Following the same pattern of compulsive behaviour will help you to reduce the feelings of anxiety and distress for a short time, but the behaviour needs to be repeated consistently to continue to temporarily relieve the anxiety and stress. For example, checking your windows and doors three times will happen every time you leave your home. This type of ritual is to ensure you stay safe and keep anxiety at bay.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most effective model of counselling when dealing with compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, panic attacks and stress. At Nightingale, our counsellors will help you understand your condition and find a way forward. With the correct diagnosis and treatment, we can help manage your condition and improve your quality of life.
Working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Nightingale Counselling CBT therapists, working with the above conditions, will be qualified to Diploma level in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT). At Nightingale Counselling we use CBT therapy in conjunction will other models of counselling to effect change. The approach we use ensures we can help clients to break patterns of behaviours from the past, reshape the way they are thinking and help them to relate in a different way. We will help clients to develop the tools to ensure they can stay on track. As well as homework we will also offer directed reading.
Every CBT therapist at Nightingale is qualified to Diploma level in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from the University of Dundee and other organisations in Glasgow. As well as CBT therapy, our counsellors are highly trained in a wide range of therapy models, enabling every client to recover and regain control, with a treatment plan suited to your needs.
CBT therapists tend to work mainly with the milder end of the spectrum, on the above challenges. In most cases, CBT therapy will be sufficient to effect change. However, if the therapy is not helping you, we will consider referring you to one of our psychologists. Psychologists work with the more complex end of mental health so therefore have more specialisms to effect change.