OCD Counselling

Mental Health Counselling for OCD & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Available in Wolverhampton and Online

People normally hear or read about obsessive behaviours and disorders being linked with OCD, which is a diagnosis widely used within the mental health profession.

However we have found it more helpful to separate Compulsive Behaviours from Obsessive Behaviours as the way they affect people’s lives and the way in which they are experienced is very different.

In general terms a Compulsive Behaviour is one that is undertaken, often with little thought, on impulse or with a sense of having been ‘driven’ to it, and “instant relief” is felt, however, more frequently than not, this feeling of satisfaction is almost always associated with a sense of Guilt or Shame.

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However, with OCD this sense of “relief”, the “instant gratification” is often never achieved which leads the sufferer to even greater confusion and conflict.

Frequently, when a particular “routine” or “obsessive thought” fails to provide any kind of relief, the sufferer will conclude that they must carry our longer or more complex repetitions in order to achieve relief.

These “ever-growing” cycles of behaviour or thinking can become “paralysing” and without the appropriate help can lead to an almost complete inability to “function normally”.

Obsessions that can be helped

OCD thoughts and behaviours can range from simple everyday behaviours such as tidiness (e.g. placing all food tins in the cupboard with the label facing outwards) to counting numbers or doing sums in their head to the point that they can think of nothing else.

With all OCD problems, it is the degree to which the issue is preoccupying your time and/or limiting your life that is important.

For example, someone who worries about dirt or contamination may simply wash their hands carefully, maybe try and avoid using public toilets, or perhaps ensure they do not touch doors or handles in public toilets even if this means waiting a long time for someone else to open the door so they can nip through ‘untouched’.

However, place this same person under stress and they may begin to wash their hands obsessively and for some people this may become ritualistic to the point that their hands are never clean enough to leave their house.

Symptoms of OCD

Below is a list of symptoms that are typically associated with OCD, although the obsessive thinker is capable of “creating” a wide range of complex and variable symptoms:

  • A high desire to be in control
  • Eating Disorders (e.g. avoiding certain foods, anorexia)
  • Constant worry about something
  • Sleeping problems (e.g. insomnia)
  • Paranoia
  • Excessive exercise
  • Continual negative thoughts
  • Intrusive or cyclical thoughts
  • Constant counting
  • Excessive tidiness
  • Checking routines

OCD is classified as an Anxiety Disorder and research indicates that the most effective forms of psychotherapy for dealing with anxiety based problems are the cognitive, or thinking based approaches.

Overcome Your OCD with Our Self-Help CBT Programme – Only £99!

Self-help CBT has been shown to be highly effective for anxiety-related problems such as OCD and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

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Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, our Self-Help CBT course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your OCD without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT for OCD to find out more.

Psychological Help for OCD

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If you’re committed to overcoming your OCD problems then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul which is available as an Online Therapy as well as a self-directed programme.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling 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.

Alternative Therapy Options for OCD

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Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for OCD is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.

These include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.
  • General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
  • Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

Free Initial Consultations for OCD

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your OCD prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts 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.

Buy Our Self-Help CBT Course

Tranceformental CBT is now available as a self-help (therapist-free) online course.

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The course teaches you everything that you need to know to overcome a wide range of mental health problems and phobias and follows exactly the same procedures and uses the same materials as our in-clinic programme (costing £795) but because there is no direct engagement with a therapist is available for ONLY £99.

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This course includes:

16 weeks access to the online portal.

10 in-depth modules.

A separate, down-loadable practical workbook.

Options to add Face-to-Face or Zoom support sessions if desired.

All for just £99!

Find out more about our course of Self-Directed CBT here or purchase the course by clicking the image below, or simply visit our shop.

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For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 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.

You can purchase a course of Tranceformental CBT in our shop by clicking on the image below.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

Do You Have a 'Mental Illness'?

Why not try out these mental health quizzes to see if you have the symptoms of Depression or Anxiety.

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PHQ 9 Depression Test

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GAD7 Anxiety Test

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.

Contact Paul Lee BSc. MSc. MIAEBP

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Hi, I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology & specialise in the following:

Tranceformental CBT

Mental Health at Work

Psychodynamic Therapy

Call me on 07434 776125

or e-mail me on:

paul@tranceformpsychology.com

Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

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I specialise in the following therapies:

Hypnotherapy

Brain Working Recursive Therapy

Analytical Therapy

I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, meditation and hypnotherapy

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Complete Wellness Programme

Call Joan on: 07434 776504

e-mail:

joan@tranceformpsychology.com

You can see all Hypnotherapy Products in our shop here.

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