.  10/10.

Female, 55, Hampshire

When I met Sarah 3 years ago, I wasn’t really looking for counselling. I thought I was handling my life ok. Looking back now I am so glad I took the opportunity to have that trial 1-2-1 session with Sarah as from that day forward my life has taken a complete 360 degree turn.
I was a 42 year old female in & out of trouble with the law, abusive relationships, dealing with alcohol issues & living in a damp wet mobile home on benefits My life was far from ok !! To be honest I was barely hanging on, I couldn’t care less if I lived or died. It was that bleak.
Over the past 3 years Sarah with her compassion ,kindness , dedication & professionalism slowly helped give me the courage to take back my life from the grips of fear, pain and paralysis. With her dedication faith and compassion she has transformed that ugly duckling into a swan, the caterpillar back into the butterfly And gave me belief in myself.
I have a little way to go but I am now learning to love myself again. I now believe I deserve to live the happy, joyfull loving life I hear about and that I am now beginning to experience
Thanks to Sarah I am now living in a lovely apartment a stone throws away frm the beach, I’m driving my adorable little sports car and dating a wonderful caring loving guy.
I still have a way to go but I am looking forward to the many experiences life has ahead of me and all I can say is thankyou Sarah I owe you my life ! You are an inspiration and a wonderful friend. I’m so glad you are in my life and hope you will be for a long time to come  xxx

Female, 44. Dorset

Kelly is very knowledgeable about ADHD and related conditions and is very empathic and understanding about the difficulties kids have. Kelly has an excellent manner and immediately put my daughter at ease. Kelly allowed her to express herself freely, but also ensured that all of the key issues were addressed. My daughter and I both found the session very informative and helpful.

Dad, Teen Daughter

From the very first moments of my first session with Kate, I felt at ease and that I was in safe and knowledgeable hands.

She has helped me to understand myself better in a few short weeks than I ever have before, using EFT to calm my mind and to focus as well.
Kate makes EFT accessible and super easy to practice at home/when anxiety hits. This has been a game-changer for me in my work and personal life. I’m getting more done and get overwhelmed less – hurrah!

I highly recommend Kate. She understands business & marketing, self employment and ADHD, and is friendly and approachable. The perfect mix for me! Her skills in coaching, listening, and explaining things so that I understand them instantly are second to none.

ADHD Female, 42

I just want to say how brilliant Sally has been in helping me. I have had several zoom sessions with her and she has been positive and insightful in helping me understand how I can best support my daughter, who was diagnosed with ADHD earlier this year. Thank you.

Mum, Adult ADHD Daughter, Devon

Sarah you’ve been such a brilliant help with my son. As you know when I first brought him to you he was self harming and feeling very depressed and bad about himself. He was recently diagnosed ADHD, 12, at a new school and floundering. We were worried sick.

However six weeks of seeing you and the brilliant news is that he feeling good about things again. He definitely seems happier in himself and school have said the same. Thank you for all your help with him. I think having someone to talk to that understands his ADHD and really knows how it feels has been a massive help and that you have been able to explain all about his ADHD to him. He said he feels better knowing his ADHD is the reason why he does a lot of things or feels a certain way about situations.
Thank you again and we will definitely contact you if he or I feel he needs to see you again.

Mum of 12 yr old boy, Buckinghamshire

Sarah is the consummate professional. She is attentive and supportive, nothing is too much trouble. Her commitment is impressive. Sarah was able to engage my son where many others had failed. He is now on the road to self discovery.

Mum of ADHD Son 21, Maidenhead

Just to let you know, Kelly was amazing. She was patient, kind and very helpful. Many thanks

Mum. Boy 14, Bedfordshire

I have found my sessions with Sarah very valuable. The first time we met I felt immediately at ease and able to talk freely. I felt understood and Sarah’s comments seemed to ‘hit the nail on the head’ and also bring a fresh perspective, whether the issue was a practical one (as I have ADHD, practical problems can be overwhelming emotionally, especially with the knowledge of past failures) or an emotional one (eg family problems) Sarah helped me to feel less overwhelmed and able to choose what to tackle first.
People talk about ‘me time’ usually in the context of hobbies or pampering oneself. I felt my sessions with Sarah were ‘me time’ in the sense of addressing my needs amid the clamour of very complex family needs. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah Bryan to anyone!

