Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Counselling

The condition can range from mild to chronic, affecting more aspects of daily life as it becomes more severe.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Counselling

The condition can range from mild to chronic, affecting more aspects of daily life as it becomes more severe.

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.

Testimonial

Having reached a point where I was unsure if anyone would be able to help me, I sought advice from Nightingale and was quickly put into contact with one of Nightingales psychologists. Although it was nerve-racking at first, her warmth, sensitivity, humour and positivity made her incredibly easy to talk to about things I never thought I would be able to share. No matter what we talk about during a session, I always left feeling much more confident in my ability to tackle the week ahead with the tools she equipped me with! I can’t thank her enough for helping me get to this point!

Nightingale Counselling is a professional service with a personal touch from the comfort of a lovely setting. Without a doubt the best investment of my life, literally the only regret I have is that I didn’t value myself enough, in the beginning, to pay the price for quality therapy by the best. Thank you once again!

OCD Counselling

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.

Some symptoms of OCD include

Obsession

Where your mind is overwhelmed by a constant obsessive fear or concern, such as the fear your house is being burgled.

Anxiety

The obsession provokes a feeling of intense anxiety and distress.

Temporary relief

The compulsive behaviour brings temporary relief from anxiety, but the obsession and anxiety soon return, causing the pattern or cycle to begin again.

Click here to book an appointment

Male and Female counsellors available.

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.

Testimonial

Having reached a point where I was unsure if anyone would be able to help me, I sought advice from Nightingale and was quickly put into contact with one of Nightingales psychologists. Although it was nerve-racking at first, her warmth, sensitivity, humour and positivity made her incredibly easy to talk to about things I never thought I would be able to share. No matter what we talk about during a session, I always left feeling much more confident in my ability to tackle the week ahead with the tools she equipped me with! I can’t thank her enough for helping me get to this point!

Nightingale Counselling is a professional service with a personal touch from the comfort of a lovely setting. Without a doubt the best investment of my life, literally the only regret I have is that I didn’t value myself enough, in the beginning, to pay the price for quality therapy by the best. Thank you once again!

OCD Counselling

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.

Some symptoms of OCD include

Obsession

Where your mind is overwhelmed by a constant obsessive fear or concern, such as the fear your house is being burgled.

Anxiety

The obsession provokes a feeling of intense anxiety and distress.

Temporary relief

The compulsive behaviour brings temporary relief from anxiety, but the obsession and anxiety soon return, causing the pattern or cycle to begin again.

Click here to book an appointment

Male and Female counsellors available.

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