Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

It’s normal, at times, to go back and double-check that your front door is locked or your car is locked. But if you suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours become so excessive they interfere with your daily life. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to shake them. OCD results when an individual misinterprets intrusive thoughts or urges as a sign that not only will harm occur, but that they may be responsible for it through what they do or what they fail to do.

Symptoms of OCD can include, but are not limited to:

  • Persistent unwanted thoughts
  • Chronic worrying
  • Obsessions with germs and dirt
  • Obsessions with order and counting
  • Obsessions with touching
  • Irritability
  • Loss of concentration
  • Trouble sleeping

Effective help is available with Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Therapy will enable you to understand that the problem is one of anxiety rather than danger and to react accordingly. It will help you to reduce your anxiety and to terminate compulsions. I have been helping people with OCD for many years and have found that a combination of CBT, Hypnotherapy and ACT can be highly effective in helping my clients.

If you would like more information or make an appointment you can contact me in confidence.

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