Help With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Derby I have been able to help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Derby for many years. It is an anxiety disorder coupled with intrusive thoughts that causes unease, anxiety, panic etc. Symptoms of the disorder can include such behaviours as extreme washing or cleaning or repeated checking – clearly this list is not exhaustive. Intrusive thoughts can literally be of any nature, such as sexual, violent or religious, obsession with particular numbers – odd / even, rituals like opening closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room or switching lights on/off several times etc etc. These symptoms are of course very time-consuming, and often cause acute emotional distress. Interestingly though, OCD sufferers generally recognise their behaviours as irrational but feel powerless to stop them although they carry out these repetitive behaviours in an effort to reduce the associated anxiety. As an example, I recently worked with a clergyman who had thoughts that he may have sworn at parishioners and involved himself in extreme rituals as a way of reducing the anxiety of these intrusive thoughts.
Happily though,help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Derby is available through myself and it does respond to therapy – although I would have to stress that it can take a high degree of discipline and determination on behalf of the client over some 6 – 8 weekly sessions to bring about the desired changes. However, I have found that I have been able to provide help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Derby to some 80% of the clients that I have worked with. They have moved on to live a more ‘relaxed’ lifestyle. This can mean a complete recovery from the symptoms or at least being in control of the symptoms rather than the symptoms controlling the sufferer. As with the therapy I do I’m very keen on “why” a client has a particular disorder, because if you can allow the client to let go of the “why”, then symptoms tend to start to dissipate. I also work at reducing anxiety surrounding the clients ‘issues’ and also introducing new behaviours for when the intrusive thoughts arise. As the saying goes “if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got” !
To close, please contact me via telephone (01332) 559 126 / Mobile 07582 865 265 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact page of this website www.alexanderpractice.co.uk Everything is of course in total confidence. Geoffrey Schofield D.CBT D.Hyp