Insight Matters offers treatment for different manifestations of OCD. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviours that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviours to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. There are many types of obsessions and compulsions.

Examples include:

• Checking and rechecking actions (such as turning out the lights and locking the door)

• Excessive counting

• Excessive fear of germs

• The compulsion to repeatedly wash the hands to ward off infection

• Mental Rituals

The person usually recognizes that the behaviour is excessive or unreasonable.

What is Counselling for OCD?

Counselling treatment for OCD involves working through a therapy program to control the obsessions and associated rituals. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in controlling OCD.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – for OCD

Insight Matters offer treatment for different manifestations of OCD. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be the most effective type of psychotherapy for this disorder. The client is exposed many times to a situation that triggers the obsessive thoughts, and learns gradually to tolerate the anxiety and resist the urge to perform the compulsion. Medication and CBT together are considered to be better than either treatment alone at reducing symptoms.

Psychotherapy can also be used to:

• Provide effective ways of reducing stress

• Reduce anxiety

• Resolve inner conflicts Ref: Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling London

Call us now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form and we will contact you within 24 hours.