ADHD Solutions CIC is an independent initiative set up to support children young people and adults who have ADHD, their families, and the professionals who are working with them.
We offer a holistic service based on the needs of the individual.
Christine is a State Registered Nurse and has been a Specialist ADHD Family Coach since January 2002. She is the mother of a 26 year old son with ADHD and has 20 years experience of supporting children, young people, families and adults who have, or are suspected of having ADHD. She holds a Certificate in Managing Community and Voluntary Organisations from Leicester University, and qualifications in 1-2-3 Magic, Why Try, RAPID and PTLLS. She works as an advisor to the Leicester City Behaviour Support Team and speaks at national conferences on ‘ADHD and the Family’ and ‘ADHD Coaching’. Works closely with Dianne Zaccheo at the London Coaching Centre training and mentoring Specialist ADHD Coaches.
Having qualified as a Specialist ADHD Family Coach in June 2005, Ian has been supporting families in Leicester for 12 years, initially as a volunteer and for the last 7 years as a full time coach. In his previous role for Leicester Children's Fund, Ian helped manage and deliver children's activity weeks, as well as consultation events for parents and children. Ian has an HNC in Psychodynamic Counselling, and has also worked as a freelance trainer, running Team Building courses for voluntary organisations. He has qualifications as a ‘Why Try’ practitioner. Ian works as an advisor to the Leicester City Behaviour Support Team.
Claire qualified as a Specialist ADHD Family Coach in June 2005, before joining the team in April 2009. In her previous role, Claire managed the Braunstone Special Needs Project for the British Red Cross / New Deal. There, she worked closely with voluntary and statutory bodies in Braunstone, Leicester, to support families in need, for 6 ½ years. Claire has extensive knowledge of benefits including Disability Living Allowance. Her qualifications include a BSc Social Psychology from Loughborough University, Level 1 Counselling qualification, PTLLS and a Certificate in Risk Assessment HSE.
Qualifications:- NNEB, NPQICL-National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership
Julie qualified as Nursery Nurse Volunteering with Autistic Playschemes / residentials/camps, she has experience in working in Day Nurserys/Schools and worked as a parent link advisor as part of Education Action Zone covering Leicester city, working in partnership with parents/private and voluntary sector/supporting families to access services. She became a Children’s Centre Leader/Area Manager giving support/advice to parents/managing services for parents/coaching parents to develop their skills and have a voice in the development of services and until joining ADHD Solutions in April 2014 was Service manager covering the family support service across Leicester city. Providing the right service to vulnerable families/ ensuring parents have a voice/managing and coaching staff/engaging children/young people and parents. Julie has extensive experience of delivering parenting programs and training professionals.
Tony is an ex Marine. He is lecturer for the Uniform Services Course at Northampton College. He previously worked as a Behaviour Support Assistant with the Leicester City Behaviour Support Team, specialising in working with young people with extreme challenging behaviour. Tony has been working with ADHD Solutions for the last six years, supporting the Summer Activities.
Matt was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5 years. He works full time for the Hilton Hotel Group, and spends his free time working alongside Scott at youth clubs, sports clubs and holiday activities. He has a keen interest in outdoor pursuits and helping young people conquer their fears safely. He is currently looking to update his qualifications and hopes to become a coach in the future.
As Coaches, staff members are qualified to work with a wide range of disabilities, including ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. They practice the fundamental coaching principle of empowerment. They work in close collaboration with clients to enable them to identify their difficulties and find solutions to everyday challenges. They aim to help people to develop strategies that are sustainable and will support them in future.