Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Winchester

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Vicky Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
01489 662956 View 01489 662956
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India Haylor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
I am an accredited OCD specialist with 18 years of professional experience following my own journey with OCD. I train, treat, write, speak about OCD and am a huge advocate of specialised mental healthcare. I believe all clients have the right to this, as they do with physical healthcare. I have developed a NICE-directed, evidence-based CBT protocol for OCD which offers real, effective 3rd generation treatment, delivered with compassion & expertise.
I am an accredited OCD specialist with 18 years of professional experience following my own journey with OCD. I train, treat, write, speak about OCD and am a huge advocate of specialised mental healthcare. I believe all clients have the right to this, as they do with physical healthcare. I have developed a NICE-directed, evidence-based CBT protocol for OCD which offers real, effective 3rd generation treatment, delivered with compassion & expertise.
020 4538 6628 View 020 4538 6628
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Jennifer Bufton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
I have over 10 years counselling experience and trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy . I offer counselling to adults and young people from a safe secure counselling room in the Eastleigh area. I am a Lecturer in Counselling and an experienced and qualified Supervisor. I am dynamic in my way of working and non-judgemental. If you are looking for help with anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, loss, bereavement, diagnosis, trauma, or other life challenges, counselling can give you the confidential space and support to explore these issues.
I have over 10 years counselling experience and trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy . I offer counselling to adults and young people from a safe secure counselling room in the Eastleigh area. I am a Lecturer in Counselling and an experienced and qualified Supervisor. I am dynamic in my way of working and non-judgemental. If you are looking for help with anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, loss, bereavement, diagnosis, trauma, or other life challenges, counselling can give you the confidential space and support to explore these issues.
023 8001 2590 View 023 8001 2590
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Charlie Louise Ranchhod
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester SO21
Hey, I'm Charlie a fully accredited a CBT & Occupational Therapist. Specialised in working with children, adolescents and young adults; ages 8-25. I also work with adults. I am passionate about helping you achieve your individualised goals through evidenced based CBT for anxiety and depression (social, health, separation, phobia, OCD, self-esteem, panic, trauma). Throughout my 20 year NHS career I've worked in a range of settings - education, specialist inpatient, CAMHS, early psychosis. This means therapy will be tailored to you, planning an effective treatment plan together which keeps your goals at the heart of what we do.
Hey, I'm Charlie a fully accredited a CBT & Occupational Therapist. Specialised in working with children, adolescents and young adults; ages 8-25. I also work with adults. I am passionate about helping you achieve your individualised goals through evidenced based CBT for anxiety and depression (social, health, separation, phobia, OCD, self-esteem, panic, trauma). Throughout my 20 year NHS career I've worked in a range of settings - education, specialist inpatient, CAMHS, early psychosis. This means therapy will be tailored to you, planning an effective treatment plan together which keeps your goals at the heart of what we do.
01454 801756 View 01454 801756
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Dr Ben J Mead
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Hello, my name is Ben and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor practising in Surrey (Guildford), Hampshire (Basingstoke) and also online via a secure, encrypted network. My extensive training and experience ensures I am able to help adults and children with a number of difficulties, including (but not limited to): Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Loneliness, Grief / Loss, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), Relationship difficulties (including break-ups), Social anxiety, Sleep difficulties and Work / exam stress
Hello, my name is Ben and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor practising in Surrey (Guildford), Hampshire (Basingstoke) and also online via a secure, encrypted network. My extensive training and experience ensures I am able to help adults and children with a number of difficulties, including (but not limited to): Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Loneliness, Grief / Loss, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), Relationship difficulties (including break-ups), Social anxiety, Sleep difficulties and Work / exam stress
07723 467204 View 07723 467204
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Louise Barker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Are you looking for a psychological therapist who provides a safe place for you or your child to be listened to and also equips you with lifelong knowledge and skills to take care of your emotional and mental health? I have 30 years experience working with adults, children and young people in a variety of NHS settings. This has included providing cognitive behavioural therapy for adults and young people overcoming addiction, providing specialist assessment and therapy programmes for children and families in an NHS CAMHS team and more recently providing psychological therapy for people with depression and anxiety problems.
Are you looking for a psychological therapist who provides a safe place for you or your child to be listened to and also equips you with lifelong knowledge and skills to take care of your emotional and mental health? I have 30 years experience working with adults, children and young people in a variety of NHS settings. This has included providing cognitive behavioural therapy for adults and young people overcoming addiction, providing specialist assessment and therapy programmes for children and families in an NHS CAMHS team and more recently providing psychological therapy for people with depression and anxiety problems.
07394 824978 View 07394 824978
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Hannah Maguire
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
07449 493168 View 07449 493168
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Dr Katherine Mollart
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oxford University. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families, adults, older adults, children and adolescents and people with learning disabilities, within a wide range of NHS health care settings. I specialise in working with couples and also supporting people who have long-term physical health problems such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I wrote my doctoral thesis on adolescents’ experiences of going to boarding school and have an interest in the impact of boarding school on psychological wellbeing.
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oxford University. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families, adults, older adults, children and adolescents and people with learning disabilities, within a wide range of NHS health care settings. I specialise in working with couples and also supporting people who have long-term physical health problems such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I wrote my doctoral thesis on adolescents’ experiences of going to boarding school and have an interest in the impact of boarding school on psychological wellbeing.
01372 239531 View 01372 239531
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Darren Cockle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
Do you need help with your well-being? Are you struggling with anxiety, a bereavement, PTSD, sadness, anger or having relationship difficulties? We have within us an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation. Sometimes though, life gets too much for us; we feel overwhelmed by our emotions and we can’t think straight. That’s where counselling can help. Counselling can help us make sense of it all: see things more clearly, and become more at ease with the way we feel. We can learn to accept the things we are unable to change and recognise what we are able to change.
Do you need help with your well-being? Are you struggling with anxiety, a bereavement, PTSD, sadness, anger or having relationship difficulties? We have within us an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation. Sometimes though, life gets too much for us; we feel overwhelmed by our emotions and we can’t think straight. That’s where counselling can help. Counselling can help us make sense of it all: see things more clearly, and become more at ease with the way we feel. We can learn to accept the things we are unable to change and recognise what we are able to change.
01962 674487 View 01962 674487
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Katharine Duchesne
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP (Accred) Winchester based Counsellor. I work with adults and couples and offer a warm and accepting space to explore feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Together we can work through the challenges you face so you feel able to move towards living a life that feels more fulfilling.
Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP (Accred) Winchester based Counsellor. I work with adults and couples and offer a warm and accepting space to explore feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Together we can work through the challenges you face so you feel able to move towards living a life that feels more fulfilling.
01962 587881 View 01962 587881
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Lucy Walthoe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
01962 571656 View 01962 571656
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Dr Carla Matias
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in a small, specialist practice, Questa, offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families. My approach to psychological therapy is integrative, tailoring the most effective treatments to each client’s specific needs. I also emphasise change-based therapies, which require a trusting and collaborative working partnership. I aim to provide clients with a safe space in which they can feel heard and understood in a non-judgmental and empathic way, identify their strengths, and learn healthy ways of coping and achieve personally meaningful goals.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in a small, specialist practice, Questa, offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families. My approach to psychological therapy is integrative, tailoring the most effective treatments to each client’s specific needs. I also emphasise change-based therapies, which require a trusting and collaborative working partnership. I aim to provide clients with a safe space in which they can feel heard and understood in a non-judgmental and empathic way, identify their strengths, and learn healthy ways of coping and achieve personally meaningful goals.
01962 674475 View 01962 674475
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Sue Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking a space to unpack thoughts and feelings which feel hard to voice? Trying to find more capacity to understand and encounter yourself and others more deeply? Therapy offers a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This can involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams and experiences which are most significant for you. I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy: this will not give you tools or advice - instead it will help you understand the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling and confusing.
Are you seeking a space to unpack thoughts and feelings which feel hard to voice? Trying to find more capacity to understand and encounter yourself and others more deeply? Therapy offers a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This can involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams and experiences which are most significant for you. I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy: this will not give you tools or advice - instead it will help you understand the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling and confusing.
01962 392421 View 01962 392421
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Pamela Sanderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
I am a fully qualified person centred therapist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and stress and take great pleasure in seeing clients make progress. In each session, I apply the core conditions of the person centred approach; empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Sessions with me are non-directive and non-judgmental, helping to create a supportive environment where you can share your journey freely. Together, we will work through the challenges you're facing and work towards a place where you can feel at ease with yourself.
I am a fully qualified person centred therapist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and stress and take great pleasure in seeing clients make progress. In each session, I apply the core conditions of the person centred approach; empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Sessions with me are non-directive and non-judgmental, helping to create a supportive environment where you can share your journey freely. Together, we will work through the challenges you're facing and work towards a place where you can feel at ease with yourself.
01962 587307 View 01962 587307
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Thrive Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Hello, I'm Lucy, a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Twyford, near Winchester. I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), offering professional, experienced, warm and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy for clients to explore issues safely and freely. Person-centred therapy is a refreshing therapeutic method; "walking" with you, employing empathic understanding and non-judgemental warmth and acceptance, respecting and trusting your inner resources to support you on your journey.
Hello, I'm Lucy, a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Twyford, near Winchester. I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), offering professional, experienced, warm and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy for clients to explore issues safely and freely. Person-centred therapy is a refreshing therapeutic method; "walking" with you, employing empathic understanding and non-judgemental warmth and acceptance, respecting and trusting your inner resources to support you on your journey.
01962 587220 View 01962 587220
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Dr Natalie Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
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Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, awarded by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor, and Trainer (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced early attachment disruption, trauma or abuse, including transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder, experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses.
Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, awarded by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor, and Trainer (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced early attachment disruption, trauma or abuse, including transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder, experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses.
01962 392296 View 01962 392296
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Samantha Elizabeth Barnes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Welcome to my profile, this is your time to move forward and I can offer you therapy which is professional and effective when life presents with difficulties and challenges. My practice provides a confidential online, telephone and video-call option as well as face to face counselling support. Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful and hugely rewarding at any stage of life. The counselling experience I provide is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall wellbeing.
Welcome to my profile, this is your time to move forward and I can offer you therapy which is professional and effective when life presents with difficulties and challenges. My practice provides a confidential online, telephone and video-call option as well as face to face counselling support. Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful and hugely rewarding at any stage of life. The counselling experience I provide is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall wellbeing.
01962 589451 View 01962 589451
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Mel Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester SO22
Hi, I'm Mel and I can support you, or your child, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed with life, whether that's because of a bereavement, work/school issues, or just life in general, in a safe, nurturing space, for you to explore your feelings. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I am committed to helping individuals find hope, healing, and personal growth. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have worked with adults and children facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, self harm and low self esteem.
Hi, I'm Mel and I can support you, or your child, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed with life, whether that's because of a bereavement, work/school issues, or just life in general, in a safe, nurturing space, for you to explore your feelings. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I am committed to helping individuals find hope, healing, and personal growth. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have worked with adults and children facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, self harm and low self esteem.
07842 255033 View 07842 255033
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Cheryl Petty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
01962 674493 View 01962 674493
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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.