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Alex

ADHD & EXECUTIVE COACH
EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVISER
ACCESS TO WORK ADVISER
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

DIAGNOSED WITH ADHD COMBINED & DYSLEXIA
MOTHER OR SON WITH UNDIAGNOSED ADHD

Alex only found out about her ADHD in her mid 30s, following what had been previously misdiagnosed as ‘a nervous breakdown’

She had been badgering her GP since her early teens knowing there was something ‘not right’ but was always fobbed off  with Depression and Anxiety. This never rang true for Alex and the treatment they gave her was never effective.

Alex subsequently indulged in what she now realises were several self-medicating and stimulating behaviours to manage her ADHD symptoms without even realising she had the condition. This manifested in her ‘over achieving’ and pushing herself hard for fear of the rejection connected to ADHD Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. To the outside world, she appeared a successful person, however inside she felt far from it.

Despite her challenges, Alex has thoroughly enjoyed  a very successful career in Social Care and Housing.  She has managed Regional Services both in Senior and Front Line management roles in Mental Health, Learning Disability services, Domestic Abuse, Offender services, Young Peoples services in addition to generic Housing Management.

Alex has developed, led and delivered best practice induction and training programmes for staff as well training for tenants, clients and the general public in issues facing vulnerable people. Alex has developed specialisms in motivating previously low performing teams into pro active, high achieving teams as well as ensuring best-practice models for service delivery and service users. With a natural flair and passion for Leadership, Operational Management, Quality and Performance, Alex has taken pride in Managers having the skills, tools and resources to achieve outstanding service delivery for customers and support and manage their teams.

This career was quite a turnaround for a girl who at the age of 14 had found herself homeless and entering the Care system, sofa surfing and rough sleeping. She was told by a Social worker at 15 that her best chance of getting housing would be to get pregnant (having never even kissed a boy!!) it was this very moment that Alex knew she was on her own and she had to work this out herself. Alex believes that things could  have been very different had she known about her ADHD, however this also drove her to develop a relentless desire to be self-reliant not to mention a whole bad of unhealthy masking and coping strategies!

Following diagnosis, Alex has been on an intense ADHD learning and self-growth journey. Alex sees her ADHD as a mixture of a Superpower and her Kryptonite. ADHD has gifts no one without it could imagine, but with the sweets comes the sours, and this has led to Alex experiencing the difficulties and challenges that ADHD brings. Her diagnosis came as a huge relief to her – suddenly everything made sense and she realised where all her problems had come from. But it was also coupled with a sense of sadness that the root of her issues had not been discovered before.

Alex is particularly passionate about working with Adolescents and Adults with ADHD to understand their own superpowers and manage the Kryptonite. It has become her life’s purpose to raise ADHD awareness, to celebrate and help normalise ADHD.

Having experienced discrimination in the workplace due to ADHD, Alex works tirelessly to ensure she is able to provide the most accurate legal and procedural support and guidance to clients she works with. This includes ADHD coaching as well as Executive coaching. She also offers training to enable employers to understand and get the very best from staff with ADHD, its comorbidities and any other disabilities or long-term conditions.

Alex is incredibly passionate about injustice and struggles to not get involved when she sees people being treated badly. This has led her to the path she is on now and had driven her to specialise in areas of the law relating to discrimination and poor treatment of workers.  She has thoroughly familiarised herself with the Access To Work scheme offered by the government to help people stay in work with reasonable adjustments made to allow their disabilities not to impact them negatively.

During her time working in the criminal justice system, she worked with so many people who she firmly believes had undiagnosed ADHD – but were being left untreated and unsupported. Alex found it heartbreaking to see people whose  lives could be so different if only they had the awareness of their neuro-diversity and the right diagnosis.

She truly believes that earlier intervention could prevent so many people entering the Young Offendor Units and Adult Prisons due to their ADHD traits.  These people know that they risk take, thrill seek, are prone to addiction, loathe authority, always think they know best and don’t like being told what to do but nobody has linked that and their subsequent criminal behaviour to undiagnosed ADHD.

Alex is passionate about changing the system and has joined Headstuff Liberty to fight for the rights of undiagnosed and diagnosed ADHD people throughout the UK

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Life Coaching Diploma Level 3 2021
  • UK Employment Law & Discrimination Diploma 2021
  • HR Management Level 7 2021
  • SEN Law & Advocacy 2021
  • Master in ADHD CPD 2021
  • Training & Development Level 3 2020
  • Corporate Stress Management 2020
  • Managing Stress in the workplace 2020
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 2013
  • Health & Social Care Level 5 2012
  • Restorative Justice Practitioner 2011
  • Masters Degree in Business 2009
  • MA in Housing Law 2006
  • Introduction to Counselling 2004
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation

Alex

ADHD & EXECUTIVE COACH
EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVISER
ACCESS TO WORK ADVISER
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

DIAGNOSED WITH ADHD COMBINED & DYSLEXIA
MOTHER OR SON WITH UNDIAGNOSED ADHD

Alex only found out about her ADHD in her mid 30s, following what had been previously misdiagnosed as ‘a nervous breakdown’

She had been badgering her GP since her early teens knowing there was something ‘not right’ but was always fobbed off  with Depression and Anxiety. This never rang true for Alex and the treatment they gave her was never effective.

