Adult ADHD Assessments

Our Adult ADHD Assessment process can be diagnosed in person at our Preston clinic or online by video consultation.
The consultation takes approximately 120 minutes & contains the Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults (DIVA).
We will send you a form before your assessment.

Fee: £1,000 (which includes prescription if required but not medication)

Get seen within 10 working days

All appointments are with highly experienced, GMC-registered Consultant Psychiatrists

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What is ADHD in Adults?

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) affects approximately 2.6 million people across the UK.

Symptoms include:

> Inability to focus
> Impulsivity
> Hyperactivity

These can get worse if not managed correctly.

Here at The Therapy Company we have highly experienced consultant psychiatrists who can diagnose and treat ADHD.

Undiagnosed and untreated ADHD in adults can lead to further mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.

If left untreated, ADHD can persist as a significant burden in your life, having a direct impact on both your social and working life.

The ADHD Diagnosis Pathway

The diagnosis of ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) typically involves a comprehensive evaluation conducted by one of our consultant psychiatrists at the Therapy Company.

The process usually includes the following stages:

We would require an initial GP referral before the initial assessment

1. Initial Assessment

For ADHD, we will arrange an initial assessment with you that will help us to gather the necessary information required.

For example, we’ll need key information regarding your medical history and any previous diagnosis or treatments.

2. Diagnosis

After the interview, we will then look at the diagnostic criteria element.

Ultimately, this is an assessment that evaluates persistent and impairing symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that are inconsistent with the individual’s developmental level.

3. Rating Scales & Questionnaires

Standardised rating scales and questionnaires may be used to gather additional information about the individual’s behaviour and functioning.

These tools are completed by the individual, parents and other relevant individuals who can provide valuable insights into the individual’s behaviour across different settings.

Further stages of ADHD diagnosis may also include medical evaluations and collaborations before giving the definitive diagnosis with full accuracy.

Psychiatry Treatments For ADHD

The Therapy Company provide on-going treatments to manage ADHD symptoms including medication, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and Counselling.

Here’s some further information about each one:


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a common type of therapy used to help and manage ADHD symptoms.

CBT can help individuals to identify and change negative thinking patterns and therefore develop much better coping strategies.

Ultimately, CBT can help you to become much more self-aware of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.

As a result of this, it can lead to less impulsivity and increased attention span.


Our private psychiatrists at The Therapy Company are also able to provide specific medications that can help to manage ADHD symptoms.

Specific medications prescribed from our psychiatrists can help improve focus, reduce impulsivity, and decrease hyperactivity.

Non-stimulant medications may also be used as alternatives or in combination with stimulant medications.


While counselling can not directly treat the symptoms of ADHD, it’s a great option to consider for many patients and can work well alongside medication and/or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Counselling can provide valuable support, guidance, and strategies to manage the emotional and psychological challenges often associated with the condition.

Additionally, it can also help with goal setting, motivation, and provide additional emotional support.


Group therapy ADHD coaching will be introduced soon.


If a diagnosis is made and medication is prescribed, you will require a follow up appointment every four weeks for around three months or until you reach a stable regime (this is called the titration period).

Once this is reached, we can then set up a Shared Care Agreement with your GP so that they can take over the prescribing of any medication within your treatment plan.

This means your prescription would then become an NHS prescription.

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that your GP will enter into a Shared Care Agreement, we therefore advise that you discuss this with them prior to your appointment.

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Why The Therapy Company?

The Therapy Company are independent consultant psychiatrists that are committed to providing ADHD diagnosis and on-going treatment.

Whether you’re seeking professional help for yourself or your child, we are just a phone call away from helping you.

We provide both in-person and online sessions depending on your preferences. Furthermore, we are proud to be a 5-star-rated private mental health service.

Contact Us Today

Did you know that ADHD can have multiple effects on someone’s life and well-being?

Diagnosis gives you the peace of mind to better understand your symptoms and treatment gives you the understanding of managing them.

Arrange your initial appointment today by calling us directly at 01772 725530, or you can use the contact form.

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