Adult coaching


Autism, ADHD, demand avoidance and co-existing conditions

The thought processes of autistic adults, those with ADHD, demand avoidance and co-existing conditions can have significant advantages. Many studies have found links to creative and artistic intelligence and unique problem-solving skills. There are countless examples of the valuable contributions people with these conditions have brought to society throughout history. 

However, they often face significant challenges both personally and professionally. Their strengths may be being overlooked or undervalued by themselves or others around them which hinders them in fulfilling their potential in life.

 Specialist adult coaching

I believe you are the expert on you. We can discuss how your particular conditions affect you and together explore your current situation, identifying the challenges and obstacles in your life. We will create goals and develop practical strategies to help you achieve them. We will explore and help you to develop your strengths to move toward a better quality of life in areas that are important to you.  A diagnosis is not required and coaching is often undertaken to explore the possibility of suspected conditions.

 Whether you are employed, self-employed, a student or between jobs, coaching is designed to help you feel more in control and achieve better results in your life. We will look at where you are now, explore where you want to be, and focus on how you can get there.

Typical areas of focus

 Difficulties in the following areas:

  • ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism or Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and how they affect you

  •  Managing emotions or feeling emotions intensely

  • Confidence and self esteem

  • Demand avoidance

  • Sensory differences

  • Impulsivity

  • Insomnia and sleep

  • Transition from adolescence to adulthood 

Work and study related difficulties in the following areas:

  • Work-life balance

  • Focus and concentration

  • Motivation

  • Developing strengths and true potential

  • Organisation, planning and memory

  • Distractibility and procrastination

  • Managing projects, deadlines and workload

 Social and communication difficulties in the following areas:

  • Communicating with work colleagues, friends and family

  • Friendships

  • Finding and maintaining relationships

  • Social skills 

  • Starting and maintaining conversations

As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I also work with mental health conditions, such as:

  • Depression

  • General anxiety, social anxiety and health anxiety 

  • Phobia

  • Panic attacks

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Personality Disorders

  • Eating disorders

For more information about this service please Contact Us and select ‘Adult Coaching’.

“Cathy is a very professional, empathic and capable coach. The coaching sessions were really useful and she accommodated my schedule preferences in a flexible and efficient way. Cathy’s suggestions have really helped me cope better with ADHD and I started feeling the improvement after session 1. The different strategies for time management and the ideas to better deal with fidgeting and distractions have been particularly beneficial for me.”