Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Barnet

Photo of Sabina Marriott, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Sabina Marriott
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5  (Online Only)
You may have an idea of what you would like support with, but often it can be hard to define how you're feeling. An initial assessment allows us to unpack your difficulties & start to make sense of things. I have 20 years experience of helping people with OCD, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, worry, panic, emetophobia, health anxiety, depression, body dysmorphic disorder, habit disorders (e.g. skin picking & hair pulling), low self-esteem, perfectionism, stress & insomnia. It is common to experience more than one of these at the same time; I can support you to understand the relationship between them & where to start.
You may have an idea of what you would like support with, but often it can be hard to define how you're feeling. An initial assessment allows us to unpack your difficulties & start to make sense of things. I have 20 years experience of helping people with OCD, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, worry, panic, emetophobia, health anxiety, depression, body dysmorphic disorder, habit disorders (e.g. skin picking & hair pulling), low self-esteem, perfectionism, stress & insomnia. It is common to experience more than one of these at the same time; I can support you to understand the relationship between them & where to start.
020 4538 0392 View 020 4538 0392
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Shira Freeman
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
I am a CBT Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, children/adolescents in England and abroad. Using solution- focused strategies from CBT and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness), I have successfully treated many clients with various forms of anxiety, OCD, depression and life crises. I offer both short and longer term therapy in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space. The areas I specialise in are: anxieties - GAD, phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, test anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, self-esteem, life changes, and depression.
I am a CBT Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, children/adolescents in England and abroad. Using solution- focused strategies from CBT and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness), I have successfully treated many clients with various forms of anxiety, OCD, depression and life crises. I offer both short and longer term therapy in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space. The areas I specialise in are: anxieties - GAD, phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, test anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, self-esteem, life changes, and depression.
020 4538 0922 View 020 4538 0922
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Paul Schofield
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
I bring a thoroughly up-to-date approach in helping people deal with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, including: Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, low-self esteem, loss and bereavement, addiction, obsessive compulsive problems, trauma and phobias, to name a few.
I know that seeking out a counsellor can be no easy task, and if you're reading this it's possible that you may have just had enough with feeling the way that you do. Sometimes we all need support in finding a way through, and in offering that support I bring the depth of my expertise and experience as a counsellor. I work with warmth, compassion and integrity, and a genuine desire to help a person tackle the particular difficulties facing them (see my video below). As a counsellor and psychotherapist I I have some 20 years experience in supporting clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
I bring a thoroughly up-to-date approach in helping people deal with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, including: Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, low-self esteem, loss and bereavement, addiction, obsessive compulsive problems, trauma and phobias, to name a few.
I know that seeking out a counsellor can be no easy task, and if you're reading this it's possible that you may have just had enough with feeling the way that you do. Sometimes we all need support in finding a way through, and in offering that support I bring the depth of my expertise and experience as a counsellor. I work with warmth, compassion and integrity, and a genuine desire to help a person tackle the particular difficulties facing them (see my video below). As a counsellor and psychotherapist I I have some 20 years experience in supporting clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
01535 286026 View 01535 286026
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Julie Ann Walsh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnet EN4
I am an experienced chartered Psychologist and a BABCP provisional accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a master practitioner diploma in eating disorders which includes nutritional interventions. I specialise in eating disorders, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. I believe in establishing a rapport with clients and working collaboratively towards a shared understanding of exploring your difficulties to find the best way forward for you. I work with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
I am an experienced chartered Psychologist and a BABCP provisional accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a master practitioner diploma in eating disorders which includes nutritional interventions. I specialise in eating disorders, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. I believe in establishing a rapport with clients and working collaboratively towards a shared understanding of exploring your difficulties to find the best way forward for you. I work with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
07411 001467 View 07411 001467
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Sara Bentwood
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Barnet EN4
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years NHS experience providing highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to both children and adolescents, other family members including siblings and parents/carers, as well as adults. I have a great deal of experience working with psychological difficulties such as anxiety including OCD, panic attacks, phobias and social anxiety; depression, low self-esteem and poor body image; behaviour difficulties, anger management, school issues such as bullying and family difficulties as well as difficulties with feeding and sleep.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years NHS experience providing highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to both children and adolescents, other family members including siblings and parents/carers, as well as adults. I have a great deal of experience working with psychological difficulties such as anxiety including OCD, panic attacks, phobias and social anxiety; depression, low self-esteem and poor body image; behaviour difficulties, anger management, school issues such as bullying and family difficulties as well as difficulties with feeding and sleep.
020 4538 0224 View 020 4538 0224
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Farya Barlas
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Barnet EN4
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with British Psychological Society(BPS). I am also an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) I offer therapy to individuals and couples in Central and west london. Being a counselling psychologist means that I have worked with people experiencing a broad variety of difficulties and dissatisfactions in their daily lives to enhance their emotional well-being. I am professionally trained in providing short term counselling, including CBT, and long term psychotherapy. My practice is based in SW11 near chelsea, pimlico, victoria, vauxhall.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with British Psychological Society(BPS). I am also an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) I offer therapy to individuals and couples in Central and west london. Being a counselling psychologist means that I have worked with people experiencing a broad variety of difficulties and dissatisfactions in their daily lives to enhance their emotional well-being. I am professionally trained in providing short term counselling, including CBT, and long term psychotherapy. My practice is based in SW11 near chelsea, pimlico, victoria, vauxhall.
