Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Twickenham

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Matthew Walters
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
I specialize in working with clients with GAD, OCD, Panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, health anxiety and phobias amoungst other things.
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.I can help you with any emotional problem, but specialize with anxiety. I can offer face to face therapy in South West London, Feltham on zoom or telephone. I work mainly as a telephone and zoom therapist. I also work out of hours.
I specialize in working with clients with GAD, OCD, Panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, health anxiety and phobias amoungst other things.
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.I can help you with any emotional problem, but specialize with anxiety. I can offer face to face therapy in South West London, Feltham on zoom or telephone. I work mainly as a telephone and zoom therapist. I also work out of hours.
020 3857 9586 View 020 3857 9586
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Matthew Frank Gould
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW2
I am experienced working with evidence based treatments for anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety, shyness, phobia, health anxiety and OCD.
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
I am experienced working with evidence based treatments for anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety, shyness, phobia, health anxiety and OCD.
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
020 4538 4899 View 020 4538 4899
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Ian Nethersell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
I work with clients on many issues including depression, anxiety, self-worth and anger management and have a special interest in the field of addiction and dependent behaviours and other coping strategies like self-harm, eating disorders and OCD.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to discuss how you are feeling, enabling you to identify and work through those things that are troubling you in your life. The sessions and direction of therapy will be led by you. This can be short-term solution focused work, or more open ended where you can explore your life experiences to see how your past is affecting your present. We can also work on dysfunctional and distorted thought patterns, allowing you to discover new ways of being. Together we can identify the tools you need to flourish.
I work with clients on many issues including depression, anxiety, self-worth and anger management and have a special interest in the field of addiction and dependent behaviours and other coping strategies like self-harm, eating disorders and OCD.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to discuss how you are feeling, enabling you to identify and work through those things that are troubling you in your life. The sessions and direction of therapy will be led by you. This can be short-term solution focused work, or more open ended where you can explore your life experiences to see how your past is affecting your present. We can also work on dysfunctional and distorted thought patterns, allowing you to discover new ways of being. Together we can identify the tools you need to flourish.
01372 677532 View 01372 677532
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Dr Sara Bhattachary
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
Growing up can be hard and modern life presents many challenges for young people. Perhaps you are a parent, having noticed your child seems sad, withdrawn or not themselves. They may seem worried or anxious. You may be a young person yourself, struggling to manage the unrelenting pressure of society, education, social media, friends and family. Perhaps you are the parent of a much younger child, wanting to learn new ways of managing their behaviour or worries. Whatever your reasons for being here, thank you for visiting my profile. Please get in touch to discuss your concerns and how I can help you to find a new way forward.
Growing up can be hard and modern life presents many challenges for young people. Perhaps you are a parent, having noticed your child seems sad, withdrawn or not themselves. They may seem worried or anxious. You may be a young person yourself, struggling to manage the unrelenting pressure of society, education, social media, friends and family. Perhaps you are the parent of a much younger child, wanting to learn new ways of managing their behaviour or worries. Whatever your reasons for being here, thank you for visiting my profile. Please get in touch to discuss your concerns and how I can help you to find a new way forward.
020 4538 5383 View 020 4538 5383
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melaniehallowscounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW2
I have worked for the past 7 years for a Children's Mental Health Charity with a particular experience in supporting parents with issues impacting on their parenting and family relationships including separation and divorce, bereavement, domestic abuse, anxiety and depression and low self-esteem. Parents who have engaged in counselling have reported an improvement in their confidence, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing which has impacted on their family relationships. During the Pandemic I have supported many clients through my private practise with issues related to home-working and subsequent anxiety and depression.
I have worked for the past 7 years for a Children's Mental Health Charity with a particular experience in supporting parents with issues impacting on their parenting and family relationships including separation and divorce, bereavement, domestic abuse, anxiety and depression and low self-esteem. Parents who have engaged in counselling have reported an improvement in their confidence, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing which has impacted on their family relationships. During the Pandemic I have supported many clients through my private practise with issues related to home-working and subsequent anxiety and depression.
