Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Swansea

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Catherine Thomas
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
I can also help if OCD is an issue for you.
You may be struggling with life and all it involves, overwhelmed by emotions like anxiety and anger, and desperately trying to manage but constantly losing your grip. Or you may be using coping strategies that used to work - food, alcohol, or other substances - but now don't, or it may be those coping strategies are actually causing you more problems, but you don't know how to change. You may find it difficult to speak to others about your anxieties and difficulties and you feel alone and isolated in your struggle, powerless to make any lasting change.
I can also help if OCD is an issue for you.
You may be struggling with life and all it involves, overwhelmed by emotions like anxiety and anger, and desperately trying to manage but constantly losing your grip. Or you may be using coping strategies that used to work - food, alcohol, or other substances - but now don't, or it may be those coping strategies are actually causing you more problems, but you don't know how to change. You may find it difficult to speak to others about your anxieties and difficulties and you feel alone and isolated in your struggle, powerless to make any lasting change.
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Dr Dean Whybrow
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
Hello, my name is Dr Dean Whybrow, and I am a clinical nurse specialist in psychological therapies. I have a degree in mental health nursing, a post graduate diploma and master's in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and a PhD in organisational health and wellbeing. I have also completed all levels of training as an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner. I am fully accredited as a CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner. I am also registered as a mental health nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Hello, my name is Dr Dean Whybrow, and I am a clinical nurse specialist in psychological therapies. I have a degree in mental health nursing, a post graduate diploma and master's in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and a PhD in organisational health and wellbeing. I have also completed all levels of training as an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner. I am fully accredited as a CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner. I am also registered as a mental health nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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Jemila Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
My name is Jemila Thomas, I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a full member of the BABCP (http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx), which is a regulatory body, that ensures that I have the most up to date and relevant training, to be able to support my clients. I ensure that I create a non judgmental, calm and safe environment to explore and manage your difficulties. I Offer both CBT and EMDR.
My name is Jemila Thomas, I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a full member of the BABCP (http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx), which is a regulatory body, that ensures that I have the most up to date and relevant training, to be able to support my clients. I ensure that I create a non judgmental, calm and safe environment to explore and manage your difficulties. I Offer both CBT and EMDR.
01792 952407 x078110 View 01792 952407 x078110
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Rebecca Jayne Morris
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA1
I work with young people aged 12 onwards, using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help treat symptoms of anxiety which will help them to see patterns in their thinking and behaviour which stop them living their best life!
I work with young people aged 12 onwards, using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help treat symptoms of anxiety which will help them to see patterns in their thinking and behaviour which stop them living their best life!
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The Family and Therapy Wellbeing Clinic
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
At Family and Therapy, we provide comprehensive support for individuals of all ages, from young children to adults, embracing families and couples across Wales and online. Our approach is holistic and tailored, ensuring that every person, regardless of their age or stage in life, receives the support and care they need to thrive. Our team of professionals is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where individuals can explore, grow, play and heal.
At Family and Therapy, we provide comprehensive support for individuals of all ages, from young children to adults, embracing families and couples across Wales and online. Our approach is holistic and tailored, ensuring that every person, regardless of their age or stage in life, receives the support and care they need to thrive. Our team of professionals is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where individuals can explore, grow, play and heal.
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Bob Mattingly
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
Sometimes in life we get stuck in patterns which, though once useful ways of being and relating, have now outgrown their usefulness to us, perhaps beginning to get in our way even. Psychotherapy can offer both the space to express, grasp and understand these patterns and then the support and challenge to grow in ways which seem right for you. I draw on a range of sources to bring my curiosity to meet you as a whole person. I am interested in your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and what may be going on in your body as well as what may emerge in the here and now of our relationship.
