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ADHD Assessments

With support and treatment, people with ADHD can learn to manage their symptoms effectively and live a fulfilling and healthy life.

At The Female Health Clinic, we offer full ADHD assessments alongside psychological therapy and coaching.

We can signpost you to resources you can independently access and our prescribing colleagues should you wish to explore the options of medication.

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ADHD Assessment

Our ADHD assessment team use the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines to provide ADHD assessment and diagnosis.

This service is for patients aged 18+ years. We carry out an initial screen as not all patients are suitable for a full ADHD assessment.

Initial Screen  £255.00

ADHD Assessment £1,045.00 including QbCheck

This involves a comprehensive approach to assessment, as follows:

Step 1This phase includes nine rating scales that are widely used in the NHS and in private practice settings to assess ADHD symptoms, mental health and domains of impairment. Two of these rating scales are for others in your life to complete (partner/parents).

There may not be enough evidence at this stage to warrant proceeding with a full assessment. You will only be charged an initial screening fee at this stage. 

If you are suitable for a full ADHD assessment you will be booked in with our highly specialist Psychologists Dr Anna Norris or Dr Luanne Mason.

Step 2You will be asked to complete a computer-based task – the QB Check (https://www.qbtech.com/). This is to be completed at home. This provides objective information as part of the assessment, measuring inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 

We will also ask you to gather together any relevant reports you may have available (school reports, mental health and cognitive assessments etc). 

Step 3A three hour clinical and diagnostic interview (including the Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults, DIVA-5) online. Ideally someone who knows you well (for example, your partner, parent or a close friend) would attend this appointment with you so they can provide additional information.

Step 4Data review and report. All sources of assessment information will be reviewed, to consider a formal diagnosis. A full report will be prepared, along with a summary report, which you can share with relevant others (e.g., family members, other professionals).

Step 5An online feedback and signposting appointment where we will discuss all the information we have gathered, make recommendations and signpost you to relevant resources and services. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Following this appointment you will receive a full report of the findings and recommendations.

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ADHD and Menopause:

When you go through the menopause, your oestrogen levels decline. This can, in turn, impact the neurotransmitters in your brain required for attention, regulating your emotions, organisational skills, and memory. 

Women without ADHD may notice changes in these areas, but for women with ADHD, the peri/menopause can make your symptoms more severe, and the need for specialised treatment more likely.

Reduced oestrogen levels during the menopause also include a drop in dopamine levels, which are already lower in women with ADHD.

Post Diagnosis Support

Once the assessment has been completed, we are able to offer individualised psychological therapy as needed. Sometimes people benefit from some space to process the diagnosis and think about what this means for them. 

Some people benefit from coaching around environmental modifications and coping strategies. Others may benefit from psychological therapy focusing on associated difficulties (for example, difficulties in regulating emotions and managing relationships).

If you meet criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD we will be able to signpost you to psychiatry colleagues in ADHD treatment services who will be able to provide consultations around medication.

Summary of our ADHD assessment:

  • An extended clinical interview (undertaking clinical history and a diagnostic interview – DIVA-5)
  • A review of standardised questionnaires
  • A computerised task
  • Information obtained from sources such as a partner, close friend, school reports, or health service reports. 
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Dr Luanne Mason

D.Clin.Psych. HCPC-reg Clinical Psychologist

Dr Luanne Mason is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of working with people struggling with a broad range of psychological difficulties. She has worked across a variety of NHS and private healthcare settings, with a variety of psychological presentations and severity, e.g. anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, chronic health conditions, relationship difficulties, low self worth, amongst others. Dr Luanne Mason is qualified to provide Assessments of ADHD in adults.

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Dr Anna Norris

DClinPsy. HCPC-reg Clinical Psychologist

Dr Anna Norris is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience of working with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including anxiety, burnout and work-related stress, depression, low self-esteem, emotion regulation difficulties, ADHD, trauma and PTSD and relationship difficulties. She has worked in a number of NHS services and settings over the years, working directly with clients with longstanding difficulties, in addition to offering consultation, supervision and training. Dr Anna Norris is qualified to provide Assessments of ADHD in adults.

Dr Katie Bebb

DClinPsych HCPC-reg Clinical Psychologist

Dr Katie Bebb is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialist interest in neurodevelopmental conditions and adults with acquired neurological conditions.
Coming from a family with neurodevelopmental conditions, it was watching the successful application of techniques to manage ADHD, without medication, that inspired her to study psychology and find out how these people "who never met us" could write such useful books.
She studied undergraduate psychology at Royal Holloway University, an MSc in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and completed her training in Clinical Psychology at Oxford University.
Dr Bebb has worked in a specialist NHS Adult ADHD clinic between 2013 and 2022.

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