Female, 46, Bucks

Sarah, I am sitting here with a prescription!  We have come a long way since your pre-assessment.
You were right – with no uncertainty at all, Scott has ADHD and the assessments from school and me  indicated he may have HF autism (which probably surprised me a little). 
I want to thank you for guiding us, and for the fab pre assessment that was completed. 
Dr Sawhney came through for us, so I’m sitting here just relieved that I haven’t been going mad all these years. Many thanks.

Mum, boy 15, Derbyshire

I would just like to say a huge thank you to Headstuff but most importantly to Katie. After being diagnosed with combined ADHD last year and before seeking therapy, I was at a loss with what to do and had been crippled by anxiety and fear because of uncertainty, especially when I was transitioning into another job. But over the past few months, Katie has been amazing and helped me manage my behaviours and traits and counselled me through my past experiences.
 
It’s been easy to open up to Katie about all aspects of my life and I’ve felt she has been able to truly understand my thoughts and feelings. She has given me brilliant tools and strategies to use which I have put in place to help with daily tasks including how to handle personal relationships and with easing my negativity.
 
For the first time I know I am in a much better place with my life and I finally realise my abilities and love my new found confidence. I couldn’t have done this without her help and I am so grateful for her patience, kindness and professional help during my sessions.
 
I would highly recommend Katie to anyone who is seeking help with managing their ADHD – 10/10. 
Female, 32, Sussex

Calm, grounded and compassionate.  Serena provides a safe and engaging space to explore Mindfulness.

Female, 43, Berkshire

I just cried reading the references at the beginning of Sarah’s book! Am in bits!!
We have just been given a prescription for my daughter, so the chapter on medication was so helpful.
This book is awesome and am recommending it to all the parents with ADHD kids.
I am still reading it and learning such a lot, it is so helpful.

Mum, ADHD daughter, 8

Having been diagnosed with Bi Polar and ADHD only 18 months ago at the age of 60 I was surprised to find that an ADHD specific counsellor within the NHS just didn’t exist.

For 42 years I had been incorrectly treated for moderate to severe depression with SSRis and has every type of therapy on offer including CBT. I didnt gain any real benefit from any of them.

I came across Headstuff Therapy. After one phone call to Sarah I knew I had found what I was looking for. From the off I found Sarah to be very friendly and easy to understand – she doesnt use jargon or try to blind you with science.

She spoke to me about ‘Access to Work’. I had never heard of it and was amazed to find that I could most likely get financial help to support the administration difficulties I face at work. Sarah took care of everything and low and behold I got the help I needed. I would never have been awarded so much help without Sarah to guide me.

Within my sessions with Sarah I found great comfort and more understanding about my condition. All the difficulties I faced as an adolessent and adult made sense. I also realised why CBT didnt work for me. Its because my brain wont do it!  I wasted so much time with therapists who didnt pick up on my ADHD therefore couldnt understand why I didnt do the excercises they gave me. On the rare occations I did present them with the homework they’d set me – it was because I made it up. It made me feel stupid and desolate.

Sarah knows I cant do this type of thing and why, she makes me feel hopeful for my future and I love the way she works – its just what us ADHD crazy brain people need.

I was trying to explain to my husband what she actually does for me.  I said “it’s difficult to explain it’s talking therapy with someone who doesn’t judge, is confidential and understands what it’s like to be me”.

All the talking in the world to my husband of 45 years will never get him to understand, he says he does, but Sarah and me know that he can’t. After all I barely understand myself sometimes. In summary – Sarah has changed my life in more ways than one. I dont feel so alone with my thoughts anymore and the Access to Work help has made my life less stressful.

