Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Mitcham

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Hulya Kusella
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4
Are you feeling overwhelmed, pre-occupied with worries or struggling with intense emotions? Do you feel numb, disconnected or lost in your life, with others and your environment? Would you like to better understand your life journey? Manage the complexities and find ways to connect with your inner and outer worlds?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, pre-occupied with worries or struggling with intense emotions? Do you feel numb, disconnected or lost in your life, with others and your environment? Would you like to better understand your life journey? Manage the complexities and find ways to connect with your inner and outer worlds?
01260 545134 View 01260 545134
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Leon Millingen
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4
It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that need help with. You may feel depressed, angry, frustrated, fearful, discontent or perhaps struggling with issues such as depression, self esteem, anxiety, addiction, existential issues, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want a kind listening ear and/or someone to understand you. If you decide to contact me I can assure you that I will listen and help you at your own pace without any judgement or criticism. I will help you to explore different approaches and look at different perspectives to embolden you to confront your issues.
It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that need help with. You may feel depressed, angry, frustrated, fearful, discontent or perhaps struggling with issues such as depression, self esteem, anxiety, addiction, existential issues, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want a kind listening ear and/or someone to understand you. If you decide to contact me I can assure you that I will listen and help you at your own pace without any judgement or criticism. I will help you to explore different approaches and look at different perspectives to embolden you to confront your issues.
020 8103 1058 View 020 8103 1058
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Blue Ocean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
020 3947 8955 View 020 3947 8955
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Dr Adila Mahmood
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4
My name is Adila and I'm a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years. My professional background includes working in mental health hospitals and outpatient clinics in the National Health Service (NHS) as well as the private sector.
My name is Adila and I'm a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years. My professional background includes working in mental health hospitals and outpatient clinics in the National Health Service (NHS) as well as the private sector.
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Marijke Roberts
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Marijke. I have many years of experience in working with different people from all walks of life. First as a social worker, and in the past few years as a psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with adults, young people and couples. I can help you work through any areas in your life where you feel “stuck” and where you experience problems, like anxiety and depression, addiction, phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, feelings of low self-worth and low self-esteem, or problems in your relationship.
Hello, I am Marijke. I have many years of experience in working with different people from all walks of life. First as a social worker, and in the past few years as a psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with adults, young people and couples. I can help you work through any areas in your life where you feel “stuck” and where you experience problems, like anxiety and depression, addiction, phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, feelings of low self-worth and low self-esteem, or problems in your relationship.
01260 542116 View 01260 542116
Photo of Dania Akondo, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Dania Akondo
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4
My vision is to empower clients and help them achieve inner peace. I am a qualified Croydon psychotherapist and counsellor, who adheres to the BACP ethical framework. I have a particular interest in issues of racism and relational patterns in adults who have experienced trauma. Together, we can explore past life events to gain a better understanding of what might have gone wrong. I can help you implement strategies and techniques in your day- to-day life in order to: enhance your quality of life; rid yourself of maladaptive behaviours and/or negative thinking patterns; ameliorate your communication skills; navigate conflict.
My vision is to empower clients and help them achieve inner peace. I am a qualified Croydon psychotherapist and counsellor, who adheres to the BACP ethical framework. I have a particular interest in issues of racism and relational patterns in adults who have experienced trauma. Together, we can explore past life events to gain a better understanding of what might have gone wrong. I can help you implement strategies and techniques in your day- to-day life in order to: enhance your quality of life; rid yourself of maladaptive behaviours and/or negative thinking patterns; ameliorate your communication skills; navigate conflict.
01260 541343 View 01260 541343
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Tracy Chery-Nicolls
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4  (Online Only)
Through my training as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have been privileged to work with a diverse range of clients presenting with different underlying difficulties from stress to childhood attachment issues or post traumatic stress disorder. The journey of life can throw up many turns and bumps, psychological therapy provides the opportunity to explore these challenges and find a way that is comfortable for you to move forward, and continue your journey of life.
Through my training as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have been privileged to work with a diverse range of clients presenting with different underlying difficulties from stress to childhood attachment issues or post traumatic stress disorder. The journey of life can throw up many turns and bumps, psychological therapy provides the opportunity to explore these challenges and find a way that is comfortable for you to move forward, and continue your journey of life.
01883 779580 View 01883 779580
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Piotr Sznicer
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4
Navigating the complexities of addiction, chronic pain, or depression can feel isolating and daunting. You're not alone in this journey. Piotr Sznicer deeply understands the weight of these challenges and is genuinely committed to supporting you. With expertise in therapies like CBT, MBCT, ACT, and CFT, Piotr crafts a compassionate and personalized healing path tailored just for you. Drawing from his significant experience with the National Health Services, rest assured you're in caring and expert hands. Together, you can start journey towards healing, empowerment, and a renewed sense of well-being.
Navigating the complexities of addiction, chronic pain, or depression can feel isolating and daunting. You're not alone in this journey. Piotr Sznicer deeply understands the weight of these challenges and is genuinely committed to supporting you. With expertise in therapies like CBT, MBCT, ACT, and CFT, Piotr crafts a compassionate and personalized healing path tailored just for you. Drawing from his significant experience with the National Health Services, rest assured you're in caring and expert hands. Together, you can start journey towards healing, empowerment, and a renewed sense of well-being.
