Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Thornton Heath

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Keziah Cader
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornton Heath CR7  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and approachable counselling psychotherapist, known for my deep empathy. With over 3 years of experience, my therapeutic practice offers a safe, supportive and confidential haven for self-exploration and growth. My approach is integrative, psychodynamic, relational, and person-centred. I specialise in working with trauma and its impact on our nervous systems, recognising the significance of an intercultural approach, particularly when working with Black and people of colour. My goal is to offer a diverse and culturally rich perspective to help you navigate life's challenges and achieve personal fulfilment.
I am a compassionate and approachable counselling psychotherapist, known for my deep empathy. With over 3 years of experience, my therapeutic practice offers a safe, supportive and confidential haven for self-exploration and growth. My approach is integrative, psychodynamic, relational, and person-centred. I specialise in working with trauma and its impact on our nervous systems, recognising the significance of an intercultural approach, particularly when working with Black and people of colour. My goal is to offer a diverse and culturally rich perspective to help you navigate life's challenges and achieve personal fulfilment.
020 3958 4056 View 020 3958 4056
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Sarah Jane Allen
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Thornton Heath CR7
In today's world, life can sometimes appear to be demanding which may leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed and anxious. I am able to offer a safe, warm, non-judgemental space to support in the free exploration of what is happening to you. I am here to listen to you.
In today's world, life can sometimes appear to be demanding which may leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed and anxious. I am able to offer a safe, warm, non-judgemental space to support in the free exploration of what is happening to you. I am here to listen to you.
020 3984 8932 View 020 3984 8932
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Sabina Begum-Hossain
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton Heath CR7
Did you find the covid-19 situation challenging? Have you still not recovered from the effects of it? Have you experienced a loss or social isolation? Have you experienced relationship breakdowns, loss of job or income, bereavement, isolation from friends and family or had a major change? Do you just need to talk to someone so you can process all that has happened, to gte support and find some solutions? Then counselling and psychotherapy can provide this for you. Please get in touch.
Did you find the covid-19 situation challenging? Have you still not recovered from the effects of it? Have you experienced a loss or social isolation? Have you experienced relationship breakdowns, loss of job or income, bereavement, isolation from friends and family or had a major change? Do you just need to talk to someone so you can process all that has happened, to gte support and find some solutions? Then counselling and psychotherapy can provide this for you. Please get in touch.
020 4538 3723 View 020 4538 3723
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Byron Athene
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornton Heath CR7  (Online Only)
Are you adversely affected by negative or unwanted emotions? A large focus in my work is helping my clients to achieve conscious control of an otherwise subconscious process. After 6 - 8 sessions of working with me, you will have much better control of your emotions, therefore a lot of issues that revolve around unwanted emotions will no longer be an issue. If you're interested in DBT, get in touch and I'll show you another approach that gets much better results with far less effort in a significantly shorter timeframe.
Are you adversely affected by negative or unwanted emotions? A large focus in my work is helping my clients to achieve conscious control of an otherwise subconscious process. After 6 - 8 sessions of working with me, you will have much better control of your emotions, therefore a lot of issues that revolve around unwanted emotions will no longer be an issue. If you're interested in DBT, get in touch and I'll show you another approach that gets much better results with far less effort in a significantly shorter timeframe.
020 3828 7728 View 020 3828 7728
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Tracy Chery-Nicolls
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Thornton Heath CR7  (Online Only)
Through my training as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have been privileged to work with a diverse range of clients presenting with different underlying difficulties from stress to childhood attachment issues or post traumatic stress disorder. The journey of life can throw up many turns and bumps, psychological therapy provides the opportunity to explore these challenges and find a way that is comfortable for you to move forward, and continue your journey of life.
Through my training as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have been privileged to work with a diverse range of clients presenting with different underlying difficulties from stress to childhood attachment issues or post traumatic stress disorder. The journey of life can throw up many turns and bumps, psychological therapy provides the opportunity to explore these challenges and find a way that is comfortable for you to move forward, and continue your journey of life.
