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Welcome to ADDsuccess 

Please feel free to look over our website. I do hope you find it interesting and informative 

Introduction To Christine McLanachan CEO Addsuccess.co.uk  
  Introducing you to a new productive controlled life
 Life skills Coaching for ADHD/ASD / Anxiety
The Coaching Session
List of coaching fees for individuals, Families and couples  
ADHD in Adults  
Autism in Adults 
Family Management Coaching  
Couple's Relationship Coaching  
Contact ADDsuccess

Introduction To Christine McLanachan CEO

Health, Wellbeing and personnel development

Specialising ADHD /ASD/ Anxiety /Depression

About Christine  

Christine has over 30 years experience working with ADHD / ASD/Anxiety /Depression   Christine started her journey many years ago when her sons diagnosed with ADHD , we were unprepared for what was coming. I was expecting the consultant to say what support we could expect only to realise they was no support only medication.  It  was this that set me off on my journey of finding ways to manage the symptoms of ADHD.

The journey took me down many paths some great some not, but eventually, I started to put strategies in place for our family. It was extremely hard at first with many mistakes made on my part, many nights crying as I felt under so much pressure to get it right; it was me putting pressure on myself. However, it did start to come together.  

We felt for once that we were working as a unit, I still did not know about myself at this point that came much later. I was eager to meet other families who were going through similar struggles. With the help of some remarkable people I set up the first support group for families of ADHD children in 1990

Christine, with the help of others, developed this small support group into lottery funding the ADHD Family support centre 1998 where she became centre manager. Christine felt she had taken the centre as far as she could. In 2000 Christine set up her coaching practice has never looked back. Christine has added ADHD /ASD/ Adult service. She now also works as part of the  LANCuk team where she holds clinics for Adults.  

Christine now diagnosed herself, found coaching to be the best nonmedical way of learning and managing ADHD /ASD/ Symptoms. Medication has its own merits and works well for some people with specific conditions such as ADHD, Anxiety, Depression. Christine is a firm believer that Management is the key to successfully taking control of the symptoms associated with ADHD/ASD/and all co-morbid conditions.  

Many of the management strategies and techniques she uses within her coaching practice she uses herself. Christine’s ADHD has not gone away ; however, people do not see the symptoms of her ADHD as she works with herself every day. It is essential to mention that once your strategies or techniques are in place, you must not stop using them.

Why wait ,gain control over the very symptoms that are holding you back

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Introducing you to a new productive controlled life
 Life skills Coaching for ADHD/ASD / Anxiety


Life skills coaching 

Who can benefit from Coaching? 

Anyone can benefit from Coaching. The person for whatever reason has come to a point in their life where they need to bring in changes that will enable them to become more active and more in control. Together the person and their coach will assess Personnel strengths, shortfalls and learn how to maximise their strengths to become more in control and more productive.  

What sort of issues would a coach help a person overcome? 

People tend to seek help from a coach for many different reasons, some of that reason could be  

Disorganisation: This covers a broad spectrum of issues. Here are some of them. 

  • Time management
  • Focus
  • Productive Change
  • Working on a daily framework
  • Dealing with finances
  • Procrastination,

 These are addressed by introducing  

  • Precise daily routines
  • Forward daily planning
  • Introducing productive changes to day-to-day issues  such as Short-term working memory issues.  

Dealing with Finances

  • Looking at financial restates
  • Introducing weekly – monthly Banking
  • Introducing weekly -monthly budgeting
  • Looking at living within your means  

Independent development  

Introducing strategies and techniques to help a person build better skills going forward which will help

  • Building self-esteem
  • Building confidence
  •  Building Effective Communication
  • Building more self-awareness  

ADHD / ASD and Coaching  

Coaching for individuals with ADHD provides them with a clear understanding of how their condition impacts on their daily life and motivation as well as providing regular monitoring of progress and constructive feedback. Feedback leads to increased awareness of progressing through Coaching and additionally, individuals with ADHD / ASD can find Coaching beneficial with socials skills and life skills management.  

Because individuals with ADHD / ASD think in the 'here and now' and find it incredibly challenging to plan, one of the critical roles coaching would be to deal with including structure, think ahead, organise, and build a framework to deal with daily aspects and forthcoming events.  

Individuals need to learn how their condition affects their daily life, having understanding can in is self-be powerful. Many people with ADHD /ASD do not understand why they act, react poorly to situations that others would deal with more productively and without much fuss.  

People who have ADHD / ASD Have added issues other than over-reacting. In situations such as this, it would be worth considering what outcome would be more productive. Coaching is compelling for many people, but for ADHD / ASD it is parament as it is one of the many tools that help a person develop their unique strategies and tools that take them through positive change. 

Two of the strategies used to deal with problems (organisation)

Setting alarms on your phone as reminders of tasks or jobs that need completing  

Using a diary each day will also aid and support short-term  memory  

These are just two of the strategies that can bring the organisation to the entire day.  

