Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Romford

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Amy Lyons
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Romford RM1
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
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Nazma Begum
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Romford RM5  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Nazma, I’m a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 15 years experiences in the Mental Health field. I’ve worked across a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and non profit organisations both within the NHS and the private sector. My passion is to help others become better versions of themselves through self exploration and challenging the self to reach their maximum ability. I'm qualified to offer treatment for a variety of Anxiety and Mood disorders. My ethical and grounded approach to therapy helps to form the basis of a therapeutic space to foster and nurture change.
Hi, I’m Nazma, I’m a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 15 years experiences in the Mental Health field. I’ve worked across a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and non profit organisations both within the NHS and the private sector. My passion is to help others become better versions of themselves through self exploration and challenging the self to reach their maximum ability. I'm qualified to offer treatment for a variety of Anxiety and Mood disorders. My ethical and grounded approach to therapy helps to form the basis of a therapeutic space to foster and nurture change.
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Anthony John Myers
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM3
I have an open and approachable nature which is underpinned by an empathic core. I allow each client to bring their own content and to guide the sessions. I work with each client in an individualistic manner and can choose a particular modality (CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic) which I believe, fits the content. I will use the initial session to understand your needs and what you hope to gain from counselling. I am also a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS and can deliver low intensity CBT treatment.
I have an open and approachable nature which is underpinned by an empathic core. I allow each client to bring their own content and to guide the sessions. I work with each client in an individualistic manner and can choose a particular modality (CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic) which I believe, fits the content. I will use the initial session to understand your needs and what you hope to gain from counselling. I am also a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS and can deliver low intensity CBT treatment.
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Anna Cwikla
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Romford RM1
Jestem psychologiem oraz psychoterapeutą poznawczo-behawioralnym w trakcie certyfikacji w Szkole Psychoterapii Poznawczo-Behawioralnej Uniwersytetu SWPS pod kierownictwem dr hab. Agnieszka Popiel i dr Ewy Pragłowskiej. Ukończyłam psychologię na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim oraz studia podyplomowe z Diagnozy neuropsychologicznej na Uniwersytecie SWPS w Katowicach. Jestem czynnym  członkiem Polish Psychologists’ Association w Londynie, gdzie prowadzę konsultacje psychologiczne oraz psychoterapie. Doświadczenie kliniczne zdobyłam w Szpitalu Uniwersyteckim w Krakowie oraz Szpitalu im. Ludwika Rydygiera w Krakowie.
Jestem psychologiem oraz psychoterapeutą poznawczo-behawioralnym w trakcie certyfikacji w Szkole Psychoterapii Poznawczo-Behawioralnej Uniwersytetu SWPS pod kierownictwem dr hab. Agnieszka Popiel i dr Ewy Pragłowskiej. Ukończyłam psychologię na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim oraz studia podyplomowe z Diagnozy neuropsychologicznej na Uniwersytecie SWPS w Katowicach. Jestem czynnym  członkiem Polish Psychologists’ Association w Londynie, gdzie prowadzę konsultacje psychologiczne oraz psychoterapie. Doświadczenie kliniczne zdobyłam w Szpitalu Uniwersyteckim w Krakowie oraz Szpitalu im. Ludwika Rydygiera w Krakowie.
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Hu Clarke - LifeTrain
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romford RM5
I am committed to providing individual and relationship therapy and/or group support in a safe and non-biased environment, where clients can feel free to be open and share any puzzles or dilemma in their lives, knowing that they will be supported to unpack, explore and formulate an understanding, with action(s) for moving things forward. My work is either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the ultimate aim to enable clients to enhance and enrich their life, so that they can live a more fulfilled and satisfying one.
I am committed to providing individual and relationship therapy and/or group support in a safe and non-biased environment, where clients can feel free to be open and share any puzzles or dilemma in their lives, knowing that they will be supported to unpack, explore and formulate an understanding, with action(s) for moving things forward. My work is either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the ultimate aim to enable clients to enhance and enrich their life, so that they can live a more fulfilled and satisfying one.
