Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Erith

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Barbara Ash
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Erith DA8
I can help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, cancer and other health related issues, OCD, personal development, post traumatic stress, fertility, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, social anxiety, sexual identity, stress and work related issues.
I am a qualified counsellor with 25 years experience working in GP surgeries and 7 years in private practice. I embrace the integrative approach meaning that I draw on a range of therapeutic techniques to suit the individual. Counselling can be a short or long term intervention and will help to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe place. Many different things can bring you to counselling and I work with a wide range of issues. I aim to provide a compassionate, empathetic but down to earth approach which takes account of personal history and yet be focused and goal orientated.
I can help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, cancer and other health related issues, OCD, personal development, post traumatic stress, fertility, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, social anxiety, sexual identity, stress and work related issues.
I am a qualified counsellor with 25 years experience working in GP surgeries and 7 years in private practice. I embrace the integrative approach meaning that I draw on a range of therapeutic techniques to suit the individual. Counselling can be a short or long term intervention and will help to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe place. Many different things can bring you to counselling and I work with a wide range of issues. I aim to provide a compassionate, empathetic but down to earth approach which takes account of personal history and yet be focused and goal orientated.
01322 252532 View 01322 252532
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M Ozlem Kaldi
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Erith DA18
I worked with clients with obsessive compulsive disorder, loneliness, stress, work-related stress, family or health issues.
I'm here to support client's who have challenging lives which are affected by anxiety disorders, depression, bereavement or who feels stuck in their relationship patterns. We build our attachment styles from a young age. We can find ourselves stuck in the same attachment patterns as we get older. I have supported clients to face their own attachment fears that impact their personal relationships. Also worked with clients who have self-harm and suicidal ideation and supported them to face their missing voids.
I worked with clients with obsessive compulsive disorder, loneliness, stress, work-related stress, family or health issues.
I'm here to support client's who have challenging lives which are affected by anxiety disorders, depression, bereavement or who feels stuck in their relationship patterns. We build our attachment styles from a young age. We can find ourselves stuck in the same attachment patterns as we get older. I have supported clients to face their own attachment fears that impact their personal relationships. Also worked with clients who have self-harm and suicidal ideation and supported them to face their missing voids.
01322 923374 View 01322 923374
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Dr Amna Malik, Reflecting Minds Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Erith DA8
Hi, my name is Amna. I have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health. I qualified as a Doctor in Clinical Psychology from University College London in 2011 and did a Post graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from Kings College London in 2012. Since then I have worked in varied NHS services; currently leading a Persistent Pain Management service in NHS. I have extensive experience working with depression, self esteem and confidence, relationship and sleep difficulties, anxiety disorders e.g., trauma, panic, health anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, long term health conditions.
Hi, my name is Amna. I have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health. I qualified as a Doctor in Clinical Psychology from University College London in 2011 and did a Post graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from Kings College London in 2012. Since then I have worked in varied NHS services; currently leading a Persistent Pain Management service in NHS. I have extensive experience working with depression, self esteem and confidence, relationship and sleep difficulties, anxiety disorders e.g., trauma, panic, health anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, long term health conditions.
01322 936386 View 01322 936386
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Zehra Agius
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Erith DA8
We ALL have difficulties of one kind or another throughout our lives… some things are easier to deal with than others and many of us could do with a trusting, non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional who can enable, guide, and support you through such difficult times. Therapy will give you the opportunity to be heard, to reflect, question, process, analyse, and heal, allowing for change(s) in your inner and outer world. I am a compassionate and empathic Counsellor with a down to earth approach and here to assist you on the journey- whether short or long-term. I embrace the ‘Integrative approach’ to therapy, meaning
We ALL have difficulties of one kind or another throughout our lives… some things are easier to deal with than others and many of us could do with a trusting, non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional who can enable, guide, and support you through such difficult times. Therapy will give you the opportunity to be heard, to reflect, question, process, analyse, and heal, allowing for change(s) in your inner and outer world. I am a compassionate and empathic Counsellor with a down to earth approach and here to assist you on the journey- whether short or long-term. I embrace the ‘Integrative approach’ to therapy, meaning
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Counselling Matters Bexley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Erith DA18
At counselling matters Bexley we work with adults and young people (5-18 years) who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, self-harm, anger problems and more. Our affordable counselling costs per session are £33 face to face or £28 online/phone. Our affordable CBT sessions cost £40 face to face or £35 online/phone. We also offer affordable sessions with 4th year trainee counsellors for £25 face to face or £20 online/phone. We also offer family therapy at £45 face to face or £40 online. We offer NLP sessions at £40 face to face or £35 online/phone.