020 3984 7600 View 020 3984 7600
Therapy with Maite
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN4
There are many different reasons why people seek out counselling, for example, they may be struggling to make sense of their life; repeating unhealthy patterns and not understanding why; feeling stuck; a major life event like bereavement, divorce, redundancy, etc. The first step is always in recognising and acknowledging that you are struggling and may benefit from some professional support and then reaching out.
There are many different reasons why people seek out counselling, for example, they may be struggling to make sense of their life; repeating unhealthy patterns and not understanding why; feeling stuck; a major life event like bereavement, divorce, redundancy, etc. The first step is always in recognising and acknowledging that you are struggling and may benefit from some professional support and then reaching out.
020 7870 1598 View 020 7870 1598
Photo of Samantha Bottrill, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Samantha Bottrill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
Dr Sam Bottrill spent almost a decade working at the world renowned Maudsley Hospital Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Service supporting teenagers and their families through recovery from Anorexia and Bulimia. Sam has worked privately with clients since 2012, working with adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. Sam also specialises in couples therapy.
Dr Sam Bottrill spent almost a decade working at the world renowned Maudsley Hospital Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Service supporting teenagers and their families through recovery from Anorexia and Bulimia. Sam has worked privately with clients since 2012, working with adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. Sam also specialises in couples therapy.
020 3870 4206 View 020 3870 4206
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Nick Wolfe
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
As an Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor I can help and support you to live the best life you can. Life is full of changing circumstances, most of which are out of our control. These feelings can become so overpowering we find it difficult to carry out our everyday lives in a way we are happy with. Feeling ill at ease mentally affects our physical health too; therefore, it needs to be addressed. I offer a safe and unjudgmental environment for you to come and offload, whatever problems you are facing I am available to help either Face2Face or and Remotely
As an Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor I can help and support you to live the best life you can. Life is full of changing circumstances, most of which are out of our control. These feelings can become so overpowering we find it difficult to carry out our everyday lives in a way we are happy with. Feeling ill at ease mentally affects our physical health too; therefore, it needs to be addressed. I offer a safe and unjudgmental environment for you to come and offload, whatever problems you are facing I am available to help either Face2Face or and Remotely
020 3872 2381 View 020 3872 2381
Photo of Dr Jyoti Pooni, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Jyoti Pooni
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
Hi, I’m Jyoti, a warm, caring and highly skilled Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience. I have specialised in working with children, young people, parents and families in the NHS and charity sector across community, outpatient and inpatient settings. I am passionate about helping individuals manage their wellbeing. My aim is to empower you to build on your strengths and skills and to thrive and strive for the best in each other achieving your potential as individuals and as a family unit. I am experienced in working with difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, low self esteem, trauma, eating and sleep problems.
Hi, I’m Jyoti, a warm, caring and highly skilled Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience. I have specialised in working with children, young people, parents and families in the NHS and charity sector across community, outpatient and inpatient settings. I am passionate about helping individuals manage their wellbeing. My aim is to empower you to build on your strengths and skills and to thrive and strive for the best in each other achieving your potential as individuals and as a family unit. I am experienced in working with difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, low self esteem, trauma, eating and sleep problems.
020 3835 2154 View 020 3835 2154
Photo of Dr Andrea Oskis, PhD, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Dr Andrea Oskis
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
We come to therapy for all sorts of different reasons. Perhaps the most important thing to say is that there is no single, “right” reason. You might come to therapy because things have happened to you, such as a death, a divorce or a loss of something else, like a job. Or perhaps you have specific symptoms or feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, anger, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. Or you may be experiencing issues in relationships, with people or with other things, e.g. food. Or it may be the case that you can’t pinpoint what’s wrong, things just don’t feel right and life simply isn’t going the way you expected.
We come to therapy for all sorts of different reasons. Perhaps the most important thing to say is that there is no single, “right” reason. You might come to therapy because things have happened to you, such as a death, a divorce or a loss of something else, like a job. Or perhaps you have specific symptoms or feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, anger, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. Or you may be experiencing issues in relationships, with people or with other things, e.g. food. Or it may be the case that you can’t pinpoint what’s wrong, things just don’t feel right and life simply isn’t going the way you expected.
07403 942909 View 07403 942909
Photo of Tracey Miller, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Tracey Miller
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
I love working with children and adolescents and I have a particular interest in working with parents facing the challenges of parenting their unique children.
I love working with children and adolescents and I have a particular interest in working with parents facing the challenges of parenting their unique children.
01707 241365 View 01707 241365
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CJ Therapies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
I am an Integrative therapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide emotional support for Children, Young People and Parents. My approach with children is play based and creative therapy. My work with parents is taken from a relational approach helping parents to learn about their attachment styles building on their understanding of their child's development and improving relationships. My support helps children understand their feelings, improving confidence, self esteem, anxiety, behaviours, and emotional wellbeing.
I am an Integrative therapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide emotional support for Children, Young People and Parents. My approach with children is play based and creative therapy. My work with parents is taken from a relational approach helping parents to learn about their attachment styles building on their understanding of their child's development and improving relationships. My support helps children understand their feelings, improving confidence, self esteem, anxiety, behaviours, and emotional wellbeing.
07479 276687 View 07479 276687
Photo of Ruth Dines, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Ruth Dines
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
Hi and welcome. I know how daunting it can be to start therapy but we can work together to explore your current difficulties, looking at them through a new lens so you have greater insight and perspective. By building a warm & trusting relationship with you I can enable you to feel heard and understood, make sense of your feelings or maybe understand why you are not feeling, gain greater insight into your inner emotional world, accept those parts of yourself you may not like, help you to manage difficult people and teach you how to turn off your inner 'critical voice' so you become more forgiving and kinder to yourself and others.
