Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Loughton

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Pippa Moye
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I specialise in male psychology, understanding that men face particular challenges and process things differently from women. I support men and women in addiction recovery, those in suicidal crisis and other distress such as trauma, bereavement, OCD or panic attacks. I combine counselling theory with coaching skills, using several models which can be adapted to your individual needs. We work together and adjust the process as we go along. I can change how I work as your awareness develops and different issues come up. I can help you to refine your goals, learn new strategies, get free of old baggage, and create a path forward.
I specialise in male psychology, understanding that men face particular challenges and process things differently from women. I support men and women in addiction recovery, those in suicidal crisis and other distress such as trauma, bereavement, OCD or panic attacks. I combine counselling theory with coaching skills, using several models which can be adapted to your individual needs. We work together and adjust the process as we go along. I can change how I work as your awareness develops and different issues come up. I can help you to refine your goals, learn new strategies, get free of old baggage, and create a path forward.
020 4538 2602 View 020 4538 2602
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Sandra Ross-Cameron
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
The 3 C’s in life, Choice,Chance, Change. You can chose to make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.I am here to help, support and aid you with any difficulties you maybe having. Be that with any anxiety, depression. Phobias, OCD, relationships, complex issues. My aim is to get you unstuck and to help you move forward in your chosen life direction.
The 3 C’s in life, Choice,Chance, Change. You can chose to make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.I am here to help, support and aid you with any difficulties you maybe having. Be that with any anxiety, depression. Phobias, OCD, relationships, complex issues. My aim is to get you unstuck and to help you move forward in your chosen life direction.
01279 969925 View 01279 969925
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Mohaia Amin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughton IG10
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy training. I have also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT. My extensive work using CBT has been with clients with major psychological problems and I have until recently been working at The Priory. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings and have worked with clients from varied cultures and backgrounds. As a therapist I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety, depression and bereavement and have supported
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy training. I have also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT. My extensive work using CBT has been with clients with major psychological problems and I have until recently been working at The Priory. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings and have worked with clients from varied cultures and backgrounds. As a therapist I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety, depression and bereavement and have supported
020 8103 9071 View 020 8103 9071
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MB Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
Waitlist for new clients
As a CBT therapist I work well with any depression or anxiety based disorders including low self esteem, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Health anxiety, social anxiety, Phobias and panic disorder. People are often bothered by highly distressing symptoms and have a clear idea about what they would like to get from therapy which is usually a reduction of symptoms and getting life back on track. People often seek clarity and an explanation for their distress followed by solutions of how to deal with them. My specialist area of interests are trauma, GAD, co-morbid long term health conditions and adolescents.
As a CBT therapist I work well with any depression or anxiety based disorders including low self esteem, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Health anxiety, social anxiety, Phobias and panic disorder. People are often bothered by highly distressing symptoms and have a clear idea about what they would like to get from therapy which is usually a reduction of symptoms and getting life back on track. People often seek clarity and an explanation for their distress followed by solutions of how to deal with them. My specialist area of interests are trauma, GAD, co-morbid long term health conditions and adolescents.
01279 260402 View 01279 260402
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Dr Brittni Jones
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I am a Chartered Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and therapist with over 10 years experience in mental health services. With previous NHS experience in a specialist hospital for adults with personality disorders, as well as at Great Ormond Street Hospital and psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults with mental and physical health conditions, I have the knowledge and professional experience to help with a wide variety of difficulties. I offer specialist assessments and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
I am a Chartered Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and therapist with over 10 years experience in mental health services. With previous NHS experience in a specialist hospital for adults with personality disorders, as well as at Great Ormond Street Hospital and psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults with mental and physical health conditions, I have the knowledge and professional experience to help with a wide variety of difficulties. I offer specialist assessments and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
020 3872 2631 View 020 3872 2631
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Simon Bostock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I Help Humans Harness their Happy. I am a London & Essex based Psychotherapist and Human Givens Practitioner. I am Specialist in good sleep, insomnia busting, stress management & anxiety, I work in both the business and private sectors helping clients to understand why they are reacting in a certain way and enabling them to restore balance and fulfilment to their lives. I worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, specialising in Human Resources, Training and Building Teams in a variety of settings.
I Help Humans Harness their Happy. I am a London & Essex based Psychotherapist and Human Givens Practitioner. I am Specialist in good sleep, insomnia busting, stress management & anxiety, I work in both the business and private sectors helping clients to understand why they are reacting in a certain way and enabling them to restore balance and fulfilment to their lives. I worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, specialising in Human Resources, Training and Building Teams in a variety of settings.
020 8054 5028 View 020 8054 5028
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Zoleikha Gholizadeh
Counsellor, PhD, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I provide CBT therapy in 3 languages English, Persian and Turkish.
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I provide CBT therapy in 3 languages English, Persian and Turkish.
020 4538 0785 View 020 4538 0785
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Simon Good
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
With over 25 years of experience in clinical work and 20 years of expertise in supervising and teaching psychotherapy and counselling, I have a strong track record of success. For the past 10 years, I have served as the head of Training at a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited program, where I developed the curriculum and helped expand the course into a self-sustaining charity. Alongside my role as a supervisor at top training institutions in London, I also maintain a private practice. Additionally, I am a recognized training analyst for Doctoral students at both Exeter and Essex universities.
With over 25 years of experience in clinical work and 20 years of expertise in supervising and teaching psychotherapy and counselling, I have a strong track record of success. For the past 10 years, I have served as the head of Training at a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited program, where I developed the curriculum and helped expand the course into a self-sustaining charity. Alongside my role as a supervisor at top training institutions in London, I also maintain a private practice. Additionally, I am a recognized training analyst for Doctoral students at both Exeter and Essex universities.
07480 534347 View 07480 534347
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Anthony John Manning
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
07400 291012 View 07400 291012
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Anthony Birbeck
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
07480 485661 View 07480 485661
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Dr Niloufar Mersadi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
At times we find it hard to navigate life with our own resources alone. Perhaps you are going through a depressive episode, low mood, anxiety, loss, grief; experience identity crisis, loss of meaning, or self-esteem issues which makes it hard to find or maintain romantic relationships. You might be going through existential-spiritual crises or resurfaced childhood traumas and heartbreaks. I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding. I specialise in supporting creative women to build confidence in their identity, creative work & business. I also offer Faith Based Counselling, Art Therapy & Coaching.
At times we find it hard to navigate life with our own resources alone. Perhaps you are going through a depressive episode, low mood, anxiety, loss, grief; experience identity crisis, loss of meaning, or self-esteem issues which makes it hard to find or maintain romantic relationships. You might be going through existential-spiritual crises or resurfaced childhood traumas and heartbreaks. I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding. I specialise in supporting creative women to build confidence in their identity, creative work & business. I also offer Faith Based Counselling, Art Therapy & Coaching.
020 3835 6474 View 020 3835 6474
Photo of Anthony Mack - Anthony Mack Therapy, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Anthony Mack Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughton IG10
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
020 3879 4781 View 020 3879 4781
Photo of Paige Lewin, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Paige Lewin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
01992 662135 View 01992 662135
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Emma Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughton IG10
I work with both individuals and couples from a lovely, discreet counselling room on the edge of Epping, within easy distance from Harlow, Loughton, Ongar, Chigwell and Waltham Abbey. I work with couples who have usually either hit a crisis point in their relationship or experienced a gradual deterioration over time and require help to get back on track. I support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, trauma, sexual abuse, co-dependency, loss and bereavement. My couples training has been with Relate, working with many issues including infidelity, loss of desire, conflict, anger etc.
I work with both individuals and couples from a lovely, discreet counselling room on the edge of Epping, within easy distance from Harlow, Loughton, Ongar, Chigwell and Waltham Abbey. I work with couples who have usually either hit a crisis point in their relationship or experienced a gradual deterioration over time and require help to get back on track. I support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, trauma, sexual abuse, co-dependency, loss and bereavement. My couples training has been with Relate, working with many issues including infidelity, loss of desire, conflict, anger etc.
01992 927826 View 01992 927826
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Talking Therapy Time
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughton IG10
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
020 3835 2686 View 020 3835 2686
Photo of Karen Bolton, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
07480 821478 View 07480 821478

