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

Photo of Will Sessions, Psychotherapist in North West London, London, England
Will Sessions
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3  (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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Owen Newman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
When we're trying to cope with situations and experiences that are difficult for us, it's easy to find ourselves reacting in ways we don't like or want but can't seem to stop or change. My name is Owen Newman. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist experienced at helping to work through problems with anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, anger management, compulsions, OCD, self-confidence, motivation and procrastination.
When we're trying to cope with situations and experiences that are difficult for us, it's easy to find ourselves reacting in ways we don't like or want but can't seem to stop or change. My name is Owen Newman. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist experienced at helping to work through problems with anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, anger management, compulsions, OCD, self-confidence, motivation and procrastination.
020 4538 8051 View 020 4538 8051
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Guy Klein
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
I am an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist, specializing in treating OCD, as well as Generalised anxiety and anxiety attacks, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem. Other difficulties I treat include Health anxiety, Social anxiety, BDD, and phobias. Full recovery, reliable improvement and reclaiming control over your life are all achievable goals with CBT and EMDR, through a paced process, tailored to your personal needs.
I am an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist, specializing in treating OCD, as well as Generalised anxiety and anxiety attacks, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem. Other difficulties I treat include Health anxiety, Social anxiety, BDD, and phobias. Full recovery, reliable improvement and reclaiming control over your life are all achievable goals with CBT and EMDR, through a paced process, tailored to your personal needs.
020 4538 5157 View 020 4538 5157
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Andrea Breninek C B T Online
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
My special interests are in the field of Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Postnatal Depression , Stress and Chronic Illness.
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
My special interests are in the field of Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Postnatal Depression , Stress and Chronic Illness.
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
020 3835 4681 View 020 3835 4681
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Amir Oren
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW4
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
07446 870934 View 07446 870934
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Dr Rob Agnew
Psychologist, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
Hey, thanks for looking at my profile. I've been in private practice since 2011 treating fatigue, issues related to ADHD and ASD, issues related to head injury, trauma, OCD, health anxiety and BDD; but I can help with most difficulties. I have worked a lot with LGBTQ+ communities and am the Chair of the Section of Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity of the British Psychological Society. I'm also a gay, cis-gendered man and trans ally. I work in partnership with a prescriber to offer rapid ADHD diagnosis (meeting NHS/NICE standards) and medication (turnaround often only 5 to 6 weeks).
Hey, thanks for looking at my profile. I've been in private practice since 2011 treating fatigue, issues related to ADHD and ASD, issues related to head injury, trauma, OCD, health anxiety and BDD; but I can help with most difficulties. I have worked a lot with LGBTQ+ communities and am the Chair of the Section of Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity of the British Psychological Society. I'm also a gay, cis-gendered man and trans ally. I work in partnership with a prescriber to offer rapid ADHD diagnosis (meeting NHS/NICE standards) and medication (turnaround often only 5 to 6 weeks).
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Tehani Benjamin
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW5  (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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Shira Freeman
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW4
I am a CBT Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, children/adolescents in England and abroad. Using solution- focused strategies from CBT and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness), I have successfully treated many clients with various forms of anxiety, OCD, depression and life crises. I offer both short and longer term therapy in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space. The areas I specialise in are: anxieties - GAD, phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, test anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, self-esteem, life changes, and depression.
I am a CBT Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, children/adolescents in England and abroad. Using solution- focused strategies from CBT and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness), I have successfully treated many clients with various forms of anxiety, OCD, depression and life crises. I offer both short and longer term therapy in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space. The areas I specialise in are: anxieties - GAD, phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, test anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, self-esteem, life changes, and depression.
020 4538 0922 View 020 4538 0922
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LivedExperienceOCDTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3  (Online Only)
I have personal experience of OCD, which I manage well.
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
I have personal experience of OCD, which I manage well.
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
01268 269993 View 01268 269993
Photo of Luke Cahill - in-person and online, Counsellor in North West London, London, England
Luke Cahill - in-person and online
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
TLDR I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around GSRD and neurodiversity.
TLDR I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around GSRD and neurodiversity.
