What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Often referred to as OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a type of psychological disorder which is identified through a person having obsessive thoughts with resulting compulsive behaviours. These obsessive thoughts are often driven by anxiety, with the following actions attempting to reduce the anxiety or prevent something negative happening.
Someone returning to their home from outside may think that their clothes are dirty or full of germs and resulting in a compulsion to rid themselves of any nastiness through showering and getting changed as soon as they are home to avoid contaminating their property. Another example might be that someone suffering from OCD might result from an obsession with things being orderly and symmetrical. They may suffer intense stress and anxiety if objects are not placed in a way they are happy with, and so to relieve their stress, objects will be reorganised to what they feel like is a satisfactory standard, which goes beyond what would be considered as reasonable.
Whilst undertaking the rituals, anxiety is often reduced, but this is often just a temporary measure. Given their compulsion in nature, those with OCD are likely to be faced with the same issues time and time again, and so the anxieties return.
The symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is on a scale of severity. Whilst most people from time to time in their life will find themselves getting anxious feelings about certain things, which lead them to act accordingly to relieve the stresses, those with severe OCD will describe the condition as interfering with their daily life and stopping them living fulfilling lives.
Online cbt for OCD
If you are reading the description of OCD and these symptoms resonate with you, you’re in the right place. You have taken the first step into your recovery by recognising that help is at hand.
Here at CBT Avon, we offer online CBT counselling to those suffering from OCD. We are specialists in the field of OCD and we have a wealth of experience and success in helping those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder lead much more fulfilling lives.
Friendly and supportive, get in touch with us today to undertake a consultation of your condition and get the treatment you require. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please see some of our Frequently asked questions about our OCD Therapy
+ How do I know if I know if I have OCD?
If you or one of your loved ones is suffering from symptoms of OCD, you are in the right place. Contact CBT Avon by calling 0117 456 2438 or by emailing email@example.com and we can book you in for a consultation with our therapist and take it from there.
+ What are the symptoms of OCD?
OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is a type of psychological condition by which there is an obsessive thought, mostly unpleasant, which will result in compulsive behaviour which you believe will eliviate the unwanted and unpleasant feelings.
+ How long does each OCD therapy session last?
Our appointments are usually 50 minutes long, and will take place over zoom or on the telephone.