Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Isleworth

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Tara O'Donoghue- Homebased Talking therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Isleworth TW7
I am a Senior Psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT). Specialities include assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, such as OCD, BDD, body image, phobias and depressive episodes. I work with you to understand family systems and break cycles. Previous positions at the Maudsley Hospital include head of the OCD/BDD anxiety unit, working alongside Prof D Veale. Team leader of the national outpatient unit and chairperson of the BABCP committee in the Isle of Man. I can also offer intensive treatment homevisits.
I am a Senior Psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT). Specialities include assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, such as OCD, BDD, body image, phobias and depressive episodes. I work with you to understand family systems and break cycles. Previous positions at the Maudsley Hospital include head of the OCD/BDD anxiety unit, working alongside Prof D Veale. Team leader of the national outpatient unit and chairperson of the BABCP committee in the Isle of Man. I can also offer intensive treatment homevisits.
07492 884493 View 07492 884493
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Michael Paton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Isleworth TW7  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a kind, caring therapist to support you? I am Michael Paton, an accredited psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). With years of experience helping individuals overcome their challenges, I am committed to providing you with compassionate, effective therapy tailored to your unique needs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Through CBT, we will work together to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop healthier behaviours, build coping strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
Are you looking for a kind, caring therapist to support you? I am Michael Paton, an accredited psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). With years of experience helping individuals overcome their challenges, I am committed to providing you with compassionate, effective therapy tailored to your unique needs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Through CBT, we will work together to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop healthier behaviours, build coping strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
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Lucy O’Sullivan Integrative Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Isleworth TW7
I'm a BACP and NCPS registered integrative mental health therapist & psychodynamic counsellor qualified to work with clients aged 16yrs and over. My approach is integrative and draws on a range of therapeutic approaches including PCT, CBT, TA, Jungian Psychodynamic. For trauma/PTSD and early relational/attachment issues, I draw on relevant trauma treatment models. I provide therapy in a safe, non-judgmental and empathic space in which you can talk in confidence either in person, or virtually via Zoom.
I'm a BACP and NCPS registered integrative mental health therapist & psychodynamic counsellor qualified to work with clients aged 16yrs and over. My approach is integrative and draws on a range of therapeutic approaches including PCT, CBT, TA, Jungian Psychodynamic. For trauma/PTSD and early relational/attachment issues, I draw on relevant trauma treatment models. I provide therapy in a safe, non-judgmental and empathic space in which you can talk in confidence either in person, or virtually via Zoom.
020 3835 5476 View 020 3835 5476
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Sinead M Jones
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Isleworth TW7
I am specifically trained, at Masters level, to work therapeutically with children, young people, and families as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a qualified teacher with experience of working with children who have been diagnosed, and or who identify as neurodiverse. In addition to my private practice, I work as a school counsellor and I volunteer in a Youth Counselling Service. My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I use the ideas and strategies from a range of therapeutic models, matching the best approach suited specifically to your or your child’s needs.
I am specifically trained, at Masters level, to work therapeutically with children, young people, and families as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a qualified teacher with experience of working with children who have been diagnosed, and or who identify as neurodiverse. In addition to my private practice, I work as a school counsellor and I volunteer in a Youth Counselling Service. My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I use the ideas and strategies from a range of therapeutic models, matching the best approach suited specifically to your or your child’s needs.
020 3857 8062 View 020 3857 8062
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Samina Latif
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Isleworth TW7
I wonder if you have been feeling sad, stressed or anxious? Have these feelings been with you for a long time? Are you wondering when they will reappear? It’s like dreading what is around the corner and finding it hard to enjoy or feel good in the present. Other people look like they’re having fun but your world is a shade of grey. Things that you loved doing no longer give you happiness and it's hard to concentrate. At times it takes lots of energy to go out or spend time with people who care about you. Your confidence and ability to cope disappear as you become stuck and the people around you become as worn down as you feel.