0161 524 1128 View 0161 524 1128
Photo of Emily Gardner Therapy, Psychotherapist in North West London, London, England
Emily Gardner Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
Anxiety can take many different forms: overwhelming worry, distressing intrusive thoughts/images, an excessive need to be "absolutely certain", obsessive doubts and self-criticism, to name just a few. As a result, you may use compulsive or other problematic behaviours, or even avoid certain situations all together, in order to cope. But now these behaviours have become the problem, and they’re starting to affect your life. It can be exhausting. The good news is, however your anxiety presents itself, I can help you take back control and reclaim your life from anxiety. To learn more about me, visit my website emilygardner.co.uk
Anxiety can take many different forms: overwhelming worry, distressing intrusive thoughts/images, an excessive need to be "absolutely certain", obsessive doubts and self-criticism, to name just a few. As a result, you may use compulsive or other problematic behaviours, or even avoid certain situations all together, in order to cope. But now these behaviours have become the problem, and they’re starting to affect your life. It can be exhausting. The good news is, however your anxiety presents itself, I can help you take back control and reclaim your life from anxiety. To learn more about me, visit my website emilygardner.co.uk
020 3002 6611 View 020 3002 6611
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Dr Erika Annabelle Pratte
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
As a psychologist & psychotherapist, my goal is to help you best help yourself. My approach to psychological wellbeing focuses on the whole person & is personalized to you. In addition to psychotherapy, I offer ADHD & autism (ASD) diagnostic assessments. I work with many people of all ages with many concerns, ranging from existential or relationship, confidence, all the way to psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, OCD, & depression. I see clients online, in Central London, and West Hampstead. I may also come to you. Contact me via email or phone to learn more about how we can work together to actualize your goals.
As a psychologist & psychotherapist, my goal is to help you best help yourself. My approach to psychological wellbeing focuses on the whole person & is personalized to you. In addition to psychotherapy, I offer ADHD & autism (ASD) diagnostic assessments. I work with many people of all ages with many concerns, ranging from existential or relationship, confidence, all the way to psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, OCD, & depression. I see clients online, in Central London, and West Hampstead. I may also come to you. Contact me via email or phone to learn more about how we can work together to actualize your goals.
020 4538 3005 View 020 4538 3005
Photo of Christina Johnson, Psychotherapist in North West London, London, England
Christina Johnson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ?
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ?
020 3856 4075 View 020 3856 4075
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theultimatetherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW2
Anxiety and panic issues, OCD, PTSD, Trauma.
I deal with a large variety of emotional and psychological problems and my goal is to help clients learn strategies to manage their personal challenges and reach their goals in as fast a time possible. My areas of expertise include CBT for all types of Anxiety disorders and phobias. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), recognised as particularly successful for PTSD and trauma issues and hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques. I have also successfully treated all types of weight and food issues. I offer unconditional positive regard, compassion, empathy, genuineness and respect for you, and your values
Anxiety and panic issues, OCD, PTSD, Trauma.
I deal with a large variety of emotional and psychological problems and my goal is to help clients learn strategies to manage their personal challenges and reach their goals in as fast a time possible. My areas of expertise include CBT for all types of Anxiety disorders and phobias. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), recognised as particularly successful for PTSD and trauma issues and hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques. I have also successfully treated all types of weight and food issues. I offer unconditional positive regard, compassion, empathy, genuineness and respect for you, and your values
020 4538 7738 View 020 4538 7738
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The Psychological Wellness Group
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6  (Online Only)
Welcome! We are a group of BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists who have substantial experience working within primary care and secondary care NHS mental health services. We have over 8 years experience working within mental health services within the NHS and privately. I have been specifically trained to support people who experience a range of mental health problems including depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Body Dysmorphia and personality disorder traits. I have a special interest in working with young adults, perinatal parents and those who have experienced trauma.
