The OCD Therapy Clinic is a specialist OCD treatment and OCD Counselling and help facility based in Devon, UK. It is an intensive management skills programme which has been proven to treat OCD effectively. The programme includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention integrating Mindful Awareness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These are the main principle theories for successful treatment of OCD.
Specialist therapy for OCD
OCD is a very highly complex disorder. Neurological changes are at work here and it takes an expert to understand the compelling urges and suffering it generates. Symptoms of the disorder can lead to depression, panic and high anxiety. Without specialist treatment the condition has the capacity to overwhelm the individual to the point of complete entrapment.
The good news is, although it’s a neurological disorder (affecting the nervous system of the brain) it is also a psychological condition that can be effectively treated with specialist psychological and behavioral therapy.
The OCD Therapy Clinic has created a specialist intensive course which can be modified to suit the individual’s needs.
The first step to wellness is recognizing that there is something wrong and that you need help. However there are plenty of well-meaning therapists and counsellors who believe they know how to help and understand OCD. Before engaging in therapy I advise that you ask the therapist some fundament questions first.
Karen Buckingham MBACP is a registered therapist who has management over her condition and has helped many sufferers regain their lives back.
Therapy for OCD is a very specialist area and should be taken seriously. You need to be able to trust your therapist and be prepared to step out of your comfort zone.
Obsessions are intrusive thoughts, worries, urges, ideas, feelings and images that give the sufferer a lot of angst and worry. They are persistent and recurring. The subject matter could be anything but generally it will be about what the sufferer cares about which has generated exaggerated worry.
Compulsions are the behaviors performed to eliminate the symptoms of the obsession. For example, if the sufferer is worried about losing control and causing harm to an individual, they will check their environment for potential danger, hide and avoid using potential objects that could cause harm. Ask for excessive reassurance that there fear will not come true. All this is performed to stop the obsession and the associated worry and anxiety.
This means confronting your fear and not responding in a compulsive, ritualistic manner. A skilled therapist to begin with is often required in this situation. Your therapist will teach you alternative cognitive skills and behavioral responses for you to be able to take up the challenge and respond in an appropriate non compulsive way.
I want to empower and inspire you to become who you were meant to be. You are more than your condition. I see myself as a temporary guide who will chaperon you back to wellness. I suffered for such a long time with no guidance...
"Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere!"