OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is an anxiety disorder. This is a disorder whereby people experience obsessive unwanted ideas or thoughts. These thoughts lead them to behaviours that are compulsive and repetitive. OCD has many variations and looks different with every individual, behaviours such as hoarding or the need for things to be perfectly symmetrical.
What are the signs of OCD?
Below are some more common signs of OCD seen within people:
- If you experience intrusive thoughts
- An excessive focus on particular interests
- Fear of things being asymmetrical
- Excessive double-checking
- Spending too much time on cleaning
What are the main types of OCD?
Suffering from OCD? Not sure where to start?
If you are struggling with any of the symptoms above, unwanted thoughts and physiological symptoms that cause you distress. The behaviours caused by OCD are time-consuming and take control of your life. This can have a painful impact on your relationships and your work.
Many do not understand how truly incapacitating this disorder can be to some. It may feel as though you cannot overcome something that has become so ingrained behaviourally into your life, but you can. OCD is treatable and is well-researched.
I can offer you the help you need to overcome this disorder and regain control in your life. We will work together trying to understand the root of your OCD and what steps we can take to move past it. Helping you understand your triggers, learning to resist the behavioural compulsions your experience and to challenge those obsessive thoughts. Through exposure exercises you will be able to take control of this disorder with my support. Exposure therapy with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has proven results and will aid you in your life free from this disorder.