ADHD / ADD Diagnosis – Our Vision

Dr Read has a special interest in rejection sensitivity and other emotional issues which are so often part of these conditions. Our treatment plans for this condition are highly effective.

Dr Read offers a fast, affordable and caring service.

ADHD Consultancy aims to provide the most affordable ADHD/ADD diagnosis and treatment service in the United Kingdom.

Unfortunately, the NHS is overstretched and under-resourced.  Many people face waits of many months, or even years, to be seen by their local service, assuming that such a local service exists.

Doctors and psychiatrists generally receive little, if any, training in adult ADHD/ADD. As a result, there are many misunderstandings about the different ways that ADHD can present itself in adults and children, especially in terms of high functioning presentations.

People with lifelong difficulties can be refused the diagnosis and treatment they need, even by specialist NHS ADHD teams.

Many private practices are prohibitively expensive, so we aim to offer an affordable high-quality service.

While ADHD Consultancy’s main focus is ADHD/ADD diagnosis and treatment, our comprehensive assessment also looks at other associated or comorbid conditions. Our multiaxial assessment will highlight these, and their impact on your functioning and well-being.

Dr Read is also a trained psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and her psychodynamic and cognitive understanding and strategies really help in the journey of self-understanding, and formulating a treatment plan that will actually work!!

Sadly, Dr Read does not see under 18’s, but we are happy to offer recommendations for trusted professionals if you contact us.

What We Offer

Our comprehensive report will cover the ways in which your ADHD/ADD has affected you across your life. The report also covers comorbid mental health and other neurodevelopmental issues, which are so often found alongside ADHD/ADD. In addition, it offers a concise formulation that will help you understand your difficulties including psychodynamic insights where appropriate. Our aim is to help you understand yourself and move forward with your life

If appropriate, we will prescribe stimulant medication. We also work with you and your GP to get you shared care NHS prescribing. Almost all of our patients have been successful in getting their medication from their GPs to date. The report will detail reasonable adjustments suitable for school, college, university or workplace.

We also offer a wide range of psychoeducation, coaching style advice, and a wealth of psychoeducational and cognitively based material tailored to your needs.
This will all be available to take home instantly after the consultation, or emailed if we meet online. We also offer a free email aftercare service – once seen you can email Dr Read at any time with queries or concerns.

ADHD Specialist

Ever been told you’re doing things the hard way? Do you feel your jaw clench when you hear a sentence beginning with “why don’t you just…”?

We don’t have to do everything from scratch, but solutions to complex life problems can never be one-size-fits-all. If you’re significantly different from those around you this can be even harder. There can be unseen reasons why the “simple” solution isn’t available to you. The direct approach to the problem might be denied to you altogether.

Join Helen Read and I as we find out what it means to do things the hard way. We’ll explore why “hard” is not always the same thing to different people. We’ll look at the ways “good practice” can get in the way of what really works. We’ll share our own experiences of finding easier ways of doing things that work for us.

Dr Helen Read & Matthew Bellringer


Dr Read is a very experienced Consultant Psychiatrist, with 30 years experience in NHS, most recently as Lead for ADHD at a large London teaching trust. She has many years of experience with neurodiversity, both in ADHD / ADD and ASD, and their many comorbidities.

Dr Read is also a very experienced individual and family psychotherapist, particularly specialising in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Her psychodynamic and cognitive understanding and strategies really help in the journey of self understanding, and formulating a treatment plan that will actually work! Dr Read has a special interest in rejection sensitivity and other emotional issues which are so often part of ADHD and neurodiversity.

Last, but certainly not least, Dr Read has ADHD herself, as do her children. Her advice, support and experience to parents is first hand, reflecting the often difficult family journey she has taken, with many difficulties, and many successes along the way. Dr Read’s lived experience of ADHD means that our treatment plans are from the inside…

Our treatment plans are highly effective. Don’t waste another moment and book an appointment today.