Hi and welcome. I know how daunting it can be to start therapy but we can work together to explore your current difficulties, looking at them through a new lens so you have greater insight and perspective. By building a warm & trusting relationship with you I can enable you to feel heard and understood, make sense of your feelings or maybe understand why you are not feeling, gain greater insight into your inner emotional world, accept those parts of yourself you may not like, help you to manage difficult people and teach you how to turn off your inner 'critical voice' so you become more forgiving and kinder to yourself and others.
07480 803461 View 07480 803461
Photo of undefined - Amanda Magill            Blue Skies CBT, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Amanda Magill Blue Skies CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnet EN5
Hello there, I’m Amanda. How would you like your life to be different? Are you feeling low or anxious? Is something stopping you from having the life you dream of? Whatever your difficulty - however simple or complex - CBT is a powerful tool to make proactive, long-lasting changes in your life. I can help you to gain skills and techniques that you can use for the rest of your life. Ultimately, you will become your own CBT therapist!
Hello there, I’m Amanda. How would you like your life to be different? Are you feeling low or anxious? Is something stopping you from having the life you dream of? Whatever your difficulty - however simple or complex - CBT is a powerful tool to make proactive, long-lasting changes in your life. I can help you to gain skills and techniques that you can use for the rest of your life. Ultimately, you will become your own CBT therapist!
020 3984 7758 View 020 3984 7758
Photo of Jenny Southall, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Jenny Southall
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
Welcome. I am currently offering therapy face-to-face and via phone or video link to young people 11+. individuals and couples. Supervision for individuals and groups available on request. Discounts available for students. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where I work with individuals to achieve lasting personal change. I use a targeted approach to set appropriate goals for your therapy, and importantly this helps to signal when the therapy is over. This saves you time and money, as well as helping you feel better faster.
Welcome. I am currently offering therapy face-to-face and via phone or video link to young people 11+. individuals and couples. Supervision for individuals and groups available on request. Discounts available for students. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where I work with individuals to achieve lasting personal change. I use a targeted approach to set appropriate goals for your therapy, and importantly this helps to signal when the therapy is over. This saves you time and money, as well as helping you feel better faster.
020 8106 4767 View 020 8106 4767
Photo of Lotte Friedrich, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Lotte Friedrich
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnet EN4
Are you not living as you would like to? Maybe you know what is holding you back, maybe it’s just a feeling things could be better. Past experiences shape us; affecting how we feel, what we do, the relationships we form and the lives we lead. Trauma, be it big and dramatic, or small and subtle, can impact our day to day lives. Struggling from unprocessed issues might show up as low self-esteem, heightened anxiety or feeling down. We cope best we can and having therapy to address our difficulties and make changes can be a daunting prospect. I see therapy as a collaborative journey that can enable new ways of being and living.
Are you not living as you would like to? Maybe you know what is holding you back, maybe it’s just a feeling things could be better. Past experiences shape us; affecting how we feel, what we do, the relationships we form and the lives we lead. Trauma, be it big and dramatic, or small and subtle, can impact our day to day lives. Struggling from unprocessed issues might show up as low self-esteem, heightened anxiety or feeling down. We cope best we can and having therapy to address our difficulties and make changes can be a daunting prospect. I see therapy as a collaborative journey that can enable new ways of being and living.
020 3856 8658 View 020 3856 8658
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Rochelle Newington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN5
Taking that first step, seeking help with difficult feelings, thoughts or experiences takes courage and strength. Offering a non judgemental, compassionate and supportive space I commit to ensuring you have control of the pace and subject matter you bring, and to work with you to find new perspectives, build trust in your own judgement and a stronger sense of self. With experience in hospital, private residential units, charitable organisations and private clients, with adolescents, young adults and adults or varying genders, I work with long and short term clients.
Taking that first step, seeking help with difficult feelings, thoughts or experiences takes courage and strength. Offering a non judgemental, compassionate and supportive space I commit to ensuring you have control of the pace and subject matter you bring, and to work with you to find new perspectives, build trust in your own judgement and a stronger sense of self. With experience in hospital, private residential units, charitable organisations and private clients, with adolescents, young adults and adults or varying genders, I work with long and short term clients.
020 4538 0457 View 020 4538 0457
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Dr Rhea Dodhia
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Barnet EN4  (Online Only)
Welcome! I use multiple therapy models to support with a range of difficulties and experiences. Reaching out for therapy can be a daunting task, and my first aim is to always create a safe environment for change and exploration. We can work towards specific goals you have or a more general exploration of life and feelings. My focus is on helping you understand, and achieve your goals, for what may be bringing you to therapy: be it feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, feeling stuck or confused, overwhelm or a lack of control (among other things). This results in sustainable changes in your daily life!
Welcome! I use multiple therapy models to support with a range of difficulties and experiences. Reaching out for therapy can be a daunting task, and my first aim is to always create a safe environment for change and exploration. We can work towards specific goals you have or a more general exploration of life and feelings. My focus is on helping you understand, and achieve your goals, for what may be bringing you to therapy: be it feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, feeling stuck or confused, overwhelm or a lack of control (among other things). This results in sustainable changes in your daily life!
020 3872 2753 View 020 3872 2753
Photo of Nicola Wainer Ma, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Nicola Wainer Ma
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Barnet EN4
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor, Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator and Supervisor working in Enfield, North London. Either One to One, in open-ended therapy, or solution-focused short-term therapy depending on what is suitable for you at the present time. Group Therapy also has an important role to play in change. I am excited to announce that a new group will be starting in Enfield on 15th April 2024 at 7 pm. Please contact me for more information and to join. Limited places.
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor, Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator and Supervisor working in Enfield, North London. Either One to One, in open-ended therapy, or solution-focused short-term therapy depending on what is suitable for you at the present time. Group Therapy also has an important role to play in change. I am excited to announce that a new group will be starting in Enfield on 15th April 2024 at 7 pm. Please contact me for more information and to join. Limited places.
07449 753486 View 07449 753486

