Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Hayes

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Naomi Sherman Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hayes UB3
I’m an Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist, with a First Class Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with honours, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, with 3 years delivering clinical counselling & Psychotherapy. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I’m an Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist, with a First Class Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with honours, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, with 3 years delivering clinical counselling & Psychotherapy. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
020 3617 5236 View 020 3617 5236
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Geeta Sohanpal
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hayes UB4  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Geeta, and I am a South Asian, Integrative Psychotherapist. I am dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach is centred on empathy, warmth, and understanding, ensuring you feel heard and valued. Whether you are dealing with personal challenges, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to help. In our sessions, you will find a safe, confidential space where you can express yourself freely. Let's talk about what's happening for you, and together, let's work on it.
Hi, my name is Geeta, and I am a South Asian, Integrative Psychotherapist. I am dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach is centred on empathy, warmth, and understanding, ensuring you feel heard and valued. Whether you are dealing with personal challenges, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to help. In our sessions, you will find a safe, confidential space where you can express yourself freely. Let's talk about what's happening for you, and together, let's work on it.
020 7870 6460 View 020 7870 6460
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Nakita Jangra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hayes UB3
Whatever may be troubling you, I can help. Our lives are impacted by our history, culture, social circumstances, friendships and a whole host of other factors. These aspects condition us to respond and interact with people and situations in our lives in very particular ways. My work with you would be to understand your life from your unique perspective and help you get in touch with a more resourced part of yourself, which is beyond the psychological and social conditioning, to help you overcome any difficulties or challenges you may be facing.
Whatever may be troubling you, I can help. Our lives are impacted by our history, culture, social circumstances, friendships and a whole host of other factors. These aspects condition us to respond and interact with people and situations in our lives in very particular ways. My work with you would be to understand your life from your unique perspective and help you get in touch with a more resourced part of yourself, which is beyond the psychological and social conditioning, to help you overcome any difficulties or challenges you may be facing.
020 3871 8591 View 020 3871 8591
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Nimi Shallon
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hayes UB3
Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to explore the origins and roots of the difficulties you are experiencing in life today. We will work together to understand and untangle your feelings and behaviours, discovering a better understanding of the lifestyle choices you are making. This process will help you review your way of living, and the choices you are making. You will then have the opportunity to lead a more true and authentic life.
Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to explore the origins and roots of the difficulties you are experiencing in life today. We will work together to understand and untangle your feelings and behaviours, discovering a better understanding of the lifestyle choices you are making. This process will help you review your way of living, and the choices you are making. You will then have the opportunity to lead a more true and authentic life.
020 8016 3495 View 020 8016 3495
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Anowra Zahid Hussain
Psychologist, MRes, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hayes UB3  (Online Only)
I am a Psychologist trained in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), STAIRS with a background of working with children, youth, and women. As a Muslim woman I believe on an empathetic and non-judgemental attitude is the key where a client can explore his/her inner world for making a positive change. I am flexible in my approach to work with my clients with a positive attitude. Small goals can lead to bigger goals. I help my clients setting up the right goals for themselves. change can begin from inside as well as outside. I work with my clients to make them aware of their potential and strengths
I am a Psychologist trained in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), STAIRS with a background of working with children, youth, and women. As a Muslim woman I believe on an empathetic and non-judgemental attitude is the key where a client can explore his/her inner world for making a positive change. I am flexible in my approach to work with my clients with a positive attitude. Small goals can lead to bigger goals. I help my clients setting up the right goals for themselves. change can begin from inside as well as outside. I work with my clients to make them aware of their potential and strengths
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Samra Zohaib
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Hayes UB3  (Online Only)
020 3879 4651 View 020 3879 4651

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Shira Freeman
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
London NW4
I am a CBT Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, children/adolescents in England and abroad. Using solution- focused strategies from CBT and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness), I have successfully treated many clients with various forms of anxiety, OCD, depression and life crises. I offer both short and longer term therapy in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space. The areas I specialise in are: anxieties - GAD, phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, test anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, self-esteem, life changes, and depression.
I am a CBT Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, children/adolescents in England and abroad. Using solution- focused strategies from CBT and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness), I have successfully treated many clients with various forms of anxiety, OCD, depression and life crises. I offer both short and longer term therapy in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space. The areas I specialise in are: anxieties - GAD, phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, test anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, self-esteem, life changes, and depression.
020 4538 0922 View 020 4538 0922
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Andrea Breninek C B T Online
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London NW2
My special interests are in the field of Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Postnatal Depression , Stress and Chronic Illness.