01748 902526 View 01748 902526
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Dan Higgs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW2
I specialise in supporting adults and young people aged 10-18 who are struggling with low mood, poor self-esteem, identity issues, friendships, anxiety, panic attacks, parental separation, grief, self-harming or suicidal thoughts. The aim is to understand and explore what is troubling them, find their voice, and improve their mood and relationships. I also offer a unique form of counselling using Minecraft.
I specialise in supporting adults and young people aged 10-18 who are struggling with low mood, poor self-esteem, identity issues, friendships, anxiety, panic attacks, parental separation, grief, self-harming or suicidal thoughts. The aim is to understand and explore what is troubling them, find their voice, and improve their mood and relationships. I also offer a unique form of counselling using Minecraft.
020 7167 6782 View 020 7167 6782
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Sinead M Jones
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW2
I am specifically trained, at Masters level, to work therapeutically with children, young people, and families as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a qualified teacher with experience of working with children who have been diagnosed, and or who identify as neurodiverse. In addition to my private practice, I work as a school counsellor and I volunteer in a Youth Counselling Service. My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I use the ideas and strategies from a range of therapeutic models, matching the best approach suited specifically to your or your child’s needs.
I am specifically trained, at Masters level, to work therapeutically with children, young people, and families as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a qualified teacher with experience of working with children who have been diagnosed, and or who identify as neurodiverse. In addition to my private practice, I work as a school counsellor and I volunteer in a Youth Counselling Service. My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I use the ideas and strategies from a range of therapeutic models, matching the best approach suited specifically to your or your child’s needs.
020 3857 8062 View 020 3857 8062
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Ken Crosland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Twickenham TW1
Hello and welcome. I'm a non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel the way you do. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, depression, panic disorder, family/relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work-related stress, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex and internet). I have many years experience of working with 12-step programmes. I continue to work with clients online, but am also beginning to see clients face to face in my lovely rooms in Richmond (under Richmond Bridge) and Fitzrovia, W1.
Hello and welcome. I'm a non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel the way you do. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, depression, panic disorder, family/relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work-related stress, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex and internet). I have many years experience of working with 12-step programmes. I continue to work with clients online, but am also beginning to see clients face to face in my lovely rooms in Richmond (under Richmond Bridge) and Fitzrovia, W1.
01748 901334 View 01748 901334
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Bhavna Jaiswal
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
I am a Chartered Psychologist. I have over 10 years of counselling experience and have helped children, couples, young and elderly people. I have been privileged to have worked in research and practice with thousands of people of all ages from different cultural, religions and socio-economic backgrounds dealing with motivational, stress, and relationship issues. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs - no single approach suits all. I will explore all aspects of your being, to tailor a therapy that works best for you.
I am a Chartered Psychologist. I have over 10 years of counselling experience and have helped children, couples, young and elderly people. I have been privileged to have worked in research and practice with thousands of people of all ages from different cultural, religions and socio-economic backgrounds dealing with motivational, stress, and relationship issues. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs - no single approach suits all. I will explore all aspects of your being, to tailor a therapy that works best for you.
020 8106 5208 View 020 8106 5208
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Dr Chris Murphy - Counselling Twickenham
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
Welcome. You've taken the first step. I believe the genuinely supportive presence of another is invaluable; particularly one who is removed from our everyday life, and thus can listen with a completely open attitude. It feels particularly good to be received in this way; our guard can finally drop and in so doing we learn new things about ourselves. There's no deeper way to self-understanding than this. We change to the degree to which we can, unflinchingly, look at ourselves in this way. My aim is to facilitate this process by helping to provide such a space.
