Maggie Learoyd

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Space to Breathe Therapy - ADHD - ARFID
Available for new clients
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Bodmin PL31 & London SE1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life Coaching

I specialise in: ADHD-Diagnosed-Undiagnosed-Combined-Hyperactive-Inattentive ARFID-Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

I often wonder at that initial stage, how does a person connect with and ultimately choose a therapist or life coach? Is it because of their warm, inviting website, or maybe the welcoming face? However you found me, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read about me.

I would like to be completely transparent - I am Neuro-Diverse. I can honestly say that I can't remember exactly when I was diagnosed ADHD, but I do recognise I was around 5 years old and I am now in my 50's! I was also diagnosed with ARFID, Globus Hysterica, Hypersensitivity and Hyper-vigilance in my later years. I have to say, I had gone through my fair share of trauma with my ADHD when I was younger and I would react strongly to stress. I can recognise RSD (Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria), which made me extremely upset when rejected and I was reactive to EDS (Emotional Distress Syndrome), which builds up from regular stressors attributed to my ADHD.

In my late 20's to early 30's, I finally understood why I had a hard time completing projects and the frequent amount of times I would just simply forget things. I would often be referred to as a chatterbox! When I recognised ADHD in myself, I would question lots of aspects of my life. I would also question whether any of my diagnosis' defined me.

I eventually had that 'light bulb moment' with a coach/ therapist where I discovered it didn't matter how many labels I had, or whether my ADHD was responsible for all my other Co-morbidities or not. I'm just quirky, unconventional! I didn't, and still don't, consider my self broken or unfixable. I just needed strategies to manage the part of me that was 'perceived' as broken. Ultimately, I just wanted to become the best version of self and achieve my full potential. 

So how did I come to this understanding that helped me move on with my life and achieve? Well, I needed to understand myself and so I reached out to a Coach. It helped me to have someone to ask me what have I accomplished and above all else hold me accountable to my goals I had set. The crucial part for me was having a Coach who is also ADHD and just 'gets it'! Gets the way I think and how I see the world. This was my most valuable tool.

I would consider myself (and everyone else!) as a work in progress, where I'm always looking for new ways to improve myself and optimizing my life choices and as a Coach/Psychotherapist myself now, I would like to pass this feeling on to you.

If you're still reading, then somewhere in my thoughts I feel you may have just connected on some level, perhaps emotionally or mentally? I'm wondering if it wouldn't hurt to have a free, informal initial consultation with me, what do you think? Feel free to give me a call, drop me an email/message or visit my website www.spacetobreathetherapy.co.uk which has more in depth information. 

Accountability
When you’re personally accountable, you take ownership of what happens as a result of your choices and actions. You don’t blame others or make excuses and you do what you can to make amends when things go wrong. To become more accountable is to understand your roles and responsibilities.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5 CPCAB
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB
  • Diploma in Life Coaching ACCPH
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills L2 CPCAB
  • Understanding Childhood Loss, Grief & Bereavement through expressive play.

Training in the following fields:

  • Attachment & Child Development training
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour training
  • Victim Support / Domestic Abuse training

Fees

£75.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

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Maggie Learoyd is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31

London, Greater London, SE1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme