Coaching - “What is it?”
"Coaching with Richard has been life changing! Before we began working together, I imagined that ADHD coaching would be all about fixing what I felt was broken. Starting out, I was given space to reflect on my challenges and experience of work, life and education, but most importantly, as time went on, coaching with Richard has helped me to explore and recognise myself.
Richard is clear and kind and has helped me come up with some practical solutions to becoming more organised, less stressed and able to be ‘on top of things’. As a result I feel more confident, happy and much better at self-advocating. Embracing ADHD has been the best part of my coaching experience. The work we have done together allows me to now celebrate the different ways that I think, feel and work!"
Josh, Strategic Development Manager, Cheltenham
What is an ADHD coach?
Many of you have probably heard of a life coach. An ADHD coach is a ‘life coach’ but is trained to listen for and take into account a client’s ADHD challenges.
Coaching in contrast to psychotherapy concentrates on the present and empowers clients to move forward into the future; creating a life where they can prosper and thrive by understanding the unique challenges that ADHD may throw at them and using the gifts, talents and strengths that are a part of the ADHD individual.
Coaching is a joint effort, a team with a common goal, the client’s goal.
As we explore your strengths through the coaching process, you will develop your own solutions and coping strategies for your academic, work and life challenges – the coach is there to offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to come up with your own answers and guide you through the process by offering support and accountability where necessary.
Areas we may explore during our sessions:
Attention, Processing and Executive Function
Physical and Mental Hyperactivity
Poor Performance, Overwhelm and Rumination
Procrastination and Anger
Impulsivity, Following Through and Time Management
Self Esteem and Self Awareness
The best way for your to prepare for academic exams and completing your thesis or coursework
How do I get started?
Initially, we would firstly have a free 30 minute consultation phone call to see if coaching would benefit you as the client – this can be scheduled here.
The coach will introduce the concept of coaching and the client will touch on some of the main challenges facing them. The client and coach will discuss whether or not coaching will help move the client forward, and if not, what are the other options open to them besides coaching.
If the client decides to go ahead, they will be sent a Welcome Pack which will include the coaching agreement, and if the agreement is acceptable, the client will sign it.
Thereafter, the client will book the coaching sessions. As coaching is not a quick fix solution, the normal commitment is a minimum of 3 months, however this is up to you. Typically, there would be three to four 1 hour sessions per month which the client schedules on this website to fit in with their work or family commitments. These 1 hour sessions can be booked here.
How much does it cost?
Coaching costs are in line with other professional services like therapy and mentoring.
Do I have to travel for appointments?
No. I have been specifically trained to conduct our coaching sessions via video conferencing or on the phone.