Those suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) can be treated expertly by their therapist using a technique called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioural therapy. Your counsellor or analyst will work closely with you, providing you with methods that can help you to accept even unpleasant psychological experiences.
Very often, our distress is created because we fight to get rid of unwanted thoughts that cause us distress. These can then result in urges that further enhance the problem. Your analyst will show you that the real hurdle is eradicating your need to control the feelings of discomfort.
Mindfulness will provide you with the ability to let the unpleasant thoughts come without putting up a barrier to fight them. Once you begin to accept them for what they are, the urges and compulsions will begin to dissipate, along with any associated mental rituals.
Mindfulness based CBT will be used to gradually deal with all of your OCD symptoms, providing you with new ways of coping with your anxiety. As a result of this, the compulsive actions will begin to lessen. Your therapist will most likely want to see you on a frequent basis to begin with and then will gradually spread out the visits, keeping in touch via several top-up sessions.
If your OCD has been affecting your partner or family, they can also be included in the therapy. If you would like us to put you in touch with a counsellor that can help you to deal with your OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), fill in the form below. We will identify a practitioner that is suitable for you and who will be able to assist.