020 3871 3253 View 020 3871 3253
Photo of Kayah Bain, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Kayah Bain
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Psychotherapist, working in South West London. I offer confidential weekly psychotherapy for children, young people, adults and families, in a non-judgemental and supportive space, where clients can feel safe in expressing their feelings and experiences. Clients are encouraged to be their authentic selves and to explore both internal and external conflicts at a pace which suits them. I have an integrative approach and so I am able to offer therapy based on the individual needs of clients. Approaches I use include, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I am a qualified Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Psychotherapist, working in South West London. I offer confidential weekly psychotherapy for children, young people, adults and families, in a non-judgemental and supportive space, where clients can feel safe in expressing their feelings and experiences. Clients are encouraged to be their authentic selves and to explore both internal and external conflicts at a pace which suits them. I have an integrative approach and so I am able to offer therapy based on the individual needs of clients. Approaches I use include, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
07588 670763 View 07588 670763

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Mirna Saad
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SW17  (Online Only)
I’m Mirna, a non-judgmental CBT therapist dedicated to helping you overcome life’s challenges. Whether you’re dealing with OCD, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, managing long-term health conditions, or navigating through grief and loss, I’m here to support you. I am here to help you understand the issue and aid you to have a more peaceful relationship with yourself, reducing the impact that your mental health has on your everyday life.
I’m Mirna, a non-judgmental CBT therapist dedicated to helping you overcome life’s challenges. Whether you’re dealing with OCD, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, managing long-term health conditions, or navigating through grief and loss, I’m here to support you. I am here to help you understand the issue and aid you to have a more peaceful relationship with yourself, reducing the impact that your mental health has on your everyday life.
020 3872 2647 View 020 3872 2647
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Dr Marigold Hayes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW19
I work with most common mental health difficulties including stress, burnout, anxiety, worry, OCD, rumination, depression, low self-confidence and adjustment to significant life events.
My central aim is to help you better understand your difficulties and maximise your potential to overcome them. I believe that the most effective way to help you is through empowering you to be more able to manage day-to-day, enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to feel in control of your mental health and wellbeing. My main approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I also have an interest in Psychodynamic ideas, which influence my therapeutic style.
I work with most common mental health difficulties including stress, burnout, anxiety, worry, OCD, rumination, depression, low self-confidence and adjustment to significant life events.
My central aim is to help you better understand your difficulties and maximise your potential to overcome them. I believe that the most effective way to help you is through empowering you to be more able to manage day-to-day, enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to feel in control of your mental health and wellbeing. My main approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I also have an interest in Psychodynamic ideas, which influence my therapeutic style.
01748 901260 View 01748 901260
Photo of Lauretta Wilson, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Lauretta Wilson
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW19
I am a counselling psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults, couples and families. I use solution focused, positive therapies that get you closer to your goals and values, teaching you tools and techniques to manage your life better and live life as you need to. I work with mental health conditions - anxieties/OCD, depression, phobias, confidence issues, relationship breakdowns, smoking cessation and weight loss, just to name a few!
I am a counselling psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults, couples and families. I use solution focused, positive therapies that get you closer to your goals and values, teaching you tools and techniques to manage your life better and live life as you need to. I work with mental health conditions - anxieties/OCD, depression, phobias, confidence issues, relationship breakdowns, smoking cessation and weight loss, just to name a few!
01260 545133 View 01260 545133
Photo of Nathalie Baur, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Nathalie Baur
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW19
I worked with individuals with a variety of clinical presentation including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), life transitions, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and abuse.
Each person is unique and distinctive and therefore one approach may not fit them all. I place the client-therapist relationship at the heart of an effective therapeutic process providing an honest and non-judgmental stance where your feelings can be expressed and contained in a safe and confidential setting. You might want to make sense of the past and explore how it can sometimes be reconstructed in the present or you might seek to get back in touch with your real self through acceptance and a better mind-body connection.
I worked with individuals with a variety of clinical presentation including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), life transitions, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and abuse.
Each person is unique and distinctive and therefore one approach may not fit them all. I place the client-therapist relationship at the heart of an effective therapeutic process providing an honest and non-judgmental stance where your feelings can be expressed and contained in a safe and confidential setting. You might want to make sense of the past and explore how it can sometimes be reconstructed in the present or you might seek to get back in touch with your real self through acceptance and a better mind-body connection.
07400 316975 View 07400 316975
Photo of Leigh Newton, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Leigh Newton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE19
As a professionally trained psychodynamic psychotherapist with extensive experience, I can assist with various presenting problems, including work or study issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, obsessive behaviours, sexuality issues, relationships, and the loss of meaning or purpose in life.
Psychotherapy is a specialist talking treatment with the aim to help people to explore their lives in order to understand and work through emotional and psychological problems. I aim to provide a form of psychotherapy which focuses on the difficulties, imbalances, stresses or questions an individual might be struggling with within their outer and/or inner life
As a professionally trained psychodynamic psychotherapist with extensive experience, I can assist with various presenting problems, including work or study issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, obsessive behaviours, sexuality issues, relationships, and the loss of meaning or purpose in life.