Sometimes in life we get stuck in patterns which, though once useful ways of being and relating, have now outgrown their usefulness to us, perhaps beginning to get in our way even. Psychotherapy can offer both the space to express, grasp and understand these patterns and then the support and challenge to grow in ways which seem right for you. I draw on a range of sources to bring my curiosity to meet you as a whole person. I am interested in your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and what may be going on in your body as well as what may emerge in the here and now of our relationship.
01962 571848 View 01962 571848
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Timothy Dellard
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA6
I work in Swansea and Cardiff with people who wish to bring the relationships that they need into their lives. Are you struggling with making connections, perhaps you are feeling unsupported in life or without anyone who really understands you? Do you wish you had closer relationships, more people to share your innermost thoughts with, or more authentic connections where people know the “real” you? I believe the relationships we form with others are the bedrock for our other life successes… after all, how can we really achieve our true potential if we don't have the relationships that provide the love and support we need?
I work in Swansea and Cardiff with people who wish to bring the relationships that they need into their lives. Are you struggling with making connections, perhaps you are feeling unsupported in life or without anyone who really understands you? Do you wish you had closer relationships, more people to share your innermost thoughts with, or more authentic connections where people know the “real” you? I believe the relationships we form with others are the bedrock for our other life successes… after all, how can we really achieve our true potential if we don't have the relationships that provide the love and support we need?
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Masoumeh Minou
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
Hi, my name is Dr Mas Minou and I'm a Behavioural Psychologist, Coach & Psychotherapist, MBACP. Our relationship with ourselves or with others, our health, financial situation, career, family, fitness can all get complicated. Within a safe and confidential space I offer effective and practical approaches to help you reach your desired outcomes. I apply relational approaches combined with psychologically-informed behaviour change techniques to help you work through any psychological problems you might be experiencing. Whether you are seeking change or want to leave behind shame, old hurt or work through your grief, I can help.
Hi, my name is Dr Mas Minou and I'm a Behavioural Psychologist, Coach & Psychotherapist, MBACP. Our relationship with ourselves or with others, our health, financial situation, career, family, fitness can all get complicated. Within a safe and confidential space I offer effective and practical approaches to help you reach your desired outcomes. I apply relational approaches combined with psychologically-informed behaviour change techniques to help you work through any psychological problems you might be experiencing. Whether you are seeking change or want to leave behind shame, old hurt or work through your grief, I can help.
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City Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
At City Counselling Services we pride ourselves in offering a professional and caring service. We provide counselling in Swansea and offer weekend and evening sessions. We have both male and female qualified counsellors working towards accreditation, and are registered members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Disabled Access and parking nearby. If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment please call: 01792 824590 or 07837920234 (office hours 9am to 7pm)
At City Counselling Services we pride ourselves in offering a professional and caring service. We provide counselling in Swansea and offer weekend and evening sessions. We have both male and female qualified counsellors working towards accreditation, and are registered members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Disabled Access and parking nearby. If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment please call: 01792 824590 or 07837920234 (office hours 9am to 7pm)
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Tracey Curtis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea SA5
As a therapist working in South West Wales, I specialize in face-to-face therapy, as well as seeing clients online, either for the short-term, or long-term, where sessions are open-ended. Whatever has brought you to counselling, together we will work to empower you to discover yourself and find solutions, as needed.
As a therapist working in South West Wales, I specialize in face-to-face therapy, as well as seeing clients online, either for the short-term, or long-term, where sessions are open-ended. Whatever has brought you to counselling, together we will work to empower you to discover yourself and find solutions, as needed.
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Lynette Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA7
I am a fully qualified and experienced accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service. My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment. As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable.
I am a fully qualified and experienced accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service. My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment. As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable.
07720 849263 View 07720 849263
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Susan-Marie Meredith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
A qualified, professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a warm, gentle and compassionate approach, helping you to explore your issues in a sensitive way. In doing so you can expand your awareness, how to gain a different perspective, create healthy boundaries and help you grow from the inside out. I work with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ related issues. I also offer animal assisted therapy to individuals and groups, enabling you to interact with your pet in a different way, helping to support your mental health and well-being.