Female, 62, Yorkshire

Getting diagnosed with ADHD was a confusing and unexpected process for me as it came as a bit of a surprise at the age of 29. I was given some information from the doctor with websites but I was looking for local support groups and couldn’t really find anything.

I found the Headstuff ADHD website and I’m so glad I contacted them. Sarah was so helpful and advised me about Access to Work funding and paired me with Alex who could help me with ADHD coaching.

I never would have known how much help and support I could get for work and Alex helped me do the ATW application and explained the process step by step. I also couldn’t have afforded to pay for coaching myself and having this option was extremely helpful.

I have worked with other professionals and counsellors in the past but Alex’s approach and ADHD informed knowledge has helped me immensely.
I now have words for all the difficulties and struggles I experience and am beginning to understand how my brain works and how to approach life. She has also been amazing at getting to the root causes or emotions of what I’m experiencing when I can’t really verbalise or express it.

I feel truly understood and empowered and I feel like I know myself more now than I ever have.

My communication skills have improved personally and in my relationships and I feel more resilient within myself. I also feel more confident and value myself more and am more aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I understand my triggers and know what I need to function better.

I think before having coaching I had a lot of self blame and low self esteem resulting from being undiagnosed and not understanding why I couldn’t just ‘do life’ the way other people seem to.

I’m so glad I have had this experience as it really has changed my life and this is only the beginning. I just wish I knew earlier and had the support, but I’m so happy I have it now.

Female, 30, Devon

Katie. I want to thank you for the incredible support and guidance you’ve given me so far during our sessions. You’ve taken me from being a virtual recluse, to being back at work and feeling confident about the future. You continue to give great advice regarding my struggle with alcohol and I’ve found your capacity to openly discuss your own life experiences very helpful. I feel I can now move forward with some confidence. Looking forward to our remaining sessions. 

ADHD Client

Relaxed, fun and varied. Serena guides us through each session with ease. Her way of teaching is relaxed, fun and varied, with a different theme each week. Serena’s mindfulness has become an essential part of my self-care routine and regular attendance has definitely made me feel calmer and more present in general. Thank you Serena.

Female, 37, Bucks

Ruth is thoughtful, encouraging and efficient, with tasks and questions designed to help me identify my own goals. We then work together to decide the appropriate actions rather than her telling me what to do. She definitely does not allow you to sabotage yourself with self doubt! 

Female, ADHD, Berkshire

Sonya. B seems very happy and really looks forward to seeing you, which is just fantastic!!!

He’s even talking about getting a job !! I can’t tell you how amazing that is; We weren’t even sure if he was going to survive this past year it’s been so bad; so now we are all starting to see a future ahead for him.

🙏 Thank you very much for your part in that, the coaching has started to give him confidence in who he is, which is what we all need, is it not?

I’m so pleased we found you!!

Mum, Trans ADHD Teen

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help with my two sons and step son, for years my wife and I had been concerned something was not right with the boys but simply didn’t know where to start, we had been to the doctors a number of times, CAMHS (twice) to be told they were not ADHD and generally around in circles, one phone call to you and I started to feel the reassurance that you could really help and during the call you said you could, you lived up to your promise and we thank you for that.

You have gone that extra mile to help us all, you took the time to meet with them all individually ( ages 15, 18 and 32!) and they all felt elated after having met you and reassured that there was an explanation for the way they felt, the explanation you gave them of their condition and the associated traits along with the reassurance that they can be helped, proved the catalyst for us as a family to move forward. Now with a clinical diagnosis of ADHD they are all on the road to getting the help they need including medication, support at school for the youngest and at work for the two eldest.

For people that don’t do this every day and are very worried about their family the path forward can be a confusing one but you explained where to go in respect to getting a formal diagnosis, putting us in touch with the medical professionals that could help and provided on going support as and when it was needed, face to face, by text or email you were always there, we never once got the impression we were a nuisance and the information you gave was always helpful and accurate.

