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ADHD Couples Coaching

Are you struggling to maintain a healthy relationship due to ADHD challenges?

Is a “parent/child dynamic” stealing your connection and making you both feel resentful and unappreciated?

Do you feel like your partner doesn’t understand you, or vice versa?

If so, working with ADHD Couples Coach is a way for you to strengthen your relationship and navigate ADHD challenges together.

The Importance of Understanding ADHD in Couples Coaching

It’s important to understand that ADHD can have a significant impact on relationships.

It can create communication barriers, increase stress levels, increase emotional reactivity and cause misunderstandings that can negatively affect the relationship.

That’s why it’s important to work with a professional who understands ADHD and its impacts. Couples therapists who lack this understanding may not be able to identify ADHD-related issues. This may inadvertently cause further harm to the relationship.

How ADHD Couples Coaching can help

ADHD Couples Coaching is tailored to meet the unique needs of couples impacted by ADHD. Providing a safe, non-judgmental space where couples can explore the challenges they face and develop strategies to overcome them. 

  • Understand how ADHD impacts your relationship
  • Improve communication skills and conflict management
  • Develop strategies to manage ADHD symptoms
  • Strengthen friendship, intimacy and emotional connection
  • Address the balance of the relationship so both partners are contributing in a way that suits their strengths

 

Here’s what a client had to say…

We have friends that have gone to couples therapy and it made their relationship worse, so we were really looking for an expert who knew what she was doing! My husband and I have had a great experience with Rachel. She has been very patient and understanding to both our struggles and needs. She has a strong understanding of the issues that arise with ADHD relationships and provides practical solutions. We found Rachel to be very good at acknowledging a client’s real-life experiences but at the same time holding them to account.
I honestly was fearing for my relationship when I reached out to Rachel but with her guidance and support, my husband and I have reconnected and we look forward to building a happy future together.

The evidence-based success of Gottman Method

Gottman Couples Therapy is a research-based approach to relationship therapy that was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The approach is grounded in over 40 years of research on what makes relationships work and what causes them to break down.

The Gottmans have observed thousands of couples in their lab, tracking their behaviours and interactions. This allowed them to identify key predictors of relationship success and failure.

The Gottman Couples Therapy approach is highly effective because it focuses on helping couples develop skills to improve communication, manage conflict, and deepen intimacy.

The Gottman Method is designed to support couples across all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural sectors.

 

Here’s what a client had to say…

We had a great experience with Rachel, even though we were having challenging conversations. Rachel was always supportive, compassionate and professional. She listened carefully and was highly skilled at keeping us focused on our goal.

The Coaching Structure – 8 session Package

1st session (longer session) – A joint session where we discuss the relationship history and a bit of background on you both.

Then you both complete the online questionnaire “Gottman Relationship Checkup” which provides comprehensive data on the relationship’s strengths and challenges. You will receive this log-on information after the first session and you will need to both complete at least 24 hours before the first individual session. 

These assessments are confidential and are for my viewing only.

 

2nd & 3rd sessions are individual sessions with each partner.

 

4th session Feedback & getting started 

 

5th – 8th sessions and beyond – In this phase, we work on strategies that are designed to strengthen friendship, intimacy, conflict management and the management of ADHD symptoms that are impacting the relationship. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions, repair past hurts, and begin to create shared meaning and purpose in their relationship. Throughout the coaching, ADHD understanding and education will take place as required.

 

We will reassess at the 8th session where we are at and what level of support is required. I recommend tapering off rather than an abrupt stop so shifting to fortnightly, then monthly etc.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a credentialed and qualified ADHD Coach?

YES. I am an ICF (International Coaching Federation) and PAAC (Professional Association of ADHD Coaches) credentialled coach. ACC / CACP

I have completed all my ADHD-specific training (at Mentor Coach, USA) and to date I have logged over 1200 hours working with clients impacted by ADHD.

I have lived experience of having a daughter and husband with ADHD.  Also as ADHD is highly genetic I have many family members (and friends) that also have ADHD.

In addition to my coach training, I am also a Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association. I have completed Gottman Couples Therapy clinical training level 2, ADHD Clinical Providers Course, and I am a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

 

Do you work with couples?

Yes.  ADHD can put a big strain on relationships so having someone to mediate and facilitate an understanding around ADHD can be very helpful.  

I am a registered counsellor and have completed Gottman Couples Therapy Clinical Training Level 2 - this research-based couples therapy I feel is the best modality I have seen to work in alignment with my understanding of ADHD.  With a strong focus on communication, conflict management and strengthening connection.

I also work with couples with regards to parenting, to support them to get on the same page with their parenting style and goals.

Do you work with children?

In my experience as coaching is goal-oriented and self-directed, I have found for children it is better to work with the parent assisting them to then work with their child.

Teens however can find coaching very empowering. Teens are going through the process of individualisation and therefore usually highly value the need to be autonomous. Coaching can be a powerful way for them to have their desire for independence met while still getting the support and guidance they often need.

Having said that, working with teens is not my area of specialty.

 

 

Do you offer Face to Face sessions?

Yes.  Face to Face sessions can be arranged and are available on Saturdays.  Sessions are held in a private consulting room in Aberfoyle Park.

Face to Face sessions have a $20 surcharge

What if I am not happy with the coaching experience?

Coaching is a collaborative process, if you feel you are not getting value from the experience then you are welcome to cancel. If you have paid for a package a refund can be organised for the unused portion.

What are your Fees?

My current rate is

$129 per session for individuals

$149 per session for couples

My packages usually include a discount.

 

Face to Face sessions attract a $20 surcharge

 

Book a time to chat and find out more information - you have one life to live, it's time to make the most of it.

Hi, my name is Rachel Daldry (ACC, CACP, DipCouns), ADHD Coach and Counsellor

I am passionate about assisting people to work with their brain and create the life THEY want to live. My ADHD journey began six years ago when my daughter was diagnosed, which set me on a path of researching ADHD, the brain, and positive psychology.

My work began with supporting overwhelmed parents, a situation I was all too familiar with, and this is when the spark was lit inside me that I could help others not feel like they were failing. It’s a dark place that no one should get stuck in.

That spark became a fire when I began coaching and focusing on working with people impacted by ADHD. Working with another person to help them find their flow, work through their challenges, find their purpose, and feel like they are progressing is a gift.

I am an International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed coach and Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) credentialed ADHD Coach. In addition to this I have completed the ADHD Clinical Provider course, which included trainings from world-renowned ADHD experts such as Dr. Russell Barkley, Dr. Ari Tuckman, Dr. Saline Sharon, and Dr. Ned Hallowell.

I am a Licensed Counsellor and have a special interest in working with couples. I have completed Gottman Couples Therapy Clinical Training -  Level 2.

In addition to this, I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent educator and have completed an additional accreditation with Dr Jane Nelson ‘Keeping the Joy in Relationships”.​

I welcome the opportunity to work with Adults who have ADHD or their family members.

Here’s what a client had to say…

I found working with Rachel to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and felt her approach as a collaborative supporter put me at ease. Rachel is professional without feeling clinical or sanitised, and holds space for emotional connection when appropriate. She does not spoon-feed you all the answers, rather encourages you to explore what you think will work for you and ask why to deepen your understanding of yourself. I have learnt valuable lessons I will be taking with me into the future and am very thankful to Rachel for offering her services.