A qualified, professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a warm, gentle and compassionate approach, helping you to explore your issues in a sensitive way. In doing so you can expand your awareness, how to gain a different perspective, create healthy boundaries and help you grow from the inside out. I work with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ related issues. I also offer animal assisted therapy to individuals and groups, enabling you to interact with your pet in a different way, helping to support your mental health and well-being.
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Elen Thomas
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
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Linda Ann Doran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a fully qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with 25 years experience in counselling and 9 years experience in providing clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I have 20 years experience working with clients who have suffered with childhood sexual abuse and rape and five years working with complex grief issues. I believe each client is unique and create an individual model of therapy to suit each clients personality and presenting issue. I offer a safe and non judgmental space in which to explore your difficulties.
Hi, I am a fully qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with 25 years experience in counselling and 9 years experience in providing clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I have 20 years experience working with clients who have suffered with childhood sexual abuse and rape and five years working with complex grief issues. I believe each client is unique and create an individual model of therapy to suit each clients personality and presenting issue. I offer a safe and non judgmental space in which to explore your difficulties.
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Sally Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
01792 989360 View 01792 989360
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Dave Wilde
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I specialise in complex PTSD, including sexual, emotional and physical abuse. I also have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders and working with trainee counsellors and couples. I will work with you to explore your issues, and help you understand what changes you can make to feel better about yourself and your relationships. My background of working in the public and voluntary sectors, as well as teaching and student support in further and higher education, has given me over 20 years' experience of working with people who need help with with a range of mental health issues.
I specialise in complex PTSD, including sexual, emotional and physical abuse. I also have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders and working with trainee counsellors and couples. I will work with you to explore your issues, and help you understand what changes you can make to feel better about yourself and your relationships. My background of working in the public and voluntary sectors, as well as teaching and student support in further and higher education, has given me over 20 years' experience of working with people who need help with with a range of mental health issues.
01792 720287 View 01792 720287
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Platfform Wellbeing
Verified Verified
Swansea SA6
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
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Julie Gravelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA10
I have 15 years of experience as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and I know that the reason you are even reading this is because you or someone you know needs help. How do we start? A simple chat, either over the phone or online. We will discuss your worries or issues and together work out the best way forward. This may be just one method or a combination of therapies. You will be in control of this and it can be changed as we progress, I offer this in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Many of my clients choose to split sessions into 1/2hr Counselling and 1/2hr Hypnotherapy.
I have 15 years of experience as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and I know that the reason you are even reading this is because you or someone you know needs help. How do we start? A simple chat, either over the phone or online. We will discuss your worries or issues and together work out the best way forward. This may be just one method or a combination of therapies. You will be in control of this and it can be changed as we progress, I offer this in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Many of my clients choose to split sessions into 1/2hr Counselling and 1/2hr Hypnotherapy.
01792 989364 View 01792 989364
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Jess Bezance
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I can imagine deciding whether you want to have therapy or need therapy is a big question. Perhaps you have suffered a loss, a trauma or are going through a transition of some kind and you want the space and time to work through it. Perhaps this emotional distress whether it be anxiety, low mood, is impacting on your relationships, work and your home life. It could be that you’ve tried many things and for some reason those old ways of coping that have done you well in the past just aren’t working anymore and you feel like you’re struggling. I provide evidence based psychological treatment that might help.
I can imagine deciding whether you want to have therapy or need therapy is a big question. Perhaps you have suffered a loss, a trauma or are going through a transition of some kind and you want the space and time to work through it. Perhaps this emotional distress whether it be anxiety, low mood, is impacting on your relationships, work and your home life. It could be that you’ve tried many things and for some reason those old ways of coping that have done you well in the past just aren’t working anymore and you feel like you’re struggling. I provide evidence based psychological treatment that might help.
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Diane Elizabeth Workman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3  (Online Only)
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
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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.