Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in East Molesey

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Judith Pearmain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East Molesey KT8
It may be that you have something specific you want to talk about, you may want to calm the negative thoughts that are going around your head or you may be looking to find help for someone you care about. Perhaps when you just want someone who will listen to you, a space to off-load where there is no worry about saying the wrong thing, the fear of being judged or where feeling like you are being an imposition. I am here to help you when you are ready to take the next step.
It may be that you have something specific you want to talk about, you may want to calm the negative thoughts that are going around your head or you may be looking to find help for someone you care about. Perhaps when you just want someone who will listen to you, a space to off-load where there is no worry about saying the wrong thing, the fear of being judged or where feeling like you are being an imposition. I am here to help you when you are ready to take the next step.
020 7101 7761 View 020 7101 7761
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Aldona Olchanowska
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
East Molesey KT8
Hello, I am Aldona. You are here so maybe it means you are thinking about counselling or psychotherapy. Investing in mental health is as important as physical. Anybody can benefit from therapy no matter what age or gender you are. It can be very rewarding because it helps you be the person you want to be. In these times of uncertainty, uneasy economic and political situation; isolation, bereavement and also historic emotional issues could be experienced more frequently and intensively. Difficulties experienced for a prolonged time can lead to somatic problems. “A good life is a process, not a state of being" (Carl Rogers)
Hello, I am Aldona. You are here so maybe it means you are thinking about counselling or psychotherapy. Investing in mental health is as important as physical. Anybody can benefit from therapy no matter what age or gender you are. It can be very rewarding because it helps you be the person you want to be. In these times of uncertainty, uneasy economic and political situation; isolation, bereavement and also historic emotional issues could be experienced more frequently and intensively. Difficulties experienced for a prolonged time can lead to somatic problems. “A good life is a process, not a state of being" (Carl Rogers)
020 3962 1014 View 020 3962 1014
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The Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
East Molesey KT8
We can all have difficulties in everyday life and encounter problems that we simply find hard to cope with alone. You may feel worried, anxious, low, confused, isolated or may be experience difficulties in relationships. You may be suffering from feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, or maybe you are just feeling sad. When these feelings and thoughts persist and become overwhelming it may be difficult to know which way to turn.
We can all have difficulties in everyday life and encounter problems that we simply find hard to cope with alone. You may feel worried, anxious, low, confused, isolated or may be experience difficulties in relationships. You may be suffering from feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, or maybe you are just feeling sad. When these feelings and thoughts persist and become overwhelming it may be difficult to know which way to turn.
07480 486415 View 07480 486415
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Jayne Coates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East Molesey KT8
Feeling low? Not sure why? Or maybe you know why but not sure what to do about it. Either way, I am here to help you work through this difficult time. It takes courage to reach out and ask for support so it is important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to help you reflect on your personal experiences, develop self-awareness and make the changes you are looking for, to obtain a more fulfilling life. Asking for support is not admitting you can't cope, it's about looking for ways to help you cope.
Feeling low? Not sure why? Or maybe you know why but not sure what to do about it. Either way, I am here to help you work through this difficult time. It takes courage to reach out and ask for support so it is important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to help you reflect on your personal experiences, develop self-awareness and make the changes you are looking for, to obtain a more fulfilling life. Asking for support is not admitting you can't cope, it's about looking for ways to help you cope.
01372 235285 View 01372 235285
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Christine Houghton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
East Molesey KT8
I tailor my approach to suit each particular individual's circumstances and issues. I have over 25 years post qualification experience in psychotherapy and counselling and I see people with a range of issues and work both short and long term.
I tailor my approach to suit each particular individual's circumstances and issues. I have over 25 years post qualification experience in psychotherapy and counselling and I see people with a range of issues and work both short and long term.