I wonder if you have been feeling sad, stressed or anxious? Have these feelings been with you for a long time? Are you wondering when they will reappear? It’s like dreading what is around the corner and finding it hard to enjoy or feel good in the present. Other people look like they’re having fun but your world is a shade of grey. Things that you loved doing no longer give you happiness and it's hard to concentrate. At times it takes lots of energy to go out or spend time with people who care about you. Your confidence and ability to cope disappear as you become stuck and the people around you become as worn down as you feel.
01748 902463 View 01748 902463

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Matthew Walters
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
I specialize in working with clients with GAD, OCD, Panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, health anxiety and phobias amoungst other things.
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.I can help you with any emotional problem, but specialize with anxiety. I can offer face to face therapy in South West London, Feltham on zoom or telephone. I work mainly as a telephone and zoom therapist. I also work out of hours.
I specialize in working with clients with GAD, OCD, Panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, health anxiety and phobias amoungst other things.
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.I can help you with any emotional problem, but specialize with anxiety. I can offer face to face therapy in South West London, Feltham on zoom or telephone. I work mainly as a telephone and zoom therapist. I also work out of hours.
020 3857 9586 View 020 3857 9586
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Peter Klein
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
Welcome to my profile page. I am specialized in treating problems such as Stress,Worry, Anxiety, Psychosis, Depression and OCD. I emphasise the use of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies as these offer a wealth of scientific evidence backing their effectiveness. When getting to know you, I very much emphasize getting an individual picture of your concerns in order to tailor a treatment program towards you. This entails that you will get to know psychotherapeutic principles and techniques that are adapted specifically towards you. The gained knowledge will aid in helping you address your problems in a direct and pragmatic manner.
Welcome to my profile page. I am specialized in treating problems such as Stress,Worry, Anxiety, Psychosis, Depression and OCD. I emphasise the use of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies as these offer a wealth of scientific evidence backing their effectiveness. When getting to know you, I very much emphasize getting an individual picture of your concerns in order to tailor a treatment program towards you. This entails that you will get to know psychotherapeutic principles and techniques that are adapted specifically towards you. The gained knowledge will aid in helping you address your problems in a direct and pragmatic manner.
01748 902453 View 01748 902453
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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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Shung Yan (Beatrice) Ng (Kessler)
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I am a registered clinical psychologist in the UK and Hong Kong, and a Certified Advance Schema Therapist and Supervisor from ISST. I have also been certified as a mindfulness trainer from Canada. I speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. I have extensive experience in treating complicated cases such as Trauma, PTSD, DID, Personality Disorders, OCD, and Mood Disorders. I am particularly experienced in treating people with pervasively negative life patterns. I stop seeing couples in recent years and I do not see children anymore. But I hold a company with some colleagues that serve them. My target clients are 16 years old plus.
I am a registered clinical psychologist in the UK and Hong Kong, and a Certified Advance Schema Therapist and Supervisor from ISST. I have also been certified as a mindfulness trainer from Canada. I speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. I have extensive experience in treating complicated cases such as Trauma, PTSD, DID, Personality Disorders, OCD, and Mood Disorders. I am particularly experienced in treating people with pervasively negative life patterns. I stop seeing couples in recent years and I do not see children anymore. But I hold a company with some colleagues that serve them. My target clients are 16 years old plus.
01748 902948 View 01748 902948
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Dr Marigold Hayes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW14
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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Baruch Spiegel
Verified Verified
London SW14
The world facing our children and young people today is an extremely complicated one. Dealing with an unpredictable, and at times, chaotic environment, can test our mental and physical systems. The seeds of worry can be sown in a myriad of ways but nearly always ends up with the young person internalising their problems, which then manifest in increasingly problematic ways such as OCD, Tics, Self-Harming, and body image issues. Underlying all of these symptoms is a powerfully negative view of themselves which, if unchecked, can become overwhelming.
The world facing our children and young people today is an extremely complicated one. Dealing with an unpredictable, and at times, chaotic environment, can test our mental and physical systems. The seeds of worry can be sown in a myriad of ways but nearly always ends up with the young person internalising their problems, which then manifest in increasingly problematic ways such as OCD, Tics, Self-Harming, and body image issues. Underlying all of these symptoms is a powerfully negative view of themselves which, if unchecked, can become overwhelming.