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counsellors

How long does OCD treatment take?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often treated on a weekly or twice-weekly schedule, depending on symptom severity and the client’s preferences. Some clients may start to see a noticeable improvement in symptoms in as little as six weeks, but it’s also possible, especially in more severe cases, for treatment to take several months to a year before significant progress is made.

What happens if OCD is not treated?

Some people with OCD, especially those with mild symptoms, may find that they are able to adapt reasonably well to life with the condition, even if their symptoms never resolve completely. However, many people, particularly those whose symptoms are severe at the outset, find that their obsessions and compulsions grow more intrusive with time, making it harder to maintain relationships, hold down a job, or navigate the world successfully.

Are there medications for OCD?

Medication can be used to treat OCD. The class of drugs most often prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which include fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, and sertraline, among others. In cases of treatment-resistant OCD, other classes of medication, such as tricyclic antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics, may be prescribed. Medication is frequently used in conjunction with therapy.

Can OCD come back after treatment?

Yes. Major life transitions, periods of stress, or other factors can cause symptoms to return or, if they were never fully eradicated, to ramp back up in intensity. For some, these relapses are brief and do not require additional treatment; identifying specific triggers and practicing the skills learned in therapy can help speed their course. For others, returning to therapy for a brief period can help address the underlying stress and strengthen coping mechanisms.