Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Brighton

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Valley Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
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Stuart Brownings
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I specialise in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
If you are someone who is experiencing anxiety which is starting to negatively impact on your life or has done for many years then please do get in touch. It might be struggling to leave the house, having intrusive, unwanted thoughts or images, having to engage in behaviours such as frequent checking, washing or repeating. Often people can feel embarrassed talking about their anxieties or the unwanted behaviours they feel urged to undertake. I hope my years of experience using evidence based approaches with anxiety should help you feel able to discuss and face these anxieties head on, allowing you to lead a healthier, happier life.
I specialise in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
If you are someone who is experiencing anxiety which is starting to negatively impact on your life or has done for many years then please do get in touch. It might be struggling to leave the house, having intrusive, unwanted thoughts or images, having to engage in behaviours such as frequent checking, washing or repeating. Often people can feel embarrassed talking about their anxieties or the unwanted behaviours they feel urged to undertake. I hope my years of experience using evidence based approaches with anxiety should help you feel able to discuss and face these anxieties head on, allowing you to lead a healthier, happier life.
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Tees Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience of specialist working with people with mental health difficulties including OCD, GAD, Tinnitus, Addictions, Health Anxiety, Panic and depression.
Hi, I'm Lucy a fully accredited BABCP Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with people suffering in their mental health. I'm qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DBT, ACT and EMDR (Trauma therapy). I've worked with people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD and psychosis using my knowledge and warm, caring approach to support and guide each person forwards. Whether it's working on difficulties managing emotions or generally feeling flat, overwhelmed and just needing some extra support we can work on it together. We'll set goals and work as a Team putting your self care needs first.
I have extensive experience of specialist working with people with mental health difficulties including OCD, GAD, Tinnitus, Addictions, Health Anxiety, Panic and depression.
Hi, I'm Lucy a fully accredited BABCP Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with people suffering in their mental health. I'm qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DBT, ACT and EMDR (Trauma therapy). I've worked with people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD and psychosis using my knowledge and warm, caring approach to support and guide each person forwards. Whether it's working on difficulties managing emotions or generally feeling flat, overwhelmed and just needing some extra support we can work on it together. We'll set goals and work as a Team putting your self care needs first.
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Dr Miriam Lobo
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I'm Dr Miriam Lobo, a Brighton and Hove, Senior Clinical Psychologist. I have more than 20 years of experience of providing psychological support both in the NHS and private practice. I have extensive experience of working with both adults, children, young people and families across the majority of mental health issues and diagnosis. From anxiety conditions, health issues, relationships issues, self harm, stress, OCD, depression, ASC, and longer term conditions. I have a specialised interest in ASC, Birth Trauma, sexual health, OCD and anxiety presentations. I split my time to work with both adults and young people and families.
I'm Dr Miriam Lobo, a Brighton and Hove, Senior Clinical Psychologist. I have more than 20 years of experience of providing psychological support both in the NHS and private practice. I have extensive experience of working with both adults, children, young people and families across the majority of mental health issues and diagnosis. From anxiety conditions, health issues, relationships issues, self harm, stress, OCD, depression, ASC, and longer term conditions. I have a specialised interest in ASC, Birth Trauma, sexual health, OCD and anxiety presentations. I split my time to work with both adults and young people and families.
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Track Goldsmith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
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Dr Sophie Ann Bafunno-Clifton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I have worked alongside people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, workplace stress, attachment and relationship difficulties. I take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing on multiple psychological theories (e.g. CBT, ACT, CFT, CAT, psycho-dynamic approaches) to build an individualised and holistic approach, empowering each individual to embark on recovery and achieve their therapeutic goals.
I have worked alongside people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, workplace stress, attachment and relationship difficulties. I take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing on multiple psychological theories (e.g. CBT, ACT, CFT, CAT, psycho-dynamic approaches) to build an individualised and holistic approach, empowering each individual to embark on recovery and achieve their therapeutic goals.
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Sadia Osmany
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Sadia Osmany and I am an accredited CBT Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I understand that approaching a therapist for the first time may be a daunting experience, which is why I am to offer a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all of my clients. I am able to work on a wide number of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Worry, OCD, Low self-confidence, Insomnia, Body Dysmorphia, Panic Disorder and general stress and adjustment difficulties.
Hello, my name is Sadia Osmany and I am an accredited CBT Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I understand that approaching a therapist for the first time may be a daunting experience, which is why I am to offer a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all of my clients. I am able to work on a wide number of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Worry, OCD, Low self-confidence, Insomnia, Body Dysmorphia, Panic Disorder and general stress and adjustment difficulties.
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Dr Ciaran McHale
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Over that time I have supported people in their recovery from diverse problems such as depression, low self-esteem/ low self-confidence, stress, anxiety disorders like panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, OCD and PTSD.
