ADHD / ADD Diagnosis – Our Vision

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 over-stretched 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.

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

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.