Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Gosport

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Hermione B Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
023 8254 4522 View 023 8254 4522
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Pauline Wallace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
07479 277880 View 07479 277880
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Helen-Melissa Crew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Whatever your reason for counselling, whether it's big or small... get in touch to see how I can help. I am a fully qualified BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a professional, confidential Counselling Service.
Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Whatever your reason for counselling, whether it's big or small... get in touch to see how I can help. I am a fully qualified BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a professional, confidential Counselling Service.
07881 743121 View 07881 743121
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Hestia Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
01329 756698 View 01329 756698
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gosport PO13
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
07947 351146 View 07947 351146
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Fresh Start Psychological Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO13
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
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Maggie Alice Cole
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
I work as a high intensity therapist currently for the military and in private practice . I treat a lot of trauma , anxiety ,depression and phobias as well as panic disorder , generalised anxiety disorder , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , childhood abuse , chronic fatigue syndrome and OCD. I have experience also in working with Psychosis. I work with people in a compassionate focussed way focussed on their goals for treatment . Therapy is always geared to the clients goals and what they want /need to be different , this is reviewed regularly in therapy to ensure we are still working towards the goals that the client identified.
I work as a high intensity therapist currently for the military and in private practice . I treat a lot of trauma , anxiety ,depression and phobias as well as panic disorder , generalised anxiety disorder , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , childhood abuse , chronic fatigue syndrome and OCD. I have experience also in working with Psychosis. I work with people in a compassionate focussed way focussed on their goals for treatment . Therapy is always geared to the clients goals and what they want /need to be different , this is reviewed regularly in therapy to ensure we are still working towards the goals that the client identified.
01329 553375 View 01329 553375
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Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma, Anxiety including Social and Health Anxiety, Phobias and Depression.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma, Anxiety including Social and Health Anxiety, Phobias and Depression.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
0808 501 5931 View 0808 501 5931
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Vicky Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
01489 662956 View 01489 662956
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Holly-Jane Thurgood Optimism Psychotherapy Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Havant PO9  (Online Only)
Optimism Psychotherapy & Supervision Services LTD (15525207) offer accredited psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Narrative Exposure Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex-PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addiction.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
Optimism Psychotherapy & Supervision Services LTD (15525207) offer accredited psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Narrative Exposure Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex-PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addiction.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
023 8001 6653 View 023 8001 6653
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Jan Gay
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Not accepting new clients
I can help with a wide range of issues including feeling anxious, depressed, finding it difficult to cope, relationship and family issues, bereavement, being worried or confused about your sexuality or gender, dealing with effects of sexual, mental or physical abuse, lack of confidence, low self esteem, panic attacks, managing anger or frustration, difficulties at school, work or college, OCD, the impact of trauma, coping with change, worries about drinking or drug use, self harm, resolving 'unfinished business’ and compulsive behaviours. I am a qualified supervisor, EMDR therapist and accredited by the BACP.
I can help with a wide range of issues including feeling anxious, depressed, finding it difficult to cope, relationship and family issues, bereavement, being worried or confused about your sexuality or gender, dealing with effects of sexual, mental or physical abuse, lack of confidence, low self esteem, panic attacks, managing anger or frustration, difficulties at school, work or college, OCD, the impact of trauma, coping with change, worries about drinking or drug use, self harm, resolving 'unfinished business’ and compulsive behaviours. I am a qualified supervisor, EMDR therapist and accredited by the BACP.
023 8214 6397 View 023 8214 6397
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Elizabeth Sakutukwa
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I specialize mainly in Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, Health Anxiety, OCD and any other health anxieties.
I am a BABCP registered Psychotherapist. It is my goal to facilitate and communicate with my clients as best as they can to uncover the essence of concerning issues and those that may arise. These issues can be challenging and overwhelming. My experience has shown that using a non-judgmental, open and honest approach enables clients to understand themselves and their lives better after understanding how to communicate. This skill begins on day one of therapy and can be applied to various life situations. I am honored to hear clients speak about what matters to them most, and to help them reach their full potential.
I specialize mainly in Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, Health Anxiety, OCD and any other health anxieties.
I am a BABCP registered Psychotherapist. It is my goal to facilitate and communicate with my clients as best as they can to uncover the essence of concerning issues and those that may arise. These issues can be challenging and overwhelming. My experience has shown that using a non-judgmental, open and honest approach enables clients to understand themselves and their lives better after understanding how to communicate. This skill begins on day one of therapy and can be applied to various life situations. I am honored to hear clients speak about what matters to them most, and to help them reach their full potential.
01329 759309 View 01329 759309
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Elena Gava
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Hi I'm an integrative counsellor, specialising working with a range of issues including high functioning anxiety, emotional distress, work issues, perfectionism, all- or nothing thinking, OCD, confidence & self-esteem, relationship issues, people pleasing those who struggle maintain healthy boundaries, The focus, for me, is on the client’s experience of their life and potentially working through the areas that may feel stuck, due to impact of strong inner critic or guilt as a result of difficult issues maybe from childhood abuse, neglect ect.. or negative experience what prevent client to live a life that is more meaningful for you.