Alex subsequently indulged in what she now realises were several self-medicating and stimulating behaviours to manage her ADHD symptoms without even realising she had the condition. This manifested in her ‘over achieving’ and pushing herself hard for fear of the rejection connected to ADHD Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. To the outside world, she appeared a successful person, however inside she felt far from it.

Despite her challenges, Alex has thoroughly enjoyed  a very successful career in Social Care and Housing.  She has managed Regional Services both in Senior and Front Line management roles in Mental Health, Learning Disability services, Domestic Abuse, Offender services, Young Peoples services in addition to generic Housing Management.

Alex has developed, led and delivered best practice induction and training programmes for staff as well training for tenants, clients and the general public in issues facing vulnerable people. Alex has developed specialisms in motivating previously low performing teams into pro active, high achieving teams as well as ensuring best-practice models for service delivery and service users. With a natural flair and passion for Leadership, Operational Management, Quality and Performance, Alex has taken pride in Managers having the skills, tools and resources to achieve outstanding service delivery for customers and support and manage their teams.

This career was quite a turnaround for a girl who at the age of 14 had found herself homeless and entering the Care system, sofa surfing and rough sleeping. She was told by a Social worker at 15 that her best chance of getting housing would be to get pregnant (having never even kissed a boy!!) it was this very moment that Alex knew she was on her own and she had to work this out herself. Alex believes that things could  have been very different had she known about her ADHD, however this also drove her to develop a relentless desire to be self-reliant not to mention a whole bad of unhealthy masking and coping strategies!

Following diagnosis, Alex has been on an intense ADHD learning and self-growth journey. Alex sees her ADHD as a mixture of a Superpower and her Kryptonite. ADHD has gifts no one without it could imagine, but with the sweets comes the sours, and this has led to Alex experiencing the difficulties and challenges that ADHD brings. Her diagnosis came as a huge relief to her – suddenly everything made sense and she realised where all her problems had come from. But it was also coupled with a sense of sadness that the root of her issues had not been discovered before.

Alex is particularly passionate about working with Adolescents and Adults with ADHD to understand their own superpowers and manage the Kryptonite. It has become her life’s purpose to raise ADHD awareness, to celebrate and help normalise ADHD.

Having experienced discrimination in the workplace due to ADHD, Alex works tirelessly to ensure she is able to provide the most accurate legal and procedural support and guidance to clients she works with. This includes ADHD coaching as well as Executive coaching. She also offers training to enable employers to understand and get the very best from staff with ADHD, its comorbidities and any other disabilities or long-term conditions.

Alex is incredibly passionate about injustice and struggles to not get involved when she sees people being treated badly. This has led her to the path she is on now and had driven her to specialise in areas of the law relating to discrimination and poor treatment of workers.  She has thoroughly familiarised herself with the Access To Work scheme offered by the government to help people stay in work with reasonable adjustments made to allow their disabilities not to impact them negatively.

During her time working in the criminal justice system, she worked with so many people who she firmly believes had undiagnosed ADHD – but were being left untreated and unsupported. Alex found it heartbreaking to see people whose  lives could be so different if only they had the awareness of their neuro-diversity and the right diagnosis.

She truly believes that earlier intervention could prevent so many people entering the Young Offendor Units and Adult Prisons due to their ADHD traits.  These people know that they risk take, thrill seek, are prone to addiction, loathe authority, always think they know best and don’t like being told what to do but nobody has linked that and their subsequent criminal behaviour to undiagnosed ADHD.

Alex is passionate about changing the system and has joined Headstuff Liberty to fight for the rights of undiagnosed and diagnosed ADHD people throughout the UK

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Life Coaching Diploma Level 3 2021
  • UK Employment Law & Discrimination Diploma 2021
  • HR Management Level 7 2021
  • SEN Law & Advocacy 2021
  • Master in ADHD CPD 2021
  • Training & Development Level 3 2020
  • Corporate Stress Management 2020
  • Managing Stress in the workplace 2020
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 2013
  • Health & Social Care Level 5 2012
  • Restorative Justice Practitioner 2011
  • Masters Degree in Business 2009
  • MA in Housing Law 2006
  • Introduction to Counselling 2004
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation