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Counselling for OCD in Newcastle
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition characterised by frequent obsessive or intrusive thoughts (such as dwelling or rumination) and compulsive behaviours which often lead to the need to repeat actions, such as checking, cleaning, or doing things a certain number of times.
Many people with OCD also experience distressing intrusive thoughts about hurting others, themselves or other anxiety provoking images or thoughts.
If you are having trouble with OCD and are struggling with unwanted thoughts or distressing intrusive images entering your mind, or you can’t stop yourself compulsively repeating behaviours (such as checking), our team of psychologists at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling can help.
Counselling for OCD in Newcastle
It isn’t always clear what causes OCD, but several factors are thought to play a part, including:
- Life events – some OCD suffered develop the condition as a result of trauma, neglect, abuse, bullying, childbirth or bereavement.
- Family members with OCD – you are more likely to develop OCD if a family member has it (though this does not mean that it is genetic).
- Experiences growing up – many people with OCD might have experienced strict parents leading to feelings that things have to be right or done a certain way.
- Difficulty with anxiety – people with anxiety might be more likely to experience intrusive thoughts, and OCD.
- Personality traits – some people are naturally meticulous and methodical or have high levels of anxiety, which can make OCD more likely (for example, perfectionism is related strongly with OCD).
At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our team of counsellors and psychologists can help you overcome OCD using a range of therapeutic approaches (including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for OCD) to help you overcome difficulties with intrusive thoughts, obsessions, rumination or compulsive rituals.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for OCD
Dr Stuart Sadler (Clinical Psychologist) and his team of Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling can help you learn effective techniques to deal with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and regain control of your life.
Our team are skilled in a variety of approaches to help you overcome Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for OCD, so that you can get rid of intrusive thoughts and images, and deal with your compulsions, rituals, obsessions and anxiety in order to function better in day to day life.
All of our therapists are skilled at integrating a range of psychotherapy approaches, allowing us to use the best and most effective approaches to suit your needs, helping you to recover from OCD faster and stay well for longer. Appointments can be individual, with partners or with family to suit your needs.
We also offer online therapy via Skype, Zoom, Facetime and WhatsApp Video for those unable to make it to our clinic or for those who wish to continue their therapy while away.
Taking the First Steps
OCD can cause significant distress and cause problems with your health, performance at work and impact on relationships. It can also affect your ability to function at your best in day to day daily life and lead to problems such as stress, depression and anxiety.
If you or your loved ones are experiencing problems with intrusive thoughts or images, obsessional thinking, or compulsive behaviour, then take the first steps towards overcoming OCD and send us a message using the box below, or book a consultation with us by calling 07966 645 198 today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling
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