Psychotherapy is a specialist talking treatment with the aim to help people to explore their lives in order to understand and work through emotional and psychological problems. I aim to provide a form of psychotherapy which focuses on the difficulties, imbalances, stresses or questions an individual might be struggling with within their outer and/or inner life
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Aisling Bunting
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE19  (Online Only)
Some of the difficulties I have worked with include: Depression, Eating Disorders Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Panic Disorder, Parenting and Postnatal difficulties, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD .
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, which means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver a range of evidence based interventions. I have worked clinically for over 10 years, providing psychological support to children, young people and adults with a range of difficulties, within the NHS and other mental health settings.
Some of the difficulties I have worked with include: Depression, Eating Disorders Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Panic Disorder, Parenting and Postnatal difficulties, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD .
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, which means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver a range of evidence based interventions. I have worked clinically for over 10 years, providing psychological support to children, young people and adults with a range of difficulties, within the NHS and other mental health settings.
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Manch Joshi
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW19
We all have psychological ups and downs caused by the rollercoaster of life, specific events or our past. Work, relationships, families, finances, the behaviour of others, our past and health can lead us to develop unhealthy emotions. These include anxiety (shown as general stress, fatigue, panic attacks and OCD), depression (feeling lethargic or unfocussed), anger (outbursts, intolerance), guilt (we did something wrong) or shame (I’m not good enough). I work closely with clients to move forward from these to heal, achieve personal goals, enjoy life to its fullest and experience joy.
We all have psychological ups and downs caused by the rollercoaster of life, specific events or our past. Work, relationships, families, finances, the behaviour of others, our past and health can lead us to develop unhealthy emotions. These include anxiety (shown as general stress, fatigue, panic attacks and OCD), depression (feeling lethargic or unfocussed), anger (outbursts, intolerance), guilt (we did something wrong) or shame (I’m not good enough). I work closely with clients to move forward from these to heal, achieve personal goals, enjoy life to its fullest and experience joy.
020 4538 8435 View 020 4538 8435
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Andrew Morrison
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE25  (Online Only)
I specialise in working with anxiety difficulties such as social anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD and phobias.
Hi, thanks for viewing my profile and considering therapy together. I have worked in the therapeutic field for nine years primarily with anxiety and depression difficulties in the NHS. My main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I am also qualified in EMDR and have three years of counselling training.
I specialise in working with anxiety difficulties such as social anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD and phobias.
Hi, thanks for viewing my profile and considering therapy together. I have worked in the therapeutic field for nine years primarily with anxiety and depression difficulties in the NHS. My main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I am also qualified in EMDR and have three years of counselling training.
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Photo of Shikainah Champion, MA, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Shikainah Champion
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sutton SM1
I treat depression and anxiety disorders such as specific phobias, PTSD, childhood trauma, OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social phobia, Panic and Agoraphobia and Health Anxiety. I also treat Anorexia nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). I treat individuals 16+ and couples too. In addition, I also offer CBT supervision to High Intensity Therapists and Psychological Well Being Practitioners in our service. I am happy to take on any private practitioner looking for a CBT supervisor.
I treat depression and anxiety disorders such as specific phobias, PTSD, childhood trauma, OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social phobia, Panic and Agoraphobia and Health Anxiety. I also treat Anorexia nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). I treat individuals 16+ and couples too. In addition, I also offer CBT supervision to High Intensity Therapists and Psychological Well Being Practitioners in our service. I am happy to take on any private practitioner looking for a CBT supervisor.
01798 305234 View 01798 305234
Photo of Dr Leng Song, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Leng Song
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW19
Waitlist for new clients
The type of clients I tend to work with are those who are looking for help around anxiety disorders (including OCD/BDD), psychosexual (such as vaginismus, erectile dysfunction etc), work-related anxiety, health anxiety (such as cancer, major trauma), work-related anxiety. I also work with clients who have some difficulties with interpersonal relationships and bereavement. My clients' goals are often centred around their values, and this is something we discuss in the first couple of sessions. Often, people come to me because they would like to build a life worth living in line with what is important to them.
The type of clients I tend to work with are those who are looking for help around anxiety disorders (including OCD/BDD), psychosexual (such as vaginismus, erectile dysfunction etc), work-related anxiety, health anxiety (such as cancer, major trauma), work-related anxiety. I also work with clients who have some difficulties with interpersonal relationships and bereavement. My clients' goals are often centred around their values, and this is something we discuss in the first couple of sessions. Often, people come to me because they would like to build a life worth living in line with what is important to them.
01929 509853 View 01929 509853
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Jackson Psychology Services - Dr Danielle Jackson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE27  (Online Only)
I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, child sexual abuse, rape, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children and perinatal work. In most cases, I have been able to help them move towards recovery and improve their quality of life. I also offer adult ADHD assessments.
I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, child sexual abuse, rape, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children and perinatal work. In most cases, I have been able to help them move towards recovery and improve their quality of life. I also offer adult ADHD assessments.
07588 281035 View 07588 281035

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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.