Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Buckingham

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Anya Amrith
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham MK18
Are you finding life challenging? It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. Maybe there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work alongside clients using symbol and metaphor to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help people with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD/CPTSD, OCD and much more.
Are you finding life challenging? It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. Maybe there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work alongside clients using symbol and metaphor to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help people with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD/CPTSD, OCD and much more.
01280 733127 View 01280 733127
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Kimberley Bolton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
I work with adults and children aged 11yrs and over and have experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, and OCD.
At some point in our lives, we all encounter difficulties. We each have unique experiences of these struggles and at times they can feel overwhelming. You may seek therapy if you feel stressed, anxious or struggle with low mood. You might find yourself affected by current or past experiences. Difficulties related to your relationships, work, or homelife. It may be that you long for a calm, confidential space to be heard and understood. Counselling and psychotherapy can help wherever you are in your life.
I work with adults and children aged 11yrs and over and have experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, and OCD.
At some point in our lives, we all encounter difficulties. We each have unique experiences of these struggles and at times they can feel overwhelming. You may seek therapy if you feel stressed, anxious or struggle with low mood. You might find yourself affected by current or past experiences. Difficulties related to your relationships, work, or homelife. It may be that you long for a calm, confidential space to be heard and understood. Counselling and psychotherapy can help wherever you are in your life.
01296 327584 View 01296 327584
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Equine Enlightenment Psychological Services
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18  (Online Only)
Currently sessions are available online only. We are able to offer both short and long term therapy for a broad range of needs and goals. We can work together once weekly or more, for an hour or more, alternative weeks/ monthly and one off sessions. We tailor the therapy to your individual needs and goals, combining a structured professional approach that will feel comfortable and safe. As a team of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, we can offer a range of psychological approaches and evidence based therapy to support your healing. Click here to book: https://connect-bacp.wellola.com/organisation/728/bookingform
Currently sessions are available online only. We are able to offer both short and long term therapy for a broad range of needs and goals. We can work together once weekly or more, for an hour or more, alternative weeks/ monthly and one off sessions. We tailor the therapy to your individual needs and goals, combining a structured professional approach that will feel comfortable and safe. As a team of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, we can offer a range of psychological approaches and evidence based therapy to support your healing. Click here to book: https://connect-bacp.wellola.com/organisation/728/bookingform
07588 695348 View 07588 695348
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Dr Morvwen Duncan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Jenny Lam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm an experienced and fully accredited (by the BABCP) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I'm also a Clinical Supervisor with extensive experience supervising Trainee Clinical Psychologists, and Trainee/Qualified CBT Therapists. I've worked in the mental health sector since 2007 and have always been naturally impassionate about mental health. I've worked within the mental health charity sector, in Forensic Psychiatry, as a University Clinical Lecturer (training and supervising CBT Clinicians and Supervisors), in the private mental health sector and in the NHS as a CBT Psychotherapist,Clinical Supervisor and in leadership roles.
I'm an experienced and fully accredited (by the BABCP) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I'm also a Clinical Supervisor with extensive experience supervising Trainee Clinical Psychologists, and Trainee/Qualified CBT Therapists. I've worked in the mental health sector since 2007 and have always been naturally impassionate about mental health. I've worked within the mental health charity sector, in Forensic Psychiatry, as a University Clinical Lecturer (training and supervising CBT Clinicians and Supervisors), in the private mental health sector and in the NHS as a CBT Psychotherapist,Clinical Supervisor and in leadership roles.
01869 943692 View 01869 943692
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Sian Thrasher
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18  (Online Only)
CBT is a practical, present-focused and collaborative approach aimed at understanding problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. We will develop a list of personalised, time-limited treatment goals, and strategies for change. This approach can be used to help anyone, irrespective of ability, culture, race or gender.
CBT is a practical, present-focused and collaborative approach aimed at understanding problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. We will develop a list of personalised, time-limited treatment goals, and strategies for change. This approach can be used to help anyone, irrespective of ability, culture, race or gender.
01608 697318 View 01608 697318
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Laura Hans Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buckingham MK18
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
01908 103182 View 01908 103182
Photo of Paul Masters, MA, BPC, Psychotherapist
Paul Masters
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham MK18
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
020 3962 1621 View 020 3962 1621