020 4538 9608 View 020 4538 9608
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Erin Hope Thompson (Online Sessions Available)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
07403 936134 View 07403 936134
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Nuria Bara-Carril
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W5
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with adults to address mild to severe psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD and Bipolar Affective Disorder. I can also help with concerns around stress, relationships, challenging life events, loss, adjustment to illness, low self-esteem, and unresolved childhood issues. Since becoming a mother, I have developed a specific interest in working with maternal mental health and wellbeing. I frequently support parents as they navigate the new demands, change in role and stresses that come with pregnancy and parenthood.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with adults to address mild to severe psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD and Bipolar Affective Disorder. I can also help with concerns around stress, relationships, challenging life events, loss, adjustment to illness, low self-esteem, and unresolved childhood issues. Since becoming a mother, I have developed a specific interest in working with maternal mental health and wellbeing. I frequently support parents as they navigate the new demands, change in role and stresses that come with pregnancy and parenthood.
020 4538 8943 View 020 4538 8943
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Ian Nethersell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
I work with clients on many issues including depression, anxiety, self-worth and anger management and have a special interest in the field of addiction and dependent behaviours and other coping strategies like self-harm, eating disorders and OCD.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to discuss how you are feeling, enabling you to identify and work through those things that are troubling you in your life. The sessions and direction of therapy will be led by you. This can be short-term solution focused work, or more open ended where you can explore your life experiences to see how your past is affecting your present. We can also work on dysfunctional and distorted thought patterns, allowing you to discover new ways of being. Together we can identify the tools you need to flourish.
I work with clients on many issues including depression, anxiety, self-worth and anger management and have a special interest in the field of addiction and dependent behaviours and other coping strategies like self-harm, eating disorders and OCD.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to discuss how you are feeling, enabling you to identify and work through those things that are troubling you in your life. The sessions and direction of therapy will be led by you. This can be short-term solution focused work, or more open ended where you can explore your life experiences to see how your past is affecting your present. We can also work on dysfunctional and distorted thought patterns, allowing you to discover new ways of being. Together we can identify the tools you need to flourish.
01372 677532 View 01372 677532
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Raisa Luther (Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
London W5  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults having depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, grief, loss, complex trauma, and life transitions.
Please note: Enquiries via EMAIL only, I will respond within 24 hours. Drop me an email to arrange a quick chat. I work with South Asians looking to actively break intergenerational patterns of dysfunction and take ownership of their life choices, build resilience and tap into their cultural strengths. If you're seeking to break free from unhealthy attachment patterns and committed to breaking the cycle of generational trauma - I see you! If you consider yourself a 'cycle-breaker' - we'd be a GREAT fit! Reach out to book a free 10-minute intro video call.
I specialize in working with adults having depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, grief, loss, complex trauma, and life transitions.
Please note: Enquiries via EMAIL only, I will respond within 24 hours. Drop me an email to arrange a quick chat. I work with South Asians looking to actively break intergenerational patterns of dysfunction and take ownership of their life choices, build resilience and tap into their cultural strengths. If you're seeking to break free from unhealthy attachment patterns and committed to breaking the cycle of generational trauma - I see you! If you consider yourself a 'cycle-breaker' - we'd be a GREAT fit! Reach out to book a free 10-minute intro video call.
020 3816 3640 View 020 3816 3640
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Rukshana Ali
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10  (Online Only)
Life can be tough at times and sometimes we need a bit of help to manage. I offer psychological assessment and intervention for children, young people and adults. I have specialist expertise in working with health conditions including, psychodermatology, dermatology (e.g. acne, eczema, alopecia, hair pulling, skin picking and genetic skin diseases), weight management, diabetes, endocrine disorders, respiratory, renal and cardiac issues, amongst others.