Coming along to therapy for the first time can feel exposing. It's important to remember that you are not alone in any difficulties you're facing. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to talk, think and grow. Therapy can be about making specific changes so that life feels more meaningful, rewarding or less overwhelming. Or it can simply be an opportunity to be properly heard, to reflect and get to know yourself better. I am a HCPC-registered senior Clinical Psychologist working privately and in an NHS community service.
Over that time I have supported people in their recovery from diverse problems such as depression, low self-esteem/ low self-confidence, stress, anxiety disorders like panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, OCD and PTSD.
Coming along to therapy for the first time can feel exposing. It's important to remember that you are not alone in any difficulties you're facing. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to talk, think and grow. Therapy can be about making specific changes so that life feels more meaningful, rewarding or less overwhelming. Or it can simply be an opportunity to be properly heard, to reflect and get to know yourself better. I am a HCPC-registered senior Clinical Psychologist working privately and in an NHS community service.
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George Bartzis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN41  (Online Only)
As a therapist I have been supporting adults who have difficulties with low mood, low self-esteem, specific phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety, body dysmorphia.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience of working both in the NHS and the private sector. I offer evidence-based therapy which is adapted to your individual needs and circumstances. My aim is to support you manage your mental health difficulties, become more aware of yourself, find the right balance in your life and reach your goals.
As a therapist I have been supporting adults who have difficulties with low mood, low self-esteem, specific phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety, body dysmorphia.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience of working both in the NHS and the private sector. I offer evidence-based therapy which is adapted to your individual needs and circumstances. My aim is to support you manage your mental health difficulties, become more aware of yourself, find the right balance in your life and reach your goals.
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Lukas Dressler
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Counselling Psychologist and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have more than 1000 hours of experience in providing short and long-term therapy for children, young people and their families (age range 6-25 years). I can provide therapeutic support for difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, OCD, Self-Harm and more. I also offer ADHD assessments for children and young people age 6-17 years old.
I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Counselling Psychologist and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have more than 1000 hours of experience in providing short and long-term therapy for children, young people and their families (age range 6-25 years). I can provide therapeutic support for difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, OCD, Self-Harm and more. I also offer ADHD assessments for children and young people age 6-17 years old.
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Philip Erritty
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I'm an accredited therapist with the BACP who works from a psychodynamic approach. I am also trained in, and work with CBT. I work with adults, teens and older age and have particular focus in anxiety/depression, OCD/intrusive thoughts, chronic illness/disability and LGBT+ issues. But maybe you’re experiencing a crisis, loss or bereavement that has come to dominate your life? Whatever the challenge is to your sense of safety, happiness and peace, I provide a containing and open space for you to explore yourself without judgment and to begin to meet the challenges in your life.
I'm an accredited therapist with the BACP who works from a psychodynamic approach. I am also trained in, and work with CBT. I work with adults, teens and older age and have particular focus in anxiety/depression, OCD/intrusive thoughts, chronic illness/disability and LGBT+ issues. But maybe you’re experiencing a crisis, loss or bereavement that has come to dominate your life? Whatever the challenge is to your sense of safety, happiness and peace, I provide a containing and open space for you to explore yourself without judgment and to begin to meet the challenges in your life.
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Jeanette Stanton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I have extensive experience in working with Phobias, Anxiety, Stress, Sleep difficulties, Body Dysmorphia, Social anxiety, OCD, Agoraphobia, Health anxiety, panic and low self esteem and LTC's including cancer, diabetes, COPD, IBS, chronic pain, CFS.
I am an accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR practitioner with many years experience of working in NHS physical and mental healthcare settings. My aim is to provide a CBT or EMDR approach, tailored to your goals of therapy and provide you with strategies to promote recovery and enable you to engage more fully with life and enjoyable activities. I also offer specialised CBT for people who are struggling with psychological distress that may be associated with physical health conditions. I am also a BABCP trained CBT Supervisor.
I have extensive experience in working with Phobias, Anxiety, Stress, Sleep difficulties, Body Dysmorphia, Social anxiety, OCD, Agoraphobia, Health anxiety, panic and low self esteem and LTC's including cancer, diabetes, COPD, IBS, chronic pain, CFS.
I am an accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR practitioner with many years experience of working in NHS physical and mental healthcare settings. My aim is to provide a CBT or EMDR approach, tailored to your goals of therapy and provide you with strategies to promote recovery and enable you to engage more fully with life and enjoyable activities. I also offer specialised CBT for people who are struggling with psychological distress that may be associated with physical health conditions. I am also a BABCP trained CBT Supervisor.
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Chris James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
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Remy Marckus
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been studying and working in the field for the past 22 years and I now run a private practice in Mid Sussex. With over 15 years of experience working in the NHS I have developed a keen interest in supporting people to build confidence in managing a wide range of difficulties such as Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Health Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Bereavement Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been studying and working in the field for the past 22 years and I now run a private practice in Mid Sussex. With over 15 years of experience working in the NHS I have developed a keen interest in supporting people to build confidence in managing a wide range of difficulties such as Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Health Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Bereavement Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Kirstie Eames
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
My name is Kirstie Eames and I’m here to help and support you to gain the skills you need to make a positive move forward. I offer one to one Integrative and Trauma counselling in a safe, confidential, Empathetic, non-judgemental space for you to be able to promote healing, build self-awareness, build self-esteem and to be heard to help you move forward in your life. As a trauma informed therapist I can provide a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, listened to, and held. I also work with more generalised mental health such as depression, all anxiety, PD's, behaviour disorders and OCD
My name is Kirstie Eames and I’m here to help and support you to gain the skills you need to make a positive move forward. I offer one to one Integrative and Trauma counselling in a safe, confidential, Empathetic, non-judgemental space for you to be able to promote healing, build self-awareness, build self-esteem and to be heard to help you move forward in your life. As a trauma informed therapist I can provide a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, listened to, and held. I also work with more generalised mental health such as depression, all anxiety, PD's, behaviour disorders and OCD
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Charlotte Haylock
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I have particular experience and expertise in gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, anxiety, depression, shame, low self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, panic attacks, OCD and relationship difficulties.
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working in the NHS and third sector services. Within my therapeutic practice, I aim to offer a space that is non-judgemental, compassionate and warm, holding in mind that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in supporting people to make meaningful changes. I take an integrative approach and I am trained in various models of therapy including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I have particular experience and expertise in gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, anxiety, depression, shame, low self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, panic attacks, OCD and relationship difficulties.
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working in the NHS and third sector services. Within my therapeutic practice, I aim to offer a space that is non-judgemental, compassionate and warm, holding in mind that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in supporting people to make meaningful changes. I take an integrative approach and I am trained in various models of therapy including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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Dr Lucy Gee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical psychologist, with over 12 years experience of working in the NHS and Private Practice. I specialise in working with adults with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, stress, low mood, OCD, emotional dysregulation, low self esteem, trauma and relationship difficulties. I offer a compassionate, collaborative and non-judgemental approach to help you work towards your goals and get the most out of therapy. The first session will be dedicated to assessment where we can develop a shared understanding of your experiences and think about the best approach to take.
I am a Clinical psychologist, with over 12 years experience of working in the NHS and Private Practice. I specialise in working with adults with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, stress, low mood, OCD, emotional dysregulation, low self esteem, trauma and relationship difficulties. I offer a compassionate, collaborative and non-judgemental approach to help you work towards your goals and get the most out of therapy. The first session will be dedicated to assessment where we can develop a shared understanding of your experiences and think about the best approach to take.
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Christian John Liberati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
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Broadway
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN42
Here are a few things we can support with: Depression, Low self-esteem, Anxiety, stress, panic attacks, Abuse and trauma, Sexuality and gender, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Addiction, Spirituality, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), Disability-related issues, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Hello, my name is Debbie part of Broadway Counselling services. I have a degree in Humanistic counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that you need support with. You may feel depressed, frustrated, discontent or issues such as self esteem, anxiety, addiction, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want to heard someone to understand you.
Here are a few things we can support with: Depression, Low self-esteem, Anxiety, stress, panic attacks, Abuse and trauma, Sexuality and gender, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Addiction, Spirituality, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), Disability-related issues, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Hello, my name is Debbie part of Broadway Counselling services. I have a degree in Humanistic counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that you need support with. You may feel depressed, frustrated, discontent or issues such as self esteem, anxiety, addiction, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want to heard someone to understand you.
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Dr Danielle Drinkwater
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a parent looking for support for your child? Perhaps you have noticed that they are struggling in their daily life, that they no longer engage in hobbies or family activities, or that they are finding school difficult. Perhaps you are finding their behaviour difficult to manage and this is starting to impact the whole family. Or maybe you simply want to understand your child better. I work with a range of difficulties, from everyday problems through to more complex issues related to mental health and child development. There is no ‘one size fits all’ and I will adapt my approach to suit you, your child and your family.
Are you a parent looking for support for your child? Perhaps you have noticed that they are struggling in their daily life, that they no longer engage in hobbies or family activities, or that they are finding school difficult. Perhaps you are finding their behaviour difficult to manage and this is starting to impact the whole family. Or maybe you simply want to understand your child better. I work with a range of difficulties, from everyday problems through to more complex issues related to mental health and child development. There is no ‘one size fits all’ and I will adapt my approach to suit you, your child and your family.
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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.