About Us

Enlightened Minds is owned and Clinically Led by Gemma Holmes, HCPC Registered and Chartered Psychologist, Accredited CBT Psychotherapist and qualified EMDR Therapist.

Gemma has over twenty years’ experience of working in mental health settings, ranging from secure forensic psychiatric inpatient services to general adult/private outpatient clinics. As such, Gemma has experience working with a wide range of psychological difficulties and disorders including anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, addictions, trauma, attachment and relational difficulties, psychosis and offending behaviour. Gemma has trained extensively in several different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), Mindfulness and uses Schema and Compassion Focussed approaches.

Gemma holds an Advanced Professional Practice Certificate in the Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists from Strathclyde University and is registered with the British Psychological Society as a RAPPS Accredited Clinical Supervisor. Gemma is also on the BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP).

Gemma also has a specialist interest in neurodivergence and in the assessment of ADHD and Autism. Gemma completed her ADHD assessment & diagnosis training via Kings College London /UKAAN and has completed formal, accredited training in the assessment of Autism (ASD). Gemma trained and worked initially at the prestigious Harley Psychiatry Clinic, London, providing ADHD assessments for adults. Gemma now offers adult ADHD and Autism (ASD) assessments here at Enlightened Minds via remote videocall.

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Gemma Holmes Director & Clinical Lead

Gemma Holmes
Director & Clinical Lead

HCPC Registered & Chartered Psychologist
BABCP Accredited Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist
BSc (Hons), PgC, DipCBT, MSc, QFP

Awards & Recognition


“Best Specialist Psychological Assessments & Therapy Provider 2022 – Scotland” awarded by Corporate Vision

psychological assessments for adults in Ayrshire

Our Philosophy

Here at Enlightened Minds, our aim is to offer accessible psychological assessments for children & adults in Ayrshire and beyond.

Our primary goal is to enable children and adults who have struggled with undiagnosed ADHD and Autism to access formal diagnostic assessment and support, without the barriers of long waiting times.

Enlightened Minds can offer formal assessment for children and adults with ADHD and Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder /ASD). We also provide specialist interventions in the form of Post Diagnostic Support Sessions, Coaching and Study Skills.

We have clinics based in Ayr, Glasgow and Edinburgh, however we also offer our services across the UK via remote and online methods.

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Our Clinics


Enlightened Minds have clinic bases in AyrGlasgow and Edinburgh, however we also offer our services across the UK via remote and online methods.

Our clinics provide a professional, warm, and welcoming atmosphere where you can wait comfortably in the private waiting area before your session.

Toilet facilities are on site and the service is centrally located for ease of access to all transport links in addition to ample on street parking directly adjacent to our centres.

We also have a network of associate therapists and clinicians across the UK.


Our Locations

22 Wellington Square
Ayr, KA7 1EZ

01292 738030

94 hope Street,
Glasgow, G2 6PH

0141 237 7898

1 St.Colme Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 3QB

0131 261 6550

ADHD/ Autism (ASD) Assessments and Post Diagnostic Sessions can be booked directly via our online booking system.

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