What is ADHD Coaching?

“A well-trained, certified ADHD coach has the skills and tools to educate their clients in simple, memorable, and creative ways so that they will understand and identify how their particular brand of ADHD shows up in different situations. Individualised education of each person’s ADHD is the foundation for the successful management, and eventual progress, with ADHD.”

“Coaching assists clients with ADHD to stay focused on their goals, face obstacles and address core ADHD-related issues such as: time management, organisation, procrastination, and prioritising. Coaching also allows clients to gain clarity and function more effectively to improve their self-esteem. ADHD coaches work with their clients to develop customized strategies to move forward toward their goals, to deepen their self-awareness, and to continue moving toward fuller and more satisfying lives.”

To find out more about coaching from Procrastination Station CIC visit our coaching page.


“CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.”

“For some individuals, using ADHD medications alone results in both symptom improvements and better management of adult responsibilities. Most individuals, however, find that they need CBT to target ongoing struggles with disorganization and procrastination, despite being on ADHD stimulants. As has been said many times, “pills don’t teach skills.” The combination of medication and CBT is often the treatment of choice for dealing with the wide-ranging effects of ADHD.”

“CBT sessions focus on identifying the situations in which poor planning, disorganization, and poor time and task management create challenges in a patient’s day-to-day life. Sessions may help an individual deal with obligations such as paying bills or completing work on time, and encourage endeavors that provide personal fulfillment and well-being, such as sleep, exercise, or hobbies.”

You can ask your GP if CBT is available on the NHS for ADHD. Otherwise, a Google search might help you find someone in your area or who offers online help. The Psychology Today website has a search function where you can define what help you require and in what area and it will provide a list of counsellors and therapists.


Occupational Therapists, who have received training in adult ADHD, are in a fantastic position to offer the practical support that many of us require. However, it doesn’t yet seem to be widely recognised as a good option for support in Scotland. Unfortunately it appears to be very uncommon, so far, for people in Scotland to be referred to an NHS OT for assistance with ADHD. The only option then is to pay privately. It is worth asking your GP or psychiatrist though, in case this can be arranged.

“Occupational therapy focuses on the skills that each person needs to be able to function independently in daily life.

An OT’s first step will be to talk with you to find out how ADHD impairs your ability to succeed at home, at work, at school, in relationships, or in other areas.”