Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Waltham Cross

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A Little Room of Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham Cross EN8
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
Photo of Amanda Cox - A Little Room of Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
A Little Room of Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham Cross EN8
Life does not come with a guide book, we can often find ourselves overwhelmed and distressed and not sure where to turn to. Sometimes you may not even be aware of the root cause of your problems, but have a nagging doubt of not feeling quite right. Anxiety, bereavement,relationship, job changes can leave you feeling unable to cope and overwhelmed. I am here to listen to you in a non-judgemental capacity in a safe confidential space. Talking about what is troubling you and being truly heard can prove to be invaluable, as together we unravel your thoughts and emotions, enabling you to take back the control over your life.
Life does not come with a guide book, we can often find ourselves overwhelmed and distressed and not sure where to turn to. Sometimes you may not even be aware of the root cause of your problems, but have a nagging doubt of not feeling quite right. Anxiety, bereavement,relationship, job changes can leave you feeling unable to cope and overwhelmed. I am here to listen to you in a non-judgemental capacity in a safe confidential space. Talking about what is troubling you and being truly heard can prove to be invaluable, as together we unravel your thoughts and emotions, enabling you to take back the control over your life.
01992 350426 View 01992 350426
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Angela Connoley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waltham Cross EN8
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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Trupti Kavia
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham Cross EN8
As an integrative therapist, I believe that every individual is unique and requires a personalised approach to therapy. I draw from a range of therapeutic techniques to help my clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. With a profound commitment to assisting Children and young people and individuals in their personal growth and healing. I will provide a nurturing and non-judgmental space for us to work together in which you will feel empowered to rebuild and recover at your own pace.
As an integrative therapist, I believe that every individual is unique and requires a personalised approach to therapy. I draw from a range of therapeutic techniques to help my clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. With a profound commitment to assisting Children and young people and individuals in their personal growth and healing. I will provide a nurturing and non-judgmental space for us to work together in which you will feel empowered to rebuild and recover at your own pace.
01707 240922 View 01707 240922
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Jonathan Cullen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waltham Cross EN7
Welcome to my Counseling Practice, where my commitment to trauma-informed care guides our journey towards healing. I recognize the diverse experiences of individuals seeking support and prioritize creating a safe, nurturing environment for transformative growth. My approach is rooted in the latest research, emphasizing compassion, empowerment, and respect for each person's unique journey. Together, we will cultivate resilience and well-being. With 25 years of experience spanning the professional and academic realms, I offer a deep understanding of life's complexities.
Welcome to my Counseling Practice, where my commitment to trauma-informed care guides our journey towards healing. I recognize the diverse experiences of individuals seeking support and prioritize creating a safe, nurturing environment for transformative growth. My approach is rooted in the latest research, emphasizing compassion, empowerment, and respect for each person's unique journey. Together, we will cultivate resilience and well-being. With 25 years of experience spanning the professional and academic realms, I offer a deep understanding of life's complexities.
020 3872 0015 View 020 3872 0015
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Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waltham Cross EN7
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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Pinar Demir
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waltham Cross EN8
Welcome to my profile.My name is Pinar, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of my clients.I work with children, adults and couples.In this day and age one in four people go through some kind of emotional or psychological difficulties throughout their lives.If that is how you have been feeling you are not alone, i am here to help you come to terms with your difficulties and help you resolve them with you.
Welcome to my profile.My name is Pinar, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of my clients.I work with children, adults and couples.In this day and age one in four people go through some kind of emotional or psychological difficulties throughout their lives.If that is how you have been feeling you are not alone, i am here to help you come to terms with your difficulties and help you resolve them with you.
07723 449546 View 07723 449546

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Photo of Joanne Elizabeth Stuart - Dr Jo Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Jo Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Enfield EN2
I work with low mood and all of the anxiety disorders, including trauma, OCD, health anxiety, stress and phobias.
I have been a psychologist for over 20 years and have extensive experience working with everything from complex trauma to simple phobias. Although I have a lot of practical knowledge & training, my clients have described me as warm & approachable. I love my job and feel privileged to share in my clients' journeys. My aim will be to work with you to help you reach your full potential and put to the side any psychological problems that are getting in the way. As such, I will work to help you understand where & why your problem started but at the same time, provide a tool bag of strategies to help you to move towards your best self.
I work with low mood and all of the anxiety disorders, including trauma, OCD, health anxiety, stress and phobias.
I have been a psychologist for over 20 years and have extensive experience working with everything from complex trauma to simple phobias. Although I have a lot of practical knowledge & training, my clients have described me as warm & approachable. I love my job and feel privileged to share in my clients' journeys. My aim will be to work with you to help you reach your full potential and put to the side any psychological problems that are getting in the way. As such, I will work to help you understand where & why your problem started but at the same time, provide a tool bag of strategies to help you to move towards your best self.
01992 663308 View 01992 663308
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Hycinth Taylor
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broxbourne EN10
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 Sofia Nicholas, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sofia Nicholas
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheshunt EN8
Do you feel invisible, misunderstood, isolated, judged, alone, confused, or just need someone non-judgmental to listen and someone safe to talk to? There are so many reasons for you never to have to suffer in silence, however big or small the issue, struggle or situation. I am here to offer my support and understanding to you! Everyone is unique and manages life's experiences/ hardships differently. I provide a non-judgemental safe space, offering my full support, patience and understanding. Due to my own life experiences, I am able to relate, understand and genuinely empathise with my clients issues, pain and struggles.
Do you feel invisible, misunderstood, isolated, judged, alone, confused, or just need someone non-judgmental to listen and someone safe to talk to? There are so many reasons for you never to have to suffer in silence, however big or small the issue, struggle or situation. I am here to offer my support and understanding to you! Everyone is unique and manages life's experiences/ hardships differently. I provide a non-judgemental safe space, offering my full support, patience and understanding. Due to my own life experiences, I am able to relate, understand and genuinely empathise with my clients issues, pain and struggles.
01992 661910 View 01992 661910
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Karen Batchelor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broxbourne EN10
As we continue to live our lives day after day sometimes this journey can begin to feel like an up hill climb. I am here to listen to any worries, concerns or difficulties you may be experiencing. Are you struggling to cope with a loss, whether it be a bereavement, a relationship, a job or just feeling that your life is passing you by and it is not working out how you had hoped. Sometimes we may find it hard to talk to or confide in our friends and loved ones, worried about upsetting them and not wanting to burden them or perhaps you fear being judged or may think that your problems are not as bad as theirs.
As we continue to live our lives day after day sometimes this journey can begin to feel like an up hill climb. I am here to listen to any worries, concerns or difficulties you may be experiencing. Are you struggling to cope with a loss, whether it be a bereavement, a relationship, a job or just feeling that your life is passing you by and it is not working out how you had hoped. Sometimes we may find it hard to talk to or confide in our friends and loved ones, worried about upsetting them and not wanting to burden them or perhaps you fear being judged or may think that your problems are not as bad as theirs.
01707 959061 View 01707 959061
Photo of Lisa Williams, MSc, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Lisa Williams
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheshunt EN7
Hi I'm Lisa a fully qualified BACP/NCPS registered counsellor. I have 10+ years of experience in many areas of mental health, such as anxiety, panic, depression, intimacy and relationship issues, family issues, self-esteem, loss, feeling stuck or trapped, attachment issues, self-worth, lack of purpose or connection and many more.
Hi I'm Lisa a fully qualified BACP/NCPS registered counsellor. I have 10+ years of experience in many areas of mental health, such as anxiety, panic, depression, intimacy and relationship issues, family issues, self-esteem, loss, feeling stuck or trapped, attachment issues, self-worth, lack of purpose or connection and many more.
07732 767168 View 07732 767168
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Mark Aitchison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broxbourne EN10
I opened Ataraxia counselling at the beginning of 2018. Just over a year in and the practice is growing faster than expected. I work with clients with all types of issues and personalities. My experience so far is predominanty mental health as i have worked for Mind in mid Herts and addiction as i also work for ADAS a drug and alcohol agency. If i was to say i had a niche it would be that i can make shy clients feel at ease early on using a relational supportive style of counselling. I would love to welcome new clients to Ataraxia. Look forward to hearing from you. Mark
I opened Ataraxia counselling at the beginning of 2018. Just over a year in and the practice is growing faster than expected. I work with clients with all types of issues and personalities. My experience so far is predominanty mental health as i have worked for Mind in mid Herts and addiction as i also work for ADAS a drug and alcohol agency. If i was to say i had a niche it would be that i can make shy clients feel at ease early on using a relational supportive style of counselling. I would love to welcome new clients to Ataraxia. Look forward to hearing from you. Mark
01992 351822 View 01992 351822
Photo of Uma Mays - Herts Therapy, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Herts Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cuffley EN6
As your counsellor, I will offer you a safe, confidential space for you to be heard with empathy and respect. Current problems may stir up buried feelings from your past which I will help you to explore and understand. Our open-ended work will allow you to work through and make sense of your difficulties by becoming aware of your defences and reasons
As your counsellor, I will offer you a safe, confidential space for you to be heard with empathy and respect. Current problems may stir up buried feelings from your past which I will help you to explore and understand. Our open-ended work will allow you to work through and make sense of your difficulties by becoming aware of your defences and reasons
01992 945357 View 01992 945357
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Jennifer E Pearson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Enfield EN3  (Online Only)
Most of us experience feelings of sadness, loss, frustration, anger and stress at some time in our lives. It can be extremely difficult to express, understand and resolve these feelings when we are emotionally distressed. It may also be difficult to share some issues with family and friends for fear of being judged or misunderstood. I am here to offer you an empathic and non-judgmental ear. I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, offering a safe, calm and supportive space for you to work through those experiences and feelings, which are preventing you from leading a happy and fulfilling life.
Most of us experience feelings of sadness, loss, frustration, anger and stress at some time in our lives. It can be extremely difficult to express, understand and resolve these feelings when we are emotionally distressed. It may also be difficult to share some issues with family and friends for fear of being judged or misunderstood. I am here to offer you an empathic and non-judgmental ear. I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, offering a safe, calm and supportive space for you to work through those experiences and feelings, which are preventing you from leading a happy and fulfilling life.
07481 341660 View 07481 341660
Photo of Marilena Andreou, MA, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Marilena Andreou
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cheshunt EN8
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP accredited) offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in North London (in Enfield Town) to adults and young people. I am aware that everyone is different and no two people’s needs are the same. I pride myself in being an approachable therapist and will tailor the therapy according to individual needs. In addition, I deliver CBT in accordance with the NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP accredited) offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in North London (in Enfield Town) to adults and young people. I am aware that everyone is different and no two people’s needs are the same. I pride myself in being an approachable therapist and will tailor the therapy according to individual needs. In addition, I deliver CBT in accordance with the NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.
07700 374250 View 07700 374250
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Melanie John
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broxbourne EN10  (Online Only)
I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and psycho-sexual difficulties. I believe that no problem is too small to seek support. We all have moments in life where we don't always know how to help ourselves or which direction we should take.
I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and psycho-sexual difficulties. I believe that no problem is too small to seek support. We all have moments in life where we don't always know how to help ourselves or which direction we should take.
07380 316819 View 07380 316819
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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
Photo of Claire Nixon, MBACP, Counsellor
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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Dilnia Horton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wormley West End EN10
Do you have anxiety, or feel lost your sense of direction, feeling frustrated, sad, angry, guilty, shame, scared, or any other emotion? Would you like to explore options, make choices, move towards understanding who you are and what you want? Are you struggling with issues around confidence, procrastination, depression, anxiety, anger, guilt or any other difficulties? Do you struggle to understand? Why counseling therapy? If you are at a crossroads in your life, therapy is a place to explore your options in a safe and contained environment. Sometimes there's no 'win-win', so we must chose, albeit with regret. I offer free session.
Do you have anxiety, or feel lost your sense of direction, feeling frustrated, sad, angry, guilty, shame, scared, or any other emotion? Would you like to explore options, make choices, move towards understanding who you are and what you want? Are you struggling with issues around confidence, procrastination, depression, anxiety, anger, guilt or any other difficulties? Do you struggle to understand? Why counseling therapy? If you are at a crossroads in your life, therapy is a place to explore your options in a safe and contained environment. Sometimes there's no 'win-win', so we must chose, albeit with regret. I offer free session.
020 4530 8342 View 020 4530 8342

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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.