Mental Health Counselling for Compulsive Behaviour in Wolverhampton and Online
Most people think Compulsive Behaviour is the same as Obsessive Behaviour, but this is not quite correct.
As a rule of thumb, Compulsive Behaviour is undertaken, often with little thought, on impulse or with a sense of having been ‘driven’ to it, and instant relief is felt, frequently there may be some feelings of guilt or shame felt afterwards, but immediate gratification is felt at the time.
With Obsessive Behaviours the impulses and drive may be similar, but this sense of relief, this “instant gratification” is often never experienced.
Compulsive Behaviour comes in many forms, but the ones we most frequently encounter are:
- Compulsive Shopping or Spending
In each of these examples, carrying out the Compulsive Behaviour provides immediate relief, but long term, usually has a negative impact on the persons life!
Read more about Compulsions on WIKI here.
Types of Compulsive Behaviour Helped
Compulsive Behaviour can range from simple everyday behaviours such as shopping to more reckless behaviours such as self-harming.
One of the issues with compulsions is that most of them undertaken to excess can have very damaging impacts on people’s lives; the compulsive shopper may find themselves heavily in debt or even bankrupt, while the compulsive self-harmer may place their life in jeopardy on a regular basis.
Below you can find a list of typical Compulsive Behaviours that can be helped with Psychology & Psychotherapy treatments here at the Tranceform Clinic in Wombourne.
- Compulsive Shopping
- Compulsive Drinking
- Addictive behaviours (e.g. gambling, misusing drugs or other substances, eating disorders such as bulimia)
- Nail biting which we classify as an “oral” compulsion
- Self-harming compulsions
- Compulsive Eating
- Smoking cigarettes or other substances – Smoking is the worlds most common Compulsive Behaviour!
Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Compulsive Behaviours
Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychological training course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Initial Consultations for Compulsive Behaviour
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your compulsions prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and last around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established cognitive behavioural therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
Visit Online Counselling for more details.
Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp.
I specialise in the following therapies:
I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, mediation and hypnotherapy-
Call Joan on: 07434 776504
Do You Have a 'Mental Illness'?
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These two tests are used throughout the mental health profession as indicators of mental illness.
NOTE: These quizzes do NOT diagnose mental illness, only that you have associated symptoms.