Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment

OCDObsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a disorder which causes people to have intense or insistent thoughts to the extent that it significantly affects their life.

Obsessions can include ideas, thoughts, images or impulses that get in the way even if they are ignored or forgotten about.

OCD affects people in different ways. Some people are bothered by thoughts of contamination with germs while others are affected by thoughts of home security and safety or hoarding.

Obsessions can take over people’s lives to the extent that they are unable to work or contribute fully to family life due to the constant need to carry out rituals which may be to check things or wash repeatedly.

It has been suggested that OCD rituals can be exacerbated by stress but can also be the cause of stress. People can then become trapped in a vicious circle. This is where hypnotherapy can help in controlling anxiety levels which leads to a reduction in carrying out the rituals associated with the obsessions.

Contact me to book an initial consultation or just for a chat about how hypnotherapy can help.