Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Waltham Abbey

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A Little Room of Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham Abbey EN9
Whatever brings you to our practice, be it anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, abuse, dissociation, OCD to name a few, we can help.
How often have you felt that life is weighing you down? Have you ever wondered what it might be like for somebody to really listen and have the capacity to empathically connect with you? Life isn't always easy and there are always more questions than answers. Talking to a highly experienced therapist can be the most therapeutic experience you may encounter to enable you to have a deeper and better understanding of yourself, and the ability to move forward with a positive, healthier mindset. Having helped lots of people to explore their lives, the emphasis is on making positive personal changes to enable a happier fulfilling life.
Whatever brings you to our practice, be it anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, abuse, dissociation, OCD to name a few, we can help.
How often have you felt that life is weighing you down? Have you ever wondered what it might be like for somebody to really listen and have the capacity to empathically connect with you? Life isn't always easy and there are always more questions than answers. Talking to a highly experienced therapist can be the most therapeutic experience you may encounter to enable you to have a deeper and better understanding of yourself, and the ability to move forward with a positive, healthier mindset. Having helped lots of people to explore their lives, the emphasis is on making positive personal changes to enable a happier fulfilling life.
01707 246598 View 01707 246598
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MB Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Waltham Abbey EN9
Waitlist for new clients
As a CBT therapist I work well with any depression or anxiety based disorders including low self esteem, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Health anxiety, social anxiety, Phobias and panic disorder. People are often bothered by highly distressing symptoms and have a clear idea about what they would like to get from therapy which is usually a reduction of symptoms and getting life back on track. People often seek clarity and an explanation for their distress followed by solutions of how to deal with them. My specialist area of interests are trauma, GAD, co-morbid long term health conditions and adolescents.
As a CBT therapist I work well with any depression or anxiety based disorders including low self esteem, generalised anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Health anxiety, social anxiety, Phobias and panic disorder. People are often bothered by highly distressing symptoms and have a clear idea about what they would like to get from therapy which is usually a reduction of symptoms and getting life back on track. People often seek clarity and an explanation for their distress followed by solutions of how to deal with them. My specialist area of interests are trauma, GAD, co-morbid long term health conditions and adolescents.
01279 260402 View 01279 260402
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Hycinth Taylor
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waltham Abbey EN9
Hycinth Taylor is an integrative psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, and clinical supervisor of both psychotherapy and mindfulness. With over 25years in the field of mental health , Hycinth specialises in working with a range of mild to moderate mental health conditions including childhood trauma, relationship issues personal and spiritual growth as well as professional development .
Hycinth Taylor is an integrative psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, and clinical supervisor of both psychotherapy and mindfulness. With over 25years in the field of mental health , Hycinth specialises in working with a range of mild to moderate mental health conditions including childhood trauma, relationship issues personal and spiritual growth as well as professional development .
01992 940410 View 01992 940410
Photo of Paige Lewin, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Paige Lewin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Waltham Abbey EN9
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
01992 662135 View 01992 662135
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Angela Connoley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waltham Abbey EN9
I appreciate it may have taken a great deal of courage to arrive at my profile today and I extend a warm welcome to you. I understand and value highly the support that counselling provides, particularly at a time when it feels as though you are struggling alone with few options. Maybe you're feeling a bit lost, anxious, stressed, depressed or confused. Struggling with something and could use some support to help explore and resolve it? Are you ready to make some changes to improve the quality of your life? Let's take the journey together to find understanding, clarity and relief as you gain improvement to the quality of your life.
I appreciate it may have taken a great deal of courage to arrive at my profile today and I extend a warm welcome to you. I understand and value highly the support that counselling provides, particularly at a time when it feels as though you are struggling alone with few options. Maybe you're feeling a bit lost, anxious, stressed, depressed or confused. Struggling with something and could use some support to help explore and resolve it? Are you ready to make some changes to improve the quality of your life? Let's take the journey together to find understanding, clarity and relief as you gain improvement to the quality of your life.
01707 938845 View 01707 938845
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Claire Nixon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waltham Abbey EN9
I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and compassionate counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive experience, working with children, adolescents, adults, parents and families who is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I believe that therapy is a powerful tool which will help people to heal, refocus and progress in a healthier and more productive way. I offer a warm, caring relationship without judgement and provide a safe space to explore a variety of difficulties.
I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and compassionate counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive experience, working with children, adolescents, adults, parents and families who is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I believe that therapy is a powerful tool which will help people to heal, refocus and progress in a healthier and more productive way. I offer a warm, caring relationship without judgement and provide a safe space to explore a variety of difficulties.
07429 891684 View 07429 891684
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Emma Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham Abbey EN9
I work with both individuals and couples from a lovely, discreet counselling room on the edge of Epping, within easy distance from Harlow, Loughton, Ongar, Chigwell and Waltham Abbey. I work with couples who have usually either hit a crisis point in their relationship or experienced a gradual deterioration over time and require help to get back on track. I support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, trauma, sexual abuse, co-dependency, loss and bereavement. My couples training has been with Relate, working with many issues including infidelity, loss of desire, conflict, anger etc.
I work with both individuals and couples from a lovely, discreet counselling room on the edge of Epping, within easy distance from Harlow, Loughton, Ongar, Chigwell and Waltham Abbey. I work with couples who have usually either hit a crisis point in their relationship or experienced a gradual deterioration over time and require help to get back on track. I support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, trauma, sexual abuse, co-dependency, loss and bereavement. My couples training has been with Relate, working with many issues including infidelity, loss of desire, conflict, anger etc.
01992 927826 View 01992 927826

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Photo of Sandra Ross-Cameron, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Sandra Ross-Cameron
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
The 3 C’s in life, Choice,Chance, Change. You can chose to make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.I am here to help, support and aid you with any difficulties you maybe having. Be that with any anxiety, depression. Phobias, OCD, relationships, complex issues. My aim is to get you unstuck and to help you move forward in your chosen life direction.
The 3 C’s in life, Choice,Chance, Change. You can chose to make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.I am here to help, support and aid you with any difficulties you maybe having. Be that with any anxiety, depression. Phobias, OCD, relationships, complex issues. My aim is to get you unstuck and to help you move forward in your chosen life direction.
01279 969925 View 01279 969925
Photo of Pippa Moye, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Pippa Moye
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I specialise in male psychology, understanding that men face particular challenges and process things differently from women. I support men and women in addiction recovery, those in suicidal crisis and other distress such as trauma, bereavement, OCD or panic attacks. I combine counselling theory with coaching skills, using several models which can be adapted to your individual needs. We work together and adjust the process as we go along. I can change how I work as your awareness develops and different issues come up. I can help you to refine your goals, learn new strategies, get free of old baggage, and create a path forward.
I specialise in male psychology, understanding that men face particular challenges and process things differently from women. I support men and women in addiction recovery, those in suicidal crisis and other distress such as trauma, bereavement, OCD or panic attacks. I combine counselling theory with coaching skills, using several models which can be adapted to your individual needs. We work together and adjust the process as we go along. I can change how I work as your awareness develops and different issues come up. I can help you to refine your goals, learn new strategies, get free of old baggage, and create a path forward.
020 4538 2602 View 020 4538 2602
Photo of Mohaia Amin, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Mohaia Amin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughton IG10
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy training. I have also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT. My extensive work using CBT has been with clients with major psychological problems and I have until recently been working at The Priory. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings and have worked with clients from varied cultures and backgrounds. As a therapist I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety, depression and bereavement and have supported
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy training. I have also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT. My extensive work using CBT has been with clients with major psychological problems and I have until recently been working at The Priory. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings and have worked with clients from varied cultures and backgrounds. As a therapist I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety, depression and bereavement and have supported
020 8103 9071 View 020 8103 9071
Photo of Anthony Birbeck, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Anthony Birbeck
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
07480 485661 View 07480 485661
Photo of Zoleikha Gholizadeh, PhD, SNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Zoleikha Gholizadeh
Counsellor, PhD, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I provide CBT therapy in 3 languages English, Persian and Turkish.
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I provide CBT therapy in 3 languages English, Persian and Turkish.
020 4538 0785 View 020 4538 0785
Photo of Anthony John Manning, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Anthony John Manning
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
07400 291012 View 07400 291012
Photo of Anthony Mack - Anthony Mack Therapy, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Anthony Mack Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughton IG10
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
020 3879 4781 View 020 3879 4781
Photo of Simon Good, BPC, Psychotherapist
Simon Good
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
With over 25 years of experience in clinical work and 20 years of expertise in supervising and teaching psychotherapy and counselling, I have a strong track record of success. For the past 10 years, I have served as the head of Training at a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited program, where I developed the curriculum and helped expand the course into a self-sustaining charity. Alongside my role as a supervisor at top training institutions in London, I also maintain a private practice. Additionally, I am a recognized training analyst for Doctoral students at both Exeter and Essex universities.
With over 25 years of experience in clinical work and 20 years of expertise in supervising and teaching psychotherapy and counselling, I have a strong track record of success. For the past 10 years, I have served as the head of Training at a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited program, where I developed the curriculum and helped expand the course into a self-sustaining charity. Alongside my role as a supervisor at top training institutions in London, I also maintain a private practice. Additionally, I am a recognized training analyst for Doctoral students at both Exeter and Essex universities.
07480 534347 View 07480 534347
Photo of Dr Niloufar Mersadi, DCounsPsych, Psychologist
Dr Niloufar Mersadi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
At times we find it hard to navigate life with our own resources alone. Perhaps you are going through a depressive episode, low mood, anxiety, loss, grief; experience identity crisis, loss of meaning, or self-esteem issues which makes it hard to find or maintain romantic relationships. You might be going through existential-spiritual crises or resurfaced childhood traumas and heartbreaks. I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding. I specialise in supporting creative women to build confidence in their identity, creative work & business. I also offer Faith Based Counselling, Art Therapy & Coaching.
At times we find it hard to navigate life with our own resources alone. Perhaps you are going through a depressive episode, low mood, anxiety, loss, grief; experience identity crisis, loss of meaning, or self-esteem issues which makes it hard to find or maintain romantic relationships. You might be going through existential-spiritual crises or resurfaced childhood traumas and heartbreaks. I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding. I specialise in supporting creative women to build confidence in their identity, creative work & business. I also offer Faith Based Counselling, Art Therapy & Coaching.
020 3835 6474 View 020 3835 6474
Photo of Simon Bostock, MSc, MHGI, Psychotherapist
Simon Bostock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I Help Humans Harness their Happy. I am a London & Essex based Psychotherapist and Human Givens Practitioner. I am Specialist in good sleep, insomnia busting, stress management & anxiety, I work in both the business and private sectors helping clients to understand why they are reacting in a certain way and enabling them to restore balance and fulfilment to their lives. I worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, specialising in Human Resources, Training and Building Teams in a variety of settings.
I Help Humans Harness their Happy. I am a London & Essex based Psychotherapist and Human Givens Practitioner. I am Specialist in good sleep, insomnia busting, stress management & anxiety, I work in both the business and private sectors helping clients to understand why they are reacting in a certain way and enabling them to restore balance and fulfilment to their lives. I worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, specialising in Human Resources, Training and Building Teams in a variety of settings.
020 8054 5028 View 020 8054 5028
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Talking Therapy Time
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughton IG10
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
020 3835 2686 View 020 3835 2686
Photo of Dr Brittni Jones, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Brittni Jones
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I am a Chartered Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and therapist with over 10 years experience in mental health services. With previous NHS experience in a specialist hospital for adults with personality disorders, as well as at Great Ormond Street Hospital and psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults with mental and physical health conditions, I have the knowledge and professional experience to help with a wide variety of difficulties. I offer specialist assessments and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
I am a Chartered Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and therapist with over 10 years experience in mental health services. With previous NHS experience in a specialist hospital for adults with personality disorders, as well as at Great Ormond Street Hospital and psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults with mental and physical health conditions, I have the knowledge and professional experience to help with a wide variety of difficulties. I offer specialist assessments and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
020 3872 2631 View 020 3872 2631
Photo of Karen Bolton, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughton IG10
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
07480 821478 View 07480 821478

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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.