Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Woodford Green

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Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
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Mohaia Amin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodford Green IG8
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
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Anthony Birbeck
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8
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
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Melanie John
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8  (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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Dr Niloufar Mersadi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8  (Online Only)
There are times when 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; or 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. Whichever it is, I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding. In addition to therapy, I also offer Art Therapy and life coaching. As an Ecotherapist, I also offer Walk & Talk Sessions in Epping Forest!
There are times when 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; or 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. Whichever it is, I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding. In addition to therapy, I also offer Art Therapy and life coaching. As an Ecotherapist, I also offer Walk & Talk Sessions in Epping Forest!
020 3835 6474 View 020 3835 6474
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Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
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Paige Lewin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8
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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Heera Singh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
01708 963965 View 01708 963965
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Sunee Goring MSc MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodford Green IG8
Clients who come to see me might be struggling with thoughts or feelings, behaviours or situations, which they are finding difficult to understand or manage. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, loss, unresolved anger, or perhaps low self-esteem. You might feel stuck, finding it difficult to understand why, feeling unable to move on with your life as you would wish. You could be finding big life changes, family, relationship problems or your past, difficult to deal with.
Clients who come to see me might be struggling with thoughts or feelings, behaviours or situations, which they are finding difficult to understand or manage. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, loss, unresolved anger, or perhaps low self-esteem. You might feel stuck, finding it difficult to understand why, feeling unable to move on with your life as you would wish. You could be finding big life changes, family, relationship problems or your past, difficult to deal with.
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Bridget Barnes Cbt Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
London E17  (Online Only)
I help my clients LET GO of perfectionism, worry, social anxiety, panic attacks & OCD (using ERP).
Hello I’m Bridget, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Anxiety Disorder specialist. I have extensive experience helping my clients view their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more rational, less threatening way. Bringing in a new perspective enables a new way of relating to yourself, or others. - -> Recent client feedback - “Bridget was really wonderful. I have left my sessions feeling empowered and confident that I have everything I need to tackle my OCD and challenging situations that may arise in future. I really can not thank her enough and I'm excited that I have various exercises I can use to navigate my OCD."
I help my clients LET GO of perfectionism, worry, social anxiety, panic attacks & OCD (using ERP).
Hello I’m Bridget, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Anxiety Disorder specialist. I have extensive experience helping my clients view their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more rational, less threatening way. Bringing in a new perspective enables a new way of relating to yourself, or others. - -> Recent client feedback - “Bridget was really wonderful. I have left my sessions feeling empowered and confident that I have everything I need to tackle my OCD and challenging situations that may arise in future. I really can not thank her enough and I'm excited that I have various exercises I can use to navigate my OCD."
020 3835 5416 View 020 3835 5416
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Dr Oona McEwan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E4  (Online Only)
Whether you are having momentary difficulties or are facing long-standing challenges, starting therapy can feel daunting. My approach focuses on creating a safe and supportive space to explore a range of difficulties including low mood and depression, OCD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating and sleeping difficulties, as well as challenges within relationships. Other interests/specialities include racial and intergenerational trauma, difficulties associated with becoming and being a parent (including the perinatal period), as well as work-related challenges. I am now offering ADHD assessment to adults.
Whether you are having momentary difficulties or are facing long-standing challenges, starting therapy can feel daunting. My approach focuses on creating a safe and supportive space to explore a range of difficulties including low mood and depression, OCD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating and sleeping difficulties, as well as challenges within relationships. Other interests/specialities include racial and intergenerational trauma, difficulties associated with becoming and being a parent (including the perinatal period), as well as work-related challenges. I am now offering ADHD assessment to adults.
020 3835 2459 View 020 3835 2459
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Charlene Edwards
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E17
I have worked in mental health within the NHS for over 10 years, working with a range of difficulties including; trauma, PTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.
There may be many reasons why you are finding life more difficult at the moment. This could be longstanding problems or perhaps something you've noticed more recently. You may want to understand why this is happening to you and what has contributed to this in order to be able to make differences in how you feel or the things that you may be doing or not doing. Each person is unique and whatever may be going on, I can support you in understanding the root of these difficulties and then help to make life long changes in order for you to make the most out of your life moving forward.
I have worked in mental health within the NHS for over 10 years, working with a range of difficulties including; trauma, PTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.
There may be many reasons why you are finding life more difficult at the moment. This could be longstanding problems or perhaps something you've noticed more recently. You may want to understand why this is happening to you and what has contributed to this in order to be able to make differences in how you feel or the things that you may be doing or not doing. Each person is unique and whatever may be going on, I can support you in understanding the root of these difficulties and then help to make life long changes in order for you to make the most out of your life moving forward.
020 3322 2386 View 020 3322 2386
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Tanya Oosthuyzen
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E18  (Online Only)
Although I work with all forms of psychological distress and clinical disorders I hold a special interest & expertise in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma & complex PTSD, sexual health, life-transitions & bereavement.
Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - maybe I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
Although I work with all forms of psychological distress and clinical disorders I hold a special interest & expertise in anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma & complex PTSD, sexual health, life-transitions & bereavement.
Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - maybe I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
01423 648724 View 01423 648724
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Dr Ranjeet Kaur Bassi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E11  (Online Only)
Hello! I work with a mixture of Children/Adolescents and adults. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, low self-esteem, eating difficulties, OCD, and grief. You might not have a "goal" for therapy; you might just know you aren't happy right now and you want to find a way to live a life you value. I'm happy to talk though this with you in an initial consultation, to figure out if therapy may be helpful for you! I'll always approach your journey with kindness, compassion and warmth, and make therapy a positive (and sometimes challenging) process!
Hello! I work with a mixture of Children/Adolescents and adults. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, low self-esteem, eating difficulties, OCD, and grief. You might not have a "goal" for therapy; you might just know you aren't happy right now and you want to find a way to live a life you value. I'm happy to talk though this with you in an initial consultation, to figure out if therapy may be helpful for you! I'll always approach your journey with kindness, compassion and warmth, and make therapy a positive (and sometimes challenging) process!
020 3910 6978 View 020 3910 6978
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Dr Hannah Whitehead
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buckhurst Hill IG9
I work a lot with OCD, using CBT with ERP.
I specialise in working with children, young people and young adults experiencing anxiety and/or trauma. I support parents and carers alongside work with their child. I work creatively and playfully when appropriate and if welcomed. I feel it is important to get to know each person as a unique individual and build on their strengths in our work together. I work integratively, drawing upon several therapeutic models including CBT and EMDR, depending on what feels appropriate. My team can also offer support with needs including long-term health conditions (diabetes, CFS/ME, asthma), psychosis, self-esteem and anxiety (see my website).
I work a lot with OCD, using CBT with ERP.
I specialise in working with children, young people and young adults experiencing anxiety and/or trauma. I support parents and carers alongside work with their child. I work creatively and playfully when appropriate and if welcomed. I feel it is important to get to know each person as a unique individual and build on their strengths in our work together. I work integratively, drawing upon several therapeutic models including CBT and EMDR, depending on what feels appropriate. My team can also offer support with needs including long-term health conditions (diabetes, CFS/ME, asthma), psychosis, self-esteem and anxiety (see my website).
020 3835 4012 View 020 3835 4012
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Deepak Shantilal Sankhla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ilford IG6
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
020 4538 3009 View 020 4538 3009
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Francine Bear
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E17  (Online Only)
I specialise in individual therapy for anxiety, OCD, low mood, bereavement and difficulties within relationships or life transitions.
I am currently offering online therapy. I have ten years of experience working in mental health and in supporting people to identify, better understand and work through any difficulties, challenges or points of ‘stuckness’ they may be experiencing in their lives. Therapy is often about exploring different perspectives and developing the skills and tools we need to help navigate life’s challenges to allow us to move forward. I am flexible and collaborative in my approach to therapy because, in my experience, therapy is most helpful to people when it is tailored to their specific needs and the hopes they may have for the process.
I specialise in individual therapy for anxiety, OCD, low mood, bereavement and difficulties within relationships or life transitions.
I am currently offering online therapy. I have ten years of experience working in mental health and in supporting people to identify, better understand and work through any difficulties, challenges or points of ‘stuckness’ they may be experiencing in their lives. Therapy is often about exploring different perspectives and developing the skills and tools we need to help navigate life’s challenges to allow us to move forward. I am flexible and collaborative in my approach to therapy because, in my experience, therapy is most helpful to people when it is tailored to their specific needs and the hopes they may have for the process.
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Nisa Farooq
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London E17
Hello! I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor and Bereavement Counsellor. In my practice, I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, bereavement, childhood abuse, shame, anger, narcissistic injuries, victims of crime, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphia, eating disorder. relational trauma created through family dynamics,.
Hello! I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor and Bereavement Counsellor. In my practice, I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, bereavement, childhood abuse, shame, anger, narcissistic injuries, victims of crime, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphia, eating disorder. relational trauma created through family dynamics,.
01438 584569 View 01438 584569
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Karen Katz
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London E17
I am an OCD specialist, having a lead role at a highly specialist national service and have worked as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I provide evidence based therapy to treat disorders and psychological difficulties including PTSD, general anxiety, phobias, low self esteem, eating disorders, depression and perfectionism. My clients often report feeling stuck in a pattern of thinking or behaviour and want to make real and lasting changes. My approach focuses on identifying and working through what is maintaining the difficulties and helps clients to gain the tools to keep them self well once therapy has ended.
I am an OCD specialist, having a lead role at a highly specialist national service and have worked as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I provide evidence based therapy to treat disorders and psychological difficulties including PTSD, general anxiety, phobias, low self esteem, eating disorders, depression and perfectionism. My clients often report feeling stuck in a pattern of thinking or behaviour and want to make real and lasting changes. My approach focuses on identifying and working through what is maintaining the difficulties and helps clients to gain the tools to keep them self well once therapy has ended.
020 3962 0595 View 020 3962 0595
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Ocd Anxiety Low Self-Esteem. Joshua Munn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chigwell IG7
Hi I’m Josh, a down to earth and compassionate Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As well as being a father to an amazing daughter and working as a therapist, I am passionate about helping people to make positive changes and learn the skills that will actively improve their lives. I have a specialist interest in helping people struggling with low self-confidence, anxiety, overthinking and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
Hi I’m Josh, a down to earth and compassionate Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As well as being a father to an amazing daughter and working as a therapist, I am passionate about helping people to make positive changes and learn the skills that will actively improve their lives. I have a specialist interest in helping people struggling with low self-confidence, anxiety, overthinking and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
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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.