Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in North London, London

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Jacqueline England
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N11
I am an experienced, BABCP-accred cognitive & behavioural psychotherapist and a BANT- accred nutritionist. Clients have CBT for a variety or reasons: it could be to help a specific mental health problem such as anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, an eating disorder or addiction. Others are going through major life events such as divorce or bereavement, and may be suffering from stress, insomnia and guilt. Perhaps you are not coping with relationship issues, or are finding your life is badly effected by anger issues, perfectionism or low self-esteem. CBT is evidence-based, effective and the therapy of choice for the NHS, NICE and WHO.
I am an experienced, BABCP-accred cognitive & behavioural psychotherapist and a BANT- accred nutritionist. Clients have CBT for a variety or reasons: it could be to help a specific mental health problem such as anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, an eating disorder or addiction. Others are going through major life events such as divorce or bereavement, and may be suffering from stress, insomnia and guilt. Perhaps you are not coping with relationship issues, or are finding your life is badly effected by anger issues, perfectionism or low self-esteem. CBT is evidence-based, effective and the therapy of choice for the NHS, NICE and WHO.
020 3095 2952 View 020 3095 2952
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Alex Hegazy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N10  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling nervous, anxious or on edge recently? Do you experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts or worries? Some of your primary concerns may include OCD, worry, rumination, panic and related symptoms e.g. checking and repetitive behaviours. You also may be experiencing other related issues such as shyness, health worries, sleep problems, work stress/burn out, pain management, perfectionism and self esteem. Maybe you have tried CBT before and want to try a new approach such as Schema Therapy to address reoccurring longstanding issues with aim of changing old patterns of thinking and develop healthier ways of coping.
Have you been feeling nervous, anxious or on edge recently? Do you experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts or worries? Some of your primary concerns may include OCD, worry, rumination, panic and related symptoms e.g. checking and repetitive behaviours. You also may be experiencing other related issues such as shyness, health worries, sleep problems, work stress/burn out, pain management, perfectionism and self esteem. Maybe you have tried CBT before and want to try a new approach such as Schema Therapy to address reoccurring longstanding issues with aim of changing old patterns of thinking and develop healthier ways of coping.
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Kiren Kaulder
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N20
I am an experienced and passionate BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR therapist with over 10 years experience. My values are reflected within my clinic; a trustworthy and reliable approach, teaching you in a compassionate way, to feel better and overcome your difficulties. I offer a safe environment to work on your most difficult feelings, thoughts and behaviours using evidence-based techniques at your pace. Alongside private work, I lead a specialist OCD & related disorders service at a private hospital in central London, providing treatment for OCD, body dysmorphia and anxiety disorders.
I am an experienced and passionate BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR therapist with over 10 years experience. My values are reflected within my clinic; a trustworthy and reliable approach, teaching you in a compassionate way, to feel better and overcome your difficulties. I offer a safe environment to work on your most difficult feelings, thoughts and behaviours using evidence-based techniques at your pace. Alongside private work, I lead a specialist OCD & related disorders service at a private hospital in central London, providing treatment for OCD, body dysmorphia and anxiety disorders.
020 7078 9409 View 020 7078 9409
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Tennur Katgi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North London, London N1
My practice might be a good fit for you if you had a difficult childhood and now struggling with OCD, PTSD, complex PTSD or high levels of anxiety (social anxiety, relationship anxiety, panic attacks). If you find yourself here, it's likely because things have been difficult lately. Perhaps you struggle to see a path toward improvement. Whether you've faced adversity since childhood or have been grappling with mental health issues for some time, whether you're new to therapy or seeking a more sustainable solution, I'm here to support you on your journey toward recovery
My practice might be a good fit for you if you had a difficult childhood and now struggling with OCD, PTSD, complex PTSD or high levels of anxiety (social anxiety, relationship anxiety, panic attacks). If you find yourself here, it's likely because things have been difficult lately. Perhaps you struggle to see a path toward improvement. Whether you've faced adversity since childhood or have been grappling with mental health issues for some time, whether you're new to therapy or seeking a more sustainable solution, I'm here to support you on your journey toward recovery
020 8103 3872 View 020 8103 3872
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Dr Constantina Markides
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North London, London N2
Dr Constantina Markides is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with adults and children with a range of mental health difficulties, such as severe OCD, low self-esteem, low mood and anxiety and body image concerns. She particularly enjoys working with those struggling with OCD, and has developed and delivered individual as well as group interventions within the NHS to offer evidence based therapies around this. Regardless of the presenting difficulty, Dr Markides hopes to support her clients not only to free themselves from their symptoms, but to connect to their values and live their life doing what matters to them.
