ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
It is a condition that affects how a person's brain functions, making it difficult for them to pay attention, sit still, and control their impulses.
Symptoms of ADHD include:
- Difficulty paying attention or staying focused on a task
- Hyperactivity, which means being overly active or fidgety
- Impulsivity, which means acting without thinking things through
These symptoms can make it hard for a person with ADHD to do well in school, at work, and in social situations. It can also make it hard for them to get along with others.
In summary, ADHD is a condition that affects how the brain functions, making it difficult for a person to pay attention, sit still, and control impulses. It can make it hard for them to do well in school, work and social situations, but it can be treated with medication and therapy.
What to expect in a counselling session for ADHD?
A counselling session for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is typically focused on helping the individual manage the symptoms of ADHD and improve their overall well-being.
During the session, the counsellor may:
- Assess the individual's symptoms, including their attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity levels
- Explore the individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in relation to their ADHD symptoms
- Help the individual set goals for managing their symptoms
- Teach the individual strategies for managing symptoms, such as time management, organization, and self-regulation skills
- Help the individual learn to manage their emotions and stress
- Help the individual to identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs about themselves
- Help the individual to improve their communication and social skills
- Help the individual to develop coping strategies for dealing with challenges and setbacks.
The counselling session may also focus on helping the individual improve their relationships, self-esteem, and overall well-being.It's important to note that the counselling sessions are tailored to the specific needs of each individual and the counsellor will work with the individual to create a treatment plan that is unique to them. It's also important to establish trust and open communication between the counsellor and the individual as this will make the counselling more effective.
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