Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Southsea

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Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma, Anxiety including Social and Health Anxiety, Phobias and Depression.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma, Anxiety including Social and Health Anxiety, Phobias and Depression.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
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Dr Hasina Khatun
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents in both Mental Health and Health settings. I continue to work within the NHS using evidence-based practice. I provide both therapeutic intervention and Assessments. I am eclectic in style as I hold a strong value that we are not fitting the client to the therapy, rather provide a treatment plan to meet the needs of my client. I work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and heavily influenced by Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. I hold non-judgemental and curiosity in my stance.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents in both Mental Health and Health settings. I continue to work within the NHS using evidence-based practice. I provide both therapeutic intervention and Assessments. I am eclectic in style as I hold a strong value that we are not fitting the client to the therapy, rather provide a treatment plan to meet the needs of my client. I work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and heavily influenced by Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. I hold non-judgemental and curiosity in my stance.
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Emma Collins (Southsea Therapies)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southsea PO4
I work with children, young people (8-25 yrs) & adults to move towards their goals using talking therapy, drawing, practical tools. I am passionate that therapy should be fun & creative and work in a collaborative way so my clients look forward to our sessions together. If your child is under 8 years & having difficulties, please get in touch to discuss how a joint approach of child-led & parent work may be beneficial.
I work with children, young people (8-25 yrs) & adults to move towards their goals using talking therapy, drawing, practical tools. I am passionate that therapy should be fun & creative and work in a collaborative way so my clients look forward to our sessions together. If your child is under 8 years & having difficulties, please get in touch to discuss how a joint approach of child-led & parent work may be beneficial.
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Ruth Heatherley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
If you are struggling with your relationships, feeling depressed, anxious or sad, or have difficult feelings about yourself and are finding it hard to enjoy life, I would like to help. Perhaps you keep repeating a pattern of behaviour that is difficult for you, or perhaps you just want to grow, change and develop. Experiencing difficulty is such a normal part of life. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to process past experiences and gain a greater understanding of behaviours, thoughts and feelings in the present.
If you are struggling with your relationships, feeling depressed, anxious or sad, or have difficult feelings about yourself and are finding it hard to enjoy life, I would like to help. Perhaps you keep repeating a pattern of behaviour that is difficult for you, or perhaps you just want to grow, change and develop. Experiencing difficulty is such a normal part of life. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to process past experiences and gain a greater understanding of behaviours, thoughts and feelings in the present.
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Steve John Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
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Katie Willson - Psychotherapist (Cbt And Emdr)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello there, my name is Katie/Kate and I am passionate about supporting people through their mental health journey to becoming their best selves! I predominately work with those aged 16 years+ offering CBT and EMDR therapy. I am experienced in supporting people to overcome their individual traumas and reclaim their lives whether this be through CBT, EMDR or compassion focused therapy (CFT). I am also passionate about supporting people with their symptoms of depression, anxiety and coping with all life throws at us. I am friendly, compassionate and eager to help you with any therapy goals that you might have.
Hello there, my name is Katie/Kate and I am passionate about supporting people through their mental health journey to becoming their best selves! I predominately work with those aged 16 years+ offering CBT and EMDR therapy. I am experienced in supporting people to overcome their individual traumas and reclaim their lives whether this be through CBT, EMDR or compassion focused therapy (CFT). I am also passionate about supporting people with their symptoms of depression, anxiety and coping with all life throws at us. I am friendly, compassionate and eager to help you with any therapy goals that you might have.
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Caroline Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that therapy is about self exploration, which can help when you are struggling with your current life, perhaps feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed. I aim to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to be fully transparent and talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts or feelings. I hope that through a reflective partnership, I can help you become more self aware but with no judgement.
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that therapy is about self exploration, which can help when you are struggling with your current life, perhaps feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed. I aim to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to be fully transparent and talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts or feelings. I hope that through a reflective partnership, I can help you become more self aware but with no judgement.
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Marie Rae Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
Whether you have something specific on your mind, several issues that are bothering you or are feeling that something just isn't quite right, I am here to help and support you no matter how big or small the problem feels. It can be something from the past or something more recent. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and anger management.
