Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Epping

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MB Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
Waitlist for new clients
As a CBT therapist I work well with any depression or anxiety based disorders including low self esteem, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Health anxiety, social anxiety, Phobias and panic disorder. People are often bothered by highly distressing symptoms and have a clear idea about what they would like to get from therapy which is usually a reduction of symptoms and getting life back on track. People often seek clarity and an explanation for their distress followed by solutions of how to deal with them. My specialist area of interests are trauma, GAD, co-morbid long term health conditions and adolescents.
As a CBT therapist I work well with any depression or anxiety based disorders including low self esteem, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Health anxiety, social anxiety, Phobias and panic disorder. People are often bothered by highly distressing symptoms and have a clear idea about what they would like to get from therapy which is usually a reduction of symptoms and getting life back on track. People often seek clarity and an explanation for their distress followed by solutions of how to deal with them. My specialist area of interests are trauma, GAD, co-morbid long term health conditions and adolescents.
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Sandra Ross-Cameron
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
The 3 C’s in life, Choice,Chance, Change. You can chose to make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.I am here to help, support and aid you with any difficulties you maybe having. Be that with any anxiety, depression. Phobias, OCD, relationships, complex issues. My aim is to get you unstuck and to help you move forward in your chosen life direction.
The 3 C’s in life, Choice,Chance, Change. You can chose to make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.I am here to help, support and aid you with any difficulties you maybe having. Be that with any anxiety, depression. Phobias, OCD, relationships, complex issues. My aim is to get you unstuck and to help you move forward in your chosen life direction.
01279 969925 View 01279 969925
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Deepak Shantilal Sankhla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
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
Epping CM16
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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Sarah Michelle Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
I'm an accredited CBT Therapist with the BABCP. I offer highly effective, NICE recommended CBT for a wide range of problems. I have worked with adults and children with anxiety, depression, OCD and low self-esteem. I am highly experienced and specialise in treating eating disorders and body image concerns. I tailor the treatment to suit your own personal situation and work collaboratively alongside you to solve the problem. I hope to help you feel better as soon as possible.
I'm an accredited CBT Therapist with the BABCP. I offer highly effective, NICE recommended CBT for a wide range of problems. I have worked with adults and children with anxiety, depression, OCD and low self-esteem. I am highly experienced and specialise in treating eating disorders and body image concerns. I tailor the treatment to suit your own personal situation and work collaboratively alongside you to solve the problem. I hope to help you feel better as soon as possible.
01279 976199 View 01279 976199
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Emma Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Epping CM16
I work with both individuals and couples from a lovely, discreet counselling room on the edge of Epping, within easy distance from Harlow, Loughton, Ongar, Chigwell and Waltham Abbey. I work with couples who have usually either hit a crisis point in their relationship or experienced a gradual deterioration over time and require help to get back on track. I support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, trauma, sexual abuse, co-dependency, loss and bereavement. My couples training has been with Relate, working with many issues including infidelity, loss of desire, conflict, anger etc.
I work with both individuals and couples from a lovely, discreet counselling room on the edge of Epping, within easy distance from Harlow, Loughton, Ongar, Chigwell and Waltham Abbey. I work with couples who have usually either hit a crisis point in their relationship or experienced a gradual deterioration over time and require help to get back on track. I support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, trauma, sexual abuse, co-dependency, loss and bereavement. My couples training has been with Relate, working with many issues including infidelity, loss of desire, conflict, anger etc.
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Louise Shepheard-Walwyn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
Life can be challenging, it can feel difficult and overwhelming. This year especially has been hard. At these times anyone can find it difficult to cope. Whether you are experiencing stress about work and finances; anxiety about the future; are feeling as if you are not doing a good enough job parenting; or if your child is experiencing distress. I can support you and your family. I use evidence based talking therapies to improve people’s mood; challenge their negative thoughts and build helpful coping techniques.
Life can be challenging, it can feel difficult and overwhelming. This year especially has been hard. At these times anyone can find it difficult to cope. Whether you are experiencing stress about work and finances; anxiety about the future; are feeling as if you are not doing a good enough job parenting; or if your child is experiencing distress. I can support you and your family. I use evidence based talking therapies to improve people’s mood; challenge their negative thoughts and build helpful coping techniques.
01992 940502 View 01992 940502
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Simon Good
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
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
Photo of Anthony John Manning, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Anthony John Manning
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
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 Bostock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
I Help Humans Harness their Happy. I am a London & Essex based Psychotherapist and Human Givens Practitioner. I am Specialist in good sleep, insomnia busting, stress management & anxiety, I work in both the business and private sectors helping clients to understand why they are reacting in a certain way and enabling them to restore balance and fulfilment to their lives. I worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, specialising in Human Resources, Training and Building Teams in a variety of settings.
I Help Humans Harness their Happy. I am a London & Essex based Psychotherapist and Human Givens Practitioner. I am Specialist in good sleep, insomnia busting, stress management & anxiety, I work in both the business and private sectors helping clients to understand why they are reacting in a certain way and enabling them to restore balance and fulfilment to their lives. I worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, specialising in Human Resources, Training and Building Teams in a variety of settings.
020 8054 5028 View 020 8054 5028
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Hycinth Taylor
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
Hycinth Taylor is an integrative psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, and clinical supervisor of both psychotherapy and mindfulness. With over 25years in the field of mental health , Hycinth specialises in working with a range of mild to moderate mental health conditions including childhood trauma, relationship issues personal and spiritual growth as well as professional development .
Hycinth Taylor is an integrative psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, and clinical supervisor of both psychotherapy and mindfulness. With over 25years in the field of mental health , Hycinth specialises in working with a range of mild to moderate mental health conditions including childhood trauma, relationship issues personal and spiritual growth as well as professional development .
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Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
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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Melanie John
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16  (Online Only)
I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and psycho-sexual difficulties. I believe that no problem is too small to seek support. We all have moments in life where we don't always know how to help ourselves or which direction we should take.
I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and psycho-sexual difficulties. I believe that no problem is too small to seek support. We all have moments in life where we don't always know how to help ourselves or which direction we should take.
07380 316819 View 07380 316819
Photo of Fay Elizabeth Parkes, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Fay Elizabeth Parkes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Epping CM16
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
01279 594737 View 01279 594737
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mysearchforself Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
I am passionate in helping people find a happier way of being with greater fulfilment in their life. Whatever is causing you difficulty, I believe that things can be different for you. You may feel any mix of feelings that impact your life and relationships negatively. Any are valid and, I feel, are a communication to what may be going on within. I offer compassion and understanding without any judgement in a space in which we can truly get to know what is difficult. In this space we can gently explore anything that troubles you so that we may work through any issues together, no matter how big or small you feel it is.
I am passionate in helping people find a happier way of being with greater fulfilment in their life. Whatever is causing you difficulty, I believe that things can be different for you. You may feel any mix of feelings that impact your life and relationships negatively. Any are valid and, I feel, are a communication to what may be going on within. I offer compassion and understanding without any judgement in a space in which we can truly get to know what is difficult. In this space we can gently explore anything that troubles you so that we may work through any issues together, no matter how big or small you feel it is.
07380 328713 View 07380 328713
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Christine Barton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Epping CM16
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
07723 440410 View 07723 440410