Other areas we would work on is minimising negative, destructive thinking by changing the mindset to positive, productive thinking. Helping self-esteem and promote social interaction and social awareness skills.

I do hope you have found the above helpful, however, if you have further questions, then please feel free to contact Christine McLanachan Senior life skills coach ADDsuccessuk  

07799827760 she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  


Christine McLanachan

Life Skills Coach  and Trainer Specialising ADHD/ASD /Anxiety /Depression


Costs of coaching session for Individual's, couples and families 

Mobile 07799827760
Email addsuccessuk@outlook.com

Adult coaching session


  • Individual session  
  • Feedback sheet
  • Extra work sheets 
  • Updates 
  • Contact

Couples Coaching sessions


  • Understanding Disorder 
  • Understanding the impact 
  • Learning strategies 
  • Relationship building 
  • Coming together

Family Coaching


  • Understanding disorders 
  • Management strategies 
  • Families working as a unit 

Adult ADHD 

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Adults Get the Facts 

What causes ADHD 

Recent evidence suggests that ADHD is genetic and therefore, could run in families.

You can find more information on this at (www.nice.org.co.uk)

ADHD was diagnosed in this country over 100 years ago if not longer, back then, the medical profession did not know as much as they do now. Many of the individuals showing signs of ADHD went to institutions for many years; they then became institutionalised and unable to cope with the outside world. 

Back then psychiatrists did not recognise ADHD, and many people misdiagnosed with other conditions; these types of people would have been looked upon as 

  • Misfits
  • Oddballs
  • Eccentric

Since then, I am happy to say we have made progress, but we must not get complacent; there are still several issues around diagnoses and treatment. We are finding better ways to diagnosing children, so people do not struggle through their entire. As a life skills coach, I see this far too often the damage of un-diagnosing at an early age. Some people are getting diagnosed in their teen years 20,30,40,50, and so on. Which is not good enough we need to see changes that will enable quicker more efficient ways.  

Nowadays, psychiatrists working in the field of developmental disorders have come to the consensus that despite popular opinion, ADHD is not the result of bad parenting or food and vitamin deficiencies. However, certain foods can make management worse, and improper management can enhance the symptoms. 

ADHD individuals have a tendency toward dopamine depletion and under-activity in the frontal lobe region. With an imbalance of several neurotransmitters, (these transmitters enable the brain to work efficiently) ADHD individuals do not make enough Dopamine a chemical making  

  • Concentration
  • impulsivity
  • Attention
  • Short term working memory

difficult to control, this has an enormous impact on the life of individuals and families. There are also some other symptoms Short team working memory. Process and recalling information.  

What are the signs and symptoms of ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

  • Often has difficulty awaiting turn
  • Interrupts constantly
  • Intrudes in other people’s conversations and activities
  • Blurts out answers to questions before you have finished
  • Usually has trouble playing quietly
  • Leaves their seat often
  • Runs about excessively
  • ·Fidgets and squirms often
  • Talks constantly
  • ·Acts as if driven by a motor
  • Find siting still difficult
  • Short term memory
  • Cannot maintain eye contact
  • Cannot process instructions
  •  Seems not to listen 

Other signs and symptoms 

  • Cannot remember what you have said
  •  Concentration level is low
  • ·Misunderstands the concept of what someone is saying 
  •  Loses objects easily
  • Demands attention
  • ·Will bang, slam, throw objects
  • Will become frustrated with themselves

A person does not need to have all the symptoms to have ADHD; again, it is an individual condition and will affect people differently. and it is also important to remember that usually, ADHD does not come alone several conditions can accompany ADHD these are  

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive compulsion Disorder OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Autism in Adulthood 

What is Autism 

ASD is a life-long, neurological condition for which there is no known cure at present. ASD is quite a broad spectrum and, although it can often go unrecognised and undiagnosed, the disorder, considered to affect 36 in 10,000 in the general population.

ASD is a developmental disorder described as principally affecting the social communication, social interaction, and social imagination of the individual. In addition to this triad of impairments, people with ASD may also experience motor, sensory, behavioural, and organisational difficulties.

Alongside these presenting problems, there can be co-morbidity with other specific learning difficulties and medical conditions. Individuals often misunderstood and rejected. As a result, they can experience extreme isolation.

In recent years, higher education has seen an increase in the number of students with ASD. The challenges are in accommodating students with the complexity of difficulties. Despite the complexity and the challenges faced by individuals with ASD in the higher education environment, some individuals have succeeded.

