Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Widnes

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Jessica Hayes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8
I am here to help you in a way that is collaborative and gives you control. I am a CBT and EMDR Therapist with special interests in OCD and perinatal mental health, helping people all over the country who have had unsuccessful therapy before. I also work with self-esteem and many other difficulties. Think about what you are finding tough right now, because we will make this our priority; we can explore any thoughts and emotions contributing to your difficulties and focus on reaching the goals you have. We will work with openness and honesty, gaining insight and making lasting positive changes to your emotional wellbeing together.
I am here to help you in a way that is collaborative and gives you control. I am a CBT and EMDR Therapist with special interests in OCD and perinatal mental health, helping people all over the country who have had unsuccessful therapy before. I also work with self-esteem and many other difficulties. Think about what you are finding tough right now, because we will make this our priority; we can explore any thoughts and emotions contributing to your difficulties and focus on reaching the goals you have. We will work with openness and honesty, gaining insight and making lasting positive changes to your emotional wellbeing together.
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The Therapy Corner
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8  (Online Only)
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for disorder specific intervention such as OCD, social anxiety, low mood, GAD, phobia, trauma.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for disorder specific intervention such as OCD, social anxiety, low mood, GAD, phobia, trauma.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
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Karen Mountain
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8
I have 37 years’ experience working in mental health – initially as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS, supporting people suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. 10 years ago, I qualified as a CBT therapist and have worked extensively with depression, panic disorder, Long term health conditions and pain management, OCD, PTSD, Worry and Rumination, Health anxiety, social anxiety, various phobias and low self-esteem. I also have specialist experience working with parents in the perinatal period (conception to 2 years) as a Perinatal champion.
I have 37 years’ experience working in mental health – initially as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS, supporting people suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. 10 years ago, I qualified as a CBT therapist and have worked extensively with depression, panic disorder, Long term health conditions and pain management, OCD, PTSD, Worry and Rumination, Health anxiety, social anxiety, various phobias and low self-esteem. I also have specialist experience working with parents in the perinatal period (conception to 2 years) as a Perinatal champion.
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CBT Runcorn
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Widnes WA8
Hi I'm Lauren, welcome to my page. I provide high quality Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Runcorn, surrounding areas and online. I work with people with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, OCD, social anxiety, low self esteem and much more. I have created a warm and safe therapeutic environment to help you feel safe. I want you to know that I care and I understand and have the knowledge to work with you to change your problem. I am an accredited psychotherapist with a postgraduate diploma in CBT and over a decade of experience. My approach is tailoring evidence-based interventions to meet your unique needs.
Hi I'm Lauren, welcome to my page. I provide high quality Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Runcorn, surrounding areas and online. I work with people with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, OCD, social anxiety, low self esteem and much more. I have created a warm and safe therapeutic environment to help you feel safe. I want you to know that I care and I understand and have the knowledge to work with you to change your problem. I am an accredited psychotherapist with a postgraduate diploma in CBT and over a decade of experience. My approach is tailoring evidence-based interventions to meet your unique needs.
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Carla Wrench
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
Are you ready to take the first step to change the way you are feeling? Are you feeling worried or alone? Are you feeling sad or desperate – guilty or ashamed? Maybe you have suffered a loss – of a friendship, or a loved one, maybe your employment. Are you struggling to deal with a past event in your life that occupies your thoughts?
Are you ready to take the first step to change the way you are feeling? Are you feeling worried or alone? Are you feeling sad or desperate – guilty or ashamed? Maybe you have suffered a loss – of a friendship, or a loved one, maybe your employment. Are you struggling to deal with a past event in your life that occupies your thoughts?
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Ashdales Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
Hi, I'm Dave and I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. What I aim to provide, is a safe environment for you to explore any area of your life. I offer a free telephone consultation and a free 20 minute initial consultation, this would be to explain what counselling is and the process, commitment and fees involved. Sessions are confidential and the aim being to build a therapeutic relationship that can lead to change. Over the years I have come to recognize connection is so important in our lives, often anxiety, depression, addiction and emotional issues can lead us to disconnect from those around us.
Hi, I'm Dave and I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. What I aim to provide, is a safe environment for you to explore any area of your life. I offer a free telephone consultation and a free 20 minute initial consultation, this would be to explain what counselling is and the process, commitment and fees involved. Sessions are confidential and the aim being to build a therapeutic relationship that can lead to change. Over the years I have come to recognize connection is so important in our lives, often anxiety, depression, addiction and emotional issues can lead us to disconnect from those around us.