I would recommend anyone with concerns about their child’s mental health to contact you without hesitation, even if you have been thwarted or told nothing is wrong numerous times before, as a parent you know your kids better than anyone and you know if there is a problem, it is too important not trust your instincts on.
Finally we all get up and go work but few of us are in a role that can really make a difference to another person’s life, what you do does and in our case it has, you are passionate about your clients and it really doesn’t seem like a job to you, you seem to take it as a personal mission to help these kids out as you have with us and for that I really can’t thank you enough.

Rob M

Sonya is the best therapist I have had. I have been in therapy for 12 years and seen a total of 10 therapists (Sonya included).

When speaking to Sonya I feel like I am speaking to a friend I have known for years. I don’t feel the need to mask or hide who I am to get her to like me (which I have done with other therapists).

Sonya just gets me and helps me find solutions to problems I have. I look forward to our sessions, knowing that I will come away with new knowledge and skills to implement into my life to make things easier.

Sonya is kind, caring, compassionate and friendly. I have spent 39 years feeling like I was a failure and lazy, and that I was the only one. Sonya has made me feel less alone. She makes me feel comfortable to open up and confident to celebrate my neurodivergence. Making the choice to find someone who is also neurodivergent was one of the best decisions of my life.

Kerry, Bedfordshire

Having been diagnosed with Bi Polar and ADHD only 18 months ago at the age of 60 I was surprised to find that an ADHD specific counsellor within the NHS just didn’t exist.

For 42 years I had been incorrectly treated for moderate to severe depression with SSRis and has every type of therapy on offer including CBT. I didnt gain any real benefit from any of them.

I came across Headstuff Therapy. After one phone call to Sarah I knew I had found what I was looking for. From the off I found Sarah to be very friendly and easy to understand – she doesnt use jargon or try to blind you with science.

She spoke to me about ‘Access to Work’. I had never heard of it and was amazed to find that I could most likely get financial help to support the administration difficulties I face at work. Sarah took care of everything and low and behold I got the help I needed. I would never have been awarded so much help without Sarah to guide me.

Within my sessions with Sarah I found great comfort and more understanding about my condition. All the difficulties I faced as an adolessent and adult made sense. I also realised why CBT didnt work for me. Its because my brain wont do it!  I wasted so much time with therapists who didnt pick up on my ADHD therefore couldnt understand why I didnt do the excercises they gave me. On the rare occations I did present them with the homework they’d set me – it was because I made it up. It made me feel stupid and desolate.

Sarah knows I cant do this type of thing and why, she makes me feel hopeful for my future and I love the way she works – its just what us ADHD crazy brain people need.

I was trying to explain to my husband what she actually does for me.  I said “it’s difficult to explain it’s talking therapy with someone who doesn’t judge, is confidential and understands what it’s like to be me”.

All the talking in the world to my husband of 45 years will never get him to understand, he says he does, but Sarah and me know that he can’t. After all I barely understand myself sometimes. In summary – Sarah has changed my life in more ways than one. I dont feel so alone with my thoughts anymore and the Access to Work help has made my life less stressful.

Female, 62, Yorkshire

Sarah you’ve been such a brilliant help with my son. As you know when I first brought him to you he was self harming and feeling very depressed and bad about himself. He was recently diagnosed ADHD, 12, at a new school and floundering. We were worried sick.

However six weeks of seeing you and the brilliant news is that he feeling good about things again. He definitely seems happier in himself and school have said the same.
Thank you for all your help with him. I think having someone to talk to that understands his ADHD and really knows how it feels has been a massive help and that you have been able to explain all about his ADHD to him. He said he feels better knowing his ADHD is the reason why he does a lot of things or feels a certain way about situations.
Thank you again and we will definitely contact you if he or I feel he needs to see you again.