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Terry Fontenelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM6
Hi my names Terry, I am a Person Centred trained Counsellor, trained in solution focus brief work and CBT trained. I also work as a group facilitator and specialise in anxiety symptoms. I have worked for various charity organisations, worked with clients home based and NHS clinics for Bereavement and terminally ill patients. I work with a number of organisations undertaking EAP work.
Hi my names Terry, I am a Person Centred trained Counsellor, trained in solution focus brief work and CBT trained. I also work as a group facilitator and specialise in anxiety symptoms. I have worked for various charity organisations, worked with clients home based and NHS clinics for Bereavement and terminally ill patients. I work with a number of organisations undertaking EAP work.
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Tessa Bennett
Psychotherapist, MA, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romford RM3
I offer a safe space and provide psychological support to clients experiencing low to moderate mental health conditions brought on by a loss or a trauma in their perinatal period. I support clients living with unpleasant feeling and memories that impact their daily life. Through counselling and psychotherapy clients experiencing psychological distress in relation to, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, selective and medical termination experience a non judgemental, compassionate nurturing environment to process their loss and grow around their grief. I journey with the clients at their pace as they gain emotional healing.
I offer a safe space and provide psychological support to clients experiencing low to moderate mental health conditions brought on by a loss or a trauma in their perinatal period. I support clients living with unpleasant feeling and memories that impact their daily life. Through counselling and psychotherapy clients experiencing psychological distress in relation to, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, selective and medical termination experience a non judgemental, compassionate nurturing environment to process their loss and grow around their grief. I journey with the clients at their pace as they gain emotional healing.
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Kirsty - Echo Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM3  (Online Only)
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
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Jon Costello
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Romford RM3
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
020 3826 8039 View 020 3826 8039
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The Clinic of Counselling and Hypnotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM5
The key to out well-being and health is within us, I help clients to unleash the mind and release its full potential. Enabling clients to pinpoint and release limiting beliefs and negative patterns of self-dialogue. Work covered for individuals, couples, teenagers and children from four upwards. Counselling and Hypnotherapy are a very personal exploration, I want to make sure that you understand that you will be provided with a safe space, complete confidentiality and all issues can be examined in a non-judgmental manner.
The key to out well-being and health is within us, I help clients to unleash the mind and release its full potential. Enabling clients to pinpoint and release limiting beliefs and negative patterns of self-dialogue. Work covered for individuals, couples, teenagers and children from four upwards. Counselling and Hypnotherapy are a very personal exploration, I want to make sure that you understand that you will be provided with a safe space, complete confidentiality and all issues can be examined in a non-judgmental manner.
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Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM2
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
01708 987264 View 01708 987264
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Heera Singh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Romford RM2
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
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Jackie Meyer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Romford RM1
I have been working as a qualified & accredited Therapist for 15years, I offer a safe place where confidentiality is agreed, my values are offering a non-judgemental attitude, honest, and caring, trust enables the therapeutic relationship to build, which enables you to explore issues on a deep level. Through exploring issues, reflecting and eventually letting go, you are able to set new goals and build a better quality of life. This can be an empowering experience and help build your self esteem and confidence and access your power within, this starts the process of believing in self, "Self belief is everything”
I have been working as a qualified & accredited Therapist for 15years, I offer a safe place where confidentiality is agreed, my values are offering a non-judgemental attitude, honest, and caring, trust enables the therapeutic relationship to build, which enables you to explore issues on a deep level. Through exploring issues, reflecting and eventually letting go, you are able to set new goals and build a better quality of life. This can be an empowering experience and help build your self esteem and confidence and access your power within, this starts the process of believing in self, "Self belief is everything”
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Shivani Sidapra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM3
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, divorce, breakup, family issues or loss, counselling can be incredibly helpful and healing. We all require some support at a stage in our lives, and feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost is nothing to feel ashamed of, but can leave you wanting and searching for more. Helping to raise awareness of your experience in the present, I can facilitate and support your process towards developing a new unique perspective. I believe by incorporating the cognitive, physical and emotional experience, we can reach a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, divorce, breakup, family issues or loss, counselling can be incredibly helpful and healing. We all require some support at a stage in our lives, and feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost is nothing to feel ashamed of, but can leave you wanting and searching for more. Helping to raise awareness of your experience in the present, I can facilitate and support your process towards developing a new unique perspective. I believe by incorporating the cognitive, physical and emotional experience, we can reach a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves.