Dr Constantina Markides is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with adults and children with a range of mental health difficulties, such as severe OCD, low self-esteem, low mood and anxiety and body image concerns. She particularly enjoys working with those struggling with OCD, and has developed and delivered individual as well as group interventions within the NHS to offer evidence based therapies around this. Regardless of the presenting difficulty, Dr Markides hopes to support her clients not only to free themselves from their symptoms, but to connect to their values and live their life doing what matters to them.
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Will Sessions
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North London, London N6  (Online Only)
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
020 3984 7929 View 020 3984 7929
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Oliver Fallon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N1
Specialist OCD and Eating Disorder Therapy. If you or someone you love suffers from an eating disorder or severe OCD it can be incredibly distressing and serious. Talking to a specialist who understands the complex issues around anorexia and bulimia and OCD is your first step towards recovery. You can be free from your obsessions and compulsions and problems with food, body image and exercise. The first step is simply to talk about what's going on with an empathetic and understanding person. You don't have to be in crisis to have therapy, you just have to want to change things for the better.
Specialist OCD and Eating Disorder Therapy. If you or someone you love suffers from an eating disorder or severe OCD it can be incredibly distressing and serious. Talking to a specialist who understands the complex issues around anorexia and bulimia and OCD is your first step towards recovery. You can be free from your obsessions and compulsions and problems with food, body image and exercise. The first step is simply to talk about what's going on with an empathetic and understanding person. You don't have to be in crisis to have therapy, you just have to want to change things for the better.
020 3816 1637 View 020 3816 1637
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Bridget Barnes Cbt Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North London, London N7  (Online Only)
I help my clients LET GO of perfectionism, worry, social anxiety, panic attacks & OCD (using ERP).
Hello I’m Bridget, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Anxiety Disorder specialist. I have extensive experience helping my clients view their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more rational, less threatening way. Bringing in a new perspective enables a new way of relating to yourself, or others. - -> Recent client feedback - “Bridget was really wonderful. I have left my sessions feeling empowered and confident that I have everything I need to tackle my OCD and challenging situations that may arise in future. I really can not thank her enough and I'm excited that I have various exercises I can use to navigate my OCD."
I help my clients LET GO of perfectionism, worry, social anxiety, panic attacks & OCD (using ERP).
Hello I’m Bridget, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Anxiety Disorder specialist. I have extensive experience helping my clients view their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more rational, less threatening way. Bringing in a new perspective enables a new way of relating to yourself, or others. - -> Recent client feedback - “Bridget was really wonderful. I have left my sessions feeling empowered and confident that I have everything I need to tackle my OCD and challenging situations that may arise in future. I really can not thank her enough and I'm excited that I have various exercises I can use to navigate my OCD."
020 3835 5416 View 020 3835 5416
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Nina Jellinek
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North London, London N1
Accredited Counsellor for adults, young people, and couples. Counselling Supervisor. LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse friendly (with lived and professional experience of both, including experience of autism, PDA profile, ADHD, OCD). I am experienced in working with clients with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, support for neurodiversity, support re sexuality or identity, trauma, bereavement, childhood issues, domestic violence. I am a Systemic Counsellor, which means I believe in understanding your inner beliefs but also your wider context. I offer a safe space to explore feelings and to look at coping strategies.
Accredited Counsellor for adults, young people, and couples. Counselling Supervisor. LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse friendly (with lived and professional experience of both, including experience of autism, PDA profile, ADHD, OCD). I am experienced in working with clients with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, support for neurodiversity, support re sexuality or identity, trauma, bereavement, childhood issues, domestic violence. I am a Systemic Counsellor, which means I believe in understanding your inner beliefs but also your wider context. I offer a safe space to explore feelings and to look at coping strategies.
01252 986156 View 01252 986156
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Tehani Benjamin
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North London, London N1  (Online Only)
I have lived experiences and specialist training in OCD.
At the heart of my work, I strive to create a warm and compassionate space for clients from all walks of life. I work with clients presenting with various challenges including relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, anxiety and low mood. I also have experience working with complex mental health and co-morbid difficulties, including trauma and childhood abuse. Whether your issue feels vague or specific, therapy can help you understand how the past informs current patterns, develop coping skills to process difficult feelings, and nurture the internal strengths and resources that we all hold.
I have lived experiences and specialist training in OCD.
At the heart of my work, I strive to create a warm and compassionate space for clients from all walks of life. I work with clients presenting with various challenges including relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, anxiety and low mood. I also have experience working with complex mental health and co-morbid difficulties, including trauma and childhood abuse. Whether your issue feels vague or specific, therapy can help you understand how the past informs current patterns, develop coping skills to process difficult feelings, and nurture the internal strengths and resources that we all hold.
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Fenix CBT Psychotherapy, Autism and OCD Specialist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N2
At Fenix CBT we specialise in CBT/DBT therapy specifically adapted to autistic adults, children and young people, OCD (ERP) and PTSD.
My name is Eve Ahmed I am an owner and Lead Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited) at Fenix CBT LTD. I utilise my skills and extensive experience to help my clients reach their personal targets and clinical recovery. I am very passionate about the work I do and I love helping people reach their goals. I have ten years of experience working in mental health in public and charity sector with adults and children. I completed BSc undergraduate degree in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Level 3 Diploma in DBT and I also have (amongst many others) EMDR, ACT and Compassionate Mind training.
At Fenix CBT we specialise in CBT/DBT therapy specifically adapted to autistic adults, children and young people, OCD (ERP) and PTSD.
My name is Eve Ahmed I am an owner and Lead Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited) at Fenix CBT LTD. I utilise my skills and extensive experience to help my clients reach their personal targets and clinical recovery. I am very passionate about the work I do and I love helping people reach their goals. I have ten years of experience working in mental health in public and charity sector with adults and children. I completed BSc undergraduate degree in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Level 3 Diploma in DBT and I also have (amongst many others) EMDR, ACT and Compassionate Mind training.
0113 487 2229 View 0113 487 2229
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Dr Aisan Ghaemian
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N10
I am specialized in psychological treatments for presenting problems such as:Depression• Anxiety• Aggression•Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)• Anxiety Disorders such as OCD •General Anxiety Disorder• Health Anxiety• Social Phobia• Panic & Agoraphobia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder • Eating problem•Addictions •Stress & Resilience• Sleep disorder.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavior Therapist. I have 10 years of clinical experience in the adult mental health services, including the primary care within the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom and the private sector. I provide online therapy and face to face psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within the long-term and short-term capacity. In addition, therapy could be provided in the following languages: Turkish, Azerbaijani and Farsi.
I am specialized in psychological treatments for presenting problems such as:Depression• Anxiety• Aggression•Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)• Anxiety Disorders such as OCD •General Anxiety Disorder• Health Anxiety• Social Phobia• Panic & Agoraphobia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder • Eating problem•Addictions •Stress & Resilience• Sleep disorder.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavior Therapist. I have 10 years of clinical experience in the adult mental health services, including the primary care within the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom and the private sector. I provide online therapy and face to face psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within the long-term and short-term capacity. In addition, therapy could be provided in the following languages: Turkish, Azerbaijani and Farsi.
0800 669 6281 View 0800 669 6281
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Dr Sarah Callman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North London, London N3
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task! I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma (PTSD), self-harm, bereavement, problem gambling, self-esteem, gender dysphoria & borderline personality disorder/EUPD.
Hi! I’m Sarah and I'm a Counselling Psychologist. I have over 10 years of clinical experience. I work in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for Kensington and Chelsea. I am experienced working with adults and adolescents including those with neurodevelopmental disorders: autism and ADHD. The most essential ingredient to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship. My aim is to provide a welcoming and compassionate space built on trust, respect and understanding. During the assessment process we would identify your therapy goals and use this as a guide for formulating a treatment plan to help you make a positive difference.
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task! I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma (PTSD), self-harm, bereavement, problem gambling, self-esteem, gender dysphoria & borderline personality disorder/EUPD.
Hi! I’m Sarah and I'm a Counselling Psychologist. I have over 10 years of clinical experience. I work in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for Kensington and Chelsea. I am experienced working with adults and adolescents including those with neurodevelopmental disorders: autism and ADHD. The most essential ingredient to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship. My aim is to provide a welcoming and compassionate space built on trust, respect and understanding. During the assessment process we would identify your therapy goals and use this as a guide for formulating a treatment plan to help you make a positive difference.
020 3974 7473 View 020 3974 7473
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Dr Aika Hui
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N3
I provide support for a range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, OCD, phobias, trauma, work & academic-related difficulties & sleep issues.
Hi! I'm Aika. I consistently strive to be an authentic, curious and professional psychologist, to create a safe space where those I work with can feel like they can speak freely and honestly and be supported with meaningful steps forward in their lives. Though I have lived and worked in the UK for over a decade now, I was born and raised in Hong Kong, a vibrant and multicultural city that I am proud to call home. I read my bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge, my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College London, and my doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Oxford.
I provide support for a range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, OCD, phobias, trauma, work & academic-related difficulties & sleep issues.
Hi! I'm Aika. I consistently strive to be an authentic, curious and professional psychologist, to create a safe space where those I work with can feel like they can speak freely and honestly and be supported with meaningful steps forward in their lives. Though I have lived and worked in the UK for over a decade now, I was born and raised in Hong Kong, a vibrant and multicultural city that I am proud to call home. I read my bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge, my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College London, and my doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Oxford.
020 3866 4435 View 020 3866 4435
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Louise Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N4
I am a compassionate and empathic CBT and EMDR therapist with over a decade of experience helping individuals overcome psychological distress and navigate through difficult challenges. I have over 10 years experience helping people overcome a range of psychological difficulties including PTSD, cPTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety issues, low self esteem, attachment issues, disordered eating and more. I believe that every person is an individual, has resilience and will have found remarkable ways to cope with life's difficulties.
I am a compassionate and empathic CBT and EMDR therapist with over a decade of experience helping individuals overcome psychological distress and navigate through difficult challenges. I have over 10 years experience helping people overcome a range of psychological difficulties including PTSD, cPTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety issues, low self esteem, attachment issues, disordered eating and more. I believe that every person is an individual, has resilience and will have found remarkable ways to cope with life's difficulties.
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Awawu Ola Ajala
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N1
I have experience working with a range of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, eating disorder, trauma, PTSD and ASD.
Systemic Family Therapy is a branch of Psychotherapy that promotes change and emotional growth through the shared exploration of troubling experiences; it helps find possible solutions to difficult situations. In life individuals, couples, and families can face many stresses, worries, and changes that can be hard to manage. When difficulties do not resolve naturally or when it feels like close relationships are suffering, Systemic Psychotherapy can help. Systemic Psychotherapy can help to address a range of difficulties and it can be applied to work with both individuals as well as groups of people.
I have experience working with a range of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, eating disorder, trauma, PTSD and ASD.
Systemic Family Therapy is a branch of Psychotherapy that promotes change and emotional growth through the shared exploration of troubling experiences; it helps find possible solutions to difficult situations. In life individuals, couples, and families can face many stresses, worries, and changes that can be hard to manage. When difficulties do not resolve naturally or when it feels like close relationships are suffering, Systemic Psychotherapy can help. Systemic Psychotherapy can help to address a range of difficulties and it can be applied to work with both individuals as well as groups of people.
020 4538 6897 View 020 4538 6897
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Erin Vignali
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N3
I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of different presentations including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Hi! I'm Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile. I always wanted to be a psychologist since I was 12 years old. I even remember the exact spot I was standing when I told my friend that I wasn't sure I would do it because the amount of education required took too long! My hesitation did not last long after I took International Baccalaureate level Psychology in High School and fell in love. Then there was no turning back and after a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Child Development, I completed my doctoral degree and became a psychologist.
I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of different presentations including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Hi! I'm Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile. I always wanted to be a psychologist since I was 12 years old. I even remember the exact spot I was standing when I told my friend that I wasn't sure I would do it because the amount of education required took too long! My hesitation did not last long after I took International Baccalaureate level Psychology in High School and fell in love. Then there was no turning back and after a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Child Development, I completed my doctoral degree and became a psychologist.
020 4539 4510 View 020 4539 4510
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Dr Laura Eid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N3
I work with a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, relationship problems, stress, depression, anger, OCD, phobias, PTSD, trauma, work difficulties, emotional crises, and bereavements.
Hi! I'm Laura, a Clinical Psychologist trained in the UK and based at The Oak Tree Practice and Little Bee Clinic in Finchley, London. I appreciate that choosing a psychologist can be a tricky task so am always happy to have a chat before agreeing to meet! I believe therapy is an active process where we work together to really make a difference to your life, whether that be by managing difficult thoughts and feelings, to taking action to improve challenges you’re experiencing. Therapy can also be useful to help you better understand how your mind works & why you are the way you are!
I work with a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, relationship problems, stress, depression, anger, OCD, phobias, PTSD, trauma, work difficulties, emotional crises, and bereavements.
Hi! I'm Laura, a Clinical Psychologist trained in the UK and based at The Oak Tree Practice and Little Bee Clinic in Finchley, London. I appreciate that choosing a psychologist can be a tricky task so am always happy to have a chat before agreeing to meet! I believe therapy is an active process where we work together to really make a difference to your life, whether that be by managing difficult thoughts and feelings, to taking action to improve challenges you’re experiencing. Therapy can also be useful to help you better understand how your mind works & why you are the way you are!
020 3984 7996 View 020 3984 7996
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Kirsten Utting
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N4
This includes working with adults in an NHS secondary mental health service working with trauma, PTSD, OCD, anxiety and depression.
Life can be difficult, and the stories we tell ourselves can often limit and block us in leading the life we truly want to lead. Through my work as an integrative therapist, I draw on a variety of different approaches, to assist you in meeting your particular needs and goals. I use the relationship we gradually build together to shine a light on understanding other relationships in your life, to better understand yourself, and develop the resources to live more authentically.
This includes working with adults in an NHS secondary mental health service working with trauma, PTSD, OCD, anxiety and depression.
Life can be difficult, and the stories we tell ourselves can often limit and block us in leading the life we truly want to lead. Through my work as an integrative therapist, I draw on a variety of different approaches, to assist you in meeting your particular needs and goals. I use the relationship we gradually build together to shine a light on understanding other relationships in your life, to better understand yourself, and develop the resources to live more authentically.
020 4538 9689 View 020 4538 9689
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Clova McCallum
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North London, London N7  (Online Only)
I would welcome hearing from you with regards to what you would like from therapy. The way I work tends to be led by the needs of each individual person, and I can bring my experience as a qualified counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist, to help you achieve change that is meaningful to you. I will support you with your focus for therapy as you see it, and my experience includes working with anxiety, depression, trauma; PTSD; self esteem: domestic and sexual abuse: family and relationship problems; bereavement; unhelpful or unwanted patterns; developing new coping strategies; inner critic; phobias; OCD and work issues.
I would welcome hearing from you with regards to what you would like from therapy. The way I work tends to be led by the needs of each individual person, and I can bring my experience as a qualified counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist, to help you achieve change that is meaningful to you. I will support you with your focus for therapy as you see it, and my experience includes working with anxiety, depression, trauma; PTSD; self esteem: domestic and sexual abuse: family and relationship problems; bereavement; unhelpful or unwanted patterns; developing new coping strategies; inner critic; phobias; OCD and work issues.
020 3861 4152 View 020 3861 4152
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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.