Mum of 12 yr old boy, Buckinghamshire

I have found my sessions with Sarah very valuable. The first time we met I felt immediately at ease and able to talk freely. I felt understood and Sarah’s comments seemed to ‘hit the nail on the head’ and also bring a fresh perspective, whether the issue was a practical one (as I have ADHD, practical problems can be overwhelming emotionally, especially with the knowledge of past failures) or an emotional one (eg family problems) Sarah helped me to feel less overwhelmed and able to choose what to tackle first.
People talk about ‘me time’ usually in the context of hobbies or pampering oneself. I felt my sessions with Sarah were ‘me time’ in the sense of addressing my needs amid the clamour of very complex family needs. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah Bryan to anyone!

Female, 46, Bucks

When I met Sarah 3 years ago, I wasn’t really looking for counselling. I thought I was handling my life ok. Looking back now I am so glad I took the opportunity to have that trial 1-2-1 session with Sarah as from that day forward my life has taken a complete 360 degree turn.
I was a 42 year old female in & out of trouble with the law, abusive relationships, dealing with alcohol issues & living in a damp wet mobile home on benefits My life was far from ok !! To be honest I was barely hanging on, I couldn’t care less if I lived or died. It was that bleak.
Over the past 3 years Sarah with her compassion ,kindness , dedication & professionalism slowly helped give me the courage to take back my life from the grips of fear, pain and paralysis. With her dedication faith and compassion she has transformed that ugly duckling into a swan, the caterpillar back into the butterfly And gave me belief in myself.
I have a little way to go but I am now learning to love myself again. I now believe I deserve to live the happy, joyfull loving life I hear about and that I am now beginning to experience
Thanks to Sarah I am now living in a lovely apartment a stone throws away frm the beach, I’m driving my adorable little sports car and dating a wonderful caring loving guy.
I still have a way to go but I am looking forward to the many experiences life has ahead of me and all I can say is thankyou Sarah I owe you my life ! You are an inspiration and a wonderful friend. I’m so glad you are in my life and hope you will be for a long time to come  xxx

Female, 44. Dorset

From the very first moments of my first session with Kate, I felt at ease and that I was in safe and knowledgeable hands.

She has helped me to understand myself better in a few short weeks than I ever have before, using EFT to calm my mind and to focus as well.
Kate makes EFT accessible and super easy to practice at home/when anxiety hits. This has been a game-changer for me in my work and personal life. I’m getting more done and get overwhelmed less – hurrah!

I highly recommend Kate. She understands business & marketing, self employment and ADHD, and is friendly and approachable. The perfect mix for me! Her skills in coaching, listening, and explaining things so that I understand them instantly are second to none.

ADHD Female, 42

I just want to say how brilliant Sally has been in helping me. I have had several zoom sessions with her and she has been positive and insightful in helping me understand how I can best support my daughter, who was diagnosed with ADHD earlier this year. Thank you.

Mum, Adult ADHD Daughter, Devon

Thanks to Sarah R for helping get through a really difficult time of my life. Having sessions with you every week has had a tremendous impact on me and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you help and support.

Male, 29, West Midlands

Just to let you know, Kelly was amazing. She was patient, kind and very helpful. Many thanks

Mum. Boy 14, Bedfordshire

Sarah, I am sitting here with a prescription!  We have come a long way since your pre-assessment.
You were right – with no uncertainty at all, Scott has ADHD and the assessments from school and me  indicated he may have HF autism (which probably surprised me a little). 
I want to thank you for guiding us, and for the fab pre assessment that was completed. 
Dr Sawhney came through for us, so I’m sitting here just relieved that I haven’t been going mad all these years. Many thanks.

Mum, boy 15, Derbyshire

I would just like to say a huge thank you to Headstuff but most importantly to Katie. After being diagnosed with combined ADHD last year and before seeking therapy, I was at a loss with what to do and had been crippled by anxiety and fear because of uncertainty, especially when I was transitioning into another job. But over the past few months, Katie has been amazing and helped me manage my behaviours and traits and counselled me through my past experiences.
 
