Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Hornchurch

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Joanne Louise Gibson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM12
I am an Accredited Integrative adult and child counsellor, clinical supervisor and positive psychology coach. Myself and the team are Integrative practitioners, meaning we are able to draw on several approaches to best suit your needs. We are based in Hornchurch. We also offer coaching and ADHD coaching. If you are you constantly tense, worried or on edge, unable to concentrate, or experiencing negative thought patterns, this can be overwhelming. Maybe you have a Low self-esteem, no confidence, no motivation or anxiety. We can help. Are you experiencing narcissistic abuse and gaslighting! We can support you with your mental health.
I am an Accredited Integrative adult and child counsellor, clinical supervisor and positive psychology coach. Myself and the team are Integrative practitioners, meaning we are able to draw on several approaches to best suit your needs. We are based in Hornchurch. We also offer coaching and ADHD coaching. If you are you constantly tense, worried or on edge, unable to concentrate, or experiencing negative thought patterns, this can be overwhelming. Maybe you have a Low self-esteem, no confidence, no motivation or anxiety. We can help. Are you experiencing narcissistic abuse and gaslighting! We can support you with your mental health.
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Leila Brou
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11  (Online Only)
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
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Claire Douglas
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM11
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
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Julie Donoghue Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM11
Reaching out for help can sometimes feel like the last resort and finding the right help can change your life. With over 10 years of experience in working with adults and young people in a variety of settings my aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you. I can support clients with bereavement, depression, eating issues, anxiety, relationships, anger and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Reaching out for help can sometimes feel like the last resort and finding the right help can change your life. With over 10 years of experience in working with adults and young people in a variety of settings my aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you. I can support clients with bereavement, depression, eating issues, anxiety, relationships, anger and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Jades Counselling Service
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
I am a fully trained and highly qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor, registered with the BACP demonstrating a superior level of training and expertise. I have over 10 years experience & I am a successful author fully trained in bereavement, depression & anxiety, couples therapy, troubled relationships, childhood abuse, trauma, suicidal thoughts & self harm. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. I use neuroscience to help you gain a full understanding of the workings of your brain gaining control over your emotions & behaviours & have more fulfilling relationships and experiences in your life that you so truly deserve.
I am a fully trained and highly qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor, registered with the BACP demonstrating a superior level of training and expertise. I have over 10 years experience & I am a successful author fully trained in bereavement, depression & anxiety, couples therapy, troubled relationships, childhood abuse, trauma, suicidal thoughts & self harm. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. I use neuroscience to help you gain a full understanding of the workings of your brain gaining control over your emotions & behaviours & have more fulfilling relationships and experiences in your life that you so truly deserve.
07492 882860 View 07492 882860
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Anna Cwikla
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
Jestem psychologiem oraz psychoterapeutą poznawczo-behawioralnym w trakcie certyfikacji w Szkole Psychoterapii Poznawczo-Behawioralnej Uniwersytetu SWPS pod kierownictwem dr hab. Agnieszka Popiel i dr Ewy Pragłowskiej. Ukończyłam psychologię na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim oraz studia podyplomowe z Diagnozy neuropsychologicznej na Uniwersytecie SWPS w Katowicach. Jestem czynnym  członkiem Polish Psychologists’ Association w Londynie, gdzie prowadzę konsultacje psychologiczne oraz psychoterapie. Doświadczenie kliniczne zdobyłam w Szpitalu Uniwersyteckim w Krakowie oraz Szpitalu im. Ludwika Rydygiera w Krakowie.
