Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Totton

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Emma O'Sullivan counselling and psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
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Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
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Jane Gosnell-Lee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
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Lyn Best
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Tom Buckland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Marchwood SO40
I specialise in working with Anxiety, OCD and Phobias.
Relationship Counsellor and Anxiety Therapist, BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, based in Hythe near Southampton, Hampshire. I'm Tom Buckland and I've been helping people through difficult times since 2003 and specialise in providing Couple Counselling (once know as marriage guidance counselling or relationship counselling) as well as working with Anxiety and Trauma. I work in a humanistic approach so we can work out together the best approach in the therapy to help you.
I specialise in working with Anxiety, OCD and Phobias.
Relationship Counsellor and Anxiety Therapist, BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, based in Hythe near Southampton, Hampshire. I'm Tom Buckland and I've been helping people through difficult times since 2003 and specialise in providing Couple Counselling (once know as marriage guidance counselling or relationship counselling) as well as working with Anxiety and Trauma. I work in a humanistic approach so we can work out together the best approach in the therapy to help you.
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Dr Stephanie Ennis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 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.
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Dr Nicky Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
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.
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Julie Dickson
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
Hello. We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, psychological therapy can offer you an opportunity for change and growth.
Hello. We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, psychological therapy can offer you an opportunity for change and growth.
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Corine Hope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
Seeking therapy takes courage and finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Perhaps you would like to make changes to your life but are unsure of where to begin? We can work together to help identify patterns and themes of your view of the world and yourself in it. We can think about how past experiences may have impacted on your ability to cope and function. With acquiring greater insight, awareness and meaning, we can work towards breaking destructive patterns and gain resources which will help you cope with difficulties and make profound changes to your life and relationships.
Seeking therapy takes courage and finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Perhaps you would like to make changes to your life but are unsure of where to begin? We can work together to help identify patterns and themes of your view of the world and yourself in it. We can think about how past experiences may have impacted on your ability to cope and function. With acquiring greater insight, awareness and meaning, we can work towards breaking destructive patterns and gain resources which will help you cope with difficulties and make profound changes to your life and relationships.
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Roxanne Edmonds
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hillyfields SO16
Finding a new counsellor can be daunting, so have a read of my profile and how I work, to see if you feel we could work together. You are welcome to contact me for more information. I offer a professional, confidential and friendly therapeutic space for you to explore what is troubling you. Sessions will be f-2-f/online in a warm and safe environment where you can bring any subject you wish to discuss without fear of judgment. Counselling can lead to self discovery, confidence and understanding, helping you to come to your own decisions, feel improved moods and discover a new, brighter, happier way of being.
Finding a new counsellor can be daunting, so have a read of my profile and how I work, to see if you feel we could work together. You are welcome to contact me for more information. I offer a professional, confidential and friendly therapeutic space for you to explore what is troubling you. Sessions will be f-2-f/online in a warm and safe environment where you can bring any subject you wish to discuss without fear of judgment. Counselling can lead to self discovery, confidence and understanding, helping you to come to your own decisions, feel improved moods and discover a new, brighter, happier way of being.
023 8214 8337 View 023 8214 8337
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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.
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Phoebe Clausen-Sternwald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
I am a trauma-informed grief and cancer counsellor. Grief is the change we didn’t want, the loss of a planned future. We grieve not only for the death of a loved one but also for the loss of a good health ( cancer, life changing illnesses & injuries), a relationship or an established career. Whatever you are struggling with, I will walk hand in hand with you and be your witness. We will address and validate your struggles, learn the techniques of self emotional regulation, processing your current as well as your old wounds, so you can start living a life fully at your own pace. Contact me to arrange a free 20 minutes consultation.
I am a trauma-informed grief and cancer counsellor. Grief is the change we didn’t want, the loss of a planned future. We grieve not only for the death of a loved one but also for the loss of a good health ( cancer, life changing illnesses & injuries), a relationship or an established career. Whatever you are struggling with, I will walk hand in hand with you and be your witness. We will address and validate your struggles, learn the techniques of self emotional regulation, processing your current as well as your old wounds, so you can start living a life fully at your own pace. Contact me to arrange a free 20 minutes consultation.
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
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Samantha Elizabeth Barnes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Welcome to my profile, this is your time to move forward and I can offer you therapy which is professional and effective when life presents with difficulties and challenges. My practice provides a confidential online, telephone and video-call option as well as face to face counselling support. Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful and hugely rewarding at any stage of life. The counselling experience I provide is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall wellbeing.
Welcome to my profile, this is your time to move forward and I can offer you therapy which is professional and effective when life presents with difficulties and challenges. My practice provides a confidential online, telephone and video-call option as well as face to face counselling support. Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful and hugely rewarding at any stage of life. The counselling experience I provide is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall wellbeing.
01962 589451 View 01962 589451
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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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Gloria Boshier
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
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The Pines Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashurst SO40
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
023 8001 6994 View 023 8001 6994
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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
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Sara Beaumont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you at a point where you need time and space to process life’s challenges, away from the day to day difficulties and without feeling as though you are putting your problems onto those close to you? You may be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, or weighed down with grief, struggling with your emotions and wondering how to get through it all. Or do you feel as though you’re not quite yourself but can’t put a finger on why? I will listen to you, hear you and help you gain clarity to begin moving forward from this point.
Are you at a point where you need time and space to process life’s challenges, away from the day to day difficulties and without feeling as though you are putting your problems onto those close to you? You may be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, or weighed down with grief, struggling with your emotions and wondering how to get through it all. Or do you feel as though you’re not quite yourself but can’t put a finger on why? I will listen to you, hear you and help you gain clarity to begin moving forward from this point.
023 9431 1787 View 023 9431 1787
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Kim Speake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
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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.