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Dr Nicholas P Sarantakis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
His areas of expertise are centred around anxiety, OCD, depression, relational issues, working through life and personal identity crises and trauma using an integrative psychotherapy perspective.
Dr. Sarantakis is an integrative practitioner, meaning that he combines creatively different therapeutic modalities and he applies an individually-tailored approach to meet the needs of each unique client in a sensitive and compassionate manner. While the Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches, along with CBT, form the ground of his practice, he will often suggest and discuss with you interventions and tasks that derive from narrative exposure therapy, existential, or Emotion-Focused Therapy. Nicholas also has a 5-year-long professional training in psychodynamic group, family and couple therapy.
His areas of expertise are centred around anxiety, OCD, depression, relational issues, working through life and personal identity crises and trauma using an integrative psychotherapy perspective.
Dr. Sarantakis is an integrative practitioner, meaning that he combines creatively different therapeutic modalities and he applies an individually-tailored approach to meet the needs of each unique client in a sensitive and compassionate manner. While the Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches, along with CBT, form the ground of his practice, he will often suggest and discuss with you interventions and tasks that derive from narrative exposure therapy, existential, or Emotion-Focused Therapy. Nicholas also has a 5-year-long professional training in psychodynamic group, family and couple therapy.
01908 103912 View 01908 103912
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Smita Davé
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK5
OCD is my area of expertise and interest and have extensive experience with using CBT and ERP for OCD.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
OCD is my area of expertise and interest and have extensive experience with using CBT and ERP for OCD.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
07956 308774 View 07956 308774
Photo of Tom Spacek, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Tom Spacek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winslow MK18
I am a fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and supervisor. I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias). I have a special interest in applying mindfulness based and compassion-focused treatment across a range of psychological disorders.
I am a fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and supervisor. I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias). I have a special interest in applying mindfulness based and compassion-focused treatment across a range of psychological disorders.
01525 302717 View 01525 302717
Photo of Marta Helon, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Marta Helon
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK19
Not accepting new clients
I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem, eating disorders and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias).
I'm Marta, an experienced CBT and EMDR psychotherapist. Over many years of my clinical practice I have gained valuable knowledge of how our minds work and how sometimes they can be our greatest oppressors.
I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem, eating disorders and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias).
I'm Marta, an experienced CBT and EMDR psychotherapist. Over many years of my clinical practice I have gained valuable knowledge of how our minds work and how sometimes they can be our greatest oppressors.
01908 103439 View 01908 103439
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17  (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
Photo of Ewa (Eva) Kearl, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Ewa (Eva) Kearl
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bicester OX26
I have experience working with a wide variety of issues, including bereavement and loss, stress, depression, anger, fears, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, OCD, relationships, eating disorders, unwanted habits, self-harm, low self-esteem, confidence, motivation, addiction, abuse, trauma.
I am Qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, dedicated to helping every individual thrive in their own way, according to their specific need. Tailored to each individual I use varieties of therapeutic treatments including Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analyses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), also relaxation techniques.
I have experience working with a wide variety of issues, including bereavement and loss, stress, depression, anger, fears, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, OCD, relationships, eating disorders, unwanted habits, self-harm, low self-esteem, confidence, motivation, addiction, abuse, trauma.
I am Qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, dedicated to helping every individual thrive in their own way, according to their specific need. Tailored to each individual I use varieties of therapeutic treatments including Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analyses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), also relaxation techniques.
01869 943671 View 01869 943671
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Healing Hope Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
Hello and welcome to a little about me in your search to find the right counsellor. I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working with both adults and young people (12+) in Central Milton Keynes. You may be here for one reason or several, but what ever brings you I will provide a space that is accepting, warm and open for you to decide how much you want to share and when. The counselling path needs to be one that is done at your pace, in a way that is comfortable for you. I can use a number of different tools to help you work through difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self esteem difficulties, loss and trauma.
Hello and welcome to a little about me in your search to find the right counsellor. I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working with both adults and young people (12+) in Central Milton Keynes. You may be here for one reason or several, but what ever brings you I will provide a space that is accepting, warm and open for you to decide how much you want to share and when. The counselling path needs to be one that is done at your pace, in a way that is comfortable for you. I can use a number of different tools to help you work through difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self esteem difficulties, loss and trauma.
01908 103670 View 01908 103670
Photo of Dr Alessia Price, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Alessia Price
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brackley NN13
I am a qualified clinical psychologist, accredited by the HCPC, drawing on a range of psychological models to help individuals live more fully and I hope suffer less. My main focus is one-to-one support as well as couple and family work with the aim of working together to make life more positive, bearable, and fun. I also offer comprehensive and highly skilled cognitive assessments for children and adults, and assessments of Learning Disabilities in adults over the age of 18. My passion lies in supporting people to understand themselves better in order to achieve their objectives and maximise quality of life.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist, accredited by the HCPC, drawing on a range of psychological models to help individuals live more fully and I hope suffer less. My main focus is one-to-one support as well as couple and family work with the aim of working together to make life more positive, bearable, and fun. I also offer comprehensive and highly skilled cognitive assessments for children and adults, and assessments of Learning Disabilities in adults over the age of 18. My passion lies in supporting people to understand themselves better in order to achieve their objectives and maximise quality of life.
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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
01908 015911 View 01908 015911
Photo of Dr Grace Major, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Grace Major
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK8
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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Photo of Karen Dinmore Mbacp Accrediterd Mncs, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Karen Dinmore Mbacp Accrediterd Mncs
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratton Audley OX27
Advance Therapy offers professional counselling to a wide range of clients, working in line with the Ethics of the BACP. British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy . Sessions are 50 mins £50.00. Client may have as few or as many sessions as they feel appropriate
Advance Therapy offers professional counselling to a wide range of clients, working in line with the Ethics of the BACP. British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy . Sessions are 50 mins £50.00. Client may have as few or as many sessions as they feel appropriate
01869 227131 View 01869 227131
Photo of Coral-Lee Laurence, MBACP, Counsellor
Coral-Lee Laurence
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK11  (Online Only)
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
01525 664382 View 01525 664382

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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.