Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Ilford

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Deepak Shantilal Sankhla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ilford IG6
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
020 4538 3009 View 020 4538 3009
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Shahanara Begum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3
Are you someone who is feeling stuck or alone, struggling with depression or anxiety? Sometimes we go through low points in life and need some support to get through it. I offer a non-judgemental and a confidential space for all my clients. I work with my clients to heal from traumatic/painful experiences. I help clients to learn to value themselves, increase their self-worth and being their authentic selves. Whether your goal is to overcome depression/anxiety, or feel like you've lost direction in life, I will endeavour to assist you to reach your goal. I am in my late 40's and have also been through my own healing journey.
Are you someone who is feeling stuck or alone, struggling with depression or anxiety? Sometimes we go through low points in life and need some support to get through it. I offer a non-judgemental and a confidential space for all my clients. I work with my clients to heal from traumatic/painful experiences. I help clients to learn to value themselves, increase their self-worth and being their authentic selves. Whether your goal is to overcome depression/anxiety, or feel like you've lost direction in life, I will endeavour to assist you to reach your goal. I am in my late 40's and have also been through my own healing journey.
07479 272344 View 07479 272344
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Dr Sumira Riaz
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Ilford IG5
If you have reached my page, you have taken the first step in wanting to make a change with a focus on your emotional well-being. Let me support you on your journey. I have worked with clients for over 13 years and have around 800+ clinical hours, working both in private and the NHS. I am an independent expert witness, a trained health psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapist and have specialised working therapeutically with children and adults.
If you have reached my page, you have taken the first step in wanting to make a change with a focus on your emotional well-being. Let me support you on your journey. I have worked with clients for over 13 years and have around 800+ clinical hours, working both in private and the NHS. I am an independent expert witness, a trained health psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapist and have specialised working therapeutically with children and adults.
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Irena Grgona
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3  (Online Only)
Warm welcome. I founded Your Alchemists in the midst of great personal and professional change. In 2014 I started training in a form of counselling /facilitation modality called InnerBonding ( an integrative inner child informed modality) with one of its co-creators Dr Margaret Paul going back and forth to Colorado, USA over 6 years.In parallel I undertook my MSc in Psychology. I graduated in 2018 and was accredited by Dr Paul in 2019. I also trained and qualified in India as a yoga instructor in 2019. By that point, having graduated in Business studies, Acting and languages, as well as yoga/meditation, and my Doctorate in 2023.
Warm welcome. I founded Your Alchemists in the midst of great personal and professional change. In 2014 I started training in a form of counselling /facilitation modality called InnerBonding ( an integrative inner child informed modality) with one of its co-creators Dr Margaret Paul going back and forth to Colorado, USA over 6 years.In parallel I undertook my MSc in Psychology. I graduated in 2018 and was accredited by Dr Paul in 2019. I also trained and qualified in India as a yoga instructor in 2019. By that point, having graduated in Business studies, Acting and languages, as well as yoga/meditation, and my Doctorate in 2023.
020 3846 3067 View 020 3846 3067
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Ruveena Birdi
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG6
I am a passionate and experienced integrative counsellor/psychotherapist which means I draw on different therapies to tailor to each unique client I work with. My masters focused on the Psychodynamic approach whereby we try and understand how our past has an impact on our present lives, focusing on attachment/relationships. With my years of experience within the NHS, I work adopting a cognitive behaviour approach (CBT) and a dialectal behaviour approach (DBT) where the focus is providing practical coping skills to help with a clients difficulties. I work with both adults and children.
I am a passionate and experienced integrative counsellor/psychotherapist which means I draw on different therapies to tailor to each unique client I work with. My masters focused on the Psychodynamic approach whereby we try and understand how our past has an impact on our present lives, focusing on attachment/relationships. With my years of experience within the NHS, I work adopting a cognitive behaviour approach (CBT) and a dialectal behaviour approach (DBT) where the focus is providing practical coping skills to help with a clients difficulties. I work with both adults and children.
020 8016 3627 View 020 8016 3627
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Taslima Chowdhury
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3
Have you been feeling depressed, discouraged perhaps stuck? Do you feel guilty, have regret, anger or low self-esteem? I have good practical experience to support and give you proper guidelines to cope with these issues in your present life. I work with children, adults as well as couples and families who are having relationship struggles and want to enhance the quality of their relationships.
Have you been feeling depressed, discouraged perhaps stuck? Do you feel guilty, have regret, anger or low self-esteem? I have good practical experience to support and give you proper guidelines to cope with these issues in your present life. I work with children, adults as well as couples and families who are having relationship struggles and want to enhance the quality of their relationships.
020 3376 7861 View 020 3376 7861
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Daniela Pahontu
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ilford IG5
I love working with people and I enjoy helping them. I believe that each human being is capable of making changes in his/her life if he/she wants to. I am willing to help people to increase their self-awareness, to find their skills, motivation and willpower to set their goals and fulfil their dreams. I am an Accredited BACP counsellor (MBACP).
I love working with people and I enjoy helping them. I believe that each human being is capable of making changes in his/her life if he/she wants to. I am willing to help people to increase their self-awareness, to find their skills, motivation and willpower to set their goals and fulfil their dreams. I am an Accredited BACP counsellor (MBACP).
07481 343901 View 07481 343901
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Farah Naz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG2
I work with anyone who is interested in exploring or changing their situation, thoughts or feelings. We can discuss your issues on a deep level and resolve them using simple, intelligent ways forward. These ways forward will include CBT techniques, analytic understanding, and relaxation tools.
I work with anyone who is interested in exploring or changing their situation, thoughts or feelings. We can discuss your issues on a deep level and resolve them using simple, intelligent ways forward. These ways forward will include CBT techniques, analytic understanding, and relaxation tools.
