Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Kempston

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Tammy Wachter
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
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SPRING therapeutic services
Psychotherapist, MA, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I am a creative arts therapist, passionate about providing therapeutic services to those who need them. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years. As well as being an Accredited Play Therapist I am a trained creative arts therapist, a clay therapist and in the process of qualifying as a Sand Play therapist. I love the creative arts, they work directly with the unconscious bypassing the cognitive part of our brain that can put blocks in the way of therapy. I have a client centered approach to working.
I am a creative arts therapist, passionate about providing therapeutic services to those who need them. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years. As well as being an Accredited Play Therapist I am a trained creative arts therapist, a clay therapist and in the process of qualifying as a Sand Play therapist. I love the creative arts, they work directly with the unconscious bypassing the cognitive part of our brain that can put blocks in the way of therapy. I have a client centered approach to working.
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Bedford Community Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
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Rachel Cathan Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Joseph Alexis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
My therapy approach has been particularly effective with clients with low-self esteem, depression, worry, OCD, trauma experiences and social anxiety. Irrespective of the presenting problem, I have found that actively listening to an individual is fundamental to any successful treatment.
My therapy approach has been particularly effective with clients with low-self esteem, depression, worry, OCD, trauma experiences and social anxiety. Irrespective of the presenting problem, I have found that actively listening to an individual is fundamental to any successful treatment.
01536 907758 View 01536 907758
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
020 3984 8324 View 020 3984 8324
Bedford Therapy Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
01234 987235 View 01234 987235
Photo of Dr Susan Jacques, DCounsPsych, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Susan Jacques
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK41
I work with a number of difficulties that include for example depression, a range of anxiety disorders, including OCD and panic, interpersonal problems, and health challenges.
We all confront struggles at some stage in our lives, and overcoming these can feel like a challenge. There may be challenges with our internal world, in our relationships, or we may experience a significant life event that means we start to feel ‘stuck’. This can lead to feeling a lack of self-confidence and to feelings of self-doubt. I understand that taking that first step to talk to someone can be difficult, and thus I create a safe space that encourages you to feel supported and heard. I believe in the importance of working alongside you as part of a journey to increased self-development and overall improved well-being.
I work with a number of difficulties that include for example depression, a range of anxiety disorders, including OCD and panic, interpersonal problems, and health challenges.
We all confront struggles at some stage in our lives, and overcoming these can feel like a challenge. There may be challenges with our internal world, in our relationships, or we may experience a significant life event that means we start to feel ‘stuck’. This can lead to feeling a lack of self-confidence and to feelings of self-doubt. I understand that taking that first step to talk to someone can be difficult, and thus I create a safe space that encourages you to feel supported and heard. I believe in the importance of working alongside you as part of a journey to increased self-development and overall improved well-being.
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Photo of Laura Alcock, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
Not accepting new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
01908 983687 View 01908 983687
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Dr Grace Major
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK45
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
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Virginia Anne Stirling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work in a person centred way offering support and understanding, without judgement. I find that clients value a safe place to tell their story, knowing that their thoughts and feelings will be accepted and their confidences kept.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work in a person centred way offering support and understanding, without judgement. I find that clients value a safe place to tell their story, knowing that their thoughts and feelings will be accepted and their confidences kept.
07427 541494 View 07427 541494
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Yvonne Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
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Photo of Ravi Sankar - Doctor Mind Ltd, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Doctor Mind Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
My name is Dr Ravi Sankar. I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience. I currently work full-time in private practice. Have you been overwhelmed with stressful life events? Do you not know where to start to manage your problems? I will help you to develop a good understanding of your emotional difficulties, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond flexibly to make progress. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. We often need to slow down in life before we can speed up!
My name is Dr Ravi Sankar. I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience. I currently work full-time in private practice. Have you been overwhelmed with stressful life events? Do you not know where to start to manage your problems? I will help you to develop a good understanding of your emotional difficulties, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond flexibly to make progress. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. We often need to slow down in life before we can speed up!
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Photo of Sumeet Grover, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sumeet Grover
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
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Photo of Clare Faulkner, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Clare Faulkner
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Waitlist for new clients
Offering a safe and secure private studio space and also online and telephone sessions where you can explore thoughts and feelings not only through the medium of art and creativity, but also through spoken communication in an non judgemental and welcoming environment. My experience and expertise can help to facilitate your journey, however long or short, to understanding, making sense and acceptance of the issues that may be presenting to you. I aim to provide and facilitate a healing and creative space to bring about change and understanding.
Offering a safe and secure private studio space and also online and telephone sessions where you can explore thoughts and feelings not only through the medium of art and creativity, but also through spoken communication in an non judgemental and welcoming environment. My experience and expertise can help to facilitate your journey, however long or short, to understanding, making sense and acceptance of the issues that may be presenting to you. I aim to provide and facilitate a healing and creative space to bring about change and understanding.
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Linda Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
01933 426197 View 01933 426197
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Andrew Heining
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Hi, my name is Andrew. I am an experienced (more than six years) counselling professional geared towards helping you through whatever you face or feel without judgment and getting you on the path to a better place. If you are worried about cost, I have low fee options available. I aim to provide an affordable service for the benefit of the general public. After all, we all deserve to be heard.
Hi, my name is Andrew. I am an experienced (more than six years) counselling professional geared towards helping you through whatever you face or feel without judgment and getting you on the path to a better place. If you are worried about cost, I have low fee options available. I aim to provide an affordable service for the benefit of the general public. After all, we all deserve to be heard.
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Piotr Romanowski
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
I provide psychotherapy face-to-face or online. I offer a safe, friendly and confidential environment where you will feel accepted and understood. During the treatment process, I use evidence-based psychological methods to help you change your behaviour and process of thinking. I work with clients in both English and Polish. I work with adults, elders, preteen and teen.
I provide psychotherapy face-to-face or online. I offer a safe, friendly and confidential environment where you will feel accepted and understood. During the treatment process, I use evidence-based psychological methods to help you change your behaviour and process of thinking. I work with clients in both English and Polish. I work with adults, elders, preteen and teen.
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Photo of Katrina Fassnidge, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Katrina Fassnidge
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Are you looking for someone with experience in Autism, Childhood/Adulthood Abuse or life within the Armed Forces and going through unexpected changes within your relationship(s); experiencing uncertainty or unexpected changes within your personal, work or social life; experiencing feelings, thoughts and emotions which are consuming you and you feel unable to talk to your partner, friends or family; looking for someone to talk to who will actively listen with an open mind without any hidden agenda, bias, My name is Katrina and am trained as a Humanistic Psychodynamic Therapist. Contact me either by phone or e-mail to book a session.
Are you looking for someone with experience in Autism, Childhood/Adulthood Abuse or life within the Armed Forces and going through unexpected changes within your relationship(s); experiencing uncertainty or unexpected changes within your personal, work or social life; experiencing feelings, thoughts and emotions which are consuming you and you feel unable to talk to your partner, friends or family; looking for someone to talk to who will actively listen with an open mind without any hidden agenda, bias, My name is Katrina and am trained as a Humanistic Psychodynamic Therapist. Contact me either by phone or e-mail to book a session.
01394 332703 View 01394 332703
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Dr Jef Jacques
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
01234 866306 View 01234 866306
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.