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Nicholas Lunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
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CP Counselling & Wellbeing Therapies- Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
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EJD Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
Do you feel you are being bullied and don’t know where to turn? Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, guilty or embarrassed? I can help you. I offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be heard. By sharing your story, together, we can explore and understand your feelings, and learn to overcome the barriers which are limiting your happiness. My name is Elaine and I am an Integrative Counsellor.
Do you feel you are being bullied and don’t know where to turn? Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, guilty or embarrassed? I can help you. I offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be heard. By sharing your story, together, we can explore and understand your feelings, and learn to overcome the barriers which are limiting your happiness. My name is Elaine and I am an Integrative Counsellor.
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Lauren Newcombe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
As a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges. With a deep commitment to fostering a safe and non-judgmental space, I offer a range of counselling services tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or simply seeking personal growth, my goal is to empower you on your journey toward emotional well-being and resilience.
As a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges. With a deep commitment to fostering a safe and non-judgmental space, I offer a range of counselling services tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or simply seeking personal growth, my goal is to empower you on your journey toward emotional well-being and resilience.
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JVP Wellbeing and Training
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
Are you ready to change how you feel? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and loneliness? I am an experienced qualified counsellor and college lecturer in counselling. I work integratively allowing us to explore a number of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Personal Construct Theory and Transactional Analysis. I offer a non judgemental safe place allowing us to work together to make the changes in your life that you so desire
Are you ready to change how you feel? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and loneliness? I am an experienced qualified counsellor and college lecturer in counselling. I work integratively allowing us to explore a number of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Personal Construct Theory and Transactional Analysis. I offer a non judgemental safe place allowing us to work together to make the changes in your life that you so desire
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Photo of Gillian Rayner, PhD, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Gillian Rayner
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8
I work with clients who have a wide variety of experiences, issues and needs. Many of my clients want to become less self critical and more accepting of themselves. They want to learn more about how their presenting issues connect together and what they can do to have better. Clients may want to understand themselves and their interactions with other people and enhance their self-esteem and confidence.
I work with clients who have a wide variety of experiences, issues and needs. Many of my clients want to become less self critical and more accepting of themselves. They want to learn more about how their presenting issues connect together and what they can do to have better. Clients may want to understand themselves and their interactions with other people and enhance their self-esteem and confidence.
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Dr Anthony McSherry
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
Not accepting new clients
Problems often do not fit into easy categories as each person has their own individual history and way of being, and so difficulties emerge in a unique way to the individual. For example, depression or anxiety might be completely normal reactions to a difficult situation. Anxious about contacting me? I would encourage you not to be too anxious about making contact regarding psychotherapy. Feeling anxious is a normal aspect of therapy, especially at first.
Problems often do not fit into easy categories as each person has their own individual history and way of being, and so difficulties emerge in a unique way to the individual. For example, depression or anxiety might be completely normal reactions to a difficult situation. Anxious about contacting me? I would encourage you not to be too anxious about making contact regarding psychotherapy. Feeling anxious is a normal aspect of therapy, especially at first.
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Photo of Moira Cash Bsc(Hons), MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Moira Cash Bsc(Hons)
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Widnes WA8
There is a quote by a lady called Anaïs Nin – “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" – a quote in which I firmly believe and embodies how vulnerable people feel when considering contacting a Counsellor for the first time. It is always helpful to talk to someone, especially when that someone is trained to listen and help in a specialised and interactive way. A counsellor is not there to judge you, nor are they there to tell you what to do. Instead counselling provides a safe and respectful environment to express and explore your feelings and troubles.
There is a quote by a lady called Anaïs Nin – “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" – a quote in which I firmly believe and embodies how vulnerable people feel when considering contacting a Counsellor for the first time. It is always helpful to talk to someone, especially when that someone is trained to listen and help in a specialised and interactive way. A counsellor is not there to judge you, nor are they there to tell you what to do. Instead counselling provides a safe and respectful environment to express and explore your feelings and troubles.
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Photo of Julie Deborah Howard - Life's Journey Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Life's Journey Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
Are you ready to embrace change and regain your life? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed?You CAN create choices, gain new skills/strategies to cope. Whether it’s loneliness, relationship/family or something else. You CAN achieve positive change, together we will overcome whatever is holding you back, leaving nothing unresolved. Counselling can be scary, taking that first step to make contact is very brave. I am certain once you meet me, you will feel comfortable and safe, and trust in the therapeutic process, as a result of this I now receive many client referrals
Are you ready to embrace change and regain your life? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed?You CAN create choices, gain new skills/strategies to cope. Whether it’s loneliness, relationship/family or something else. You CAN achieve positive change, together we will overcome whatever is holding you back, leaving nothing unresolved. Counselling can be scary, taking that first step to make contact is very brave. I am certain once you meet me, you will feel comfortable and safe, and trust in the therapeutic process, as a result of this I now receive many client referrals
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Dr Heather Boland
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
We all dream of the way we want our life to be. Then life happens and sometimes it can feel like we are stuck in a pattern of living that we do not want to be in. Or we live through painful experiences that days, months, or years later continue to influence how we feel, think and act. Or maybe our family life and relationships feel out of balance, we may feel out of control, overwhelmed or disconnected from our loved ones. I am here to listen to your story, your difficulties and your dreams of how you wish your life, relationships, work, and family to be. Therapy can help you feel unstuck, so you can enjoy being who you are.
We all dream of the way we want our life to be. Then life happens and sometimes it can feel like we are stuck in a pattern of living that we do not want to be in. Or we live through painful experiences that days, months, or years later continue to influence how we feel, think and act. Or maybe our family life and relationships feel out of balance, we may feel out of control, overwhelmed or disconnected from our loved ones. I am here to listen to your story, your difficulties and your dreams of how you wish your life, relationships, work, and family to be. Therapy can help you feel unstuck, so you can enjoy being who you are.
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Gill Gillespie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
My name is Gill, and I am an integrative counsellor who will greet you with warmth, empathy, acceptance and understanding from the first moment we meet, providing you a safe place to share and explore your emotions or behaviours. Reaching out to seek support is the first step to making sense of your thoughts or feelings or are ready to make changes to your life. If you feel you need help with any mental health concerns such as with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues, work issues bereavement or setting personal goals, else please get in touch.
My name is Gill, and I am an integrative counsellor who will greet you with warmth, empathy, acceptance and understanding from the first moment we meet, providing you a safe place to share and explore your emotions or behaviours. Reaching out to seek support is the first step to making sense of your thoughts or feelings or are ready to make changes to your life. If you feel you need help with any mental health concerns such as with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues, work issues bereavement or setting personal goals, else please get in touch.
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PB Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8
As an experienced, UKCP registered, professional Systemic Psychotherapist working in Merseyside, your mental health and well-being is at the heart of my practice. I offer individual, couples and family work with children, young people, adults and/or the wider family network. With 30+ years experience in the field of mental health care, across a range of services, I am able to offer assessment, formulation and tailored interventions for all those I work with.
As an experienced, UKCP registered, professional Systemic Psychotherapist working in Merseyside, your mental health and well-being is at the heart of my practice. I offer individual, couples and family work with children, young people, adults and/or the wider family network. With 30+ years experience in the field of mental health care, across a range of services, I am able to offer assessment, formulation and tailored interventions for all those I work with.
0151 453 6366 View 0151 453 6366
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Shaunagh Parkes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Shaunagh and I am an experienced Integrative Therapist based in Cheshire. I have worked as a counsellor within primary care settings, employment assistance programmes and private practice. I have also spent 2 years as a volunteer counsellor for local charities. As a result I have had the privilege of gaining experience in a variety and severity of mental health complaints. I have the most experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss and LGBTQ+ issues. I also have experience working with depression/low mood, trauma, family conflict, life transitions, self-harm, self-esteem and stress.
Welcome! My name is Shaunagh and I am an experienced Integrative Therapist based in Cheshire. I have worked as a counsellor within primary care settings, employment assistance programmes and private practice. I have also spent 2 years as a volunteer counsellor for local charities. As a result I have had the privilege of gaining experience in a variety and severity of mental health complaints. I have the most experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss and LGBTQ+ issues. I also have experience working with depression/low mood, trauma, family conflict, life transitions, self-harm, self-esteem and stress.
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Susan Mercer Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
My specialities are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD/adjustment disorder), depression triggered by bereavement, life changes, relationship changes or ongoing/repeated relationship problems/patterns, mixed anxiety and depression, and low self-esteem. I'm knowledgeable in a wide range of psychological/mental and physical health problems.
My specialities are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD/adjustment disorder), depression triggered by bereavement, life changes, relationship changes or ongoing/repeated relationship problems/patterns, mixed anxiety and depression, and low self-esteem. I'm knowledgeable in a wide range of psychological/mental and physical health problems.
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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.