01372 233932 View 01372 233932
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Helen Caro
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East Molesey KT8
I am fully qualified Integrative Relational Counsellor. This means that I draw upon a variety of skills and approaches depending on what your needs and personality requires. Above all else, I believe that it is the relationship between you and I that will offer the best opportunity for change. I see clients with a wide range of issues and rest assured no matter how big or small the problem seems to you, you will be treated with warmth and respect. Some of the challenges I work with include: Anxiety, Depression, General low mood, Bereavement, Low self-confidence and self-esteem and stress. This list is by no means exhaustive.
I am fully qualified Integrative Relational Counsellor. This means that I draw upon a variety of skills and approaches depending on what your needs and personality requires. Above all else, I believe that it is the relationship between you and I that will offer the best opportunity for change. I see clients with a wide range of issues and rest assured no matter how big or small the problem seems to you, you will be treated with warmth and respect. Some of the challenges I work with include: Anxiety, Depression, General low mood, Bereavement, Low self-confidence and self-esteem and stress. This list is by no means exhaustive.
07593 511810 View 07593 511810
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Iris Osk Gudsteinsdottir
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East Molesey KT8
You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out, well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and to support you with what you want to work through. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will endeavour to work with you so that you can work through your obstacles and reach the outcome you are hoping to achieve.
You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out, well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and to support you with what you want to work through. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will endeavour to work with you so that you can work through your obstacles and reach the outcome you are hoping to achieve.
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Peter Klein
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Teddington TW11
Welcome to my profile page. I am specialized in treating problems such as Stress,Worry, Anxiety, Psychosis, Depression and OCD. I emphasise the use of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies as these offer a wealth of scientific evidence backing their effectiveness. When getting to know you, I very much emphasize getting an individual picture of your concerns in order to tailor a treatment program towards you. This entails that you will get to know psychotherapeutic principles and techniques that are adapted specifically towards you. The gained knowledge will aid in helping you address your problems in a direct and pragmatic manner.
Welcome to my profile page. I am specialized in treating problems such as Stress,Worry, Anxiety, Psychosis, Depression and OCD. I emphasise the use of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies as these offer a wealth of scientific evidence backing their effectiveness. When getting to know you, I very much emphasize getting an individual picture of your concerns in order to tailor a treatment program towards you. This entails that you will get to know psychotherapeutic principles and techniques that are adapted specifically towards you. The gained knowledge will aid in helping you address your problems in a direct and pragmatic manner.
01748 902453 View 01748 902453
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Matthew Frank Gould
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Teddington TW11
I am experienced working with evidence based treatments for anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety, shyness, phobia, health anxiety and OCD.
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
I am experienced working with evidence based treatments for anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety, shyness, phobia, health anxiety and OCD.
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
020 4538 4899 View 020 4538 4899
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Tara O'Donoghue- Homebased Talking therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Teddington TW11
I am a Senior Psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT). Specialities include assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, such as OCD, BDD, body image, phobias and depressive episodes. I work with you to understand family systems and break cycles. Previous positions at the Maudsley Hospital include head of the OCD/BDD anxiety unit, working alongside Prof D Veale. Team leader of the national outpatient unit and chairperson of the BABCP committee in the Isle of Man. I can also offer intensive treatment homevisits.
I am a Senior Psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT). Specialities include assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, such as OCD, BDD, body image, phobias and depressive episodes. I work with you to understand family systems and break cycles. Previous positions at the Maudsley Hospital include head of the OCD/BDD anxiety unit, working alongside Prof D Veale. Team leader of the national outpatient unit and chairperson of the BABCP committee in the Isle of Man. I can also offer intensive treatment homevisits.
07492 884493 View 07492 884493
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Ian Nethersell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hampton TW12
I work with clients on many issues including depression, anxiety, self-worth and anger management and have a special interest in the field of addiction and dependent behaviours and other coping strategies like self-harm, eating disorders and OCD.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to discuss how you are feeling, enabling you to identify and work through those things that are troubling you in your life. The sessions and direction of therapy will be led by you. This can be short-term solution focused work, or more open ended where you can explore your life experiences to see how your past is affecting your present. We can also work on dysfunctional and distorted thought patterns, allowing you to discover new ways of being. Together we can identify the tools you need to flourish.
