Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Birmingham

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Michael Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
01564 335986 View 01564 335986
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Birmingham Solihull Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B28
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
023 8254 4417 View 023 8254 4417
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Lisa Perrygrove
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B29  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with high functioning anxiety? Do you feel anxious, worried, stressed or overwhelmed? If you are navigating the demands of life and finding yourself struggling then I can help support you so that you can live your dream life. I am passionate about helping women learn how to manage their high functioning anxiety. Do you struggle with perfectionism and people pleasing? If you are struggling with GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic, Hypochondriasis or Phobias then Acceptance and Commitment Therapy might be for you.
Are you struggling with high functioning anxiety? Do you feel anxious, worried, stressed or overwhelmed? If you are navigating the demands of life and finding yourself struggling then I can help support you so that you can live your dream life. I am passionate about helping women learn how to manage their high functioning anxiety. Do you struggle with perfectionism and people pleasing? If you are struggling with GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic, Hypochondriasis or Phobias then Acceptance and Commitment Therapy might be for you.
0121 827 5223 View 0121 827 5223
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Pierpaolo Paparo
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
While I enjoy working with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, I have a particular interest in anxiety, OCD and trauma.
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
While I enjoy working with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, I have a particular interest in anxiety, OCD and trauma.
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
020 3667 5118 View 020 3667 5118
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Fiyaz Mughal Obe
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
I support the management of Anxiety, Phobias, Stress, Panic Attacks & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), through therapy work and personal development.
Feeling anxious, stressed or panicky? You may be searching for counselling or something associated with anxiety & conditions such as prolonged stress, panic attacks, phobias or obsessions and compulsions related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Your search may be out of curiosity or it may be because you are looking for some help and assistance in managing these issues. Well, counselling & therapy is one route to ensuring better mental health & well-being & in managing these conditions so that you feel 'more in control'. Feeling 'more in control' also builds a sense of greater self-confidence, autonomy & personal capability.
I support the management of Anxiety, Phobias, Stress, Panic Attacks & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), through therapy work and personal development.
Feeling anxious, stressed or panicky? You may be searching for counselling or something associated with anxiety & conditions such as prolonged stress, panic attacks, phobias or obsessions and compulsions related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Your search may be out of curiosity or it may be because you are looking for some help and assistance in managing these issues. Well, counselling & therapy is one route to ensuring better mental health & well-being & in managing these conditions so that you feel 'more in control'. Feeling 'more in control' also builds a sense of greater self-confidence, autonomy & personal capability.
020 8176 6785 View 020 8176 6785
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Vicki Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B15
Vicki can help you overcome your anxiety, depression, OCD and other psychological disorders, providing you with the tools you need to live a life of richer fulfillment.
Vicki has experience with treating a wide range of psychological conditions and her qualifications mean she is suitably qualified to address many different types of issues. Her techniques have been proven to be effective, allowing the client to overcome their psychological concerns, relieve stress and anxiety, while allowing for a life of greater fulfillment. A full assessment is initially carried out and a diagnosis will be offered along with an appropriate treatment intervention plan.
Vicki can help you overcome your anxiety, depression, OCD and other psychological disorders, providing you with the tools you need to live a life of richer fulfillment.
Vicki has experience with treating a wide range of psychological conditions and her qualifications mean she is suitably qualified to address many different types of issues. Her techniques have been proven to be effective, allowing the client to overcome their psychological concerns, relieve stress and anxiety, while allowing for a life of greater fulfillment. A full assessment is initially carried out and a diagnosis will be offered along with an appropriate treatment intervention plan.
01789 339419 View 01789 339419
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Anya Zinkivskay
Counsellor, MRes, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (triggered by armed conflicts, current and historic sexual abuse), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Humanistic and multiple Evidence-based techniques, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is in New Mills, Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (triggered by armed conflicts, current and historic sexual abuse), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Humanistic and multiple Evidence-based techniques, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is in New Mills, Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
01663 790112 View 01663 790112
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Dr Tom Graham
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Problems I can help with include OCD, Misophonia, Health Anxiety, BDD, Hoarding, Panic, Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias (including Emetophobia), Trauma, and Habit Disorders (i.
I am an HCPC registered and BABCP accredited Counselling Psychologist offering specialist CBT for anxiety related problems and misophonia. Having worked with Prof David Veale and colleagues at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (NHS), my current NHS commitments are with Prof Paul Salkvoskis and colleagues at Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre. For many years I have also worked with Dr Jane Gregory researching and treating misophonia, and I am among a small number of clinical experts in this area. I have helped many people struggling with anxiety, OCD, misophonia, and the effects of trauma.
Problems I can help with include OCD, Misophonia, Health Anxiety, BDD, Hoarding, Panic, Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias (including Emetophobia), Trauma, and Habit Disorders (i.
I am an HCPC registered and BABCP accredited Counselling Psychologist offering specialist CBT for anxiety related problems and misophonia. Having worked with Prof David Veale and colleagues at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (NHS), my current NHS commitments are with Prof Paul Salkvoskis and colleagues at Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre. For many years I have also worked with Dr Jane Gregory researching and treating misophonia, and I am among a small number of clinical experts in this area. I have helped many people struggling with anxiety, OCD, misophonia, and the effects of trauma.
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Brodie McGeown
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Specialising in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. I work with both self-funding and insurance clients.
Specialising in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. I work with both self-funding and insurance clients.
01320 310235 View 01320 310235
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Anna Greenslade (Cbt With Anna)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
Hey! I'm Anna, a CBT Therapist specialised in children, pre-teens, adolescents and young adults; ages 5-25. I can also work with adults. I treat anxiety (social, health, separation, phobias, worry, panic, perfectionism), depression, self esteem, OCD and PTSD / trauma. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness and anger; and self harm, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thoughts. I have 10 years experience across; school, college and university student wellbeing, NHS (CAMHS), inpatient psychiatric care, SEND support, and mental health therapy organisations. My specialist interest is in the teenager population, social anxiety and OCD.
