OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Many of us have certain habits, but when a habit turns into an act that you can’t control and affects your life, it can be a problem. Habits might include nail-biting, hair-pulling, thumb-sucking or scratching. Habits can be controlled, but they can also become addictions or obsessive compulsive disorders.

 

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects adults and children. Symptoms can be visible or invisible through thoughts. Behaviour can be conscious and unconscious, obsessive and compulsive with continuous repetition. It is upsetting for the individual and often people are not sure where to turn for help or even that a counsellor or a psychotherapist can help.

 

OCD sufferers have a range of problems depending on the individual and the disorder or disorders. The disorder may be linked to other problems too.

 

Some examples of obsessive and compulsive behaviour are noted below:

  • Arranging and re-arranging items
  • Washing and cleaning of self and possessions
  • Checking and re-checking thoughts and activities
  • Repeating thoughts and words in the mind
  • Repeating thoughts and words out loud
  • Repeating behaviour
  • Using special numbers
  • Hoarding
  • Avoiding certain people, activities, places, numbers
  • Thoughts of harm coming to people
  • Obsessive fears

Our approach

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a treatable medical condition, and Counselling in particular has proven useful for helping sufferers to take back some control over their OCD symptoms. In addition, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is often deemed the most helpful form of therapy in this circumstance. Working Minds will explore with you to discover the form of support that best suits your situation and you and then deliver that treatment.

 

Counselling will provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts but also your feelings in relation to your OCD. This is important because OCD in itself relates to thinking and actions but, equally, it will often create additional difficulties associated with this including anxiety. A blended approach may well be the answer to helping you manage, contain and experience relief through gaining a greater understanding of what is behind what you do.

 

Your Working Minds therapist will talk through all options available including further or initial discussions with your GP.



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