It’s been easy to open up to Katie about all aspects of my life and I’ve felt she has been able to truly understand my thoughts and feelings. She has given me brilliant tools and strategies to use which I have put in place to help with daily tasks including how to handle personal relationships and with easing my negativity.
 
For the first time I know I am in a much better place with my life and I finally realise my abilities and love my new found confidence. I couldn’t have done this without her help and I am so grateful for her patience, kindness and professional help during my sessions.
 
I would highly recommend Katie to anyone who is seeking help with managing their ADHD – 10/10. 
Female, 32, Sussex

I just cried reading the references at the beginning of Sarah’s book! Am in bits!!
We have just been given a prescription for my daughter, so the chapter on medication was so helpful.
This book is awesome and am recommending it to all the parents with ADHD kids.
I am still reading it and learning such a lot, it is so helpful.

Mum, ADHD daughter, 8

Adele. Thank you so so much for your time! It is so good to find people willing to actually listen, and who share their wisdom! Really really appreciate it!

I think I’m pretty keen to go down the diagnosis route and have a bit of a bee in my bonnet now and having been able to chat with you and understand more about what’s going on from a hormone side too – even more determined now to push on. So looking to making progress on that side of things and to get an appointment in the diary for once.

Honestly, having spent the last few weeks in a complete depressive spin, not knowing which way to turn, I feel a little more hope already just from having spoken with you – so thank you!

Female, 29, Bucks

Calm, grounded and compassionate. Serena provides a safe and engaging space to explore Mindfulness.

Female, 43, Berkshire

Sonia. B seems very happy and really looks forward to seeing you, which is just fantastic!!!

He’s even talking about getting a job !! I can’t tell you how amazing that is; We weren’t even sure if he was going to survive this past year it’s been so bad; so now we are all starting to see a future ahead for him.

🙏 Thank you very much for your part in that, the coaching has started to give him confidence in who he is, which is what we all need, is it not?

I’m so pleased we found you!!

Mum, Trans ADHD Teen

Discovering I might be ADHD initially came as a bit of a surprise, but by working with Sarah and building more knowledge of it, it has helped me to  understand myself more. By spending time with Sarah to educate myself on ADHD, I’ve started to make sense of my own behaviours and this has allowed me to have a more positive outlook about the future.

Male, 36, High Wycombe

Kelly is very knowledgeable about ADHD and related conditions and is very empathic and understanding about the difficulties kids have. Kelly has an excellent manner and immediately put my daughter at ease. Kelly allowed her to express herself freely, but also ensured that all of the key issues were addressed. My daughter and I both found the session very informative and helpful.

Dad, Teen Daughter

Sally has been crucial in my personal development over the last year. We have had weekly and bi-weekly sessions where we have dug into some of the reasons why I have been so down, and looking at possible solutions for that. 

My knowledge, understanding and acceptance of my ADHD has been at the forefront of my work with Sally and has allowed me to be comfortable with who I am as a person. Looking back at where I was a year ago and where I am now, I have no doubt that my work with Sally has been the driver for my personal development and achievements.

ADHD Male 24

We could not be more relieved and grateful to have Greg in our son’s life. 

Pre-diagnosis we were certain our then 12 year old had ADHD but like so many families we were waiting and waiting for assessment. 

During those months, Greg helped our son understand what ADHD was and how his ways of thinking and behaving came not from a place of ‘naughtiness’ but from how his brain is wired. 

He helped him see ADHD as a positive, as a condition with so many brilliant traits, and as something that’s just who he is, not a deficit. 

This meant that by the time my son got a diagnosis, he was so at peace with the label – he pretty much shrugged it off and got on with his day! 

Our son finds new people and situations very stressful but the relationship Greg very quickly established meant our son had almost instant trust and respect. He goes above and beyond to keep our son at the centre of everything, and at the same time to support us as his parents. 

Putting our child in touch with Greg has given him a role model and mentor who completely understands him – there can’t be much more valuable than that for a young teenager with a new ADHD diagnosis. We can’t thank Greg enough and would recommend him to any family in a similar position to us 

Mum, ADHD Boy 12, Yorkshire

I had absolutely no idea the Department for work and pensions offered any of any sort of funding support for people like me with a diagnosis of ADHD. But once they’d got my diagnosis sorted, the team at Headstuff helped me apply. Paperwork and forms and even getting back to emails is not my speciality so they took the whole thing over for me. Within just a few months I was awarded funding which has literally transformed my life. 

If you are terrified like me of the whole process, you can put yourself in the hands of the Headstuff team. They genuinely have your best interests at heart and I can’t fault the service.

Professional sportsman, 43, Surrey

Sally’s knowledge around ADHD has been breathtaking. Really knowledgeable and super friendly and kind, everything you could wish for in a therapist. 

I’ve  been working with Sally for around 3-4 months now and as someone newly diagnosed ADHD, this whole process can be scary and overwhelming. However, with Sally’s personal touch she has made me understand more about myself and ADHD than I’d learnt in the last 33 years!

Honestly, without Sallys help, I would be lost.  Shes very relatable and highly professional and I would recommend her to anyone struggling with ADHD.

ADHD Male, 33

What can I say. I was at rock bottom in life. No exaggeration. I was struggling to get over a long term relationship and I’d just turned 40 with nothing to my name. Literally nothing. I could have packed my life into the boot of a car. I was back living with my parents and I was stuck in a dead end, soul destroying minimum wage job. I was broken and I really couldn’t see a way out.

Ten weeks after my first meeting with Sarah I was flying out to Sark for three months to work and be trained up by an award winning chef and one of the finest in the Channel Islands!

I was desperate to break into the food and catering business and Sarah took the skills I had and gave me the confidence and knowledge to fight for something I’d never thought attainable. With her unbreakable will and spirit she proved to me that all setbacks are merely springboard to greater things and all problems are merely hurdles to be smashed thorough. Her positivity attitude is genuinely infectious and she imbued me with a sense of supreme confidence. With her knowledge, advice and constant unwavering support I was actually in a position where I had four good job offers on the table and a real choice of direction.

Brad, 40, West Midlands

I’ve had quite a few sessions with Sarah now and after so many disappointing and unfulfilling experiences with other counsellors I have to say it was worth the time and money with Sarah.

Mainly because she understands ADHD and spectrums on a personal level and also she isn’t clinical and unengaging which is often a problem with other counsellors. Sarah will talk back and advise and hand over valuable experience which leaves you elevated and not flat and dejected. Couldn’t recommend more.

Male, ADHD 35, Midlands

We were lucky enough to find Sarah shortly after our son was diagnosed with ADHD, a condition which was having a very serious impact on his life and prospects.
Having been through the gamut of NHS therapists and CBT counsellors, none of whom were of any real help at all, Sarah’s expertise in this area has been a revelation to us and an enormous support to our son.

Sarah’s has an in-depth knowledge of ADHD and great empathy with those who suffer from it.  Her advice is always practical, unpretentious and down-to-earth, and has helped our son to cope with his volatile emotions much better than before.
We would highly recommend Sarah to any parent with a child suffering from this condition.

Mum & Dad of Male 18, Buckinghamshire

I have been seeing Sally to help manage my ADHD behaviours and emotional disregulation. She has been helped greatly in a number of ways including providing a foundation of validation and self-awareness to help me through a difficult time. She’s provided guidance on meditation and awareness, planning and helping my time management and looked at ways to manage my procrastination and avoidance

Sally’s helped me understand better how ADHD is impacting on relationships, introducing me to tools such as transactional analysis in order to improve outcomes in communication, and given me self-confidence where I may have been doubting myself.

ADHD Male, 51

Getting diagnosed with ADHD was a confusing and unexpected process for me as it came as a bit of a surprise at the age of 29. I was given some information from the doctor with websites but I was looking for local support groups and couldn’t really find anything.