Life can be tough at times and sometimes we need a bit of help to manage. I offer psychological assessment and intervention for children, young people and adults. I have specialist expertise in working with health conditions including, psychodermatology, dermatology (e.g. acne, eczema, alopecia, hair pulling, skin picking and genetic skin diseases), weight management, diabetes, endocrine disorders, respiratory, renal and cardiac issues, amongst others.
01474 554905 View 01474 554905
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Dr Lycia Forde
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W4  (Online Only)
Having worked in mental health for over 15 years I have experience of working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My practice is grounded in theory and methodologies informed by the latest evidence and I work in adherence with NICE guidelines. It gives me huge pleasure supporting individual clients or couples to overcome their challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. My specialities are Adjustment Disorder, Agoraphobia, Complex Trauma, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Bereavement, Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and relational difficulties.
Having worked in mental health for over 15 years I have experience of working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My practice is grounded in theory and methodologies informed by the latest evidence and I work in adherence with NICE guidelines. It gives me huge pleasure supporting individual clients or couples to overcome their challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. My specialities are Adjustment Disorder, Agoraphobia, Complex Trauma, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Bereavement, Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and relational difficulties.
020 3838 0885 View 020 3838 0885
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Matthew Frank Gould
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I am experienced working with evidence based treatments for anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety, shyness, phobia, health anxiety and OCD.
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
I am experienced working with evidence based treatments for anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety, shyness, phobia, health anxiety and OCD.
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
020 4538 4899 View 020 4538 4899
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Bettina Salzmann
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW14
I have worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, General anxiety disorders, depression, stress,OCD, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, PTSD,childhood abuse, domestic violence, autism, agraphobia,bereavement,loss,sudden/ traumatic death,relationship issues,suicide,addiction, eating disorders, bipolar and personality disorder using DBT amongst others.
I am an experienced CBT therapist and integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working in private practice for Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Depression, family mediation.I use mindfulness with my clients to help them to become more aware of the present moment and in acknowledging feelings and thoughts as they come and go.It’s been accepted as a useful therapy for anxiety and depression for years, and research suggests it's effective when practising reflection on yourself, switching off your auto pilot in order to discover your real feelings, and this can have an positive influence on our well being.
I have worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, General anxiety disorders, depression, stress,OCD, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, PTSD,childhood abuse, domestic violence, autism, agraphobia,bereavement,loss,sudden/ traumatic death,relationship issues,suicide,addiction, eating disorders, bipolar and personality disorder using DBT amongst others.
I am an experienced CBT therapist and integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working in private practice for Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Depression, family mediation.I use mindfulness with my clients to help them to become more aware of the present moment and in acknowledging feelings and thoughts as they come and go.It’s been accepted as a useful therapy for anxiety and depression for years, and research suggests it's effective when practising reflection on yourself, switching off your auto pilot in order to discover your real feelings, and this can have an positive influence on our well being.
01748 900742 View 01748 900742
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Lisa Williams Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
I am an Integrative Counsellor and hypnotherapist and have been working in private practice for 6 years. My therapy room is in my garden and is well ventilated and thoroughly sanitised between clients with my chairs spaced 2 metres apart in line with current government advice during the current pandemic to keep my clients safe. I also offer online therapy via Skype, Zoom WhatsApp or FaceTime. I can help clients with anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Confidence and Self-esteem, Weight control ,addiction, Smoking cessation, Relationship issues, Trauma, Healing the inner child. I use a combination of Counselling, Hypnotherapy CBT and NLP
I am an Integrative Counsellor and hypnotherapist and have been working in private practice for 6 years. My therapy room is in my garden and is well ventilated and thoroughly sanitised between clients with my chairs spaced 2 metres apart in line with current government advice during the current pandemic to keep my clients safe. I also offer online therapy via Skype, Zoom WhatsApp or FaceTime. I can help clients with anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Confidence and Self-esteem, Weight control ,addiction, Smoking cessation, Relationship issues, Trauma, Healing the inner child. I use a combination of Counselling, Hypnotherapy CBT and NLP
020 3984 9047 View 020 3984 9047

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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.