Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Dagenham

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Nishat Ahmed Senior Cbt Therapist Emdr Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM8
“A good therapist is someone who joins you in your deepest darkness with a flashlight to help you find your way out”.—————————————————————— CBT and EMDR for Depressive or Anxiety disorders. Incorporating techniques of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness for an integrative therapeutic experience. ———————————————————Problems and difficulties I work with: Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Panic, OCD, Health Anxiety, PTSD and trauma, Phobias, FND, Dissociative Disorders and more. —————————————————————-——- I am currently a senior clinician specialising in Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital
“A good therapist is someone who joins you in your deepest darkness with a flashlight to help you find your way out”.—————————————————————— CBT and EMDR for Depressive or Anxiety disorders. Incorporating techniques of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness for an integrative therapeutic experience. ———————————————————Problems and difficulties I work with: Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Panic, OCD, Health Anxiety, PTSD and trauma, Phobias, FND, Dissociative Disorders and more. —————————————————————-——- I am currently a senior clinician specialising in Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital
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Nick Watts Online Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM9
Therapy to me, is a careful and friendly endeavour intended to help you to consider your past and present, to help you find happiness, meaning and purpose in your life and relationships. It is meant to help you develop your own healing from within, to help you understand your own history, to discover new or hidden aspects to yourself, and to develop new ways of living more appropriately to how you best see yourself. I don't think that therapy should ever be scripted nor rushed. The creating of a strong and trustful bond is needed to be able to confront and consider the more painful or difficult aspects of one's life.
Therapy to me, is a careful and friendly endeavour intended to help you to consider your past and present, to help you find happiness, meaning and purpose in your life and relationships. It is meant to help you develop your own healing from within, to help you understand your own history, to discover new or hidden aspects to yourself, and to develop new ways of living more appropriately to how you best see yourself. I don't think that therapy should ever be scripted nor rushed. The creating of a strong and trustful bond is needed to be able to confront and consider the more painful or difficult aspects of one's life.
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Jodie Marie Brien
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM8
My name is Jodie, I am a fully qualified, trained integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I have experience working with Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, Couples and various mental health issues. My passion is collaborating with my clients to help explore possibilities and recognise their full potential. My focus is to facilitate individuals find the best outcome or solutions to their own unique issues. I do this by providing and open-minded space to feel heard, with no judgement.
My name is Jodie, I am a fully qualified, trained integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I have experience working with Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, Couples and various mental health issues. My passion is collaborating with my clients to help explore possibilities and recognise their full potential. My focus is to facilitate individuals find the best outcome or solutions to their own unique issues. I do this by providing and open-minded space to feel heard, with no judgement.
020 3910 8259 View 020 3910 8259
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Jon Costello
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM8
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
020 3826 8039 View 020 3826 8039
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Patricia O'Connor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dagenham RM10  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can get overwhelming, and you need to talk things through with someone independent of friends and family. You may have lost someone you love, be uncertain about the future, or you may not be sure why you are feeling the way you do. Whatever the reason I can offer that support to help you through your different needs and challenges.
Sometimes life can get overwhelming, and you need to talk things through with someone independent of friends and family. You may have lost someone you love, be uncertain about the future, or you may not be sure why you are feeling the way you do. Whatever the reason I can offer that support to help you through your different needs and challenges.
01923 695026 View 01923 695026
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Jackie Meyer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM10
I have been working as a qualified & accredited Therapist for 15years, I offer a safe place where confidentiality is agreed, my values are offering a non-judgemental attitude, honest, and caring, trust enables the therapeutic relationship to build, which enables you to explore issues on a deep level. Through exploring issues, reflecting and eventually letting go, you are able to set new goals and build a better quality of life. This can be an empowering experience and help build your self esteem and confidence and access your power within, this starts the process of believing in self, "Self belief is everything”
I have been working as a qualified & accredited Therapist for 15years, I offer a safe place where confidentiality is agreed, my values are offering a non-judgemental attitude, honest, and caring, trust enables the therapeutic relationship to build, which enables you to explore issues on a deep level. Through exploring issues, reflecting and eventually letting go, you are able to set new goals and build a better quality of life. This can be an empowering experience and help build your self esteem and confidence and access your power within, this starts the process of believing in self, "Self belief is everything”
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Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM8
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
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Shahanara Begum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM10
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
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Molly Lawrence-Adekola
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM10
I am an integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 10 years clinical experience of working in the NHS, voluntary organisations and private practice. I have extensive training in a range of different approaches ; this gives me a choice of ways of helping you and adapting my approach to best meet your individual needs. I have worked effectively with a broad range of clients from various background with their issues and treatment of different psychological disorders and help people identify the causes of problem; reduce symptoms ; advance self-understanding ; improve relationships and live more fully.
