About Us

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ADHD/ADD Diagnosis

Dr Read offers a  fast, affordable and caring 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!!

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 is the Lead Consultant for ADHD at a large London NHS Trust. She also has specialist expertise in ADHD, ASD and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Dr. Read is an experienced general adult psychiatrist, with special interests in psychotherapy, women’s mental health and eating disorders. She has lived experience of ADHD/ASD because her adult son has both these conditions

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.

Our vision

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. 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.

In summary

  • ADHD/ADD Diagnosis in London
  • Suitable medication if appropriate
  • Follow-up consultations, which can often be by Facetime or Skype
  • Education and coaching suggestions
  • Support around other neurodevelopmental conditions
  • A library of handouts
  • A full diagnostic report, available on the next working day, including reasonable adjustments for school, university, or work
  • Shared care with your local GP to help you get the most suitable support
  • Email advice service after diagnosis
  • Great links with ADHD coaches
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Feedback From Clients: Getting an ADHD Diagnosis in London

“I really think the diagnosis and medication allowed me to do the painstaking rewrites and deal with the stress of finishing the thesis without having a breakdown.

And to be able to juggle so many different priorities and huge job security stress now! Thank you so much for picking up the ADHD when I was not a clear cut case.”