Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Newport Pagnell

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Sarah Showler
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
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Dr Kate Woollaston
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
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Emma Allum
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist: CAMHS and Eating Disorder specialist. CBT supervision also offered. I can help you in so many ways to feel calmer, happier, and even how to become your own therapist. Mental health issues can take away so much of our enjoyment. Struggling everyday with strong emotions and often worrying, self-critical thoughts is so difficult, especially when you are trying to cope alone. But you don’t have to continue to suffer at the mercy of your mind.
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist: CAMHS and Eating Disorder specialist. CBT supervision also offered. I can help you in so many ways to feel calmer, happier, and even how to become your own therapist. Mental health issues can take away so much of our enjoyment. Struggling everyday with strong emotions and often worrying, self-critical thoughts is so difficult, especially when you are trying to cope alone. But you don’t have to continue to suffer at the mercy of your mind.
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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
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Asha Weir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 19 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 19 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
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Laura Hans Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Pagnell MK16
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
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Dr Nicholas P Sarantakis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
His areas of expertise are centred around anxiety, OCD, depression, relational issues, working through life and personal identity crises and trauma using an integrative psychotherapy perspective.
Dr. Sarantakis is an integrative practitioner, meaning that he combines creatively different therapeutic modalities and he applies an individually-tailored approach to meet the needs of each unique client in a sensitive and compassionate manner. While the Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches, along with CBT, form the ground of his practice, he will often suggest and discuss with you interventions and tasks that derive from narrative exposure therapy, existential, or Emotion-Focused Therapy. Nicholas also has a 5-year-long professional training in psychodynamic group, family and couple therapy.
His areas of expertise are centred around anxiety, OCD, depression, relational issues, working through life and personal identity crises and trauma using an integrative psychotherapy perspective.
Dr. Sarantakis is an integrative practitioner, meaning that he combines creatively different therapeutic modalities and he applies an individually-tailored approach to meet the needs of each unique client in a sensitive and compassionate manner. While the Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches, along with CBT, form the ground of his practice, he will often suggest and discuss with you interventions and tasks that derive from narrative exposure therapy, existential, or Emotion-Focused Therapy. Nicholas also has a 5-year-long professional training in psychodynamic group, family and couple therapy.
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Dr Heather Sequeira Ph.d Ocd Trauma
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
I am a consultant psychologist and work specifically with people who have OCD or Trauma. In 25 years of specialist practice, I have helped 1000+ people. It is not your fault if you have already tried therapy elsewhere & not got the desired results. This is frequently down to a lack of therapist expertise. I tailor therapy to exactly what is needed for YOUR issues. Therefore, your time & monetary investment is often less with me than with other non-specialist psychologists. I see only a small number of clients at any one time, so that I can offer you the highest level of service.
I am a consultant psychologist and work specifically with people who have OCD or Trauma. In 25 years of specialist practice, I have helped 1000+ people. It is not your fault if you have already tried therapy elsewhere & not got the desired results. This is frequently down to a lack of therapist expertise. I tailor therapy to exactly what is needed for YOUR issues. Therefore, your time & monetary investment is often less with me than with other non-specialist psychologists. I see only a small number of clients at any one time, so that I can offer you the highest level of service.
01296 340137 View 01296 340137
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Kathleen McDermid
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1  (Online Only)
I am Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including with Long-Term Health Conditions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am experienced in treating Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and complex/childhood trauma. I have been working within the mental health sector for over 15 years and have a wealth of experience to offer.
I am Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including with Long-Term Health Conditions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am experienced in treating Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and complex/childhood trauma. I have been working within the mental health sector for over 15 years and have a wealth of experience to offer.
01295 957028 View 01295 957028
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A&F Psychological Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
We understand that everyday life is stressful and have worked to make our services as flexible as possible, and adapted to your needs. Our aim is to provide quality assessment, support and psychology services for individuals and their families, to improve mental and emotional well-being. We're a collection of chartered and HCPC registered Psychologists experienced in working with adult and adolescent clients. Our clinicians can support you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, and OCD.
We understand that everyday life is stressful and have worked to make our services as flexible as possible, and adapted to your needs. Our aim is to provide quality assessment, support and psychology services for individuals and their families, to improve mental and emotional well-being. We're a collection of chartered and HCPC registered Psychologists experienced in working with adult and adolescent clients. Our clinicians can support you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, and OCD.
01536 907319 View 01536 907319
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Anya Amrith
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK11
Are you finding life challenging? It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. Maybe there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work alongside clients using symbol and metaphor to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help people with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD/CPTSD, OCD and much more.
Are you finding life challenging? It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. Maybe there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work alongside clients using symbol and metaphor to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help people with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD/CPTSD, OCD and much more.
01280 733127 View 01280 733127
Photo of Tom Spacek, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Tom Spacek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
I am a fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and supervisor. I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias). I have a special interest in applying mindfulness based and compassion-focused treatment across a range of psychological disorders.
I am a fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and supervisor. I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias). I have a special interest in applying mindfulness based and compassion-focused treatment across a range of psychological disorders.
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Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK14
Not accepting new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
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Smita Davé
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK5
OCD is my area of expertise and interest and have extensive experience with using CBT and ERP for OCD.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
OCD is my area of expertise and interest and have extensive experience with using CBT and ERP for OCD.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
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Kerry Cusack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
My name is Kerry Cusack and I am an integrative humanistic therapist. I qualified as a counsellor in 2018 and have over five years of post-qualification experience with a broad range of clients and presenting issues. I work with clients on a one-to-one basis and facilitate reflective practice groups. I work with both adults and young people (from 12 years old) and have experience of working with anxiety, trauma, OCD, neurodiversity, shame, bereavement, abuse, self-harm, low self-esteem and more.
My name is Kerry Cusack and I am an integrative humanistic therapist. I qualified as a counsellor in 2018 and have over five years of post-qualification experience with a broad range of clients and presenting issues. I work with clients on a one-to-one basis and facilitate reflective practice groups. I work with both adults and young people (from 12 years old) and have experience of working with anxiety, trauma, OCD, neurodiversity, shame, bereavement, abuse, self-harm, low self-esteem and more.
01234 987864 View 01234 987864
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Marta Helon
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK19
Not accepting new clients
I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem, eating disorders and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias).
I'm Marta, an experienced CBT and EMDR psychotherapist. Over many years of my clinical practice I have gained valuable knowledge of how our minds work and how sometimes they can be our greatest oppressors.
I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem, eating disorders and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias).
I'm Marta, an experienced CBT and EMDR psychotherapist. Over many years of my clinical practice I have gained valuable knowledge of how our minds work and how sometimes they can be our greatest oppressors.
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17  (Online Only)
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
020 3984 8324 View 020 3984 8324
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Tammy Wachter
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK43
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
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Bedford Therapy Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK43
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
01234 987235 View 01234 987235
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Dr Kathryn Power
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Olney MK46  (Online Only)
Hello, I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society. I am currently working online and can offer online therapy to anyone in the UK. I have worked in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and now work as an independent Clinical Psychologist. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulty or a pivotal point in their lives where they have come to the realisation that something needs to change.
Hello, I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society. I am currently working online and can offer online therapy to anyone in the UK. I have worked in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and now work as an independent Clinical Psychologist. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulty or a pivotal point in their lives where they have come to the realisation that something needs to change.
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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.