OCD Therapist in Essex
‘OCD’ is a term which is wildly overused in recent years. People use it to describe being a neat and tidy person or someone who enjoys housework. In reality OCD is a debilitating condition, causing significant distress and can affect your ability to function on a day-to-day basis.
OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is an anxiety condition characterised by persistent and uncontrollable thoughts, images, worries, fears or doubts. These are often intrusive, unwanted and disturbing, and disabling.
Typical OCD presentations include checking (for example doors, switches), contamination (a fear of germs/illness), hoarding (feeling unable to get rid of unnecessary things) and rumination (for example rituals around counting or saying certain phrases/words). You may realise that your obsessional thoughts are irrational, but you may believe the only way to relieve the anxiety caused by them is to perform the compulsive behaviours, usually to prevent harm to yourself or others. Seeking an OCD therapist can feel scary for these reasons as you may be very frightened about the idea of trying to reduce doing these things. This is an indication that you would benefit from professional help.
At the Inder Psychology Service we have highly skilled OCD therapists. Working from our conveniently located consulting rooms in Chelmsford (Essex) we will help you understand the thoughts and behaviours causing the problems, and develop an individualised treatment plan to suit you. Our therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which has a very strong evidence base in treating OCD.
With the right support you can be free from the intrusive and frightening thoughts which plague OCD sufferers. If you think you may be suffering from OCD please contact us for a confidential conversation to see how we can help.
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