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Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
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Deepak Shantilal Sankhla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
020 4538 3009 View 020 4538 3009
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Dr Hannah Whitehead
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buckhurst Hill IG9
I work a lot with OCD, using CBT with ERP.
I specialise in working with children, young people and young adults experiencing anxiety and/or trauma. I support parents and carers alongside work with their child. I work creatively and playfully when appropriate and if welcomed. I feel it is important to get to know each person as a unique individual and build on their strengths in our work together. I work integratively, drawing upon several therapeutic models including CBT and EMDR, depending on what feels appropriate. My team can also offer support with needs including long-term health conditions (diabetes, CFS/ME, asthma), psychosis, self-esteem and anxiety (see my website).
I work a lot with OCD, using CBT with ERP.
I specialise in working with children, young people and young adults experiencing anxiety and/or trauma. I support parents and carers alongside work with their child. I work creatively and playfully when appropriate and if welcomed. I feel it is important to get to know each person as a unique individual and build on their strengths in our work together. I work integratively, drawing upon several therapeutic models including CBT and EMDR, depending on what feels appropriate. My team can also offer support with needs including long-term health conditions (diabetes, CFS/ME, asthma), psychosis, self-esteem and anxiety (see my website).
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One -&- One
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chigwell IG7
‘We all need someone to talk to some of the time’ and across the multi-dimensional layers of personality and global connectedness, to be human means we will be faced with situations and events during our lifetime that we believe a hundred percent, we will have little or no chance of sorting out or finding solutions to. The truism is there are always solutions, some more easily achievable and likeable, others less so. Nonetheless these too are solutions and place ALL at the doorway of all possibility. The wisdom then is to stand in the doorway to commence the healing transformations of finding answers and pathways towards resolution.
‘We all need someone to talk to some of the time’ and across the multi-dimensional layers of personality and global connectedness, to be human means we will be faced with situations and events during our lifetime that we believe a hundred percent, we will have little or no chance of sorting out or finding solutions to. The truism is there are always solutions, some more easily achievable and likeable, others less so. Nonetheless these too are solutions and place ALL at the doorway of all possibility. The wisdom then is to stand in the doorway to commence the healing transformations of finding answers and pathways towards resolution.
020 3984 9227 View 020 3984 9227

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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.