Whether you have something specific on your mind, several issues that are bothering you or are feeling that something just isn't quite right, I am here to help and support you no matter how big or small the problem feels. It can be something from the past or something more recent. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and anger management.
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Rachel Temple
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
Welcome to Heartlands. If you are tired of coping and would like to achieve a feeling of joy Heartlands provides a safe space to explore and unravel what may be blocking this in your life. Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of old trauma that we store somatically. Insomnia and obsession can be a way of coping with difficult feelings. Learning to gain a sense of self can be a very important first step on a healing journey. I am interested in whole hearted wellness- begin to learn how to take care of yourself undoing attachment issues and relational problems. Address low energy and self esteem.
Welcome to Heartlands. If you are tired of coping and would like to achieve a feeling of joy Heartlands provides a safe space to explore and unravel what may be blocking this in your life. Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of old trauma that we store somatically. Insomnia and obsession can be a way of coping with difficult feelings. Learning to gain a sense of self can be a very important first step on a healing journey. I am interested in whole hearted wellness- begin to learn how to take care of yourself undoing attachment issues and relational problems. Address low energy and self esteem.
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Fresh Start Psychological Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
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Vicky Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
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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Hermione B Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
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Elizabeth Sakutukwa
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
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.
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Holly-Jane Thurgood Optimism Psychotherapy Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Optimism Psychotherapy & Supervision Services LTD (15525207) offer accredited psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Narrative Exposure Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex-PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addiction.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
Optimism Psychotherapy & Supervision Services LTD (15525207) offer accredited psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Narrative Exposure Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex-PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addiction.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
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Elena Gava
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Hi I'm an integrative counsellor, specialising working with a range of issues including high functioning anxiety, emotional distress, work issues, perfectionism, all- or nothing thinking, OCD, confidence & self-esteem, relationship issues, people pleasing those who struggle maintain healthy boundaries, The focus, for me, is on the client’s experience of their life and potentially working through the areas that may feel stuck, due to impact of strong inner critic or guilt as a result of difficult issues maybe from childhood abuse, neglect ect.. or negative experience what prevent client to live a life that is more meaningful for you.
Hi I'm an integrative counsellor, specialising working with a range of issues including high functioning anxiety, emotional distress, work issues, perfectionism, all- or nothing thinking, OCD, confidence & self-esteem, relationship issues, people pleasing those who struggle maintain healthy boundaries, The focus, for me, is on the client’s experience of their life and potentially working through the areas that may feel stuck, due to impact of strong inner critic or guilt as a result of difficult issues maybe from childhood abuse, neglect ect.. or negative experience what prevent client to live a life that is more meaningful for you.
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
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The Haven Child Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
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Joanna Mead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4
The approach I first trained in and like to use the most is an integrative model called the Relational approach. This approach incorporates both humanistic and psychodynamic elememts which means it retains the warmth of the humanistic models which focus on empathy and building trust, and the Freudian concepts of the unconcious mind and transference. I work best with clients who are willing to explore how they relate to people, by examining what is going on in our relationship during therapy. I really enjoy working with clients who have issues around relationships and attachment, and find this work both interesting and rewarding.
The approach I first trained in and like to use the most is an integrative model called the Relational approach. This approach incorporates both humanistic and psychodynamic elememts which means it retains the warmth of the humanistic models which focus on empathy and building trust, and the Freudian concepts of the unconcious mind and transference. I work best with clients who are willing to explore how they relate to people, by examining what is going on in our relationship during therapy. I really enjoy working with clients who have issues around relationships and attachment, and find this work both interesting and rewarding.
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Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
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Gabriela Macauley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Welcome, I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering trauma informed therapy for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, PTSD or who want to unburden from the weights of daily life. Appointments Mon-Sun / 7am-10pm / 60mins - £50 / free 15min intro conversation available. I welcome you to browse around my website www.actioncounsellingtherapy.co.uk
Welcome, I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering trauma informed therapy for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, PTSD or who want to unburden from the weights of daily life. Appointments Mon-Sun / 7am-10pm / 60mins - £50 / free 15min intro conversation available. I welcome you to browse around my website www.actioncounsellingtherapy.co.uk
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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.