Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Beckenham

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Sarah Maddocks
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beckenham BR3
Waitlist for new clients
Most recently I have been working with adults in the private sector and specialise in trauma, perinatal, eating disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety.
We all need to talk at times and sometimes we all need to take time out to work things through. This is a brave step, so it's important to know who I am and what I can offer; I am an experienced BABCP accredited CBT Psychotherapist and an EMDR Practitioner, I also interweave 3rd Wave CBT techniques including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema therapy into my clinical treatment. My background is mental health nursing and I'll always be a nurse at heart, believing that ultimately we are all human beings that feel pain and require compassion and non-judgemental support.
Most recently I have been working with adults in the private sector and specialise in trauma, perinatal, eating disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety.
We all need to talk at times and sometimes we all need to take time out to work things through. This is a brave step, so it's important to know who I am and what I can offer; I am an experienced BABCP accredited CBT Psychotherapist and an EMDR Practitioner, I also interweave 3rd Wave CBT techniques including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema therapy into my clinical treatment. My background is mental health nursing and I'll always be a nurse at heart, believing that ultimately we are all human beings that feel pain and require compassion and non-judgemental support.
020 8138 9233 View 020 8138 9233
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Dr Kate Chatters
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3  (Online Only)
I specialise in helping my clients with anxiety, work-stress, burnout and low mood. I have also supported many clients to overcome OCD. I see both adults and teens in my clinical practice. In therapy, I aim to create a warm, empathic supportive space. I have a wealth of experience helping clients through life’s storms and have helped many clients to move past points when life gets really difficult and on to richer and happier futures. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and am trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I specialise in helping my clients with anxiety, work-stress, burnout and low mood. I have also supported many clients to overcome OCD. I see both adults and teens in my clinical practice. In therapy, I aim to create a warm, empathic supportive space. I have a wealth of experience helping clients through life’s storms and have helped many clients to move past points when life gets really difficult and on to richer and happier futures. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and am trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
07428 991658 View 07428 991658
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Joshua Buckman
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3  (Online Only)
I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapies including CBT and third wave CBT approaches to treatment for adults with a range of difficulties, including: depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and bereavement, and related difficulties.
I am a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with expertise in supporting people with wide range of mental health problems, and those going through personal challenges related to their social, relational, or life circumstances. I have worked in the NHS with adults of all ages for many years and am an active researcher with expertise in personalising psychological treatments, and in developing novel psychological treatment packages. I offer one-to-one goal-focused psychological therapy, predominantly via video-conferencing / online with meetings usually outside of 9am-5pm office hours including weekends.
I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapies including CBT and third wave CBT approaches to treatment for adults with a range of difficulties, including: depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and bereavement, and related difficulties.
I am a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with expertise in supporting people with wide range of mental health problems, and those going through personal challenges related to their social, relational, or life circumstances. I have worked in the NHS with adults of all ages for many years and am an active researcher with expertise in personalising psychological treatments, and in developing novel psychological treatment packages. I offer one-to-one goal-focused psychological therapy, predominantly via video-conferencing / online with meetings usually outside of 9am-5pm office hours including weekends.
020 3917 4943 View 020 3917 4943
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David Yiu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beckenham BR3
Do you always feel anxious? Do you feel low or hopeless? Are you repeating the same negative patterns without knowing why? Do you have a hard time saying what you need? I can help. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore whatever your worries might be so that you can work through your issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling lost or stuck, so that you can make healthy changes and lead a happier life.
Do you always feel anxious? Do you feel low or hopeless? Are you repeating the same negative patterns without knowing why? Do you have a hard time saying what you need? I can help. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore whatever your worries might be so that you can work through your issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling lost or stuck, so that you can make healthy changes and lead a happier life.
020 3910 6179 View 020 3910 6179
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Anthony Donohue Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Having been a client myself in the past, I have a strong appreciation of how difficult and painful life can be at times and the benefits of being able to explore what is going on for you in a totally non-judgmental, deeply empathic and confidential space, which is for you and you alone. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means I am qualified and experienced in working with a range of strategies, techniques and modalities, depending on your specific needs with 16 years expc. The therapeutic relationship we will share is central to the work we will do together in order to help you explore and resolve your issues.
