Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Southampton

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Vicky Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
Waitlist for new clients
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
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Carmen Morales
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
I support clients to overcome their depression and anxiety disorders -such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias or body dysmorphia-. I also attend to problems such as low self-esteem, anger management problems, interpersonal difficulties and complex trauma. I have a strong background in working with people from underrepresented groups, especially the LGBTQI+ community and the neurodiverse community. I am looking to working with clients who are ready to get to know more about themselves, make changes in their lives, and to support them in their journey.
I support clients to overcome their depression and anxiety disorders -such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias or body dysmorphia-. I also attend to problems such as low self-esteem, anger management problems, interpersonal difficulties and complex trauma. I have a strong background in working with people from underrepresented groups, especially the LGBTQI+ community and the neurodiverse community. I am looking to working with clients who are ready to get to know more about themselves, make changes in their lives, and to support them in their journey.
023 8001 2558 View 023 8001 2558
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Stephanie Ennis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS in both mental and physical healthcare settings. I have experience of supporting both adults and young people with a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, weight management, trauma, eating disorders, body dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), emotion regulation self-esteem and weight loss.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS in both mental and physical healthcare settings. I have experience of supporting both adults and young people with a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, weight management, trauma, eating disorders, body dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), emotion regulation self-esteem and weight loss.
023 9421 2761 View 023 9421 2761
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David Araci
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14  (Online Only)
Therapy is an active process where we work together. I work with you to firstly make sense of your difficulties and then agree a plan to use therapy to work towards your goals. I am trained in a number of therapies and we can see which feels the best fit for you and your goals. I have experience working with depression, anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, phobias, GAD and OCD. I also have long term experience of teaching coping skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, developing acceptance and working on self esteem. I focus mainly on the here and now and always consider how therapy will get you closer to your goals.
Therapy is an active process where we work together. I work with you to firstly make sense of your difficulties and then agree a plan to use therapy to work towards your goals. I am trained in a number of therapies and we can see which feels the best fit for you and your goals. I have experience working with depression, anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, phobias, GAD and OCD. I also have long term experience of teaching coping skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, developing acceptance and working on self esteem. I focus mainly on the here and now and always consider how therapy will get you closer to your goals.
023 9200 3535 View 023 9200 3535
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Dr Claudia Copestake
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Hello and welcome to Victory Psychology. I am a consultant clinical psychologist working with Veterans, and adults (16+) experiencing mental health difficulties, covering Bournemouth, surrounding areas, and online. I have a special interest in treating combat and civilian PTSD, and complex trauma. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, and peri natal mental health. I also specialise in therapy for those who have sustained brain injury, stroke, life changing injuries and neurological disorders. In addition, I conduct cognitive capacity assessments.
Hello and welcome to Victory Psychology. I am a consultant clinical psychologist working with Veterans, and adults (16+) experiencing mental health difficulties, covering Bournemouth, surrounding areas, and online. I have a special interest in treating combat and civilian PTSD, and complex trauma. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, and peri natal mental health. I also specialise in therapy for those who have sustained brain injury, stroke, life changing injuries and neurological disorders. In addition, I conduct cognitive capacity assessments.
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Jennifer Bufton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
I have over 10 years counselling experience and trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy . I offer counselling to adults and young people from a safe secure counselling room in the Eastleigh area. I am a Lecturer in Counselling and an experienced and qualified Supervisor. I am dynamic in my way of working and non-judgemental. If you are looking for help with anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, loss, bereavement, diagnosis, trauma, or other life challenges, counselling can give you the confidential space and support to explore these issues.
I have over 10 years counselling experience and trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy . I offer counselling to adults and young people from a safe secure counselling room in the Eastleigh area. I am a Lecturer in Counselling and an experienced and qualified Supervisor. I am dynamic in my way of working and non-judgemental. If you are looking for help with anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, loss, bereavement, diagnosis, trauma, or other life challenges, counselling can give you the confidential space and support to explore these issues.
023 8001 2590 View 023 8001 2590
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Elizabeth Sakutukwa
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
I specialize mainly in Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, Health Anxiety, OCD and any other health anxieties.
