Services

WHAT IS COACHING?

ADHD Coaching is a collaborative, supportive, goal-oriented process in which the coach and the client work together to identify the client’s goals and then develop the self-awareness, systems, skills, and strategies necessary for the client to achieve those goals and full potential.

ADHD coaching is client-centred, client-driven, and confidential.  We know that you are the expert in your own life!!

The ADHD coach and client collaborate to develop awareness of the client’s strengths and challenges.  The coach supports the client in creating systems and strategies tailored to the client’s needs and to strengthen their ability to manage challenges.

The coach helps to educate the client about ADHD and how it affects them across a lifetime.  The coach may also provide information regarding tools and resources related to ADHD, as well as research-based information relevant to the client’s needs.

COACHING FOR ADULTS

ADHD Coaching can help you implement practical strategies that will suit you as an individual to assist with day-to-day challenges.  We also focus on strengths so you can bring them into every facet of your life to move forward and reach your goals. 

Coaching can assist adults with:

  • prioritising, problem solving and completing tasks
  • remaining focused, avoiding distractions and time management
  • achieving personal, relationship, academic, and career goals
  • keeping on top of household, financial, academic and personal affairs
  • managing emotions and impulsive tendencies, and controlling negative or unhelpful thinking patterns
  • strategies to support chronic disorganisation
  • establishing intimate relationships, friendships and support networks
  • participating successfully in social situations
  • communicating effectively with others (i.e. spouse, partner, children, teacher, boss, colleagues, etc.)
  • maintaining work-life balance
  • feeling positive about the future and about themselves.

COACHING FOR STUDENTS

Coaching can help students to learn how to study effectively, including how to plan each study session, tap into your personal motivation, and learn how to prioritise to complete projects.

Coaching can assist students with:

  • prioritising, problem solving and completing tasks
  • remaining focused, avoiding distractions and time management
  • managing emotions and impulsive tendencies, and controlling negative or unhelpful thinking patterns
  • creating a study space to support productivity and reduce bad study habits
  • establishing workable routines, study schedules and visual supports
  • transition management and getting organised at home and school or university
  • getting started and getting finished to reach their study goals
  • finding fun and easy ways to get work completed
  • establishing relationships, friendships and support networks
  • participating successfully in social situations
  • communicating effectively with others (friends, teachers, parents, etc.)
  • feeling positive about the future and about themselves.
  • understanding ADHD and their unique brain wiring.

COACHING FOR PARENTS

Parent Coaching is a collaborative partnership between the coach and the parent, that is designed to help you become a more knowledgeable, skillful, mindful, and confident parent.

Coaching can assist parents to:

  • understand ADHD and how it shows up in your child’s life, including their unique gifts and individual challenges
  • put into place personally tailored strategies and scaffolding that will enable you to support your child’s challenges (lagging skills) so they can navigate life successfully
  • identify reasonable and achievable rules and expectations with your child
  • build a solid foundation and cultivate open communication between you and your child so that you open up ‘teachable moments’ in which you can foster in your child the traits of self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth.
  • collaborate with your child to help them develop the skills they will require to manage their ADHD independently including structure and routines, organisation and problem-solving techniques, and emotional regulation and social understanding
  • focus on strengths – look at “what’s strong” instead of “what’s wrong”
  • reframe your view and language
  • learn to be coach-like and find the balance between guiding your child and fostering independence
  • gain the knowledge and tools required to nurture supportive family relationships
  • learn to manage parent emotional reactions
  • self-care for parents
  • understand your child with ADHD and their unique brain wiring.

GROUP COACHING FOR PARENTS

ADHD Parent Group Coaching is supportive and interactive coaching with a small group of parents and carers.  It is designed to help you become a more knowledgeable, mindful, and confident parent.

The benefits of group coaching include:

  • connecting with others in a supportive group setting – you don’t have to go it alone!!
  • small group size for personalised attention
  • safe and inclusive space to learn from each other
  • learn about and discuss new perspectives on ADHD and parenting practices
  • meet other parents going through similar challenges
  • get answers to your questions about ADHD and receive up-to-date information
  • individualised support and guidance to help with ADHD parent challenges
  • learn strategies, tips and tools to boost your confidence as a parent
  • join sessions from anywhere using your phone, computer, or other smart device
  • access to a private Facebook group for additional support between sessions

To enquire about ADHD Coaching with Into Focus Coaching

Into Focus Coaching acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

Into Focus Coaching is an LGBTQI+ friendly service.