Welcome. You've taken the first step. I believe the genuinely supportive presence of another is invaluable; particularly one who is removed from our everyday life, and thus can listen with a completely open attitude. It feels particularly good to be received in this way; our guard can finally drop and in so doing we learn new things about ourselves. There's no deeper way to self-understanding than this. We change to the degree to which we can, unflinchingly, look at ourselves in this way. My aim is to facilitate this process by helping to provide such a space.
07480 488253 View 07480 488253
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Noorien Halari
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW2
I understand that seeking therapy can be both comforting and daunting, but it can also be liberating and I commend individuals who reach out for help. Our pain can often be a message that there is something amiss in our lives, and I believe it is important that we listen to that message. Whether you are dealing with a difficult time in your life and need help managing the emotions and thoughts, I aim to assist individuals to better understand the relationship between their feelings and thoughts and explore ways to change maladaptive patterns.
I understand that seeking therapy can be both comforting and daunting, but it can also be liberating and I commend individuals who reach out for help. Our pain can often be a message that there is something amiss in our lives, and I believe it is important that we listen to that message. Whether you are dealing with a difficult time in your life and need help managing the emotions and thoughts, I aim to assist individuals to better understand the relationship between their feelings and thoughts and explore ways to change maladaptive patterns.
01748 901544 View 01748 901544
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Nisa Shah
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Twickenham TW2
I work with a unique combination of eastern and western approaches. I provide a safe, supportive, and warm environment in which you can explore and find your own way and insights into your life.
I work with a unique combination of eastern and western approaches. I provide a safe, supportive, and warm environment in which you can explore and find your own way and insights into your life.
07481 343882 View 07481 343882
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Dr Arti Mehan-Patel
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW2  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Arti, a dedicated and compassionate Counselling Psychologist with a deep commitment to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and break free from toxic generational patterns. My empathic and caring nature fosters a safe and nonjudgemental space where clients can openly share their thoughts and feelings. Being sensitive and self-aware, I am attuned to the nuances of emotions and experiences, allowing me to provide tailored support that addresses the root cause of distress. I believe in the power of tolerance and calm in fostering an environment of healing and growth.
Hello, I'm Arti, a dedicated and compassionate Counselling Psychologist with a deep commitment to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and break free from toxic generational patterns. My empathic and caring nature fosters a safe and nonjudgemental space where clients can openly share their thoughts and feelings. Being sensitive and self-aware, I am attuned to the nuances of emotions and experiences, allowing me to provide tailored support that addresses the root cause of distress. I believe in the power of tolerance and calm in fostering an environment of healing and growth.
020 3816 0228 View 020 3816 0228
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Annabelle Hird
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Twickenham TW1
Having trained at London's Tavistock and Portman and qualified at The Gestalt Centre, I combine my work with Post Natal Depression Charity, Cocoon Family support, youth counselling charity, Off The Record, and my own private practice. I work with a broad client base presenting with varied issues ranging from feeling sad to generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder, relationship issues to seasonal affective disorder. I believe in the power of an empathetic, supportive therapeutic relationship.
Having trained at London's Tavistock and Portman and qualified at The Gestalt Centre, I combine my work with Post Natal Depression Charity, Cocoon Family support, youth counselling charity, Off The Record, and my own private practice. I work with a broad client base presenting with varied issues ranging from feeling sad to generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder, relationship issues to seasonal affective disorder. I believe in the power of an empathetic, supportive therapeutic relationship.
07480 487035 View 07480 487035
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Twickenham Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
Hello there. When we meet, I'll be interested in listening to your story and more importantly what brings you to therapy. Perhaps you are looking for some sort of peace within yourself or with your situation. Maybe you don't feel right and haven't done for a while but don't feel able to change. Sometimes life can be difficult to cope with. Therapy gives you the opportunity to slow down and reflect upon where you are at. It is a good way to check out how you really feel and the source of your discomfort. If you are looking for change then I will empathically support you through that process.
Hello there. When we meet, I'll be interested in listening to your story and more importantly what brings you to therapy. Perhaps you are looking for some sort of peace within yourself or with your situation. Maybe you don't feel right and haven't done for a while but don't feel able to change. Sometimes life can be difficult to cope with. Therapy gives you the opportunity to slow down and reflect upon where you are at. It is a good way to check out how you really feel and the source of your discomfort. If you are looking for change then I will empathically support you through that process.
01748 902543 View 01748 902543
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Luke Hampton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Luke. I've worked as a therapist all over the country and love meeting new people from different places. I've also worked in mental health remotely for 10 years now. Covid finally proved remote CBT is just as effective as face-to-face. Now my clinic is 100% remote, so we can find a time that's convenient for you. Over the years I've studied CBT at length and now use others approaches too: for a wide range of clinical problems and for people from all walks of life. The best part of my job is kindly and honestly connecting with people to bring about the change they want, in a way that's backed up by the best science available.
Hi, I'm Luke. I've worked as a therapist all over the country and love meeting new people from different places. I've also worked in mental health remotely for 10 years now. Covid finally proved remote CBT is just as effective as face-to-face. Now my clinic is 100% remote, so we can find a time that's convenient for you. Over the years I've studied CBT at length and now use others approaches too: for a wide range of clinical problems and for people from all walks of life. The best part of my job is kindly and honestly connecting with people to bring about the change they want, in a way that's backed up by the best science available.
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Christopher Zach
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
While there are many different approaches to psychotherapy and counselling, I work principally within the psychoanalytic tradition, a key part of which is to work in collaboration with clients to try to understand the unconscious origins of difficulties affecting our lives in the present. The aim is not to give advice, but to support people who have reached a point in their lives where they feel themselves to be facing difficult, sometimes confusing feelings and states of mind, to offer a reliable place to come and be listened to, without fear of being judged, criticised or told what to do.
While there are many different approaches to psychotherapy and counselling, I work principally within the psychoanalytic tradition, a key part of which is to work in collaboration with clients to try to understand the unconscious origins of difficulties affecting our lives in the present. The aim is not to give advice, but to support people who have reached a point in their lives where they feel themselves to be facing difficult, sometimes confusing feelings and states of mind, to offer a reliable place to come and be listened to, without fear of being judged, criticised or told what to do.
01748 901686 View 01748 901686
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Yohani de Silva
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
Are you looking for therapeutic conditions of understanding, acceptance, genuineness and warmth - a safe place for you to explore your inner feelings and help you find the changes you seek? I am here to help you to empower yourself, to make the right choices and decisions but ultimately you are in the driving seat to make whatever changes to help you overcome your distress and cope positively.
Are you looking for therapeutic conditions of understanding, acceptance, genuineness and warmth - a safe place for you to explore your inner feelings and help you find the changes you seek? I am here to help you to empower yourself, to make the right choices and decisions but ultimately you are in the driving seat to make whatever changes to help you overcome your distress and cope positively.
020 3826 1812 View 020 3826 1812
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TeenMatters
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
Are you a parent, teenager or child looking for support from an experienced and compassionate counsellor to work through challenges and reach a better place? We offer both counselling and coaching and tailor our service to your needs by working with the individual child or teenager, the parent or both. We are experts in treating common psychological problems faced by young people today. We create a safe and comfortable environment in which they can explore these issues. As well as being highly trained psychotherapists, we are also parents with plenty of real life experience of navigating the challenges that family life can bring.
Are you a parent, teenager or child looking for support from an experienced and compassionate counsellor to work through challenges and reach a better place? We offer both counselling and coaching and tailor our service to your needs by working with the individual child or teenager, the parent or both. We are experts in treating common psychological problems faced by young people today. We create a safe and comfortable environment in which they can explore these issues. As well as being highly trained psychotherapists, we are also parents with plenty of real life experience of navigating the challenges that family life can bring.
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Rich Donaldson
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Twickenham TW2
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
0117 463 3990 View 0117 463 3990

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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.