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Photo of Shireen Sultana, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London E18
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.
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Photo of Carina Lisbeth Palmer - LivedExperienceOCDTherapy, MBACP, Counsellor
LivedExperienceOCDTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM14  (Online Only)
I have personal experience of OCD, which I manage well.
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
I have personal experience of OCD, which I manage well.
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
01268 269993 View 01268 269993
Photo of Liz White, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Liz White
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hoddesdon EN11
I have a special interest in anxiety, depression, OCD (I carried out doctoral research in this area), and individuals experiencing high self criticism/low self esteem and appearance concerns.
I am a highly qualified and experienced Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I have spent 16 years working in NHS mental health services, and now focus on my private practice full time. With a high level of expertise, I am able to create a bespoke therapeutic experience that helps clients move towards their goals. I focus on providing high quality, evidence based therapy that enables clients to feel empowered and understood, enabling them to learn the skills needed to make positive and long lasting changes in their lives.
I have a special interest in anxiety, depression, OCD (I carried out doctoral research in this area), and individuals experiencing high self criticism/low self esteem and appearance concerns.
I am a highly qualified and experienced Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I have spent 16 years working in NHS mental health services, and now focus on my private practice full time. With a high level of expertise, I am able to create a bespoke therapeutic experience that helps clients move towards their goals. I focus on providing high quality, evidence based therapy that enables clients to feel empowered and understood, enabling them to learn the skills needed to make positive and long lasting changes in their lives.
01992 351093 View 01992 351093
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Dr Oona McEwan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E4  (Online Only)
Whether you are having momentary difficulties or are facing long-standing challenges, starting therapy can feel daunting. My approach focuses on creating a safe and supportive space to explore a range of difficulties including low mood and depression, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating and sleeping difficulties, as well as challenges within relationships. Other interests/specialities include racial and intergenerational trauma, difficulties associated with becoming and being a parent (including the perinatal period), as well as work-related challenges. ADHD assessment including differential diagnosis are available.
Whether you are having momentary difficulties or are facing long-standing challenges, starting therapy can feel daunting. My approach focuses on creating a safe and supportive space to explore a range of difficulties including low mood and depression, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating and sleeping difficulties, as well as challenges within relationships. Other interests/specialities include racial and intergenerational trauma, difficulties associated with becoming and being a parent (including the perinatal period), as well as work-related challenges. ADHD assessment including differential diagnosis are available.
020 3835 2459 View 020 3835 2459

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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.