OCD therapy & counselling for obsessive or compulsive behaviour can look at any activity or compulsion that may be causing you concern.
There are many misconceptions about what obsessive compulsive disorder issues are.
OCD counselling seeks to explore where the behaviour has its roots and discover the underlying issue or trigger.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a term used to describe the common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. These behaviours can be focused on one single area of our life such as OCD behaviour around cleanliness or perhaps security. Some common forms of OCD behaviour are:
- Excessive or compulsive hand washing
- Repeatedly checking doors are locked
- Constant and repeated monitoring that electrical items or gas appliances are switched off
- Repeatedly thinking and dwelling on unwanted or unhappy thoughts that lead to anxiety and stress
- Addiction Counselling and OCD therapy can look at any form of behaviour that may be causing you concern.
Am I Obsessive, do I have a OCD problem?
This is often a question that is asked by a client in their first counselling session, but the only person who really knows if you have a problem with obsessive behaviour, is you. Further down this page you will find some questions you can ask yourself to help you decide if your behaviour is showing signs of obsession or addiction.
How does OCD counselling help?
Many people are embarrassed about their obsessive behaviour. Seeking counselling for your OCD is a big step. In a confidential space you can speak openly and feel completely confident that we will offer a non-judgmental caring approach in a safe space for you to express how you are feeling. Your therapist will not be shocked or judge you, whatever the obsession or compulsion.
Working with a trained OCD counsellor can help you to find the roots to your obsessive behaviour. For many this behaviour started as a reaction or coping mechanism to another area of your life that wasn’t under your control.
Obsession counselling seeks to explore where the behaviour has its roots and discover the underlying issue or trigger. This is one of the ways that you will be able to address your OCD and learn to find a way forward.
OCD Counsellor, finding the right person
Research shows again and again that the effectiveness of the therapy or counselling is affected by the relationship you have with your therapist or counsellor. It is therefore important that you find someone who you feel comfortable with and whom you can build a trusting relationship.
OCD Therapy & Counselling for Obsessive Behaviour in London
To find a counsellor or help with OCD and obsessive behaviour take a look at the profiles of our London Therapists at City Therapy Rooms, each profile is written by the therapist and gives you more information about how they work and their availability.
Please feel free to chat on the telephone to a few therapists or to meet several before deciding who you would like to work with. The initial session is an opportunity for both you and the therapist to decide if you would like to work together.
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