I work with clients on many issues including depression, anxiety, self-worth and anger management and have a special interest in the field of addiction and dependent behaviours and other coping strategies like self-harm, eating disorders and OCD.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to discuss how you are feeling, enabling you to identify and work through those things that are troubling you in your life. The sessions and direction of therapy will be led by you. This can be short-term solution focused work, or more open ended where you can explore your life experiences to see how your past is affecting your present. We can also work on dysfunctional and distorted thought patterns, allowing you to discover new ways of being. Together we can identify the tools you need to flourish.
01372 677532 View 01372 677532
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Cara Gibson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surbiton KT6
I have over a decade of clinical experience working with a range of difficulties including but not limited to; trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, stress, burnout, anger, grief and bereavement.
Throughout life we can encounter emotional distress at various times. As a Counselling Psychologist, I can help if things are getting on top of you, if you’re feeling down, scared, worried or overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts and feelings. When working with my clients I feel it is important to work together so we can come to a shared understanding of the difficulties you are facing. Working collaboratively, I aim to empower my clients with understanding and coping strategies to live a more functional and fulfilling life
I have over a decade of clinical experience working with a range of difficulties including but not limited to; trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, stress, burnout, anger, grief and bereavement.
Throughout life we can encounter emotional distress at various times. As a Counselling Psychologist, I can help if things are getting on top of you, if you’re feeling down, scared, worried or overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts and feelings. When working with my clients I feel it is important to work together so we can come to a shared understanding of the difficulties you are facing. Working collaboratively, I aim to empower my clients with understanding and coping strategies to live a more functional and fulfilling life
020 3835 4571 View 020 3835 4571
Emma Cotterill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Esher KT10
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the BPS and registered with HCPC. I work with adolescents and adults experiencing mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, ptsd, phobias, OCD, stress. I also work with neurological difficulties and brain injuries. I use an individualised integrative therapy approach, drawing on CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. I am also skilled in behavioural management approaches and am trained in EMDR for trauma. I also have excellent Clinical Psychologists working with me.
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the BPS and registered with HCPC. I work with adolescents and adults experiencing mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, ptsd, phobias, OCD, stress. I also work with neurological difficulties and brain injuries. I use an individualised integrative therapy approach, drawing on CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. I am also skilled in behavioural management approaches and am trained in EMDR for trauma. I also have excellent Clinical Psychologists working with me.
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Madeline Saint
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Esher KT10
I have worked in the NHS previously and have therefore worked with mental health ranging from Personality Disorders to Depression. Working independently with my own practice has enabled a wider range of clients including working with eating habits, OCD and low mood. I truly believe that having some space to discuss what is going on for you makes a big difference and I will work with you on whatever issue you are bringing to the session. I have also trained in couples therapy so I am able to offer this as well as individual sessions. I offer weekday appointments, evening sessions on Wednesdays as well as virtual on a Monday evening.
I have worked in the NHS previously and have therefore worked with mental health ranging from Personality Disorders to Depression. Working independently with my own practice has enabled a wider range of clients including working with eating habits, OCD and low mood. I truly believe that having some space to discuss what is going on for you makes a big difference and I will work with you on whatever issue you are bringing to the session. I have also trained in couples therapy so I am able to offer this as well as individual sessions. I offer weekday appointments, evening sessions on Wednesdays as well as virtual on a Monday evening.
020 3962 2228 View 020 3962 2228
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Tracy Foster
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Walton-on-Thames KT12
I specialize in anxiety, OCD including covert OCD or "Pure O", bereavement & self-esteem/confidence issues.