Having been a client myself in the past, I have a strong appreciation of how difficult and painful life can be at times and the benefits of being able to explore what is going on for you in a totally non-judgmental, deeply empathic and confidential space, which is for you and you alone. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means I am qualified and experienced in working with a range of strategies, techniques and modalities, depending on your specific needs with 16 years expc. The therapeutic relationship we will share is central to the work we will do together in order to help you explore and resolve your issues.
07380 318240 View 07380 318240
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Dr Julie Read
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beckenham BR3
I aim to provide a safe, supportive and reflective space that allows us to explore your life challenges and identify how we can work together to help you feel happier and more able to live your life to the full. As a registered psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I draw on and integrate established person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am trained to deal with many issues affecting emotional wellbeing, but I have particular experience of helping clients to understand their feelings and meaningfully process how this affects their lives.
I aim to provide a safe, supportive and reflective space that allows us to explore your life challenges and identify how we can work together to help you feel happier and more able to live your life to the full. As a registered psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I draw on and integrate established person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am trained to deal with many issues affecting emotional wellbeing, but I have particular experience of helping clients to understand their feelings and meaningfully process how this affects their lives.
020 3540 7315 View 020 3540 7315
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Jeremy J. Pilkington
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
I am a psychotherapist qualified to Master level(s) in both psychodynamic counselling (MA) and cognitive behavioural therapy (MSc). How I work with you will be dependent on your needs and goals for counselling. We will identify this together during an assessment where I will aim to understand more about you, the challenges you have experienced and the particular issues you are struggling with. Our therapeutic relationship will be central to the healing that is possible for you in counselling. It will be a space where you will be 'heard' with empathy and without judgement and where the profound work of insight and change can occur.
I am a psychotherapist qualified to Master level(s) in both psychodynamic counselling (MA) and cognitive behavioural therapy (MSc). How I work with you will be dependent on your needs and goals for counselling. We will identify this together during an assessment where I will aim to understand more about you, the challenges you have experienced and the particular issues you are struggling with. Our therapeutic relationship will be central to the healing that is possible for you in counselling. It will be a space where you will be 'heard' with empathy and without judgement and where the profound work of insight and change can occur.
020 4538 1207 View 020 4538 1207
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Revive Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss or relationship difficulties? At Revive Therapy we provide a warm and inviting space for you to explore your challenges and changes that you want to make in your life. Our sessions are non-judgmental, where you are free to be yourself and to discover your potential. We understand that life can be challenging at times and that we all go through periods of difficulty. Whatever the issue that you are facing, you are not alone. Revive Therapy is experienced in supporting our clients to make that transformational change.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss or relationship difficulties? At Revive Therapy we provide a warm and inviting space for you to explore your challenges and changes that you want to make in your life. Our sessions are non-judgmental, where you are free to be yourself and to discover your potential. We understand that life can be challenging at times and that we all go through periods of difficulty. Whatever the issue that you are facing, you are not alone. Revive Therapy is experienced in supporting our clients to make that transformational change.
020 4538 6940 View 020 4538 6940
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Irena Trnka De Benedictis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3  (Online Only)
I work on line providing a friendly and confidential service. I believe on line work is successful, efficient and encourages free and intimate communication. No need to travel. I value and offer face to face sessions when permitted. I have 15 years of experience in both psychotherapy dealing with complex problems and counselling offering help with day to day difficulties. I can help with anxiety, stress and depression as well as lack of purpose and feelings of meaninglessness. I assist with family and relationship difficulties and conflicts, including providing couples counselling. 3 key words: kindness, diversity and compassion.
I work on line providing a friendly and confidential service. I believe on line work is successful, efficient and encourages free and intimate communication. No need to travel. I value and offer face to face sessions when permitted. I have 15 years of experience in both psychotherapy dealing with complex problems and counselling offering help with day to day difficulties. I can help with anxiety, stress and depression as well as lack of purpose and feelings of meaninglessness. I assist with family and relationship difficulties and conflicts, including providing couples counselling. 3 key words: kindness, diversity and compassion.