01883 779580 View 01883 779580
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Pia Hansen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornton Heath CR7  (Online Only)
Right now, as you read this, you are likely not in a good place. You may be feeling distressed and hopeless or overwhelmed. This may have been going on for a long time and you may have tried to cope in different ways - but it's no longer working? You have tried talking to friends and family but that isn't working either? Maybe there are things that happened a long time ago in your childhood and this is still affecting you today - therapy can be a place to begin to look at all of this and can be the start of beginning to feel better and with improving self-esteem.
Right now, as you read this, you are likely not in a good place. You may be feeling distressed and hopeless or overwhelmed. This may have been going on for a long time and you may have tried to cope in different ways - but it's no longer working? You have tried talking to friends and family but that isn't working either? Maybe there are things that happened a long time ago in your childhood and this is still affecting you today - therapy can be a place to begin to look at all of this and can be the start of beginning to feel better and with improving self-esteem.
01798 305037 View 01798 305037

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Jackson Psychology Services - Dr Danielle Jackson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE27  (Online Only)
I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, child sexual abuse, rape, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children and perinatal work. In most cases, I have been able to help them move towards recovery and improve their quality of life. I also offer adult ADHD assessments.
I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, child sexual abuse, rape, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children and perinatal work. In most cases, I have been able to help them move towards recovery and improve their quality of life. I also offer adult ADHD assessments.
07588 281035 View 07588 281035
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Dr Ellie Kerry
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SE20  (Online Only)
I recognise that in life things can happen to us which are not our fault, but can leave us feeling stuck, lost and sometimes hopeless, without a clear pathway out of these feelings. I can help with making sense of difficulties such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive-disorder, difficult life experiences which can lead to hypervigilance, dissociation or flashbacks, low mood and strong emotional experiences that can be distressing.
I recognise that in life things can happen to us which are not our fault, but can leave us feeling stuck, lost and sometimes hopeless, without a clear pathway out of these feelings. I can help with making sense of difficulties such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive-disorder, difficult life experiences which can lead to hypervigilance, dissociation or flashbacks, low mood and strong emotional experiences that can be distressing.
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Dr Kate Davis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE19
These include anxiety, depression, self harm, OCD and behaviours which others may find challenging.
Hello my name is Kate and I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with autistic adults and teenagers. I am trained in using the DISCO to assess and diagnose autistic people. I am interested in working with individuals to discover and understand their unique profile so that I can help them manage the challenges they face. I have considerable experience of working with autistic girls and women with autism as they are often missed and misunderstood. I also have an excellent understanding of the often misunderstood mental health challenges autistic people have to grapple with.
These include anxiety, depression, self harm, OCD and behaviours which others may find challenging.
Hello my name is Kate and I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with autistic adults and teenagers. I am trained in using the DISCO to assess and diagnose autistic people. I am interested in working with individuals to discover and understand their unique profile so that I can help them manage the challenges they face. I have considerable experience of working with autistic girls and women with autism as they are often missed and misunderstood. I also have an excellent understanding of the often misunderstood mental health challenges autistic people have to grapple with.
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Dr Ranjeet Kaur Bassi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE20  (Online Only)
Hello! I work with a mixture of Children/Adolescents and adults. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, low self-esteem, eating difficulties, OCD, and grief. You might not have a "goal" for therapy; you might just know you aren't happy right now and you want to find a way to live a life you value. I'm happy to talk though this with you in an initial consultation, to figure out if therapy may be helpful for you! I'll always approach your journey with kindness, compassion and warmth, and make therapy a positive (and sometimes challenging) process!
Hello! I work with a mixture of Children/Adolescents and adults. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, low self-esteem, eating difficulties, OCD, and grief. You might not have a "goal" for therapy; you might just know you aren't happy right now and you want to find a way to live a life you value. I'm happy to talk though this with you in an initial consultation, to figure out if therapy may be helpful for you! I'll always approach your journey with kindness, compassion and warmth, and make therapy a positive (and sometimes challenging) process!
