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The OCD Therapy Clinic is a specialist facility for fast effective intensive OCD treatment. Offering unique counselling based in Devon, UK. It is an intensive management skills programme which has been proven to treat OCD quickly with long lasting results.
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.
OCD is a very complex disorder. This is because sufferers of OCD can struggle to articulate their thoughts and feelings around their urges and behaviour. 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 behavioural therapy.
Our OCD therapy treatment creates a specialist intensive course which can be modified to suit the individual’s needs.
"My philosophy is that we are all unique and as a result I will work
with my intuition and you to adapt the programme to
best benefit you."
Call me for free confidential consultation to find out more about
OCD and the treatment available.
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.
My time with Karen helped me hugely. Before our therapy, I was struggling to cope with my day to day life, and my mental health was declining rapidly. Following our sessions, it was as though I was a completely changed person, I have now more control over my life and have been given coping strategies to help if the OCD ever tries to creep back in again. Thank you very much for all of your help, it has changed my life for the better!’
Karen, I have found this experience meeting you the most helpful I have ever had. You have been so kind and patient, I couldn't have felt the way I do without you. You are so knowledgeable and influential and I have found you very empowering. I love the atmosphere in your house and obviously Phoebe! ( pussy cat) It's been so easy to talk to you too. Couldn't be more happy to have met you.
Thank you so much for my therapy. I feel I can go home and become the real ‘Beth’. I will never forget this experience and can honestly say you have saved me before I became a person that I didn't know. I have taken on board everything you have taught me and will definitely put this into practice when I get home.
I can't thank you enough!
"Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere!"
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...