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
My special interests are in the field of Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Postnatal Depression , Stress and Chronic Illness.
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
020 3835 4681 View 020 3835 4681
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Tehani Benjamin
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W11  (Online Only)
I have lived experiences and specialist training in OCD.
At the heart of my work, I strive to create a warm and compassionate space for clients from all walks of life. I work with clients presenting with various challenges including relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, anxiety and low mood. I also have experience working with complex mental health and co-morbid difficulties, including trauma and childhood abuse. Whether your issue feels vague or specific, therapy can help you understand how the past informs current patterns, develop coping skills to process difficult feelings, and nurture the internal strengths and resources that we all hold.
I have lived experiences and specialist training in OCD.
At the heart of my work, I strive to create a warm and compassionate space for clients from all walks of life. I work with clients presenting with various challenges including relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, anxiety and low mood. I also have experience working with complex mental health and co-morbid difficulties, including trauma and childhood abuse. Whether your issue feels vague or specific, therapy can help you understand how the past informs current patterns, develop coping skills to process difficult feelings, and nurture the internal strengths and resources that we all hold.
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Dr Heather Sequeira Ph.d Ocd Trauma
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Kingston upon Thames KT1
I am a consultant psychologist and work specifically with people who have OCD or Trauma. In 25 years of specialist practice, I have helped 1000+ people. It is not your fault if you have already tried therapy elsewhere & not got the desired results. This is frequently down to a lack of therapist expertise. I tailor therapy to exactly what is needed for YOUR issues. Therefore, your time & monetary investment is often less with me than with other non-specialist psychologists. I see only a small number of clients at any one time, so that I can offer you the highest level of service.
I am a consultant psychologist and work specifically with people who have OCD or Trauma. In 25 years of specialist practice, I have helped 1000+ people. It is not your fault if you have already tried therapy elsewhere & not got the desired results. This is frequently down to a lack of therapist expertise. I tailor therapy to exactly what is needed for YOUR issues. Therefore, your time & monetary investment is often less with me than with other non-specialist psychologists. I see only a small number of clients at any one time, so that I can offer you the highest level of service.
01296 340137 View 01296 340137
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Amir Oren
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London NW4
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
07446 870934 View 07446 870934
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Will Sessions
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London NW6  (Online Only)
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
020 3984 7929 View 020 3984 7929
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Luke Cahill - in-person and online
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW6
Waitlist for new clients
TLDR - I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, and neurodiversity.
TLDR - I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, and neurodiversity.
0161 524 1128 View 0161 524 1128
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Merisha Mistry
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Northwood HA6  (Online Only)
My strengths are working with clients in the perinatal period, OCD, stress and disordered eating.
I believe that not a single person will live a lifetime without feeling stressed, anxious or low at some point in their life. Life can throw many challenges and during these times it can difficult to see a way out or that things will get better. Sometimes we experience these difficulties a number of times, or for a long period of time. However your difficulties present right now, it is important to know that support is available and that change can happen. You can use the therapy to develop your sense of self again, look towards the future and deal with life's stressors (relationships, work, friendships, health, career) better.
My strengths are working with clients in the perinatal period, OCD, stress and disordered eating.
I believe that not a single person will live a lifetime without feeling stressed, anxious or low at some point in their life. Life can throw many challenges and during these times it can difficult to see a way out or that things will get better. Sometimes we experience these difficulties a number of times, or for a long period of time. However your difficulties present right now, it is important to know that support is available and that change can happen. You can use the therapy to develop your sense of self again, look towards the future and deal with life's stressors (relationships, work, friendships, health, career) better.
01628 561407 View 01628 561407
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Dr Maxine King
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W14  (Online Only)
I am a highly experienced counselling psychologist and cognitive behavioural psychotherapist who has been in clinical practice since 2004. I offer modern, evidenced-based psychological therapy for adults experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. I specialise in working with anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic and post traumatic stress disorder), depression, trauma, low self-esteem and relationship problems.
I am a highly experienced counselling psychologist and cognitive behavioural psychotherapist who has been in clinical practice since 2004. I offer modern, evidenced-based psychological therapy for adults experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. I specialise in working with anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic and post traumatic stress disorder), depression, trauma, low self-esteem and relationship problems.
01689 661687 View 01689 661687
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Dr Antonia Sherman
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stanmore HA7  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page. I am a Counselling Psychologist working in Hertfordshire and offering on-line therapy. I offer a wide range of support for children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, behavioural difficulties, self harm, eating difficulties, low self esteem and relationship struggles.
