Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Canterbury

Photo of Anna-Marie Taylor, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Anna-Marie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
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Beth Lindsay West
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I help adults struggling with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; anxiety, panic attacks, depression, overwhelming feelings, phobias, OCD, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few .
I am a qualified CBT therapist. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving. I can help you manage distressing emotions by changing your unhealthy thought patterns and replacing any unhelpful, destructive and self-sabotaging behaviours you may have developed with healthy, helpful practices. My approach is to help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of self-respect and recognise you are stronger than you think.
I help adults struggling with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; anxiety, panic attacks, depression, overwhelming feelings, phobias, OCD, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few .
I am a qualified CBT therapist. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving. I can help you manage distressing emotions by changing your unhealthy thought patterns and replacing any unhelpful, destructive and self-sabotaging behaviours you may have developed with healthy, helpful practices. My approach is to help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of self-respect and recognise you are stronger than you think.
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Rebecca Brough
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
I offer assessment and psychological therapy to individuals and couples across the adult lifespan. I have particular expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, bereavement and grief, anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, health issues, work related stress and burnout, ADHD, eating issues, interpersonal, attachment and relationship difficulties. I am trained in and can offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches. I tailor therapy to your individual needs helping you to make sense of your difficulties and to find new ways of being that help you thrive. I predominantly use CAT, EMDR, CBT and neuroscience based mind-body approaches.
I offer assessment and psychological therapy to individuals and couples across the adult lifespan. I have particular expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, bereavement and grief, anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, health issues, work related stress and burnout, ADHD, eating issues, interpersonal, attachment and relationship difficulties. I am trained in and can offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches. I tailor therapy to your individual needs helping you to make sense of your difficulties and to find new ways of being that help you thrive. I predominantly use CAT, EMDR, CBT and neuroscience based mind-body approaches.
01227 538079 View 01227 538079
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Dr. Helen Neame
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
My doctoral thesis was on trauma and I currently specialise in difficulties linked to trauma such as bereavement, Obsessive compulsive difficulties, anxieties, hoarding, relationship difficulties, etc.
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 15 years experience, I am also an accredited EMDR practitioner and a creative arts therapist. I use various techniques to help my clients process and heal their difficulties. tSee my website: myembodiedpsyche.com. I also offer small group (2-4 people) therapy using the deeply grounding and healing powers of clay therapy - the cost per session for group therapy is reduced to £30 per session.
My doctoral thesis was on trauma and I currently specialise in difficulties linked to trauma such as bereavement, Obsessive compulsive difficulties, anxieties, hoarding, relationship difficulties, etc.
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 15 years experience, I am also an accredited EMDR practitioner and a creative arts therapist. I use various techniques to help my clients process and heal their difficulties. tSee my website: myembodiedpsyche.com. I also offer small group (2-4 people) therapy using the deeply grounding and healing powers of clay therapy - the cost per session for group therapy is reduced to £30 per session.
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Photo of Giorgia Cagnoli, Psychologist in Canterbury, England
Giorgia Cagnoli
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in a variety of NHS and private settings. I predominantly work with adults and adolescents and I treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and personality disorders. I support people who struggle with mental health difficulties and feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns, and I help them to achieve their best potential. My special interests are relational difficulties, neurodiversity, traumas and emotion regulation.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in a variety of NHS and private settings. I predominantly work with adults and adolescents and I treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and personality disorders. I support people who struggle with mental health difficulties and feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns, and I help them to achieve their best potential. My special interests are relational difficulties, neurodiversity, traumas and emotion regulation.
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Deon van Zyl
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I see clients with a range of difficulties across the lifespan who find themselves in psychological distress and are looking for an understanding and solution to their difficulties. These difficulties may have been lifelong or more recently acquired. They may be showing clinical symptoms such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, or OCD as a result. They may want longer term therapy to work on themselves more deeply or they may want short term therapy that is focussed on resolving more specific issues.
I see clients with a range of difficulties across the lifespan who find themselves in psychological distress and are looking for an understanding and solution to their difficulties. These difficulties may have been lifelong or more recently acquired. They may be showing clinical symptoms such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, or OCD as a result. They may want longer term therapy to work on themselves more deeply or they may want short term therapy that is focussed on resolving more specific issues.
01732 928071 View 01732 928071
Photo of Michaela Ann Gaffney, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Michaela Ann Gaffney
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Mindfulness to help settle your mind, including OCD and childhood difficulties.
Great, you have already taken the first steps for you. I am not the expert on you, you are. I am here to support and explore with you what you maybe finding difficult or just not feeling Ok. This may be in your relationships, in your physical body or you are finding both these things are overwhelming sometimes. Together we can wonder, ponder and educate ourselves and understand, why? Then we can make a strategy and build on your already available resilience (you are here remember), and improve this together. This maybe just a few sessions, sometimes just one or a little longer if you need this.
Mindfulness to help settle your mind, including OCD and childhood difficulties.