At counselling matters Bexley we work with adults and young people (5-18 years) who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, self-harm, anger problems and more. Our affordable counselling costs per session are £33 face to face or £28 online/phone. Our affordable CBT sessions cost £40 face to face or £35 online/phone. We also offer affordable sessions with 4th year trainee counsellors for £25 face to face or £20 online/phone. We also offer family therapy at £45 face to face or £40 online. We offer NLP sessions at £40 face to face or £35 online/phone.
020 4538 7119 View 020 4538 7119
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Lixson J Cyriac
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Erith DA18  (Online Only)
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor accredited with the BACP (British Council of counsellors and psychotherapists). I have many years of experience in working with adults. I know from my own experience that counselling provides a space to open up and get to know yourself a bit more closely and that way to live more fully and happily. If you are faced with a difficult situation or want to address something that you have been carrying for a long time, I can offer you a safe space to explore them.
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor accredited with the BACP (British Council of counsellors and psychotherapists). I have many years of experience in working with adults. I know from my own experience that counselling provides a space to open up and get to know yourself a bit more closely and that way to live more fully and happily. If you are faced with a difficult situation or want to address something that you have been carrying for a long time, I can offer you a safe space to explore them.
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Sarvdeep Virk
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bexleyheath DA7
I work with clients who are experiencing any of the anxiety disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (ie, worrying a lot of the time about different things), OCD, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Body Dismorphic Disorder and Health Anxiety. I also work with Depression and low self esteem. In addition, I offer a space to explore life issues and relationship difficulties although I do not offer couples' counselling. I generally work with clients on a medium term basis so around about 12-15 sessions per difficulty.
I work with clients who are experiencing any of the anxiety disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (ie, worrying a lot of the time about different things), OCD, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Body Dismorphic Disorder and Health Anxiety. I also work with Depression and low self esteem. In addition, I offer a space to explore life issues and relationship difficulties although I do not offer couples' counselling. I generally work with clients on a medium term basis so around about 12-15 sessions per difficulty.
020 4538 1126 View 020 4538 1126
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Calm Mind Counselling Bexley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bexleyheath DA7
Therapist specialising in OCD, Anxiety and PTSD Adults and Children. Does your anxiety stop you living the life you want? Anxiety attacks can be overwhelming and make coping with everyday life difficult. If you have suffered a trauma reliving the event on repitition through visual or emotional flashbacks can be terrifying. I understand the challenges that Anxiety, OCD and PTSD can bring and the feeling of isolation that may go with it. As horrible as it is to suffer from any of these the good news is that they can be overcome! I am a therapist that specialises in these areas meaning you will get the support you need.
Therapist specialising in OCD, Anxiety and PTSD Adults and Children. Does your anxiety stop you living the life you want? Anxiety attacks can be overwhelming and make coping with everyday life difficult. If you have suffered a trauma reliving the event on repitition through visual or emotional flashbacks can be terrifying. I understand the challenges that Anxiety, OCD and PTSD can bring and the feeling of isolation that may go with it. As horrible as it is to suffer from any of these the good news is that they can be overcome! I am a therapist that specialises in these areas meaning you will get the support you need.
01322 949288 View 01322 949288
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Dr Jamie Brazil
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bexleyheath DA6
Hello, my name is Jamie and I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist (HCPC registered). I currently work full time for the NHS as a Principal Clinical Psychologist, and in the evenings I run a small private psychological therapy practice in Bexleyheath. I have specialised in delivering evidence based therapy to adults experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship problems and to those with a history of trauma. Adopting an integrative approach to therapy, I draw on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), and Psychodynamic approaches to tailor each intervention to the needs of the individual.