Welcome! We are a group of BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists who have substantial experience working within primary care and secondary care NHS mental health services. We have over 8 years experience working within mental health services within the NHS and privately. I have been specifically trained to support people who experience a range of mental health problems including depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Body Dysmorphia and personality disorder traits. I have a special interest in working with young adults, perinatal parents and those who have experienced trauma.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Antonia Caplan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North West London, London NW3
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Let me help you take control of your life. With over a decade of experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and accreditation by the BABCP, I offer personalised and supportive care to help you overcome your mental health challenges. Whether you're dealing with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, or PTSD, I have the expertise to help you break free from these debilitating conditions. I'm passionate about helping people make meaningful changes in their lives.
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Let me help you take control of your life. With over a decade of experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and accreditation by the BABCP, I offer personalised and supportive care to help you overcome your mental health challenges. Whether you're dealing with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, or PTSD, I have the expertise to help you break free from these debilitating conditions. I'm passionate about helping people make meaningful changes in their lives.
020 4538 3395 View 020 4538 3395
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Dr. Aziz Anzabi
Counsellor, PhD, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
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Marta Benko
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
Supporting kids, YP, parents and adults with: mental health difficulties in the context of a physical illness (especially with endometriosis, asthma, CF, oncology, haematology, gastroenterology, dermatology, neurosurgery, and surgery), health anxiety, functional presentation/ medically unexplained symptom, relationship breakdown and divorce, children and young people, school avoidance/school anxiety, ex-pats and 3rd country children, mood difficulties (anxiety, panic attacks, fear and phobias, low mood) , stress , OCD, body repetitive behaviours (hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting) , sleep, non-underweight eating disorders.
Supporting kids, YP, parents and adults with: mental health difficulties in the context of a physical illness (especially with endometriosis, asthma, CF, oncology, haematology, gastroenterology, dermatology, neurosurgery, and surgery), health anxiety, functional presentation/ medically unexplained symptom, relationship breakdown and divorce, children and young people, school avoidance/school anxiety, ex-pats and 3rd country children, mood difficulties (anxiety, panic attacks, fear and phobias, low mood) , stress , OCD, body repetitive behaviours (hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting) , sleep, non-underweight eating disorders.
020 8016 3516 View 020 8016 3516
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Valdete Kapedani
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples who present with: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Wounds, Borderline Personality, Shame, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Infidelity, Loss, Addiction, Anger, Sexual & Domestic Abuse, Identity Issues, Attachment Patterns & OCD. I am MBACP registered and fully qualified Psychotherapist in Psychodynamic & CBT Therapy. Therapy enables us to have a deeper understanding of our unconscious motivations. It also enables us to reflect on our emotions before and after we react and become more aware of our repetitive behaviour and relationship patterns. I offer 30 minutes free consultations.
I work with individuals and couples who present with: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Wounds, Borderline Personality, Shame, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Infidelity, Loss, Addiction, Anger, Sexual & Domestic Abuse, Identity Issues, Attachment Patterns & OCD. I am MBACP registered and fully qualified Psychotherapist in Psychodynamic & CBT Therapy. Therapy enables us to have a deeper understanding of our unconscious motivations. It also enables us to reflect on our emotions before and after we react and become more aware of our repetitive behaviour and relationship patterns. I offer 30 minutes free consultations.
020 3856 4178 View 020 3856 4178
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Sheryl Noik
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11
I specialise in childhood bereavement, relationship issues, chronic illness, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, divorce, self-harm, suicide ideation, sexual and gender identity, OCD, ASD and ADHD.
Hello, my name is Sheryl and I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, struggling with parenting or coping with bereavement, therapy will be tailor-made for your situation. Therapy is a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring your worries, explore thoughts and share your feelings, and be heard with compassion and empathy. I work with adults, couples and adolescents.
I specialise in childhood bereavement, relationship issues, chronic illness, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, divorce, self-harm, suicide ideation, sexual and gender identity, OCD, ASD and ADHD.
Hello, my name is Sheryl and I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, struggling with parenting or coping with bereavement, therapy will be tailor-made for your situation. Therapy is a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring your worries, explore thoughts and share your feelings, and be heard with compassion and empathy. I work with adults, couples and adolescents.
020 3835 3016 View 020 3835 3016

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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.