I found the Headstuff ADHD website and I’m so glad I contacted them. Sarah was so helpful and advised me about Access to Work funding and paired me with Alex who could help me with ADHD coaching.

I never would have known how much help and support I could get for work and Alex helped me do the ATW application and explained the process step by step. I also couldn’t have afforded to pay for coaching myself and having this option was extremely helpful.

I have worked with other professionals and counsellors in the past but Alex’s approach and ADHD informed knowledge has helped me immensely.
I now have words for all the difficulties and struggles I experience and am beginning to understand how my brain works and how to approach life. She has also been amazing at getting to the root causes or emotions of what I’m experiencing when I can’t really verbalise or express it.

I feel truly understood and empowered and I feel like I know myself more now than I ever have.

My communication skills have improved personally and in my relationships and I feel more resilient within myself. I also feel more confident and value myself more and am more aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I understand my triggers and know what I need to function better.

I think before having coaching I had a lot of self blame and low self esteem resulting from being undiagnosed and not understanding why I couldn’t just ‘do life’ the way other people seem to.

I’m so glad I have had this experience as it really has changed my life and this is only the beginning. I just wish I knew earlier and had the support, but I’m so happy I have it now.

Female, 30, Devon

Sarah is the consummate professional. She is attentive and supportive, nothing is too much trouble. Her commitment is impressive. Sarah was able to engage my son where many others had failed. He is now on the road to self discovery.

Mum of ADHD Son 21, Maidenhead

Being diagnosed with ADHD at a pretty late stage in life was a real shock. But Sally has thoughtfully and carefully counselled and mentored me through previous and current difficult experiences, explaining how my ADHD has been responsible for so many behaviours and traits.

She has then provided me with a wide range of solutions and practises which have helped to give me confidence for the future and confidence in myself for the first time in years. I can’t recommend Sally highly enough.

ADHD Male 56

My experience with Ellie has been excellent.  In just a few sessions we got to the core of my anxiety issues and worked through them.
I have suffered with anxiety, depression, a chronic worrier who also suffered with low self esteem.
Ellie quickly helped me realise how strong I am and how there was a brighter future for me and I didn’t have to continue down this path if I didn’t want to.
We employed a mix of strategies including CBT and journaling.  We looked into my past to better understand my anxiety and how to manage it more effectively.

I found it very easy to open up and talk to Ellie so I was able to share some deeply personal experiences which ultimately helped me cope with, and understand, my anxiety issues.  I now understand the causes of my anxiety and have effective tools in place to manage my worries and negative thinking.

I feel Ellie completely understood me and was very calming, kind and non judgmental.  I’ve been implementing Ellie’s strategies and I’m in a much better place now because of Ellie. I couldn’t recommend Ellie more highly.  An absolute professional who talked to me and explained things to me on a level I connected with completely.  The tools Ellie has given me have made a world of difference to the way I view myself and stressful situations.  I honestly cannot recommend Ellie highly enough.  10/10.

Female, 55, Hampshire

Katie. I want to thank you for the incredible support and guidance you’ve given me so far during our sessions. You’ve taken me from being a virtual recluse, to being back at work and feeling confident about the future. You continue to give great advice regarding my struggle with alcohol and I’ve found your capacity to openly discuss your own life experiences very helpful. I feel I can now move forward with some confidence. Looking forward to our remaining sessions. 

ADHD Client

Relaxed, fun and varied.  Serena guides us through each session with ease. Her way of teaching is relaxed, fun and varied, with a different theme each week. Serena’s mindfulness has become an essential part of my self-care routine and regular attendance has definitely made me feel calmer and more present in general. Thank you Serena.

Female, 37, Bucks

Ruth is thoughtful, encouraging and efficient, with tasks and questions designed to help me identify my own goals. We then work together to decide the appropriate actions rather than her telling me what to do. She definitely does not allow you to sabotage yourself with self doubt! 

Female, ADHD, Berkshire