Great, you have already taken the first steps for you. I am not the expert on you, you are. I am here to support and explore with you what you maybe finding difficult or just not feeling Ok. This may be in your relationships, in your physical body or you are finding both these things are overwhelming sometimes. Together we can wonder, ponder and educate ourselves and understand, why? Then we can make a strategy and build on your already available resilience (you are here remember), and improve this together. This maybe just a few sessions, sometimes just one or a little longer if you need this.
07480 778404 View 07480 778404
Photo of Michelle Painter, Psychologist in Canterbury, England
Michelle Painter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I am a compassionate and approachable Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience of working in mental health, both in the NHS and in private practice. I work with adolescents and adults who are seeking expert psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of mental health difficulties (e.g.anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem, relationship problems, bullying, OCD, psychosis, bipolar disorder, self-harm, regulation of emotions, trauma or stemming from being autistic or having difficulties with attention, organisation and/or hyperactivity (ADHD). I also provide adult ADHD assessments.
I am a compassionate and approachable Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience of working in mental health, both in the NHS and in private practice. I work with adolescents and adults who are seeking expert psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of mental health difficulties (e.g.anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem, relationship problems, bullying, OCD, psychosis, bipolar disorder, self-harm, regulation of emotions, trauma or stemming from being autistic or having difficulties with attention, organisation and/or hyperactivity (ADHD). I also provide adult ADHD assessments.
01843 265423 View 01843 265423
Photo of Jane Gore, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Jane Gore
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
01227 949755 View 01227 949755
Photo of Helen Hadlow, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Helen Hadlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I hold a BA(Hons) in integrative relational counselling and a registered member of BACP. I have a number of years of experience working in the charity and private sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. ​ At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a space where you can come to breathe, to be, and find unconditional acceptance, positive reflection and discover alternative narratives and perspectives for yourself. A relationship that enables that to occur, allows for the development of self-awareness, self- acceptance, hope and healing.
I hold a BA(Hons) in integrative relational counselling and a registered member of BACP. I have a number of years of experience working in the charity and private sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. ​ At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a space where you can come to breathe, to be, and find unconditional acceptance, positive reflection and discover alternative narratives and perspectives for yourself. A relationship that enables that to occur, allows for the development of self-awareness, self- acceptance, hope and healing.
01227 931091 View 01227 931091
Photo of Selina Pryor, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Selina Pryor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
01227 947993 View 01227 947993
Photo of Chris Zacharia, Psychologist in Canterbury, England
Chris Zacharia
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Dr Zacharia is a specialist in the following areas: . Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties . Emotional underpinnings of Learning Difficulties . Anxiety . Stress, Work Issues. Depression . Low confidence . Low Self-esteem . Grief & Loss
Dr Zacharia is a specialist in the following areas: . Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties . Emotional underpinnings of Learning Difficulties . Anxiety . Stress, Work Issues. Depression . Low confidence . Low Self-esteem . Grief & Loss
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Photo of Dr Georgie Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Dr Georgie Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
01227 931714 View 01227 931714
Photo of Aurora Therapy Centre, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
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Photo of Janey Sutton, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Janey Sutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
01227 936518 View 01227 936518
Photo of Nikolett Megyeri, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Nikolett Megyeri
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Have you ever felt that nobody really gets you? Have you ever been thinking I just do not fit in? If only someone would understand you! I know how lonely that can feel. When we find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again despite following advice from our family or friends, its time to reach out to someone who can give you a better understanding why do we make the choices we make and how can we break the cycle of bad decisions.
Have you ever felt that nobody really gets you? Have you ever been thinking I just do not fit in? If only someone would understand you! I know how lonely that can feel. When we find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again despite following advice from our family or friends, its time to reach out to someone who can give you a better understanding why do we make the choices we make and how can we break the cycle of bad decisions.
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Photo of Hannah Joy Fellowes, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Hannah Joy Fellowes
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello and welcome to this page. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy I offer a safe, confidential space for you to speak freely and be listened to fully. I have a wealth of experience working with all kinds of mental health issues in many different settings, including charities and the NHS. This means I am used to working with complexity and a large variety of presenting issues. My approach is holistic and I take into account many factors in formulating a way for us to work effectively and collaboratively together.
Hello and welcome to this page. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy I offer a safe, confidential space for you to speak freely and be listened to fully. I have a wealth of experience working with all kinds of mental health issues in many different settings, including charities and the NHS. This means I am used to working with complexity and a large variety of presenting issues. My approach is holistic and I take into account many factors in formulating a way for us to work effectively and collaboratively together.
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Photo of Holly McCulloch, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Holly McCulloch
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
01227 230967 View 01227 230967
Photo of Jenny Blain Counselling & Clinical Supervision , Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Jenny Blain Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
01227 538061 View 01227 538061
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The Canterbury Hope Foundation
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Psychoanalytical Psychoanalysis and Integrative Counselling: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible.  This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship.  His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me.  Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled."  Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
Psychoanalytical Psychoanalysis and Integrative Counselling: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible.  This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship.  His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me.  Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled."  Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
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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.