Laura Christie, MSc Psychology, Diploma in Health and Nutrition Coaching
As both a coach and therapist, empathy, compassion and openness underpins Laura's approach. Laura believes that growth comes from working collaboratively and is committed to creating a safe and non-judgemental space for the client to explore ways to address challenges and make change happen.
Laura has a background in clinical and neuro-psychology, beginning her career in a clinic in London specialising in neurodiversity (ADHD & ASD). Laura works individually with adults experiencing a range of issues including ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, CPTSD. Laura runs psycho-educational workshops and consultations for those querying a possible diagnosis / have just been diagnosed and would like to understand the condition further. Laura has a specialist knowledge of working with clients with neurodiversity within the context of studies, work-related stress, eating difficulties, mood and relational difficulties. I also have a special interest in working with clients to increase self-esteem and self-confidence.
What is ADHD coaching?
ADHD coaching is a new field becoming increasingly more popular as an intervention complementing medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives.
ADHD coaching acknowledges the biological underpinnings of the disorder in addressing the core symptoms of ADHD (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity), whilst further addressing ways to overcome the challenges clients may face as a result of these symptoms in their academic, vocational, emotional and interpersonal lives.
In directly addressing ADHD related challenges; coaching is a practical intervention assisting clients with challenges such as; planning, procrastination, time management, goal setting, organisation, emotional regulation, self-perception, problem solving, activating and sustaining effort over time, remembering goals, and regulating emotional reactions.
ADHD coaching also involves an aspect of psychoeducation; assisting the client to identify where their symptoms impact them, to what extent and assisting the individual to separate ADHD symptoms from their individual personality traits and/or features of similar disorders that may also be present.