I am an integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 10 years clinical experience of working in the NHS, voluntary organisations and private practice. I have extensive training in a range of different approaches ; this gives me a choice of ways of helping you and adapting my approach to best meet your individual needs. I have worked effectively with a broad range of clients from various background with their issues and treatment of different psychological disorders and help people identify the causes of problem; reduce symptoms ; advance self-understanding ; improve relationships and live more fully.
01634 949992 View 01634 949992
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Shivani Sidapra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM10
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
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Lorraine Alison Faisal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dagenham RM10
How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years have you spent wanting to change the way you live your life? How many different methods have you tried to silence your inner critic ? But failed because self doubt, guilt, anger, shame, procrastination or fear has kept you psychologically paralysed? How many times have you told yourself that you are going to stop your self destructive behaviour, only to find yourself embroiled in the same self defeating habits the next day, week or month? Do you see yourself ebbing further and further away from your life goals, dreams and ambitions?
How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years have you spent wanting to change the way you live your life? How many different methods have you tried to silence your inner critic ? But failed because self doubt, guilt, anger, shame, procrastination or fear has kept you psychologically paralysed? How many times have you told yourself that you are going to stop your self destructive behaviour, only to find yourself embroiled in the same self defeating habits the next day, week or month? Do you see yourself ebbing further and further away from your life goals, dreams and ambitions?
01708 983522 View 01708 983522
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Claire Douglas
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dagenham RM10
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
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ukassurance Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barking IG11
My therapy/counselling offers hope to anybody who wants to change life-long problems and move on in the following areas; Feelings of depression, anxiety disorders, Low self-esteem, OCD, IBS, Insomnia, GAD, Concerns about your relationships at home or work, Feelings of loneliness, Physical problems with no clear physical cause, Finding there is no meaning in life; Suffering from trauma, or abuse whether past or present; Addictions (sexual, drugs, and alcohol, ). I also provide marriage and pre-marital counselling using prepared Enrich programme.
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Jades Counselling Service
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
I am a fully trained and highly qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor, registered with the BACP demonstrating a superior level of training and expertise. I have over 10 years experience & I am a successful author fully trained in bereavement, depression & anxiety, couples therapy, troubled relationships, childhood abuse, trauma, suicidal thoughts & self harm. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. I use neuroscience to help you gain a full understanding of the workings of your brain gaining control over your emotions & behaviours & have more fulfilling relationships and experiences in your life that you so truly deserve.
I am a fully trained and highly qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor, registered with the BACP demonstrating a superior level of training and expertise. I have over 10 years experience & I am a successful author fully trained in bereavement, depression & anxiety, couples therapy, troubled relationships, childhood abuse, trauma, suicidal thoughts & self harm. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. I use neuroscience to help you gain a full understanding of the workings of your brain gaining control over your emotions & behaviours & have more fulfilling relationships and experiences in your life that you so truly deserve.
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Hu Clarke - LifeTrain
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romford RM1
I am committed to providing individual and relationship therapy and/or group support in a safe and non-biased environment, where clients can feel free to be open and share any puzzles or dilemma in their lives, knowing that they will be supported to unpack, explore and formulate an understanding, with action(s) for moving things forward. My work is either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the ultimate aim to enable clients to enhance and enrich their life, so that they can live a more fulfilled and satisfying one.
I am committed to providing individual and relationship therapy and/or group support in a safe and non-biased environment, where clients can feel free to be open and share any puzzles or dilemma in their lives, knowing that they will be supported to unpack, explore and formulate an understanding, with action(s) for moving things forward. My work is either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the ultimate aim to enable clients to enhance and enrich their life, so that they can live a more fulfilled and satisfying one.
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Irena Grgona
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3  (Online Only)
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Dr Sharmin Aktar
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Ilford IG3
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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.