Hello, my name is Jamie and I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist (HCPC registered). I currently work full time for the NHS as a Principal Clinical Psychologist, and in the evenings I run a small private psychological therapy practice in Bexleyheath. I have specialised in delivering evidence based therapy to adults experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship problems and to those with a history of trauma. Adopting an integrative approach to therapy, I draw on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), and Psychodynamic approaches to tailor each intervention to the needs of the individual.
020 3870 2647 View 020 3870 2647
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ACT CBT online Clinical Psychologist Dr Phil Lurie
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE2  (Online Only)
My expertise includes: work and general life issues, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, moral OCD, OCD, feeling sad / depression, anger, tinnitus, misophonia, PTSD / trauma, sexual health (eg erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation) & relationship problems.
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
My expertise includes: work and general life issues, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, moral OCD, OCD, feeling sad / depression, anger, tinnitus, misophonia, PTSD / trauma, sexual health (eg erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation) & relationship problems.
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
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Shari Woolley
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SE28  (Online Only)
Unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings are part of being human. Sometimes however, we can get stuck in a painful vicious cycle by reacting in unhelpful ways. This doesn’t mean we’re broken. If you’d like to learn new ways of responding to these thoughts and feelings then maybe I can help. I have a lot of experience assessing and treating a wide range of problems using CBT. I use a range of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and mindfulness tools to enhance and compliment traditional CBT. I find this approach extremely effective in helping people to recognise and break unhelpful patterns, overcome problems and prevent relapse.
Unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings are part of being human. Sometimes however, we can get stuck in a painful vicious cycle by reacting in unhelpful ways. This doesn’t mean we’re broken. If you’d like to learn new ways of responding to these thoughts and feelings then maybe I can help. I have a lot of experience assessing and treating a wide range of problems using CBT. I use a range of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and mindfulness tools to enhance and compliment traditional CBT. I find this approach extremely effective in helping people to recognise and break unhelpful patterns, overcome problems and prevent relapse.
0114 697 6502 View 0114 697 6502
Photo of Jolanta Culpan, PsychD, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Jolanta Culpan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bexleyheath DA6
We may use different words to describe what's going on for us when we are looking for therapy: unsure, fed up, low, empty, frustrated, anxious, panicky, over-thinking, unable to sleep, too sensitive, or like can't carry on... Perhaps feeling not in control, not belonging, invisible or wanting to escape, or lost. It can be overwhelming, taking too much from us. So starting therapy is right. We can use therapy space, free of judgement, expectation or failure, to talk it all through and work things out.
We may use different words to describe what's going on for us when we are looking for therapy: unsure, fed up, low, empty, frustrated, anxious, panicky, over-thinking, unable to sleep, too sensitive, or like can't carry on... Perhaps feeling not in control, not belonging, invisible or wanting to escape, or lost. It can be overwhelming, taking too much from us. So starting therapy is right. We can use therapy space, free of judgement, expectation or failure, to talk it all through and work things out.
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Lou Clark
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belvedere DA17  (Online Only)
Welcome. You don’t have to be in crisis to seek therapy, in fact therapy can be helpful at anytime. I'm Lou, I provide a warm, non-judgmental and confidential environment so that you feel safe and comfortable to talk freely about your concerns and build a trusting relationship. I am easy to talk to and I will always emphasise that I am not here to judge you. I believe that through therapy lasting changes can take place with self awareness, courage and commitment. I am passionate about deepening the authentic connection we make with ourselves and with others to improve the quality of our lives.
Welcome. You don’t have to be in crisis to seek therapy, in fact therapy can be helpful at anytime. I'm Lou, I provide a warm, non-judgmental and confidential environment so that you feel safe and comfortable to talk freely about your concerns and build a trusting relationship. I am easy to talk to and I will always emphasise that I am not here to judge you. I believe that through therapy lasting changes can take place with self awareness, courage and commitment. I am passionate about deepening the authentic connection we make with ourselves and with others to improve the quality of our lives.
