This is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to suffer unwanted thoughts, urges and feelings as obsessive thoughts and /or compulsions. Often in OCD the person feels they have no control over their obsessive thoughts and images that continually occur repeatedly. Compulsive acts are carried out repeatedly in an attempt to make the obsessions disappear. OCD is said to affect approximately 3 % of the UK population and can get worse during times of stress. OCD can occur with other mental health problems such as clinical depression, phobias, anxiety and/ or eating disorders.
Help with OCD at Mindbalance
Once this condition has been diagnosed medically it may be treated by medication and/ or therapeutically. If you have a diagnosis of OCD, I may request your permission to speak with your GP prior to helping you to manage this anxiety disorder. I use a combination of Hypno- CBT and rehearsal of exposure and response prevention (ERP) through visualisation techniques with coping and relaxation methods and then carrying out the ERP in stages to manage OCD.