Hey! I'm Anna, a CBT Therapist specialised in children, pre-teens, adolescents and young adults; ages 5-25. I can also work with adults. I treat anxiety (social, health, separation, phobias, worry, panic, perfectionism), depression, self esteem, OCD and PTSD / trauma. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness and anger; and self harm, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thoughts. I have 10 years experience across; school, college and university student wellbeing, NHS (CAMHS), inpatient psychiatric care, SEND support, and mental health therapy organisations. My specialist interest is in the teenager population, social anxiety and OCD.
0117 463 0506 View 0117 463 0506
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Karl Borthwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Website www.brainmindpsychotherapy.com I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
Website www.brainmindpsychotherapy.com I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
01572 491102 View 01572 491102
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Jonathan Livingstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
I have 25 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
I have 25 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
01562 543351 View 01562 543351
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Mynd Care Psychotherapiescom
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B36  (Online Only)
I can help with depression, post-natal depression, different forms of anxiety including OCD, Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety.
I am an experienced and competent mental health practitioner; a fully accredited CBT therapist, CBT Supervisor and Integrative Psychotherapist. I can support you, if you are experiencing depression, post-natal depression or anxiety, or if you have experienced trauma in your life. I have many year's experience supporting individuals in private, voluntary and NHS settings. An integral component of therapy for me, is making sure trust is nurtured, and I respect, everyone is individual, with individual circumstances and from different cultural backgrounds.
I can help with depression, post-natal depression, different forms of anxiety including OCD, Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety.
I am an experienced and competent mental health practitioner; a fully accredited CBT therapist, CBT Supervisor and Integrative Psychotherapist. I can support you, if you are experiencing depression, post-natal depression or anxiety, or if you have experienced trauma in your life. I have many year's experience supporting individuals in private, voluntary and NHS settings. An integral component of therapy for me, is making sure trust is nurtured, and I respect, everyone is individual, with individual circumstances and from different cultural backgrounds.
0121 827 5275 View 0121 827 5275
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Dr Rosalind Brock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B38
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. For almost twenty years, I have been working with adults with a variety of difficulties including PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, attachment difficulties, birth trauma, baby loss, childhood or relationship issues and eating difficulties. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. For almost twenty years, I have been working with adults with a variety of difficulties including PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, attachment difficulties, birth trauma, baby loss, childhood or relationship issues and eating difficulties. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
0121 728 6567 View 0121 728 6567
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Parveen Kaur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
0121 752 9130 View 0121 752 9130
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
0121 285 7990 View 0121 285 7990
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sctherapyandwellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18  (Online Only)
OCD, PTSD, GAD, Social Phobia.
Hi I am Sheena. As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer various therapeutic approaches to support you with the difficulties that you may be experiencing. The therapeutic approaches that I offer are short and long-term Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing). I have Accredited status with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
OCD, PTSD, GAD, Social Phobia.
Hi I am Sheena. As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer various therapeutic approaches to support you with the difficulties that you may be experiencing. The therapeutic approaches that I offer are short and long-term Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing). I have Accredited status with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
0121 817 7525 View 0121 817 7525
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Farishta Jalal
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B16
Hello and welcome to my page. I am Farishta Jalal. I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at the University of Derby. I am also a qualified and experienced EMDR Therapist. I have experience of working with adults aged 16+, presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Areas of expertise include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, Post-natal depression, and workplace stress. I have a particular interest in the area of psychological trauma including childhood sexual abuse, RTA, bullying, domestic violence, one-off traumas and complicated grief.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am Farishta Jalal. I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at the University of Derby. I am also a qualified and experienced EMDR Therapist. I have experience of working with adults aged 16+, presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Areas of expertise include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, Post-natal depression, and workplace stress. I have a particular interest in the area of psychological trauma including childhood sexual abuse, RTA, bullying, domestic violence, one-off traumas and complicated grief.
0121 728 6554 View 0121 728 6554
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The Purple House Clinic, Birmingham
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B46
Dr Danielle Grey is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for supporting children and adults with mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma and OCD. Dr Grey specialises in supporting people to understand their experiences and to find ways to overcome the challenges and barriers to a fulfilled life. Dr Grey uses peaceful, professional therapy rooms that offer a comfortable space. Dr Grey works in a way that is tailored to your needs and is committed to helping people overcome, or adapt to life's challenges.
Dr Danielle Grey is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for supporting children and adults with mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma and OCD. Dr Grey specialises in supporting people to understand their experiences and to find ways to overcome the challenges and barriers to a fulfilled life. Dr Grey uses peaceful, professional therapy rooms that offer a comfortable space. Dr Grey works in a way that is tailored to your needs and is committed to helping people overcome, or adapt to life's challenges.
0121 387 0400 View 0121 387 0400
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Peace of Mind Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B12
Peace of Mind Wellbeing offers therapeutic support and mental health intervention to Children, Young People and Adults, presenting with psychological difficulties such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Childhood Trauma, Relationship difficulties and Low Self Esteem. Peace of Mind Wellbeing also offers couples therapy and family therapy, alongside training packages to other professionals, family and friends, to support their understanding of different psychological difficulties, how they present and how they can appropriately offer their support.
Peace of Mind Wellbeing offers therapeutic support and mental health intervention to Children, Young People and Adults, presenting with psychological difficulties such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Childhood Trauma, Relationship difficulties and Low Self Esteem. Peace of Mind Wellbeing also offers couples therapy and family therapy, alongside training packages to other professionals, family and friends, to support their understanding of different psychological difficulties, how they present and how they can appropriately offer their support.
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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.