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Claire Douglas
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romford RM3
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
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Katharina Lea Schmitt- Eschle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM1
I offer integrative child and young people's counselling and therapeutic child and teenage support. All our children and young people sometimes go through phases where not everything is going to plan. There might have been a bereavement, exam stress, bullying or sudden life changes have had an impact on their self esteem. Your might be concerned because your child has recently become angry, anxious, withdrawn, a bit more challenging or has developed difficulties in school. Sometimes they also struggle to find good friends, put themselves at risk or their physical health becomes affected.
I offer integrative child and young people's counselling and therapeutic child and teenage support. All our children and young people sometimes go through phases where not everything is going to plan. There might have been a bereavement, exam stress, bullying or sudden life changes have had an impact on their self esteem. Your might be concerned because your child has recently become angry, anxious, withdrawn, a bit more challenging or has developed difficulties in school. Sometimes they also struggle to find good friends, put themselves at risk or their physical health becomes affected.
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Julie Donoghue Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romford RM1
Reaching out for help can sometimes feel like the last resort and finding the right help can change your life. With over 10 years of experience in working with adults and young people in a variety of settings my aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you. I can support clients with bereavement, depression, eating issues, anxiety, relationships, anger and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Reaching out for help can sometimes feel like the last resort and finding the right help can change your life. With over 10 years of experience in working with adults and young people in a variety of settings my aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you. I can support clients with bereavement, depression, eating issues, anxiety, relationships, anger and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Joanne Louise Gibson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romford RM1
I am an Accredited Integrative adult and child counsellor, clinical supervisor and positive psychology coach. I also have a team of integrative practitioners, meaning we are able to draw on several approaches to best suit your needs. We are based in Hornchurch. We also offer coaching and ADHD coaching. If you are you constantly tense, worried or on edge, unable to concentrate, or experiencing negative thought patterns, this can be overwhelming. Maybe you have a Low self-esteem, no confidence, no motivation or anxiety. We can help. Are you experiencing narcissistic abuse and gaslighting! We can support you with your mental health.
I am an Accredited Integrative adult and child counsellor, clinical supervisor and positive psychology coach. I also have a team of integrative practitioners, meaning we are able to draw on several approaches to best suit your needs. We are based in Hornchurch. We also offer coaching and ADHD coaching. If you are you constantly tense, worried or on edge, unable to concentrate, or experiencing negative thought patterns, this can be overwhelming. Maybe you have a Low self-esteem, no confidence, no motivation or anxiety. We can help. Are you experiencing narcissistic abuse and gaslighting! We can support you with your mental health.
01708 963138 View 01708 963138
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Dr Sharmin Aktar
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romford RM6
You matter. You are important. As a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, I understand that the decision to begin therapy can be a nerve-wracking experience, therefore I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to feel and process your emotions and experiences. I offer collaborative ways of working with a focus on the ‘here and now’ and an exploration of childhood experiences to uncover the roots of the psychological distress.
You matter. You are important. As a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, I understand that the decision to begin therapy can be a nerve-wracking experience, therefore I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to feel and process your emotions and experiences. I offer collaborative ways of working with a focus on the ‘here and now’ and an exploration of childhood experiences to uncover the roots of the psychological distress.
020 4538 5153 View 020 4538 5153
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Cindy Yeates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM1
I work with children, young people and adults. I provide a safe and trusting space to enable my clients to explore what it is that has brought them to counselling. I believe in empowering my clients so they explore their feelings and experiences, to work towards liberating themselves from these restricting and overwhelming feelings in order to live a happier life, with more self worth and confidence.
I work with children, young people and adults. I provide a safe and trusting space to enable my clients to explore what it is that has brought them to counselling. I believe in empowering my clients so they explore their feelings and experiences, to work towards liberating themselves from these restricting and overwhelming feelings in order to live a happier life, with more self worth and confidence.
01245 968137 View 01245 968137
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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.