Are you coping with anxiety, relationship issues, life changes, loss, depression, stress, change, low self-esteem or perhaps you are just not feeling as you'd like? Life can be hard and managing feelings or situations can sometimes be overwhelming. Whatever you are faced with, I’m here to support you. I work with adults and teenagers whenever they need support.
I specialize in anxiety, OCD including covert OCD or "Pure O", bereavement & self-esteem/confidence issues.
Are you coping with anxiety, relationship issues, life changes, loss, depression, stress, change, low self-esteem or perhaps you are just not feeling as you'd like? Life can be hard and managing feelings or situations can sometimes be overwhelming. Whatever you are faced with, I’m here to support you. I work with adults and teenagers whenever they need support.
01372 235947 View 01372 235947
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Dr Sara Bhattachary
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Teddington TW11
Growing up can be hard and modern life presents many challenges for young people. Perhaps you are a parent, having noticed your child seems sad, withdrawn or not themselves. They may seem worried or anxious. You may be a young person yourself, struggling to manage the unrelenting pressure of society, education, social media, friends and family. Perhaps you are the parent of a much younger child, wanting to learn new ways of managing their behaviour or worries. Whatever your reasons for being here, thank you for visiting my profile. Please get in touch to discuss your concerns and how I can help you to find a new way forward.
Growing up can be hard and modern life presents many challenges for young people. Perhaps you are a parent, having noticed your child seems sad, withdrawn or not themselves. They may seem worried or anxious. You may be a young person yourself, struggling to manage the unrelenting pressure of society, education, social media, friends and family. Perhaps you are the parent of a much younger child, wanting to learn new ways of managing their behaviour or worries. Whatever your reasons for being here, thank you for visiting my profile. Please get in touch to discuss your concerns and how I can help you to find a new way forward.
020 4538 5383 View 020 4538 5383
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Bronwyn Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Surbiton KT6
I am a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents, adults and families across a wide range of difficulties. I have a decade of experience in the NHS and understand the importance of adapting my knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of the individual or family that I am working with.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents, adults and families across a wide range of difficulties. I have a decade of experience in the NHS and understand the importance of adapting my knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of the individual or family that I am working with.
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Omur Koluman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Surbiton KT6
As a highly skilled CBT therapist, I aim to help individuals understand their triggers, and their unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that can maintain their difficulties, and help them break out of those vicious cycles, to bring about meaningful change.
As a highly skilled CBT therapist, I aim to help individuals understand their triggers, and their unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that can maintain their difficulties, and help them break out of those vicious cycles, to bring about meaningful change.
020 3540 7278 View 020 3540 7278
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Louise Becker-Murphy BA(Hons), MA, MBACP(Snr Accd)
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Surbiton KT6
Located next to Surbiton mainline train station. I have appointments available during the day, evenings and weekends. I offer both one to one counselling and couples counselling.
Located next to Surbiton mainline train station. I have appointments available during the day, evenings and weekends. I offer both one to one counselling and couples counselling.
07756 902911 View 07756 902911
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Diana Thornton
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Esher KT10
I am a registered Human Givens therapist and mindful self-compassion teacher. I understand that you want to feel better quickly. I will listen, guide and respond with warmth and respect using the best evidence-based techniques to suit you and your particular needs. These might include CBT, compassion based approaches, explanations about brain function, relaxation and visualisations together with NICE approved techniques to work on traumatic triggers. Without unduly dwelling upon the past we can deal with old difficulties, current situations and learn new skills to approach the future with a renewed sense of wellbeing.
I am a registered Human Givens therapist and mindful self-compassion teacher. I understand that you want to feel better quickly. I will listen, guide and respond with warmth and respect using the best evidence-based techniques to suit you and your particular needs. These might include CBT, compassion based approaches, explanations about brain function, relaxation and visualisations together with NICE approved techniques to work on traumatic triggers. Without unduly dwelling upon the past we can deal with old difficulties, current situations and learn new skills to approach the future with a renewed sense of wellbeing.
01372 677209 View 01372 677209

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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.