I am a BABCP registered Psychotherapist. It is my goal to facilitate and communicate with my clients as best as they can to uncover the essence of concerning issues and those that may arise. These issues can be challenging and overwhelming. My experience has shown that using a non-judgmental, open and honest approach enables clients to understand themselves and their lives better after understanding how to communicate. This skill begins on day one of therapy and can be applied to various life situations. I am honored to hear clients speak about what matters to them most, and to help them reach their full potential.
I specialize mainly in Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, Health Anxiety, OCD and any other health anxieties.
I am a BABCP registered Psychotherapist. It is my goal to facilitate and communicate with my clients as best as they can to uncover the essence of concerning issues and those that may arise. These issues can be challenging and overwhelming. My experience has shown that using a non-judgmental, open and honest approach enables clients to understand themselves and their lives better after understanding how to communicate. This skill begins on day one of therapy and can be applied to various life situations. I am honored to hear clients speak about what matters to them most, and to help them reach their full potential.
01329 759309 View 01329 759309
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GreenWood Mentors
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Dissociation, PTSD, BPD/EUPD, anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, autism, pain management are special interests.
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
Dissociation, PTSD, BPD/EUPD, anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, autism, pain management are special interests.
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
01983 217853 View 01983 217853
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Dr Nicky Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
023 8235 2185 View 023 8235 2185
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Justine White Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
023 8235 9946 View 023 8235 9946
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Sarah Willis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO30
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling with low self-esteem? I'm Sarah, and I understand that life's challenges can sometimes make us feel like we're drowning in despair. I can help you work through your own process, whether you are experiencing loss, a recent relationship breakup, feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck in life. I truly understand the difficulties you may be facing, and I am here to explore them with you. I understand finding the right therapist can be challenging with so many options available; that's why I offer a free 15-minute call to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling with low self-esteem? I'm Sarah, and I understand that life's challenges can sometimes make us feel like we're drowning in despair. I can help you work through your own process, whether you are experiencing loss, a recent relationship breakup, feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck in life. I truly understand the difficulties you may be facing, and I am here to explore them with you. I understand finding the right therapist can be challenging with so many options available; that's why I offer a free 15-minute call to see if I am the right therapist for you.
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
023 8192 4877 View 023 8192 4877
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Peter Graeme Heath
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
023 8202 6095 View 023 8202 6095
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Julie Blandford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I will support you with whatever situation is causing you distress by encouraging you to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation, the possible cause and the impact it is having on you. I will provide you with a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to share your worries and fears in confidence. You will gain the opportunity to discover a better insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others, helping you to identify your own solutions to the situation. This may range from acceptance of yourself or your situation to achieving an outcome which provides a new found inner happiness.
I will support you with whatever situation is causing you distress by encouraging you to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation, the possible cause and the impact it is having on you. I will provide you with a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to share your worries and fears in confidence. You will gain the opportunity to discover a better insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others, helping you to identify your own solutions to the situation. This may range from acceptance of yourself or your situation to achieving an outcome which provides a new found inner happiness.
023 9200 3623 View 023 9200 3623
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Helen Mander
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults in the NHS. I gained a first class honours degree from the University of Southampton and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College, London). Since qualifying, I have gone on the complete further specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults in the NHS. I gained a first class honours degree from the University of Southampton and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College, London). Since qualifying, I have gone on the complete further specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
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Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
023 9431 1717 View 023 9431 1717
Photo of Donna Street, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Donna Street
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
023 8235 6030 View 023 8235 6030
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Southampton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
023 9200 2373 View 023 9200 2373
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Simon James Carpenter - Emdr Consultant ddp Psych Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 years experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma from a wide range of difficulties, such as bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety . This enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework, which informs me of best practice and professional integrity.
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 years experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma from a wide range of difficulties, such as bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety . This enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework, which informs me of best practice and professional integrity.
023 8214 8966 View 023 8214 8966
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Megan Baker-Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
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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.