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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a term used to describe a condition that affects behaviour. Symptoms can include inattention or impulsiveness (or both) that interferes with daily functioning such as difficulties with concentrating on one task. 

Here at Oxford CBT we offer a range of ADHD treatments and services both online and in person at our Oxfordshire Clinic. 

What is ADHD?

ADHD, although not a disease to be cured, can be managed with effective treatment and therapies. The treatments help children and adults with ADHD receive meaningful assistance to successfully integrate into their daily lives for better living.

Symptoms of ADHD tend to be diagnosed at an early age and may become more noticeable when circumstances in life change. Symptoms usually improve with age, but many adults with the ADHD may experience additional problems such as sleep difficulties, anxiety and feeling low in mood.

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Common types of ADHD include:

Most children who are diagnosed with ADHD display symptoms of the Combined inattention and hyperactive-impulsive type.

signs of an ADHD and symptoms

Though every person with ADHD is a unique individual with skills and challenges of their own, ADHD is defined by characteristics in three areas:




Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for ADHD and Other Treatments

Testing and diagnosis are the first crucial steps in ensuring you receive the help and assistance you need. More information about the Oxford CBT ADHD assessment process. Though ADHD can be challenging for the whole family, the good news is that there are a large number of effective treatment options which can reduce ADHD symptoms and improve the quality of life.

Book an appointment

All clinicians at Oxford CBT practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or are Psychologists, providing evidence-based interventions, support and assessments for ADHD and a range of other conditions for both young people and adults. If you would like more information, please visit our FAQ’s page or get in touch via our online contact form or call us on 01865 920077.

To kick-start the process we offer a ‘Triage appointment’ before a full assessment, making sure we help you on the right path. 

**We provide Autism Assessment for 7+ years and for ADHD 12+ years.

Related Conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are related, though distinct conditions. Both are neurological disorders. ADD is often diagnosed if the child shows difficulties mainly with attention rather than overactivity. ADHD is defined by a consistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactive impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning in at least two settings (for example, at school and at home).

ADHD and ADD impact children and adults, boys and girls, and people of all backgrounds.

Also known as PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) or Conduct Disorder.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) may be diagnosed when a child demonstrates an ongoing pattern of challenging behaviour such as argumentativeness, extreme irritability, and refusing to respond to requests or demands.

Emotional and Social Education for ADHD

Clinicians who specialise in treating ADHD

Our team of qualified clinicians specialise in helping people with all forms of anxiety. This includes Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sleep Problems, work stress and PTSD.

Take An ADHD self-assessment Quiz

Complete screening questionnaire and we will connect you with an ADHD therapist according to your needs and requirement criteria.

Consider online therapy

Online sessions are a flexible alternative to in person sessions and have been proven to be equally as effective.

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What Our Patients Have To Say

15:37 01 Sep 23
Highly recommend Oxford CBT. Deepika was incredibly helpful when it came to invoices for insurance, and changing between in-person and online sessions. My weekly sessions with Ellie were always positive, she always validated my feelings and provided me with techniques to reach my therapy goals. She is brilliant, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.
Imogen GrahamImogen Graham
14:10 08 Jun 23
Can't speak highly enough of Oxford CBT. The booking/rearrangement process has been updated to be really easy, and the flexibility to be online or in-person is invaluable. I worked on my struggles with depression and anxiety with Ellen and then more extensively with Ellie and she helped me so much, even just session-to-session she's so friendly and warm and validating, I could laugh with her just as often as I could cry. When I started CBT I wasn't convinced that it would work but with the patience of Ellen and Ellie, I'm doing so much better. Thank you so much to them and to Oxford CBT.
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Elizabeth RoweElizabeth Rowe
16:39 03 Mar 21
I started doing weekly CBT sessions with Ellie in September 2020 at a time when I was suffering badly from insomnia and was looking for help dealing with anxiety and racing thoughts at night. Although we never met in person but only over Zoom, I felt as though Ellie and I had some really good conversations. She's an immensely sympathetic and caring person and she also has a good sense of humour. She really tried hard to help me talk through my problems and to give me CBT-based strategies for dealing with stress. I'd recommend her to anyone.
12:20 07 Jul 20
I had my therapy sessions with Adam Lacey. He is just amazing. He has empowered me to be more in touch with myself and more true to my values. He has helped me to understand the matrix through which I see the world, in order to change it accordingly to what I really believe in and to what I find more useful in this moment of my life. He has helped to develop my compassionate side both towards myself and towards others. We’ve worked together on self criticism and self confidence. I felt Adam kept adapting the sessions according to my needs, mixing up different styles and supporting me holistically. I also brought to him themes that might be less common for therapists (such as polyamory) and he has made me feel welcomed, safe and supported.Skype sessions worked perfectly fine. Adam has been able to create a connection and make me feel completely comfortable with the online sessions.

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