Treatment for OCD in Ashford

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. It can be serious, but it is treatable.

People with OCD have repeating thoughts, images or feelings that are sometimes known as 'obsessions' or 'obsessive thoughts. Sometimes when our mind is filled with very negative thoughts, we can try to take actions that will bring us relief and make the thoughts go away. We might start to believe that these actions will get rid of our anxiety or make these thoughts go away. Sometimes having rituals that calm us down can be really helpful. But sometimes these rituals or habits become 'compulsions', meaning that we think we have to do them. We might start to believe that if we don't do them, something bad will happen to us, or to the people around us.

It's important to realise that with OCD, often our compulsive habits or rituals end up making us feel worse. This is because once the ritual is finished, anxious thoughts come rushing back again, sometimes even more extreme. This is how some people get trapped in a cycle of doing the same action again and again, feeling unable to stop.

OCD rituals can be obvious to other people (like checking if doors are locked) or they can happen inside your head (like counting things, or trying to counteract negative thoughts with positive ones).

There is a misconception that 'being OCD' is just about being tidy and ordered. This is not true. OCD thoughts can come in all shapes and sizes and involve lots of different types of habits and rituals. They often revolve around things like danger, dirt and contamination, or worries around sexuality or religion. Some people feel guilty, or even ashamed of their thoughts.

How We Can Help You
At Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre therapists, Alan Piper and Kate Hudson-Hall both have over 20 years' experience of working with clients with OCD issues.

We have found that the most beneficial therapies to free our clients of anxiety are, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

By addressing all the areas of your life connected to your OCD. Reprogramming your conscious and subconscious mind to change these behaviours, reducing your anxiety and OCD completely. For you finally to live your life permanently free from your past anxious negative thoughts and feelings.

Call us today to find out how we can help you.

Online therapy also available.

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