The symptoms of OCD can significantly impact quality of life for those that struggle with it.
OCD is characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour or routines, with the root cause not always clear to the person experiencing the problem. Given the distress OCD can cause in both the short and long term, seeking support is important.
Here is how seeking help for OCD can also help other areas of your life:
OCD Counselling Can Help You Understand Your Problem Better
Knowing and understanding the cause of your OCD can help you recognise whether your difficulties are rooted in the past or stemming from you current situation.
This can help you challenge your thoughts and escape from the cycle of compulsive behaviour more easily by identifying whether this worry is actually real, or whether it comes from past experience.
At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our team of specialist OCD counsellors, psychologists and therapists offer proven therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based approaches, to help you overcome your difficulties with OCD and undestand the cause of you problem better.
Overcoming OCD Can Raise Your Self Esteem
Specialist therapy and counselling can help you raise your self-esteem through working on the difficulties driving your OCD and helping you feel a greater sense of control.
There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about OCD that can make those suffering with the problem feel isolated, anxious and depressed – all of which impact on our self-esteem and confidence.
Through working with our experienced OCD counsellors in Newcastle, you will develop skills and strategies to help you manage your OCD as well as help build your self-esteem and confidence so you can engage better in day to day life.
Overcoming OCD Can Improve Day to Day Performance
Many people with OCD spend large amounts of time performing their rituals, ruminating or worrying about catastrophic events.
This can cause physical disability and cause those that experience OCD to miss work, school, or important social events while they perform their rituals or avoid situations due to worry. This can lead to other difficulties such as depression, stress, insomnia, and anger management difficulties.
Working with one of our OCD counsellors in Newcastle can help you free up time and mental bandwidth to engage with other important areas of life and focus your attention on a wider range of interests that enhance other areas of your life.
Contact Us Today
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex problem that can have impact on many areas of our lives. Overcoming these difficulties however can have multiple benefits.
Our team of OCD counsellors, psychologists, and therapists at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling are highly experienced in helping people with OCD to get relief and stay well for longer.
To find the right OCD therapist for you, contact us by filling in the box below or call us on 07966645198 today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist