Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Bedford

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Joseph Alexis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
My therapy approach has been particularly effective with clients with low-self esteem, depression, worry, OCD, trauma experiences and social anxiety. Irrespective of the presenting problem, I have found that actively listening to an individual is fundamental to any successful treatment.
My therapy approach has been particularly effective with clients with low-self esteem, depression, worry, OCD, trauma experiences and social anxiety. Irrespective of the presenting problem, I have found that actively listening to an individual is fundamental to any successful treatment.
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Dr Susan Jacques
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK41
I work with a number of difficulties that include for example depression, a range of anxiety disorders, including OCD and panic, interpersonal problems, and health challenges.
We all confront struggles at some stage in our lives, and overcoming these can feel like a challenge. There may be challenges with our internal world, in our relationships, or we may experience a significant life event that means we start to feel ‘stuck’. This can lead to feeling a lack of self-confidence and to feelings of self-doubt. I understand that taking that first step to talk to someone can be difficult, and thus I create a safe space that encourages you to feel supported and heard. I believe in the importance of working alongside you as part of a journey to increased self-development and overall improved well-being.
I work with a number of difficulties that include for example depression, a range of anxiety disorders, including OCD and panic, interpersonal problems, and health challenges.
We all confront struggles at some stage in our lives, and overcoming these can feel like a challenge. There may be challenges with our internal world, in our relationships, or we may experience a significant life event that means we start to feel ‘stuck’. This can lead to feeling a lack of self-confidence and to feelings of self-doubt. I understand that taking that first step to talk to someone can be difficult, and thus I create a safe space that encourages you to feel supported and heard. I believe in the importance of working alongside you as part of a journey to increased self-development and overall improved well-being.
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Bedford Therapy Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
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Tammy Wachter
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
020 3984 8324 View 020 3984 8324
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Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
Not accepting new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
01908 983687 View 01908 983687
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Ana Maria Santos Castro
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK43
Hello & Welcome! If you or your loved one are looking for support with mental health issues or feelings of increased stress and frustration, I am here to help. Surely you want the support of a practitioner that is qualified, experienced, and accredited. But what you also need is someone you can connect to, and that listens with real understanding and true empathy. Someone that supports you achieve your goals, helps you cope, and ultimately heal. Based on my experience these are the most potent forces for change and this is exactly what I offer to my clients.
Hello & Welcome! If you or your loved one are looking for support with mental health issues or feelings of increased stress and frustration, I am here to help. Surely you want the support of a practitioner that is qualified, experienced, and accredited. But what you also need is someone you can connect to, and that listens with real understanding and true empathy. Someone that supports you achieve your goals, helps you cope, and ultimately heal. Based on my experience these are the most potent forces for change and this is exactly what I offer to my clients.
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Warren Foot
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford MK45
Hi , I'm Warren. I help people experiencing anxiety or depression or those that want to make changes to their life (at home or at work) but don't know how to start. People I work with will often be struggling with low esteem that affects their ability to live the life they want to live and make the decisions that they want to make. I help people with debilitating phobias or those who have suffered trauma and I support them to reach the goals they set to achieve the freedom they want. Check out my website at www.warrenfoottherapy.com and please don't hesitate to send me a message or give me a call.
Hi , I'm Warren. I help people experiencing anxiety or depression or those that want to make changes to their life (at home or at work) but don't know how to start. People I work with will often be struggling with low esteem that affects their ability to live the life they want to live and make the decisions that they want to make. I help people with debilitating phobias or those who have suffered trauma and I support them to reach the goals they set to achieve the freedom they want. Check out my website at www.warrenfoottherapy.com and please don't hesitate to send me a message or give me a call.
01525 664374 View 01525 664374
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Piotr Romanowski
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
I provide psychotherapy face-to-face or online. I offer a safe, friendly and confidential environment where you will feel accepted and understood. During the treatment process, I use evidence-based psychological methods to help you change your behaviour and process of thinking. I work with clients in both English and Polish. I work with adults, elders, preteen and teen.
I provide psychotherapy face-to-face or online. I offer a safe, friendly and confidential environment where you will feel accepted and understood. During the treatment process, I use evidence-based psychological methods to help you change your behaviour and process of thinking. I work with clients in both English and Polish. I work with adults, elders, preteen and teen.
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Deniz Zianne
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK45
Sometimes life can be confusing and lonely, even when surrounded by others. It can be really helpful to talk things through with someone who isn't emotionally involved in your life to see things in a different light. Often our childhood and past history can link to the relationships we have now and how we manage them. By exploring this together I can help you gain an understanding towards your relationships with others. and yourself. Having worked with children in an SEMH setting I also have a good understanding of how impactful it can be for them and their families in home/school environment.
Sometimes life can be confusing and lonely, even when surrounded by others. It can be really helpful to talk things through with someone who isn't emotionally involved in your life to see things in a different light. Often our childhood and past history can link to the relationships we have now and how we manage them. By exploring this together I can help you gain an understanding towards your relationships with others. and yourself. Having worked with children in an SEMH setting I also have a good understanding of how impactful it can be for them and their families in home/school environment.
01525 664361 View 01525 664361
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Blue Room Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
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Dr Jef Jacques
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
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Dr Owen Richardson
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout our lives, we are often confronted with experiences and/or difficulties that challenge us. Sometimes, these challenges can leave us struggling and in need of a space in which we we can safely explore, understand, and learn how to overcome these issues. ​ Through careful exploration, not only is it possible to learn how to overcome these challenges, we can also begin to understand how they can in fact offer us new opportunities to learn and grow. I take a open and collaborative approach to therapy and am keen to support you with any challenges you are facing
Throughout our lives, we are often confronted with experiences and/or difficulties that challenge us. Sometimes, these challenges can leave us struggling and in need of a space in which we we can safely explore, understand, and learn how to overcome these issues. ​ Through careful exploration, not only is it possible to learn how to overcome these challenges, we can also begin to understand how they can in fact offer us new opportunities to learn and grow. I take a open and collaborative approach to therapy and am keen to support you with any challenges you are facing
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Lovelocks Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Jodi. I know that times can be challenging. We can all benefit from time and space to share & be heard. We all face uncertainty and difficulties and this can leave us feeling lost and anxious. I am able to use my skills & experience to put you at ease so that you can feel safe to talk and try and make sense of things. Counselling helps you to better understand yourself, others & the world around you. This can enable you to move forward feeling better than you did before you decided to take this step. Counselling is a fantastic form of Self Care. Our sessions are set up to meet your needs & your goals.
Hi! I’m Jodi. I know that times can be challenging. We can all benefit from time and space to share & be heard. We all face uncertainty and difficulties and this can leave us feeling lost and anxious. I am able to use my skills & experience to put you at ease so that you can feel safe to talk and try and make sense of things. Counselling helps you to better understand yourself, others & the world around you. This can enable you to move forward feeling better than you did before you decided to take this step. Counselling is a fantastic form of Self Care. Our sessions are set up to meet your needs & your goals.
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Yvonne Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
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Dr Grace Major
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK43
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
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Sophie Ibbott Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Sophie and I’m a Specialist Youth Therapist in Bedford. I provide 1:1 for Children and Young People. 1:1 for Adults and also Family Therapy.
Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Sophie and I’m a Specialist Youth Therapist in Bedford. I provide 1:1 for Children and Young People. 1:1 for Adults and also Family Therapy.
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Emma Vincent
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Hi, I'm Emma, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a special interest in helping people to overcome anxiety, stress and low self-esteem. My experience ranges from working in schools, the charitable sector and as a private practitioner. The needs and goals of each client are placed at the forefront of every session, in a safe and non-judgmental space to allow a greater understanding of each unique situation and develop relevant coping strategies together.
Hi, I'm Emma, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a special interest in helping people to overcome anxiety, stress and low self-esteem. My experience ranges from working in schools, the charitable sector and as a private practitioner. The needs and goals of each client are placed at the forefront of every session, in a safe and non-judgmental space to allow a greater understanding of each unique situation and develop relevant coping strategies together.
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Bedford Community Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
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Rachel Cathan Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
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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.