Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Bootle

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Nick Peterson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
No matter what you're going through, I will hold you in a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your issues freely. I will walk alongside you as you get things off your chest, helping you find clarity and balance as you move through things. Being held in this therapeutic environment will give you the space to grow and transform, allowing you to be accepted for who you truly are. Transmutation is at the heart of all my therapeutic work ... in alchemical terms, it is the process of transforming lead into gold, helping you to change from a state of distress and inner conflict to a state of wholeness and authenticity.
No matter what you're going through, I will hold you in a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your issues freely. I will walk alongside you as you get things off your chest, helping you find clarity and balance as you move through things. Being held in this therapeutic environment will give you the space to grow and transform, allowing you to be accepted for who you truly are. Transmutation is at the heart of all my therapeutic work ... in alchemical terms, it is the process of transforming lead into gold, helping you to change from a state of distress and inner conflict to a state of wholeness and authenticity.
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Mohammad Midan-Shahi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
fight or flight? I am offering you (youth and adults) no judgement and assumption, if you need to talk of anxiety, abuse, lose of self, lowself-esteem or you dont know of your character, there are times in our life that we need to confined-in because we are human being, so using life experiences and knowledges of sophisticated people whom they spent their life to take the knowledge and give it to others for a better life, and what ever is concerning you or to whom it may concern.
fight or flight? I am offering you (youth and adults) no judgement and assumption, if you need to talk of anxiety, abuse, lose of self, lowself-esteem or you dont know of your character, there are times in our life that we need to confined-in because we are human being, so using life experiences and knowledges of sophisticated people whom they spent their life to take the knowledge and give it to others for a better life, and what ever is concerning you or to whom it may concern.
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Lena Fiebrantz
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bootle L20  (Online Only)
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
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Equilibrium Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Verified Verified
Bootle L30
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
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Southport Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L30
Are you feeling stuck, facing a challenging period, struggling to cope or just wanting to understand yourself better? Are you feeling lost, powerless and helpless? You might have experienced a life changing event such as bereavement or divorce and be struggling with knowing how to cope with the future. Are you experiencing stress at work, even feelings of panic? I can help you explore these issues and others in a safe, quiet and relaxing environment. You are an expert on you. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
Are you feeling stuck, facing a challenging period, struggling to cope or just wanting to understand yourself better? Are you feeling lost, powerless and helpless? You might have experienced a life changing event such as bereavement or divorce and be struggling with knowing how to cope with the future. Are you experiencing stress at work, even feelings of panic? I can help you explore these issues and others in a safe, quiet and relaxing environment. You are an expert on you. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
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George Maxwell
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1 Endorsed
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I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology Coaching to support clients across the full range of the wellbeing spectrum. As an accredited CBT Therapist, I will help you to overcome your anxiety and depression problems using active, effective treatments that will change your life. I specialise in OCD (and its many subtypes), PTSD and Social Anxiety. As a Coaching Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, achieve your life goals, and live a life full of meaning and value. I work with clients internationally via Zoom and offer in-person therapy at my office in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
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Verified Verified
Crosby L22  (Online Only)
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for disorder specific intervention such as OCD, social anxiety, low mood, GAD, phobia, trauma.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for disorder specific intervention such as OCD, social anxiety, low mood, GAD, phobia, trauma.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
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Verified Verified
Crosby L22
I specialise in anxiety treatment, including OCD and intrusive thoughts.
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
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charles bradshaw
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L9
My practice as a therapist covers Person centred counseling and CBT. PCC helps you to look at how your feeling, may impact on your day today experiences. CBT helps you to track your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Both models help you to gain control and learn new skills to reinforce change. They Futher help you to set goals and with the help of mindfulness, helps you to forge new pathways. Mindfulness helps you to make changes in the present moment, addiction, phobias, anxiety and depression, OCD. Therapy is always about what you would like to change in the future. PCC and CBT help you to see your new change and what fits.
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James Ward Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L4
I work with all presenting issues such as OCD all forms, depression, anxiety all forms such as health anxiety, gad , etc , relationship issues , loss and grief, addictions, anger issues/management, etc .
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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.