Fiona Grunschlag completed her undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Manchester, subsequently completing an MSc in Health Psychology and later a Post MSc in Counselling Psychology at City University, London. Fiona is also certified as a life coach specialising in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (ADD Coach Academy, USA). She has experience across the NHS, private sectors (including registered charities) and a range of different settings including primary care services; outpatient eating disorder services (NELMHT); and primary schools.
As both a Chartered Psychologist and ADHD Coach, Fiona brings a multi-layered approach. She recognises the complexity of ADHD and its’ presentation of co-existing conditions. She maintains awareness of the psychological impact that ADHD can have on self-esteem, and the feelings of shame and blame that can ensue. She works on skills and strategies, but also on a more emotional and psychological level. Fiona sees each client as having a different ADHD “map” and works bespoke to the person.
Fiona offers an integrative approach tailored to each individual whilst drawing upon several psychological therapies and the ADHD coaching paradigm. She has recourse to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy (PCT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), motivational interviewing and strength-based modalities. Integral to her practice is the importance of developing a person-centred, non-judgemental, authentic and collaborative relationship with clients. Fiona assumes an evidence-based and reflective practice.
Fiona works with young people and adults across the life-span. She has particular interest in working with women at different stages of life and how this impacts the ADHD presentation.