020 4538 2966 View 020 4538 2966
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1  (Online Only)
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
023 9200 3294 View 023 9200 3294
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Heera Singh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG6
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
01708 963965 View 01708 963965
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Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG6
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
01708 987264 View 01708 987264
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Anthony Birbeck
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG6
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
07480 485661 View 07480 485661
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Kosir Zafar
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1
I have a passion for helping people to overcome personal challenges and elevate them to become empowered individuals. I am warm and empathic with the wealth of experience, which I have acquired over the years. I am a BACP registered therapist and counsellor, who supports a range of emotional challenges and mental health conditions. This could be anything from understanding loss and overcoming trauma, to breaking behavioural patterns, identity finding, and managing mental health diagnoses. ​ My integrative person-centred service combines a range of therapeutic models to ensure you receive the support that best suits your needs.
I have a passion for helping people to overcome personal challenges and elevate them to become empowered individuals. I am warm and empathic with the wealth of experience, which I have acquired over the years. I am a BACP registered therapist and counsellor, who supports a range of emotional challenges and mental health conditions. This could be anything from understanding loss and overcoming trauma, to breaking behavioural patterns, identity finding, and managing mental health diagnoses. ​ My integrative person-centred service combines a range of therapeutic models to ensure you receive the support that best suits your needs.
020 4538 3244 View 020 4538 3244
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Swaliha Bax
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1
Hi I’m Swaliha. I strongly believe counselling is for everyone. Together, in a non-judgemental space we can dedicate time to exploring your difficulties and establish what you would like to gain from counselling and life itself. People choose to start psychotherapy because of the struggles they face; often there is pain, sadness, suffering and loss with a sense of being stuck in it. It may be that you feel alone, unfulfilled, depressed or anxious or perhaps you have experienced a trauma which continues to affect you. We can work through these difficulties and others together safely.
Hi I’m Swaliha. I strongly believe counselling is for everyone. Together, in a non-judgemental space we can dedicate time to exploring your difficulties and establish what you would like to gain from counselling and life itself. People choose to start psychotherapy because of the struggles they face; often there is pain, sadness, suffering and loss with a sense of being stuck in it. It may be that you feel alone, unfulfilled, depressed or anxious or perhaps you have experienced a trauma which continues to affect you. We can work through these difficulties and others together safely.
020 3835 4616 View 020 3835 4616
Photo of Karen Bolton, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
07480 821478 View 07480 821478
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Peace of mind counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1
I am passionate about my work and have seen, both in my personal and professional life, the positive impact counselling can have on emotional and physical well-being. I named my service Peace of Mind as that is what I aim to help you achieve. I believe that when our mind is at peace life becomes much easier to navigate and that when we create balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. I believe that awareness is the first step in healing or changing and so together we will explore whatever you want to bring to therapy and where possible, and more importantly if you want to, we will find solutions to help you enjoy life.
I am passionate about my work and have seen, both in my personal and professional life, the positive impact counselling can have on emotional and physical well-being. I named my service Peace of Mind as that is what I aim to help you achieve. I believe that when our mind is at peace life becomes much easier to navigate and that when we create balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. I believe that awareness is the first step in healing or changing and so together we will explore whatever you want to bring to therapy and where possible, and more importantly if you want to, we will find solutions to help you enjoy life.
01708 963941 View 01708 963941
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Jon Costello
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3
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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Clive Eaton Brown
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1
Our lives begin like a ball of wool , as the wool reels out so do our lives. We hope to reel out this wool to the end without encountering any major complications, or none that we cannot deal with ourselves. However, life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan. Sometimes life throws us a curveball, the wool gets twisted or knotted. Sometimes the reel gets too heavy for us to carry.Many of us can correct these temporary setbacks ourselves when they accrue, however there are times when we become overwhelmed with these curveballs and need a helping hand. "Reach out to someone who identifies with your situations, Urise Counseling"
Our lives begin like a ball of wool , as the wool reels out so do our lives. We hope to reel out this wool to the end without encountering any major complications, or none that we cannot deal with ourselves. However, life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan. Sometimes life throws us a curveball, the wool gets twisted or knotted. Sometimes the reel gets too heavy for us to carry.Many of us can correct these temporary setbacks ourselves when they accrue, however there are times when we become overwhelmed with these curveballs and need a helping hand. "Reach out to someone who identifies with your situations, Urise Counseling"
01992 927301 View 01992 927301

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Tanya Oosthuyzen
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E18  (Online Only)
Although I work with all forms of psychological distress and clinical disorders I hold a special interest & expertise in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma & complex PTSD, sexual health, life-transitions & bereavement.
Are you are struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - maybe I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
Although I work with all forms of psychological distress and clinical disorders I hold a special interest & expertise in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma & complex PTSD, sexual health, life-transitions & bereavement.
Are you are struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - maybe I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
01423 648724 View 01423 648724
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Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London E18
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
07588 683393 View 07588 683393

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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.