Welcome to my page. I am a Counselling Psychologist working in Hertfordshire and offering on-line therapy. I offer a wide range of support for children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, behavioural difficulties, self harm, eating difficulties, low self esteem and relationship struggles.
01923 961292 View 01923 961292
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Anne Rowlands
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W13
I have significant experience with working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, anxiety, anger management, grief, OCD and depression.
Welcome. I am a Counsellor and CBT Therapist. You may be going through a specific problem such as Relationship Issues (Individual and Couples), Anxiety, Anger Management, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Grief or low self-esteem. Whatever you may be going through, I will work with you to discover better ways of managing your issues so that you can move forward to a happier and healthier way of life. I am offering you a safe, non judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts feelings and behaviour. My counselling will be tailored for your specific needs.
I have significant experience with working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, anxiety, anger management, grief, OCD and depression.
Welcome. I am a Counsellor and CBT Therapist. You may be going through a specific problem such as Relationship Issues (Individual and Couples), Anxiety, Anger Management, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Grief or low self-esteem. Whatever you may be going through, I will work with you to discover better ways of managing your issues so that you can move forward to a happier and healthier way of life. I am offering you a safe, non judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts feelings and behaviour. My counselling will be tailored for your specific needs.
020 3871 6582 View 020 3871 6582
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Guy Klein
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London NW6
I am an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist, specializing in treating OCD, as well as Generalised anxiety and anxiety attacks, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem. Other difficulties I treat include Health anxiety, Social anxiety, BDD, and phobias. Full recovery, reliable improvement and reclaiming control over your life are all achievable goals with CBT and EMDR, through a paced process, tailored to your personal needs.
I am an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist, specializing in treating OCD, as well as Generalised anxiety and anxiety attacks, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem. Other difficulties I treat include Health anxiety, Social anxiety, BDD, and phobias. Full recovery, reliable improvement and reclaiming control over your life are all achievable goals with CBT and EMDR, through a paced process, tailored to your personal needs.
020 4538 5157 View 020 4538 5157
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The Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W6
Our mission is to create a trusted and compassionate UK centre for OCD therapy that focuses on the individual person, that is why we are integrative in our therapeutic approach.
Our therapists work online across the UK, we also work face to face with children and young people in Farnham, Haslemere (Surrey), Petersfield (Hampshire) & London (Herne Hill, Hammersmith, Chelsea, Clapham), and with adults in Manchester. Hello, we are the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy. The founders BACP accredited therapists Jonny Say and Stuart Ralph founded the centre in 2023 to address the need for more affordable and effective therapy options in the UK. Having both suffered from OCD for long periods of time, they created the clinic to help others sooner. Our therapists cover a range of ages from 6 years old up.
Our mission is to create a trusted and compassionate UK centre for OCD therapy that focuses on the individual person, that is why we are integrative in our therapeutic approach.
Our therapists work online across the UK, we also work face to face with children and young people in Farnham, Haslemere (Surrey), Petersfield (Hampshire) & London (Herne Hill, Hammersmith, Chelsea, Clapham), and with adults in Manchester. Hello, we are the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy. The founders BACP accredited therapists Jonny Say and Stuart Ralph founded the centre in 2023 to address the need for more affordable and effective therapy options in the UK. Having both suffered from OCD for long periods of time, they created the clinic to help others sooner. Our therapists cover a range of ages from 6 years old up.
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Dr Marigold Hayes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW13
I work with most common mental health difficulties including stress, burnout, anxiety, worry, OCD, rumination, depression, low self-confidence and adjustment to significant life events.
My central aim is to help you better understand your difficulties and maximise your potential to overcome them. I believe that the most effective way to help you is through empowering you to be more able to manage day-to-day, enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to feel in control of your mental health and wellbeing. My main approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I also have an interest in Psychodynamic ideas, which influence my therapeutic style.
I work with most common mental health difficulties including stress, burnout, anxiety, worry, OCD, rumination, depression, low self-confidence and adjustment to significant life events.
My central aim is to help you better understand your difficulties and maximise your potential to overcome them. I believe that the most effective way to help you is through empowering you to be more able to manage day-to-day, enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to feel in control of your mental health and wellbeing. My main approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I also have an interest in Psychodynamic ideas, which influence my therapeutic style.
01748 901260 View 01748 901260

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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.