020 4538 5381 View 020 4538 5381
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Carlos McCormack Rodriguez
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor, I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and I adhere to the high standards and ethical framework for this membership. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for you which is compassionate, understanding, professional and focused. People I work with have stated that in working with me they have experienced improvements in their life, from increased emotional robustness, mental strength to a stronger sense of self, confidence and self esteem with increased awareness and improvements in their relationships with partners, family and friends.
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor, I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and I adhere to the high standards and ethical framework for this membership. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for you which is compassionate, understanding, professional and focused. People I work with have stated that in working with me they have experienced improvements in their life, from increased emotional robustness, mental strength to a stronger sense of self, confidence and self esteem with increased awareness and improvements in their relationships with partners, family and friends.
020 8103 3831 View 020 8103 3831
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Debbie Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Are you feeling that now is the right time to to take the next step in changing your life? As a BACP Registered Counsellor with over 20yrs experience, I provide sensitive, confidential counselling to individuals of all ages and couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship that are difficult to resolve. My ethos as a therapist is one of empathic collaboration, to help on your path towards clarity and change. Together we can make links and see patterns enabling you to resolve the issues that are affecting your emotional well being and find practical steps to empower you to move forward. I look forward to meeting you.
Are you feeling that now is the right time to to take the next step in changing your life? As a BACP Registered Counsellor with over 20yrs experience, I provide sensitive, confidential counselling to individuals of all ages and couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship that are difficult to resolve. My ethos as a therapist is one of empathic collaboration, to help on your path towards clarity and change. Together we can make links and see patterns enabling you to resolve the issues that are affecting your emotional well being and find practical steps to empower you to move forward. I look forward to meeting you.
07492 885540 View 07492 885540
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Martin Barry Ollington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Welcome to my counselling and psychotherapy private practice. I work in 2 practices - Wallington and Eastbourne surrey. Online, around the UK and internationally. www.zoomcounsellor.com www.integrativecounsellor.com
Welcome to my counselling and psychotherapy private practice. I work in 2 practices - Wallington and Eastbourne surrey. Online, around the UK and internationally. www.zoomcounsellor.com www.integrativecounsellor.com
01798 309993 View 01798 309993
Photo of Monika Wieliczko, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Monika Wieliczko
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
You have been feeling tense and overwhelmed for no apparent reason, although everything ‘seems fine’ on the surface and people often tell you that you were lucky in life. It might be that you don’t quite know where your emotional and physical reactions are coming from. As if your mind and body have a life of their own. It might seem you have it together all the time but it takes so much energy to keep things going. This never-ending sense of internal pressure feels exhausting but you are not quite sure how to get out of the cycle. You might be confused about who you really are, what is your true self.
You have been feeling tense and overwhelmed for no apparent reason, although everything ‘seems fine’ on the surface and people often tell you that you were lucky in life. It might be that you don’t quite know where your emotional and physical reactions are coming from. As if your mind and body have a life of their own. It might seem you have it together all the time but it takes so much energy to keep things going. This never-ending sense of internal pressure feels exhausting but you are not quite sure how to get out of the cycle. You might be confused about who you really are, what is your true self.
07450 088466 View 07450 088466
Photo of Garry Michael Brennan, MBACP, Counsellor
Garry Michael Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be a daunting experience and so my aim is to help you feel at ease by working in a straightforward, empathic and down to earth way in order to help you overcome the obstacles that are stopping you from leading a meaningful and authentic life. I am an active person-centred counsellor who will work hard alongside you in order to help you understand the roots of your difficulties. I am an experienced counsellor who has particular experience around trauma and attachment issues due to my long experience in working in the world of adoption as both a social worker and therapist
Starting therapy can be a daunting experience and so my aim is to help you feel at ease by working in a straightforward, empathic and down to earth way in order to help you overcome the obstacles that are stopping you from leading a meaningful and authentic life. I am an active person-centred counsellor who will work hard alongside you in order to help you understand the roots of your difficulties. I am an experienced counsellor who has particular experience around trauma and attachment issues due to my long experience in working in the world of adoption as both a social worker and therapist
07723 562533 View 07723 562533
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Dr Kerstin Zechner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beckenham BR3  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome. My name is Kerstin, and I am Counselling Psychologist. I specialise in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, addiction, work-related stress, childhood trauma as well as relationship issues. I'm especially passionate about helping you work through the relationships in your life by making sense of how you relate to yourself and others, supporting you to live a more fulfilled and content life.
Hello, and welcome. My name is Kerstin, and I am Counselling Psychologist. I specialise in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, addiction, work-related stress, childhood trauma as well as relationship issues. I'm especially passionate about helping you work through the relationships in your life by making sense of how you relate to yourself and others, supporting you to live a more fulfilled and content life.
01689 664635 View 01689 664635
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Dr Kari Carstairs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Maybe life has dealt you a blow that has shattered you, or maybe you feel stuck and confused about who you are and what you want in life. Or maybe, you feel full of bad feelings that threaten to overwhelm you – feelings such as sadness, rage, hopelessness, shame, fear and frustration. If so, therapy can help.
Maybe life has dealt you a blow that has shattered you, or maybe you feel stuck and confused about who you are and what you want in life. Or maybe, you feel full of bad feelings that threaten to overwhelm you – feelings such as sadness, rage, hopelessness, shame, fear and frustration. If so, therapy can help.
020 3984 9133 View 020 3984 9133
Photo of Anita Evenden, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Anita Evenden
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Do you want someone to listen and understand how things are for you? I am passionate about being with you in your concerns. Whatever they may be. I am currently working online and face to face. if you are nervous about this, please give me a call and I can arrange a taster session. Sometimes we all need someone to listen, accept and help us to work through our problems and just be with us in times of distress. Give me a call or email and see if we can work together? I work regularly with clients across the country but also locally. I have a garden office which is purpose built for sessions and is comfortable and confidential.
Do you want someone to listen and understand how things are for you? I am passionate about being with you in your concerns. Whatever they may be. I am currently working online and face to face. if you are nervous about this, please give me a call and I can arrange a taster session. Sometimes we all need someone to listen, accept and help us to work through our problems and just be with us in times of distress. Give me a call or email and see if we can work together? I work regularly with clients across the country but also locally. I have a garden office which is purpose built for sessions and is comfortable and confidential.
020 3909 8944 View 020 3909 8944
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Priya Vigneswaran
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Priya excels in helping children and young people recover from issues of anxiety, depression, bullying, loneliness and stress. Priya has specialist training in: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Therapy and Child Psychotherapy.
Priya excels in helping children and young people recover from issues of anxiety, depression, bullying, loneliness and stress. Priya has specialist training in: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Therapy and Child Psychotherapy.
01689 661247 View 01689 661247
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Dr Aaron Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
You may be considering psychotherapy for a specific concern, or 'symptom', that you would like to address (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, etc.). Or you may have a specific question, or life transition, that needs attention. You may find you're repeating the same 'patterns' over and again. It may be that you have a general sense of uneasiness, meaninglessness, or a lack of playfulness in life. Or perhaps you want to get to know yourself more deeply and experience life more fully. Of course, you may also feel unsure about why exactly you'd like to talk to a psychotherapist, but still want to.
You may be considering psychotherapy for a specific concern, or 'symptom', that you would like to address (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, etc.). Or you may have a specific question, or life transition, that needs attention. You may find you're repeating the same 'patterns' over and again. It may be that you have a general sense of uneasiness, meaninglessness, or a lack of playfulness in life. Or perhaps you want to get to know yourself more deeply and experience life more fully. Of course, you may also feel unsure about why exactly you'd like to talk to a psychotherapist, but still want to.
020 3974 2996 View 020 3974 2996
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Charlotte Denton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. My name is Charlotte Denton and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP. I can offer short, long term or single sessions online nationally/internationally. I will be led by what is important to you and the goals you would like to achieve by coming to counselling. It's a collaborative process in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we will find a greater understanding of yourself, which can assist you in making clearer decisions for your future.
Hello. My name is Charlotte Denton and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP. I can offer short, long term or single sessions online nationally/internationally. I will be led by what is important to you and the goals you would like to achieve by coming to counselling. It's a collaborative process in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we will find a greater understanding of yourself, which can assist you in making clearer decisions for your future.
020 8059 2349 View 020 8059 2349

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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.