Hi I'm an integrative counsellor, specialising working with a range of issues including high functioning anxiety, emotional distress, work issues, perfectionism, all- or nothing thinking, OCD, confidence & self-esteem, relationship issues, people pleasing those who struggle maintain healthy boundaries, The focus, for me, is on the client’s experience of their life and potentially working through the areas that may feel stuck, due to impact of strong inner critic or guilt as a result of difficult issues maybe from childhood abuse, neglect ect.. or negative experience what prevent client to live a life that is more meaningful for you.
023 8254 1966 View 023 8254 1966
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Trevor Beech
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fareham PO14  (Online Only)
I have successfully helped clients with Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), depression/Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, body image, weight loss, eating disorders, all forms of abuse, Panic Attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Hello, I'm Trevor. I am a highly skilled and fully qualified Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. I am a BACP member and committed to good practice and ethical conduct. I work with preteens to adults in individual and group therapy sessions delivered online and on the telephone. Feedback from a client is a testament to the way I work: “If you choose Trevor, you will feel understood, listened to, accepted, supported, encouraged, and, I have no doubt, in the end, a brand-new person.” I have specific expertise in EMDR, a trauma therapy, to help people with mental health conditions including trauma
I have successfully helped clients with Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), depression/Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, body image, weight loss, eating disorders, all forms of abuse, Panic Attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Hello, I'm Trevor. I am a highly skilled and fully qualified Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. I am a BACP member and committed to good practice and ethical conduct. I work with preteens to adults in individual and group therapy sessions delivered online and on the telephone. Feedback from a client is a testament to the way I work: “If you choose Trevor, you will feel understood, listened to, accepted, supported, encouraged, and, I have no doubt, in the end, a brand-new person.” I have specific expertise in EMDR, a trauma therapy, to help people with mental health conditions including trauma
07723 579127 View 07723 579127
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GreenWood Mentors
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Ryde PO33
Dissociation, PTSD, BPD/EUPD, anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, autism, pain management are special interests.
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
Dissociation, PTSD, BPD/EUPD, anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, autism, pain management are special interests.
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
01983 217853 View 01983 217853
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Louisa Tait
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in working with those who have experienced trauma as children, adolescents, and adults and subsequent PTSD and Complex PTSD if present. I can provide a safe space in which thoughts and feelings can be explored confidentially and without judgement. Through talking and creative exercises, difficult feelings can be acknowledged, understood, healing can start, and changes occur. I am a PhD student researching the connection between mind and body, I employ elements of this in my approach. This can help restore your confidence, connection with self, resilience, allow you to develop inner ease, and re-establish relationships.
I specialise in working with those who have experienced trauma as children, adolescents, and adults and subsequent PTSD and Complex PTSD if present. I can provide a safe space in which thoughts and feelings can be explored confidentially and without judgement. Through talking and creative exercises, difficult feelings can be acknowledged, understood, healing can start, and changes occur. I am a PhD student researching the connection between mind and body, I employ elements of this in my approach. This can help restore your confidence, connection with self, resilience, allow you to develop inner ease, and re-establish relationships.
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Natalie Meek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
I have a particular passion for supporting people who are living with Long Term Physical health conditions, such as chronic pain, IBS, and Long COVID utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. I also provide clinical supervision to trainee CBT therapists and accredited therapists. I also frequently work with neurodivergent people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, or low mood. I have delivered workshops for the BABCP on working with members LQBTQIA+ community and deliver inclusive CBT for all genders and sexualities.
I have a particular passion for supporting people who are living with Long Term Physical health conditions, such as chronic pain, IBS, and Long COVID utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. I also provide clinical supervision to trainee CBT therapists and accredited therapists. I also frequently work with neurodivergent people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, or low mood. I have delivered workshops for the BABCP on working with members LQBTQIA+ community and deliver inclusive CBT for all genders and sexualities.
01529 404558 View 01529 404558
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Marble White Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waterlooville PO7
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
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Katie Willson - Psychotherapist (Cbt And Emdr)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello there, my name is Katie/Kate and I am passionate about supporting people through their mental health journey to becoming their best selves! I predominately work with those aged 16 years+ offering CBT and EMDR therapy. I am experienced in supporting people to overcome their individual traumas and reclaim their lives whether this be through CBT, EMDR or compassion focused therapy (CFT). I am also passionate about supporting people with their symptoms of depression, anxiety and coping with all life throws at us. I am friendly, compassionate and eager to help you with any therapy goals that you might have.
Hello there, my name is Katie/Kate and I am passionate about supporting people through their mental health journey to becoming their best selves! I predominately work with those aged 16 years+ offering CBT and EMDR therapy. I am experienced in supporting people to overcome their individual traumas and reclaim their lives whether this be through CBT, EMDR or compassion focused therapy (CFT). I am also passionate about supporting people with their symptoms of depression, anxiety and coping with all life throws at us. I am friendly, compassionate and eager to help you with any therapy goals that you might have.
023 9431 1648 View 023 9431 1648
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Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
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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.