Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition centred around intrusive thoughts, which can severely impact the lives of those who suffer from it. Unlike ordinary thoughts and behaviours, OCD involves persistent and intrusive obsessions and compulsions that can significantly disrupt daily life. These obsessions are distressing and often lead to compulsive behaviours carried out to alleviate the anxiety caused by the obsessions.
Recognising the symptoms of OCD is crucial for understanding its impact on wellbeing. Some common signs and behaviours may include:
- Intrusive Thoughts: Persistent and unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that create anxiety or distress.
- Compulsive Behaviours: Repetitive behaviours performed to reduce the anxiety associated with obsessions.
- Fear of Contamination: Excessive fear of germs, dirt, or contamination, leading to rituals like excessive hand washing.
- Symmetry and Orderliness: The need for things to be in perfect order or symmetrical, often leading to time-consuming organising tasks.
- Checking: Frequent checking of things such as locks, appliances, or switches, due to fears of harm or danger.
- Counting: Involuntary need to count things, often related to an obsession, to prevent harm or danger.
- Aggressive or Taboo Thoughts: Disturbing thoughts about harm, violence, or taboo subjects that go against typical moral beliefs.
At Angsana Psychology, we comprehend the challenges OCD can pose. Our OCD counselling in Norwich is tailored to help individuals effectively manage and overcome these challenges.
OCD Therapy Norwich
Using evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), our skilled clinical psychologist Dr. Jinnie Ooi can help you to understand your obsessions, reduce compulsive behaviours, and regain control over your life. Our OCD counselling in Norwich provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore the root causes of your OCD and learn techniques to manage it.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Counselling Norwich
We offer both online and face-to-face OCD therapy sessions in Norwich, adapting to your preferences and requirements. Our goal is to empower you with strategies that help you break free from the grip of obsessions and compulsions, leading to a more fulfilling life, beginning with a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms and therapy objectives to ensure our approach aligns with your needs. If you are looking to start your journey towards managing OCD and improving your wellbeing, contact us for an initial consultation with our therapist.