Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a well-known anxiety disorder, affecting around 1-2% of the population. Most people with OCD tend to follow a set pattern of thought and behaviour.
Following the pattern of compulsive behaviour will 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.
The condition can range from mild to chronic, affecting more aspects of daily life as it becomes more severe. Some symptoms of the condition include:
Where your mind is overwhelmed by a constant obsessive fear or concern, such as the fear your house is being burgled.
The obsession provokes a feeling of intense anxiety and distress.
The compulsive behaviour brings temporary relief from anxiety, but the obsession and anxiety soon return, causing the pattern or cycle to begin again.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most effective model of counselling when dealing with compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, panic attacks and stress. This approach helps clients to alleviate the symptoms which are causing them to feel anxious or low. Every CBT therapist at Nightingale is qualified to Diploma level in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from the University of Dundee. 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. In some cases we will refer clients to our Counselling Psychologist.
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.
We aim to ensure that every client feels safe in the knowledge that they have found a professional organisation that understands the challenges and concerns they face when they decide to seek assistance. When you contact Nightingale we will respond immediately to all enquiries and can guarantee an appointment within 48 hours. Contact us on 0141 353 9373, Email us or complete our online Enquiry Form.
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Our Counselling Fees:
Individual Sessions £60
Couple Sessions £70
Male Counsellors are Available.