Jestem psychologiem oraz psychoterapeutą poznawczo-behawioralnym w trakcie certyfikacji w Szkole Psychoterapii Poznawczo-Behawioralnej Uniwersytetu SWPS pod kierownictwem dr hab. Agnieszka Popiel i dr Ewy Pragłowskiej. Ukończyłam psychologię na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim oraz studia podyplomowe z Diagnozy neuropsychologicznej na Uniwersytecie SWPS w Katowicach. Jestem czynnym  członkiem Polish Psychologists’ Association w Londynie, gdzie prowadzę konsultacje psychologiczne oraz psychoterapie. Doświadczenie kliniczne zdobyłam w Szpitalu Uniwersyteckim w Krakowie oraz Szpitalu im. Ludwika Rydygiera w Krakowie.
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Jackie Meyer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
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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Jodie Marie Brien
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
My name is Jodie, I am a fully qualified, trained integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I have experience working with Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, Couples and various mental health issues. My passion is collaborating with my clients to help explore possibilities and recognise their full potential. My focus is to facilitate individuals find the best outcome or solutions to their own unique issues. I do this by providing and open-minded space to feel heard, with no judgement.
My name is Jodie, I am a fully qualified, trained integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I have experience working with Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, Couples and various mental health issues. My passion is collaborating with my clients to help explore possibilities and recognise their full potential. My focus is to facilitate individuals find the best outcome or solutions to their own unique issues. I do this by providing and open-minded space to feel heard, with no judgement.
020 3910 8259 View 020 3910 8259
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Lorraine Alison Faisal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years have you spent wanting to change the way you live your life? How many different methods have you tried to silence your inner critic ? But failed because self doubt, guilt, anger, shame, procrastination or fear has kept you psychologically paralysed? How many times have you told yourself that you are going to stop your self destructive behaviour, only to find yourself embroiled in the same self defeating habits the next day, week or month? Do you see yourself ebbing further and further away from your life goals, dreams and ambitions?
How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years have you spent wanting to change the way you live your life? How many different methods have you tried to silence your inner critic ? But failed because self doubt, guilt, anger, shame, procrastination or fear has kept you psychologically paralysed? How many times have you told yourself that you are going to stop your self destructive behaviour, only to find yourself embroiled in the same self defeating habits the next day, week or month? Do you see yourself ebbing further and further away from your life goals, dreams and ambitions?
01708 983522 View 01708 983522
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Diane Munday
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
Most clients that I see are suffering with anxiety, depression and stress. Most of this is caused by underlying issues such as low self-esteem, relationships issues and addiction to name a few. We're often aware of what our problems are but do not feel able to cope and need some support. Distressing situations and feelings can have such a destructive impact on our lives and therapy works by accepting your feelings, helping you to gain a different perspective, whilst challenging old negative beliefs; so you can move forward with a happier and healthier outlook on life.
Most clients that I see are suffering with anxiety, depression and stress. Most of this is caused by underlying issues such as low self-esteem, relationships issues and addiction to name a few. We're often aware of what our problems are but do not feel able to cope and need some support. Distressing situations and feelings can have such a destructive impact on our lives and therapy works by accepting your feelings, helping you to gain a different perspective, whilst challenging old negative beliefs; so you can move forward with a happier and healthier outlook on life.
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Tracey Carlisle Therapies
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
Life can be complicated and challenging leaving us unsure how to deal with it or what to do for the best. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to explore and support your thoughts and feelings to enable you to move forward. We will work together to build new positive thought patterns replacing old habits with new solution focused outcomes
Life can be complicated and challenging leaving us unsure how to deal with it or what to do for the best. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to explore and support your thoughts and feelings to enable you to move forward. We will work together to build new positive thought patterns replacing old habits with new solution focused outcomes
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Jon Costello
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
020 3826 8039 View 020 3826 8039
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Nathalie Macleod
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
01245 950892 View 01245 950892
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Anthony John Myers
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
I have an open and approachable nature which is underpinned by an empathic core. I allow each client to bring their own content and to guide the sessions. I work with each client in an individualistic manner and can choose a particular modality (CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic) which I believe, fits the content. I will use the initial session to understand your needs and what you hope to gain from counselling. I am also a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS and can deliver low intensity CBT treatment.
I have an open and approachable nature which is underpinned by an empathic core. I allow each client to bring their own content and to guide the sessions. I work with each client in an individualistic manner and can choose a particular modality (CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic) which I believe, fits the content. I will use the initial session to understand your needs and what you hope to gain from counselling. I am also a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS and can deliver low intensity CBT treatment.
01708 983092 View 01708 983092
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Dr Jayne Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I help people with anxiety to get back to living a full life. Do you feel anxious and have that background feeling of dread all of the time (general anxiety)? Feel anxious and overthink all of your interactions (social anxiety)? Feel overwhelmed and are struggling at work, or find yourself working long hours trying to manage it all (work related stress)? Feel terrified of having a panic attack? Can't stop worrying about becoming unwell or dying (health anxiety)? I can support you to get your life back on track.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I help people with anxiety to get back to living a full life. Do you feel anxious and have that background feeling of dread all of the time (general anxiety)? Feel anxious and overthink all of your interactions (social anxiety)? Feel overwhelmed and are struggling at work, or find yourself working long hours trying to manage it all (work related stress)? Feel terrified of having a panic attack? Can't stop worrying about becoming unwell or dying (health anxiety)? I can support you to get your life back on track.
01708 983349 View 01708 983349
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Molly Lawrence-Adekola
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
I am an integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 10 years clinical experience of working in the NHS, voluntary organisations and private practice. I have extensive training in a range of different approaches ; this gives me a choice of ways of helping you and adapting my approach to best meet your individual needs. I have worked effectively with a broad range of clients from various background with their issues and treatment of different psychological disorders and help people identify the causes of problem; reduce symptoms ; advance self-understanding ; improve relationships and live more fully.
I am an integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 10 years clinical experience of working in the NHS, voluntary organisations and private practice. I have extensive training in a range of different approaches ; this gives me a choice of ways of helping you and adapting my approach to best meet your individual needs. I have worked effectively with a broad range of clients from various background with their issues and treatment of different psychological disorders and help people identify the causes of problem; reduce symptoms ; advance self-understanding ; improve relationships and live more fully.
01634 949992 View 01634 949992
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Kirsty - Echo Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11  (Online Only)
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
01277 289640 View 01277 289640
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Jennie Penkul
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
It is likely you are looking for support at a difficult time. I'm passionate about helping you if you have any kind of body image issues or anxiety. I also understand the need for supporting families in difficult times. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship which is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. I believe that therapy should be sensitive and boldly creative. I often include a variety of experiences into therapy sessions: things that I have found helpful myself. We all want to have a balance in our lives and to learn to calm the sometimes stormy waters of our mind. I hope to share ways of learning to do this with you.
It is likely you are looking for support at a difficult time. I'm passionate about helping you if you have any kind of body image issues or anxiety. I also understand the need for supporting families in difficult times. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship which is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. I believe that therapy should be sensitive and boldly creative. I often include a variety of experiences into therapy sessions: things that I have found helpful myself. We all want to have a balance in our lives and to learn to calm the sometimes stormy waters of our mind. I hope to share ways of learning to do this with you.
01277 420221 View 01277 420221

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Amy Lyons
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Romford RM1
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
020 3870 2957 View 020 3870 2957
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Karen Eves
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist; fully qualified. I have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The young people I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues (OCD), school refusal or social withdrawal, self-injury, substance misuse, impulsivity, defiance, eating disorders, trauma/loss, sexual identity, body dysphoria, and neuro-diversity. Families use psychodynamic approaches when seeking in-depth therapy to achieve long-term change.
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist; fully qualified. I have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The young people I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues (OCD), school refusal or social withdrawal, self-injury, substance misuse, impulsivity, defiance, eating disorders, trauma/loss, sexual identity, body dysphoria, and neuro-diversity. Families use psychodynamic approaches when seeking in-depth therapy to achieve long-term change.
01702 908315 View 01702 908315

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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.