020 3910 6978 View 020 3910 6978
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Dunya Griffith-Aramesh
Psychotherapist, MBBS, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SW16  (Online Only)
Looking to get support for your mental health can be really difficult, and lots of things may be interfering or acting as barriers. Emotional problems often require solutions which are psychological and practical, as well as emotional. As a therapist, I hope to work with you to provide a safe space for compassion, curiosity and change. I specialise in providing high quality CBT and EMDR therapies, and can support you to work through a range of issues, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety (OCD, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety), Anger, Adjustment, or Parental Difficulties (perinatal distress & Birth Trauma).
Looking to get support for your mental health can be really difficult, and lots of things may be interfering or acting as barriers. Emotional problems often require solutions which are psychological and practical, as well as emotional. As a therapist, I hope to work with you to provide a safe space for compassion, curiosity and change. I specialise in providing high quality CBT and EMDR therapies, and can support you to work through a range of issues, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety (OCD, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety), Anger, Adjustment, or Parental Difficulties (perinatal distress & Birth Trauma).
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Leigh Newton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE19
As a professionally trained psychodynamic psychotherapist with extensive experience, I can assist with various presenting problems, including work or study issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, obsessive behaviours, sexuality issues, relationships, and the loss of meaning or purpose in life.
Psychotherapy is a specialist talking treatment with the aim to help people to explore their lives in order to understand and work through emotional and psychological problems. I aim to provide a form of psychotherapy which focuses on the difficulties, imbalances, stresses or questions an individual might be struggling with within their outer and/or inner life
As a professionally trained psychodynamic psychotherapist with extensive experience, I can assist with various presenting problems, including work or study issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, obsessive behaviours, sexuality issues, relationships, and the loss of meaning or purpose in life.
Psychotherapy is a specialist talking treatment with the aim to help people to explore their lives in order to understand and work through emotional and psychological problems. I aim to provide a form of psychotherapy which focuses on the difficulties, imbalances, stresses or questions an individual might be struggling with within their outer and/or inner life
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Joshua Buckman
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beckenham BR3  (Online Only)
I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapies including CBT and third wave CBT approaches to treatment for adults with a range of difficulties, including: depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and bereavement, and related difficulties.
I am a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with expertise in supporting people with wide range of mental health problems, and those going through personal challenges related to their social, relational, or life circumstances. I have worked in the NHS with adults of all ages for many years and am an active researcher with expertise in personalising psychological treatments, and in developing novel psychological treatment packages. I offer one-to-one goal-focused psychological therapy, predominantly via video-conferencing / online with meetings usually outside of 9am-5pm office hours including weekends.
I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapies including CBT and third wave CBT approaches to treatment for adults with a range of difficulties, including: depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and bereavement, and related difficulties.
I am a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with expertise in supporting people with wide range of mental health problems, and those going through personal challenges related to their social, relational, or life circumstances. I have worked in the NHS with adults of all ages for many years and am an active researcher with expertise in personalising psychological treatments, and in developing novel psychological treatment packages. I offer one-to-one goal-focused psychological therapy, predominantly via video-conferencing / online with meetings usually outside of 9am-5pm office hours including weekends.
020 3917 4943 View 020 3917 4943
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Angela J Brassett-Harknett
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
I am an integrative psychotherapist, specialising in working with adults (18 years+) with eating disorders and body image problems, as well as with adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often owing to current or historical abuse. I have been in private practice since 2006, and work with individuals, couples and with groups. Aside from these specialisms, I also work with people troubled by all manner of other psychological problems (e.g. depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, OCD, identity problems, etc.), and I welcome whatever issues a client chooses to bring to therapy.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, specialising in working with adults (18 years+) with eating disorders and body image problems, as well as with adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often owing to current or historical abuse. I have been in private practice since 2006, and work with individuals, couples and with groups. Aside from these specialisms, I also work with people troubled by all manner of other psychological problems (e.g. depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, OCD, identity problems, etc.), and I welcome whatever issues a client chooses to bring to therapy.
020 3872 2576 View 020 3872 2576
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Aisling Bunting
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE19  (Online Only)
Some of the difficulties I have worked with include: Depression, Eating Disorders Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Panic Disorder, Parenting and Postnatal difficulties, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD .
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, which means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver a range of evidence based interventions. I have worked clinically for over 10 years, providing psychological support to children, young people and adults with a range of difficulties, within the NHS and other mental health settings.
Some of the difficulties I have worked with include: Depression, Eating Disorders Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Panic Disorder, Parenting and Postnatal difficulties, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD .
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, which means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver a range of evidence based interventions. I have worked clinically for over 10 years, providing psychological support to children, young people and adults with a range of difficulties, within the NHS and other mental health settings.
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Nathalie Baur
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW16
I worked with individuals with a variety of clinical presentation including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), life transitions, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and abuse.
Each person is unique and distinctive and therefore one approach may not fit them all. I place the client-therapist relationship at the heart of an effective therapeutic process providing an honest and non-judgmental stance where your feelings can be expressed and contained in a safe and confidential setting. You might want to make sense of the past and explore how it can sometimes be reconstructed in the present or you might seek to get back in touch with your real self through acceptance and a better mind-body connection.
I worked with individuals with a variety of clinical presentation including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), life transitions, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and abuse.
Each person is unique and distinctive and therefore one approach may not fit them all. I place the client-therapist relationship at the heart of an effective therapeutic process providing an honest and non-judgmental stance where your feelings can be expressed and contained in a safe and confidential setting. You might want to make sense of the past and explore how it can sometimes be reconstructed in the present or you might seek to get back in touch with your real self through acceptance and a better mind-body connection.
07400 316975 View 07400 316975
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Blue Ocean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mitcham CR4
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
020 3947 8955 View 020 3947 8955
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Chenelle Owen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wallington SM6
Are you struggling to navigate life's challenges? Life can throw us curveballs when we least expect them. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, it's okay to seek support. My name is Chenelle, and I'm here to help you find your path to healing and resilience. With over 7 years of experience as a psychological therapist, I've had the privilege of walking alongside individuals of all ages on their journey towards mental wellbeing. My approach is grounded in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based practices aimed at fostering lasting change.
Are you struggling to navigate life's challenges? Life can throw us curveballs when we least expect them. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, it's okay to seek support. My name is Chenelle, and I'm here to help you find your path to healing and resilience. With over 7 years of experience as a psychological therapist, I've had the privilege of walking alongside individuals of all ages on their journey towards mental wellbeing. My approach is grounded in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based practices aimed at fostering lasting change.
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Nariman Aloosi
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT General
Verified Verified
London SW16
I offer my clients(both couple and individuals) a warm, safe and non-judgmental space using an integrative approach to support my clients in overcoming any issue, using a wide range of theories and modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I specialise in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy for individuals and couples of all sexual orientations. After gaining a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy accredited by Middlesex University in London. I also have an advanced Diploma in couples therapy at NAOS Institute (London).
I offer my clients(both couple and individuals) a warm, safe and non-judgmental space using an integrative approach to support my clients in overcoming any issue, using a wide range of theories and modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I specialise in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy for individuals and couples of all sexual orientations. After gaining a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy accredited by Middlesex University in London. I also have an advanced Diploma in couples therapy at NAOS Institute (London).
01634 557449 View 01634 557449
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Shirley Lau
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
Hello I'm Shirley, I work integrative which means working in different therapeutic ways to explore your current issues and making sense of them by looking at past experiences and how they might have caused difficulties in later life. I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, pregnancy issues and relationships. Understanding your problems and being able to make meaningful sense that encourages growth and better decisions for a happier life. You can read what my clients have said about my service at www.laucounselling.co.uk.
Hello I'm Shirley, I work integrative which means working in different therapeutic ways to explore your current issues and making sense of them by looking at past experiences and how they might have caused difficulties in later life. I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, pregnancy issues and relationships. Understanding your problems and being able to make meaningful sense that encourages growth and better decisions for a happier life. You can read what my clients have said about my service at www.laucounselling.co.uk.
020 4538 6762 View 020 4538 6762

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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.