Understanding ADHD Through Internal Family Systems Therapy

Explore the transformative power of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy in managing ADHD. Discover a path to greater self-understanding and harmony in your daily life.

I recognise that living with ADHD can be a complex journey of managing various thoughts, emotions, and actions that seem to be at odds with each other. That's why we utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy—a compassionate, flexible approach that can be particularly effective for adults with ADHD.

What is IFS Therapy?

IFS is a transformative form of psychotherapy that encourages you to welcome all parts of yourself. Each part, whether it be impulsive, distracted, or hyperfocused, has a role and carries its unique burdens and beliefs. By understanding and respecting these parts, we can learn to lead our internal system with greater harmony and self-compassion.

How Does IFS Help with ADHD?

1. Identifying Your Parts: Together, we'll explore the different parts of you that interact and contribute to the experience of ADHD. For instance, you might have a part that struggles with starting tasks, while another part criticizes this behavior. Recognizing these parts can reduce inner conflict and promote self-understanding.

2. Promoting Self-Leadership: IFS aims to cultivate a confident, compassionate core Self that can lead other parts effectively. This self-leadership is vital for managing ADHD, helping you to approach tasks and emotions with a sense of clarity and calm, rather than chaos and criticism.

3. Addressing Emotional Regulation: ADHD often comes with emotional ups and downs. IFS therapy offers strategies to manage these emotions more effectively by understanding which parts of you feel overwhelmed and learning how to reassure and calm them.

4. Enhancing Relationships: Misunderstandings in relationships can arise from ADHD symptoms. Through IFS, you can better understand how your parts influence your relationships and develop strategies to communicate more effectively with loved ones.

My Approach

In our sessions, I create a safe, supportive environment where you can explore these parts without judgment. My goal is not to change who you are but to empower you to lead your internal system with balance and confidence. By doing so, we can address the ADHD symptoms that might be hindering your daily life, work, and relationships.

Ready to Begin?

If you’re ready to explore how IFS therapy can help with your ADHD, I’m here to guide you on this path to greater self-understanding and harmony. Together, we can navigate the complexities of ADHD with empathy and expertise.