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Start your Journey with The Rainbow Medical Group in partnership with My Solution Wellbeing for your complete Assessment and Diagnosis of Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for children and adults in Edinburgh, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Oxford, Northhampton, Leicester or Worchester.


ADHD is a developmental disorder

ADHD is a ‘neurodevelopmental’ disorder (brain development disorder), which can affect a number of areas of brain function. It is not a sign of low intelligence. With understanding, care and medical treatment people with ADHD can be successfully supported to overcome these difficulties. Children and Adults with ADHD experience difficulties with:

● inattention – having difficulty concentrating, forgetting instructions, moving from one task to another without completing anything.
● impulsivity – such as talking over the top of others, having a ‘short fuse’, being accident prone.
● overactivity – constant restlessness and fidgeting.
● emotional regulation- when struggling with emotions.
● social navigation- when finding it difficult to build relationships.
● sleep- poor sleep pattern.

All young children have a limited attention span and sometimes do things without thinking, but only a few of these children have ADHD.

Your four step Journey with Rainbow Medical Group

Step 1

When you contact us, from the start we aim to offer you a supportive approach for you or your children from one of our consultants/counsellors. Your first initial appointment will be at one of our clinics in Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, or Edinburgh. You will have a face to face consultation to discuss the screening process for ADHD. We aim to offer you information on how the screening, assessment and diagnosis process works with the Rainbow Medical Group. This will be your opportunity to ask the questions. You will be given both the screening tools to start the process and will need to obtain a GP referral letter for the person being assessed for ADHD. You will be given a further appointment to attend with the screening results.

In your second appointment, your consultant /counsellor will discuss with you the results of the screening assessment. The consultant will use the results from the rating scales to make a judgement. If the person being assessed displays symptoms of ADHD, we will then conduct an intensive DIVA mental health assessment. From this discussion, there will be two plans you will be guided through.

Plan A

The results from the screening may show that it is very unlikely that ADHD will be diagnosed in you or a child. From this point, you will be offered Counselling from My Solution Wellbeing. You will also be offered guidance and support from the consultant to understand how the screening process has worked and what the results mean for you.

Plan B

If the results show that there is a high chance that ADHD symptoms are present from the screening, you will then be supported on to Step 2 of the process and will be booked in for a DIVA mental health assessment with one of our consultants at the clinic.

Step 2- DIVA assessment with a consultant

You will meet with a consultant/counsellor to complete a Diva assessment. The duration for completion of the assessment will be 90-120 minutes. This can be completed in one session or carried out in two sessions. When the assessment is complete, the information will be passed onto the psychiatrist/ consultant.

Step 3 – Meeting the Psychiatrist/ consultant.

Your appointment will take place in person face to face. You will be assessed by a consultant psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in mental health. The meeting will typically last 60 minutes. Please note that the role of our clinicians is solely to assess whether an ADHD diagnosis is present. It is not a therapy session.  In this time, your psychiatrist will undertake a structured medical assessment of your mental health and take a full psychiatric history.

Your psychiatrist will then discuss with you what they think your diagnosis is. Additionally, your psychiatrist may need further information or investigations before they can offer a diagnosis. You will receive a written report for your diagnosis stating the findings. After diagnosis, your psychiatrist will discuss the recommended treatment and support you can access.

Step 4 Diagnoses and aftercare support

You will attend a final appointment with a consultant to discuss the aftercare support we can offer you and the options you have with treatment. Several treatments can successfully manage symptoms of ADHD, ranging from behavioural intervention to prescription medication. Medication can be very effective, but psychotherapeutic interventions may also help. A medication pathway will only be discussed with the consultant psychiatrist, not a counsellor. You will also be offered group therapy in Edinburgh for adults, children, and parents on managing ADHD.

How Much Will It Cost For A Private ADHD Diagnosis in Edinburgh?

Costings are in two parts

Screening and two appointments with a consultant/counsellor £300

Diva assessment. Consultant Psychiatrist meeting and diagnosis with a report. Aftercare support £1200

Total cost for package £1500

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are a counselling and wellbeing service providing support for adults, children businesses schools and communities. We change the way people get help with facing life’s challenges by providing private, affordable, confidential and convenient support and access to a trained therapist. My Solution Wellbeing provides professional counselling anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone or face to face.

After you contact us, we will match you to an available counsellor who fits your objectives, required preferences, and the type of concerns you are dealing with. Different counsellors have different approaches and areas of focus and you can find this here, so it’s important to find the right person who can achieve the best results for you and your areas of concern. We have found that we are able to provide a successful match; however, if you have a session with a therapist and you feel your counsellor isn’t a good fit for you, you are course able to change this and be matched to a different counsellor. It is led by you.

Our counsellors are all qualified, experienced trained, and accredited. They have a different approaches such as Person Centered, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focussed Therapy and much more. They have been qualified and certified by their professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice. While their experience, expertise and background vary, they all possess at least 5 years’ experience and extensive hands-on experience. Click here to learn more about the counsellors.

We take this very seriously and as a result, our team ensures that each therapist is fully qualified vetted and in good standing. Counsellors are required to provide documentation, proof of identity, and references. We thoroughly cross-check their qualifications, references and information as well as completing a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) Check. Our head of Service will also ask for feedback from the client about the therapist should they wish to give it.

My Solution Wellbeing may be right for you if you’re looking to be the best version of yourself and looking to improve the quality of your life. Sometimes life situations and circumstances rock us and it interferes in our ability to lead a balanced life and we feel unable to self-regulate our emotions and feelings. Whenever this happens and your happiness is compromised and this feeling prevents you from achieving your goals, we may be able to help. We have counsellors who are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, anger, depressions, relationships, parenting, addictions, eating, sleeping, trauma, family conflicts, LGBT matters, transgender and transitioning, grief, religion, self esteem, abuse, sexual exploitation and more.

Payment is made prior to your session over the phone.

If you decide you would like further sessions, you can pay for further sessions by direct bank payment or payment machine.  You can discuss this with your therapist on how to book further sessions. There may be an option to have a reduced rate if you purchase a few sessions in advance. Please refer to blockbooking.

Payment must be made in advance of appointment.


If you can’t attend please give 48 hours notice and your appointment will be moved to a mutually agreed date. Failure to do this will result in payment lost. Please note we do not offer refunds, however, we can offer a credit note valid for 1 month.

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