Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Chigwell

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Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
07588 683393 View 07588 683393
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Deepak Shantilal Sankhla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
020 4538 3009 View 020 4538 3009
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Pippa Moye
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
I specialise in male psychology, understanding that men face particular challenges and process things differently from women. I support men and women in addiction recovery, those in suicidal crisis and other distress such as trauma, bereavement, OCD or panic attacks. I combine counselling theory with coaching skills, using several models which can be adapted to your individual needs. We work together and adjust the process as we go along. I can change how I work as your awareness develops and different issues come up. I can help you to refine your goals, learn new strategies, get free of old baggage, and create a path forward.
I specialise in male psychology, understanding that men face particular challenges and process things differently from women. I support men and women in addiction recovery, those in suicidal crisis and other distress such as trauma, bereavement, OCD or panic attacks. I combine counselling theory with coaching skills, using several models which can be adapted to your individual needs. We work together and adjust the process as we go along. I can change how I work as your awareness develops and different issues come up. I can help you to refine your goals, learn new strategies, get free of old baggage, and create a path forward.
020 4538 2602 View 020 4538 2602
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Jane Lewis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
Are you experiencing anxiety that doesn't seem to go away? Do you feel worried about your relationship with others and how they treat you? Do you struggle with trusting others that you relate to and sometimes feel that the relationship is not focused on you but always just on those you relate with? Would you feel comfortable talking about these issues in a safe and comfortable environment that is focused on helping you come to your true confident and fulfilled self ? Then you have come to the the right therapist
Are you experiencing anxiety that doesn't seem to go away? Do you feel worried about your relationship with others and how they treat you? Do you struggle with trusting others that you relate to and sometimes feel that the relationship is not focused on you but always just on those you relate with? Would you feel comfortable talking about these issues in a safe and comfortable environment that is focused on helping you come to your true confident and fulfilled self ? Then you have come to the the right therapist
020 3985 5852 View 020 3985 5852
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Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
07480 821478 View 07480 821478
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Abigail Louise Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
Confidential, warm and friendly. I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, the effects of abuse and other issues. My aim is to help support clients in bringing back the happiness, confidence, normality and strength to their lives. I operate my private practice in Buckhurst Hill, offering both individual, couples and family counselling. Using the person centred approach I aim to build rapport with my clients and empathise with them using a compassionate and nurturing style.
Confidential, warm and friendly. I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, the effects of abuse and other issues. My aim is to help support clients in bringing back the happiness, confidence, normality and strength to their lives. I operate my private practice in Buckhurst Hill, offering both individual, couples and family counselling. Using the person centred approach I aim to build rapport with my clients and empathise with them using a compassionate and nurturing style.
07403 935119 View 07403 935119
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Anthony John Manning
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
07400 291012 View 07400 291012
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Simon Good
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
With over 25 years of experience in clinical work and 20 years of expertise in supervising and teaching psychotherapy and counselling, I have a strong track record of success. For the past 10 years, I have served as the head of Training at a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited program, where I developed the curriculum and helped expand the course into a self-sustaining charity. Alongside my role as a supervisor at top training institutions in London, I also maintain a private practice. Additionally, I am a recognized training analyst for Doctoral students at both Exeter and Essex universities.
With over 25 years of experience in clinical work and 20 years of expertise in supervising and teaching psychotherapy and counselling, I have a strong track record of success. For the past 10 years, I have served as the head of Training at a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited program, where I developed the curriculum and helped expand the course into a self-sustaining charity. Alongside my role as a supervisor at top training institutions in London, I also maintain a private practice. Additionally, I am a recognized training analyst for Doctoral students at both Exeter and Essex universities.
07480 534347 View 07480 534347
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Talking Therapy Time
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chigwell IG7
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
020 3835 2686 View 020 3835 2686
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Ocd Anxiety Low Self-Esteem. Joshua Munn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chigwell IG7
Do you struggle with negative patterns of thinking, such as worrying, overthinking, dwelling or being self-critical? Or do you find yourself people pleasing, procrastinating and holding yourself back in life? If so, please pop me a message and then we can arrange an initial consultation. I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
Do you struggle with negative patterns of thinking, such as worrying, overthinking, dwelling or being self-critical? Or do you find yourself people pleasing, procrastinating and holding yourself back in life? If so, please pop me a message and then we can arrange an initial consultation. I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
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Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
01708 987264 View 01708 987264
Photo of Paige Lewin, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Paige Lewin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
01992 662135 View 01992 662135
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One -&- One
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chigwell IG7
‘We all need someone to talk to some of the time’ and across the multi-dimensional layers of personality and global connectedness, to be human means we will be faced with situations and events during our lifetime that we believe a hundred percent, we will have little or no chance of sorting out or finding solutions to. The truism is there are always solutions, some more easily achievable and likeable, others less so. Nonetheless these too are solutions and place ALL at the doorway of all possibility. The wisdom then is to stand in the doorway to commence the healing transformations of finding answers and pathways towards resolution.
‘We all need someone to talk to some of the time’ and across the multi-dimensional layers of personality and global connectedness, to be human means we will be faced with situations and events during our lifetime that we believe a hundred percent, we will have little or no chance of sorting out or finding solutions to. The truism is there are always solutions, some more easily achievable and likeable, others less so. Nonetheless these too are solutions and place ALL at the doorway of all possibility. The wisdom then is to stand in the doorway to commence the healing transformations of finding answers and pathways towards resolution.
020 3984 9227 View 020 3984 9227
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Shahanara Begum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
Are you someone who is feeling stuck or alone, struggling with depression or anxiety? Sometimes we go through low points in life and need some support to get through it. I offer a non-judgemental and a confidential space for all my clients. I work with my clients to heal from traumatic/painful experiences. I help clients to learn to value themselves, increase their self-worth and being their authentic selves. Whether your goal is to overcome depression/anxiety, or feel like you've lost direction in life, I will endeavour to assist you to reach your goal. I am in my late 40's and have also been through my own healing journey.
Are you someone who is feeling stuck or alone, struggling with depression or anxiety? Sometimes we go through low points in life and need some support to get through it. I offer a non-judgemental and a confidential space for all my clients. I work with my clients to heal from traumatic/painful experiences. I help clients to learn to value themselves, increase their self-worth and being their authentic selves. Whether your goal is to overcome depression/anxiety, or feel like you've lost direction in life, I will endeavour to assist you to reach your goal. I am in my late 40's and have also been through my own healing journey.
07479 272344 View 07479 272344
Photo of Shivani Sidapra, MBACP, Counsellor
Shivani Sidapra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, divorce, breakup, family issues or loss, counselling can be incredibly helpful and healing. We all require some support at a stage in our lives, and feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost is nothing to feel ashamed of, but can leave you wanting and searching for more. Helping to raise awareness of your experience in the present, I can facilitate and support your process towards developing a new unique perspective. I believe by incorporating the cognitive, physical and emotional experience, we can reach a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, divorce, breakup, family issues or loss, counselling can be incredibly helpful and healing. We all require some support at a stage in our lives, and feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost is nothing to feel ashamed of, but can leave you wanting and searching for more. Helping to raise awareness of your experience in the present, I can facilitate and support your process towards developing a new unique perspective. I believe by incorporating the cognitive, physical and emotional experience, we can reach a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves.
07449 014906 View 07449 014906
Photo of Cricieli Zanesco, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Cricieli Zanesco
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and together, we can work to overcome the current issues you are facing so that you can live a better life. Beyond the mental health knowledge I bring on board I aim to offer a safe, trustworthy and culturally sensitive presence in the sessions. I have worked with a variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, emotional and cultural issues, trauma, PTSD, low self-esteem, abuse, loss, difficult life events and stress.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and together, we can work to overcome the current issues you are facing so that you can live a better life. Beyond the mental health knowledge I bring on board I aim to offer a safe, trustworthy and culturally sensitive presence in the sessions. I have worked with a variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, emotional and cultural issues, trauma, PTSD, low self-esteem, abuse, loss, difficult life events and stress.
01245 943109 View 01245 943109
Photo of Daniela Pahontu, MSc, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Daniela Pahontu
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
I love working with people and I enjoy helping them. I believe that each human being is capable of making changes in his/her life if he/she wants to. I am willing to help people to increase their self-awareness, to find their skills, motivation and willpower to set their goals and fulfil their dreams. I am an Accredited BACP counsellor (MBACP).
I love working with people and I enjoy helping them. I believe that each human being is capable of making changes in his/her life if he/she wants to. I am willing to help people to increase their self-awareness, to find their skills, motivation and willpower to set their goals and fulfil their dreams. I am an Accredited BACP counsellor (MBACP).
07481 343901 View 07481 343901
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Mary Mulherin
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chigwell IG7
Hi, I'm Mary (she/her), I'm passionate about supporting people with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and relationship issues. Is your mind constantly racing, worrying whether you said or did the right thing? Wondering if people like you? Did you make the right decision? Do you find yourself beating yourself up when you feel like you've got something wrong and find it hard to let go of things. Maybe you find it hard to stand up for yourself. Life can be so overwhelming sometimes we can feel like we don't want to be here. It's exhausting isn't it! I'm guessing you're here because you're fed up and want something to change. I can help you.
Hi, I'm Mary (she/her), I'm passionate about supporting people with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and relationship issues. Is your mind constantly racing, worrying whether you said or did the right thing? Wondering if people like you? Did you make the right decision? Do you find yourself beating yourself up when you feel like you've got something wrong and find it hard to let go of things. Maybe you find it hard to stand up for yourself. Life can be so overwhelming sometimes we can feel like we don't want to be here. It's exhausting isn't it! I'm guessing you're here because you're fed up and want something to change. I can help you.
01245 950493 View 01245 950493
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Heera Singh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
01708 963965 View 01708 963965

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Photo of Tanya Oosthuyzen, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Tanya Oosthuyzen
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E18  (Online Only)
Although I work with all forms of psychological distress and clinical disorders I hold a special interest & expertise in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma & complex PTSD, sexual health, life-transitions & bereavement.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - perhaps I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
Although I work with all forms of psychological distress and clinical disorders I hold a special interest & expertise in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma & complex PTSD, sexual health, life-transitions & bereavement.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - perhaps I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
01423 648724 View 01423 648724

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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.