Adult ADHD Group

New Group running August to September 2024! Sign ups open now

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Sign up to the Adult ADHD Group

Adult ADHD Group: Starting August 21st 2024


Are you an adult with an ADHD/ADD diagnosis or show traits of ADHD in your daily life? Do you experience challenges with managing stress, balancing work and leisure, or planning and organising tasks?


Our upcoming six-week program for adults at Compass Psychology aims to introduce:

  • Deepen your understanding of the neuroscience of ADHD brain and the role of executive functions.
  • Motivation and Task initiation –  Tackling procrastination
  • Planning and prioritising – Combatting Distractions
  • Addressing negative and unproductive thought patterns
  • Emotional regulation and distress tolerance


Why should you attend this course/ Is it relevant to you?


ADHD often brings challenges and unique experiences to those affected by it. One may wonder what is wrong with them or why they’re not like others, which creates feelings of shame and isolation. 

A group therapy setting is particularly effective in dismantling feelings of shame related to ADHD. As individuals share their stories, they discover that others in the group have faced similar difficulties. This realisation helps break down the walls of shame, fostering a sense of understanding, acceptance and even humour. 

Group members learn that their struggles are not personal failings but rather manifestations of a neurological condition. Moreover, group therapy offers unique insights into the daily struggles of individuals with ADHD. 

As participants openly discuss their experiences, patterns, and coping mechanisms, others gain valuable perspectives that may feel more personal and realistic. Insights gained from group discussions can be practical and applicable, offering participants a collection of strategies to manage their symptoms effectively.


Your time in the sessions will enable you to:

  •   Understand your neurodiversity – your unique way of thinking.
  •   Connect with others facing similar challenges.
  •   Learn practical strategies to manage stress.
  •   Learn to improve your planning and execution skills – Skills that will assist you in achieving your goals.



Practical information:

Dates: Wednesdays 21st and 28th of August, and 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of September 2024

Venue: Vuorikatu 22 A 8, 00100 Helsinki 

Time: 17:00- 18:30

Price: 190€ (total for all six sessions)

Refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits) are provided


Course Outline

Session 1 – The Neuroscience of the ADHD Brain and the Role of Executive Functions

Session 2 – Thoughts, Feelings, and Emotions – Addressing Those Negative Thought Patterns

Session 3 – Motivation and Getting Started on Tasks

Session 4 – Focus and Managing Distractions – Planning and Prioritising

Session 5 – Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance

Session 6 – Relationships and Boundaries


“The group helped me in so many ways!!

February 2024 participant

The facilitators for the Adult ADHD group are Adja Nixon and Harshwardhan Saini.

Adja is the lead facilitator and curriculum designer for this group. She is a recent master’s graduate of Counselling Psychology (MACP) at Yorkville University in Canada and a current neuropsychiatric coaching student. She completed an internship at Compass Psychology in 2023, and now works as a therapist through her company Thrive Therapy. You can read more about Adja here.   

Harshwadhan Saini is a transdisciplinary cognitive psychologist who completed his bachelors in clinical psychology from IGNOU New Delhi, and masters from (CBCS) University of Allahabad in Cognitive Science and specialises in VR and BCI based intervention methods.