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Jackie Meyer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rainham RM13
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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Kiran Sandhu
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bexleyheath DA7
Hello and welcome to all of you who are taking the courageous step to find a therapist to help you. My clients have often commented on how relaxed and empowered they feel when working with me. This enables the exploration of emotions, behaviour and thought processes to help overcome concerns and issues. My work ethos is that successful counselling comes from a safe and trusting relationship, guided by professional principles. If you are struggling to cope with challenging situations your self-care starts here. You have nothing to lose by giving me a call because I believe everyone is capable of change with the right support.
Hello and welcome to all of you who are taking the courageous step to find a therapist to help you. My clients have often commented on how relaxed and empowered they feel when working with me. This enables the exploration of emotions, behaviour and thought processes to help overcome concerns and issues. My work ethos is that successful counselling comes from a safe and trusting relationship, guided by professional principles. If you are struggling to cope with challenging situations your self-care starts here. You have nothing to lose by giving me a call because I believe everyone is capable of change with the right support.
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JoAnne Regina
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rainham RM13
I am an integrative psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner with over seventeen years experience. I have extensive training and clinical experience in the treatment of a range of psychological disorders, with a particular focus on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and problems caused by adverse childhood experiences including low self esteem, relationship difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. In addition, I have worked extensively with first responders and military veterans, giving me a deep understanding of the stressors unique to the these communities.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner with over seventeen years experience. I have extensive training and clinical experience in the treatment of a range of psychological disorders, with a particular focus on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and problems caused by adverse childhood experiences including low self esteem, relationship difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. In addition, I have worked extensively with first responders and military veterans, giving me a deep understanding of the stressors unique to the these communities.
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Roddy McDowall
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE28
You come to therapy because you are struggling with your thoughts and/or feelings. You might be depressed, anxious, sad, angry, disgusted, suicidal, in physical pain or experiencing mental anguish. You are looking for relief of your current symptoms and also hoping to bring about change in your life.
You come to therapy because you are struggling with your thoughts and/or feelings. You might be depressed, anxious, sad, angry, disgusted, suicidal, in physical pain or experiencing mental anguish. You are looking for relief of your current symptoms and also hoping to bring about change in your life.
020 4538 0256 View 020 4538 0256
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Blue Ocean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE2
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
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Joanne Parslow @ The Wellbee’Ing Lodge
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London SE2
The WellBee’ng Lodge is located in Abbey wood , South East London SE2. I am registered with the NCPS, I hold Professionally Accredited membership. I am a qualified Psychotherapist in Private Practice working with adults , children and CYP. My experience - I am currently working within the NHS Talking Therapies Service supporting people through anxiety & depression. I have previously worked in various Primary and Secondary Schools. Also past experience workimg working with Trauma and Bereavement & Loss.
The WellBee’ng Lodge is located in Abbey wood , South East London SE2. I am registered with the NCPS, I hold Professionally Accredited membership. I am a qualified Psychotherapist in Private Practice working with adults , children and CYP. My experience - I am currently working within the NHS Talking Therapies Service supporting people through anxiety & depression. I have previously worked in various Primary and Secondary Schools. Also past experience workimg working with Trauma and Bereavement & Loss.
020 3540 6454 View 020 3540 6454
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Monic Enamuotor
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rainham RM13  (Online Only)
Passionate, dedicated Counsellor offering therapy to individuals facing difficult and emotional times. We all have our own journey in life and at different times want to tell a different story of ourselves to help reflect and grow from. My role in that journey is to offer a safe and empathic space where you can be yourself, gain understanding of some behaviours and patterns, and hopefully let go of pain and confusion. Trauma effects people in different ways, some go years not acknowledging some emotions and feelings, while others may pick up on change very early on in their path to healing.
Passionate, dedicated Counsellor offering therapy to individuals facing difficult and emotional times. We all have our own journey in life and at different times want to tell a different story of ourselves to help reflect and grow from. My role in that journey is to offer a safe and empathic space where you can be yourself, gain understanding of some behaviours and patterns, and hopefully let go of pain and confusion. Trauma effects people in different ways, some go years not acknowledging some emotions and feelings, while others may pick up on change very early on in their path to healing.
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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.