Dr Darren O Reilly

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Adult ADHD Assessments & Diagnosis Service
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you an adult seeking an assessment and diagnosis for ADHD?

As a specialist psychologist providing ADHD assessments for adults, my mission is to empower individuals with ADHD to unleash their full potential. I offer private ADHD assessments accessible from anywhere in the United Kingdom. As a qualified counselling psychologist with specialized neuropsychological training, I focus on accurate and comprehensive assessments for adults facing ADHD symptoms, holding qualifications recognized by the British Psychological Society and HCPC.

The Assessment Process

This involves thoroughly evaluating symptoms, exploring medical and family history, and a range of psychological and cognitive tests. The steps include:

Step 1: Pre-Assessment Information Gathering

  • You will be asked to gather some information and fill in a questionnaire
  • I will then review this information before the assessment

Step 2: Comprehensive Assessment

  • Semi-structured interview lasting approx 90 - 120 minutes
  • Complete rating scales to measure symptoms and cognitive functioning.

Step 3: Diagnosis, Report & Treatment 

  • Receive a clinical diagnosis of ADHD/ADD (if present)
  • Be provided a clinical report outlining the findings of the assessment
  • Receive recommendations for possible treatment options
  • Referral to a Psychiatrist/healthcare professionals for ADHD Medication

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the past 5 years, I have worked as a psychologist for the NHS, the University of Edinburgh, and in private practice. This diverse experience allows me to adapt therapeutic approaches to individual needs, ensuring optimal outcomes for my clients.

Through specialist and professional training, I bring a wealth of clinical expertise to the assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of ADHD. I understand the intricacies that come with this condition. My approach, grounded in empathy and evidence-based practices, empowers individuals with ADHD to embrace strengths and surmount obstacles, fostering lasting transformation. 

Professional Training & Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Masters in Applied Statistics
  • Masters in Applied Psychology of Mental Health
  • Bachelors in Psychology  (Hons)

Further Training

  • Assessment & Diagnosis of ADHD
  • Pharmacological Treatment of Adults with ADHD
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Applied Suicide Skills Intervention Training (ASSIST)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Professional Membership

  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership ~ British Psychological Society
  • Practitioner Psychologist ~ The Health and Care Professions Council
  • Full Member ~ Division of Counselling Psychology 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


Additional information

Pricing Details for Private ADHD Assessment:

Through the assessment process, we perform a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, medical history, and cognitive function. The cost for this assessment, along with the clinical report, is £750. If your assessment results in a diagnosis, we will facilitate a connection with a private psychiatrist. This professional will be able to prescribe medication and conduct subsequent medication reviews as needed.

When I work

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Further information

I work both online and in person. My office is located in central Edinburgh (EH1) and is located near St James Quarter,  less than 10 minutes walk from Waverly station.

36A Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

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