Some key ASD facts:

  • Male/female ratio of referrals is 10:
  • Male/female ratio of diagnosis is 4:1
  • Excellent memory for factual and statistical information
  • Poor memory for personal historical information
  • Below-average to average non-verbal cognitive abilities
  • Average to above-average verbal cognitive abilities
  • Can appear self-absorbed
  • Hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli – noise, smell, light
  • Needs a highly structured environment

Some key psycho-medical facts: principal causes

  • Genetic factors
  • Unfavourable genetic events
  • Infections during pregnancy or early infancy that affect the brain
  • Chromosomal abnormalities or damage during pregnancy, birth or in early infancy

Suggestions that it can be inherited – relatives on both sides of the family demonstrate ASD Symptoms
Increased evidence that frontal and temporal lobes are dysfunctional
Which can come with an array of co-morbidity conditions and disorder

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Bipolar
  • Epilepsy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Other addons

  • Can be at higher risk of depression
  • Can have motor clumsiness
  • Can suffer from anxiety
  • Isolation can lead to frustration, anger, depression, and low self-esteem
  • Poor diet choice
  • Inadequate rest or sleep
  • Social Communication 
  • Social Interaction
  • Social Imagination 
  • Motor Sensory and behaviour
  • Daily Organisation 
We must remember that not everyone will have the symptoms described here. Many of the developmental disorder are individual and therefor will affect people differently. Please use the information as a guild not a tool for diagnosing the condition.  

Further information, please call for an informal chat 07799827760

Family Management Coaching 

Family Coaching 

When you have a child with a disability such as ADHD or ASD you deal with much more than parenting. In fact what you are dealing with is the management of a disorder. 

Through coaching you will learn all of the skills needed to managed these disorders enabling your family to work together as a unit. Which in turn will help not only the child but the whole family. 

ADHD/ASD effects every part of everyday life and not just for the child. Through coaching daily interactions between the child and family members become easier 

Understanding the disorder and its effect of the child helps people to see the child in a different light, the more we can implement strategies' and techniques the more the child can start to take control over their symptomsLeading to a calmer family working together 

Couples Relationship Coaching 

Couples Relationships 

Relationships can be difficult when your partner has a disorder such as ADHD & ASD . Both of these conditions do not have obvious signs of having a disorder. Coaching can help you understand how the symptoms effect a person daily life. Working together is the best way of keeping the relationship strong.  

Things every person with ADHD & ASD would like their partner to know.
  • There is no correlation between my disorder  and intelligence!
  • I am not selfish or lazy.
  • I may have to take notes, and if I write something that's irrelevant to the discussion, it's because I want to get it out of my brain, so it doesn't distract me from what you're saying.
  • I'm not deliberately misunderstanding you. I do tend to latch on to a picture of what you're saying, and it can be wrong. If I ask interminable questions, it's because I want to be sure I get what you're saying. It's a sign of respect for you.

·If I'm out of order, just tell me. I get conclusions mixed in with facts easily, and with a little patience, we can work out what needs to come first, middle, and last.

  • I want my partner to allow me to win (Don't focus on what I did not get done or what I did incorrectly, look for what I have completed and accomplished and ignore the rest.)
  • Have the patience to allow me to learn what they are trying to teach.
  • You are one of the people who sustain me, and quirks or no quirks.. I have every intention of meeting your needs.
  • I try. Even if it looks like I'm not. I am also as tired of failures (maybe more) than you are. Just remember I try.
  • I am frustrated with my abhorrent short term working memory.
  • I prefer to refer to ADHD or ASD as "Multi Focal Cognition" a term that better describes my drifting thoughts and tangential conversations.
  • The answer to the question: "Why can't you just get your act together and do things like normal people?" is: "Normal is a selection on a washing machine, imagine how boring we'd all be if we were all normal."
  • ADHD or ASD  is not something that gets "cured," but that gets treated and something that one lives with every day.
  • I will probably always forget thing, lose things, miss details, and have difficulty paying attention. Some days will be better than others.
  • We think a little different, just as it is tough to understand how we think in your mind, so it is with us to understand how your mind "works". It doesn't make us stupid or uncaring, just different!  
  • No two people with ADHD or ASD symptoms and main problems are going to be exactly alike,
  • No one is going to be exactly the same in magnitude of problems from day to day.
  • Never forget that we're in this "together", to support, teach and learn from one another, always remembering that we all have challenges to conquer and we need to keep a positive attitude in meeting our challenges.
  • This is not anyone's fault, it just "is".
  • Accept me for who I am and relish my uniqueness.

Contact Addsuccess

Email: addsuccessuk@outlook.com
Mobile 07799827760
Areas covered Greater Manchester including the Northwest 

Coaching sessions Explained  

First Contact 

A person can self- refer First call is free 
At the end of the call a decision to or not to go forward to coaching programme .
A coaching questionnaire will be sent via email and you are asked to return it once completed 

Payment, booking and contact 

Payment is made before attending the  coaching sessions Sessions are booked Monday to Friday  .
Times can be arranged around client .

Client have contact in between sessions when needed 

Session outline 

  • Coaching session is between 45 - 60 minutes per-session
  • At the beginning of a session we will re-cap on actions from the last session.
  • During the present session we would Discuss what are the main problems you are facing
  • After each session you will receive a feedback sheet which is a brief outline from the discussion and actions following the next fourteen days.
  • Clients have contact with me in between sessions